BCA’s high lots of 2012

Time 1:59 pm, January 23, 2013

BIG spenders were still out in force in 2012, says BCA, listing its most expensive cars sold last year

A Porsche Carrera GT sat in the top spot, selling for £197,000 back in October, and demonstrating – says BCA – just how resilient the market actually is.

‘The 2004 Porsche Carrera GT is a true supercar,’ said BCA’s Tim Naylor, ‘with its mid-engined V10 generating over 600 horsepower and a 0-60mph in 3.6 seconds.’

The Carrera GT was followed by three Bentleys in the list – the 2009 Azure, at £134,000, and the 2012 and 2011 Continental GT and GTC, at £129,500 and £124,400 respectively.

Next came Lord Alan Sugar’s favourite, the Rolls Royce Phantom, with a 2007 example selling for £113,000 – actually representing a price drop for the model.

‘The Rolls Royce Phantom is getting relatively affordable as the 2007 example that sold for £113,000 demonstrates,’ commented Naylor, ‘Phantoms have sold for over £200K at BCA in recent memory.’

Next in the chart come two high-powered Mercedes-Benzes: the SLS and S65 AMG, at £104,600 and £102,200. Finishing the list are two drop-top Ferraris – the California and F430 F1 Spider at £93,500 and £90,500 respectively – and the Audi R8 Spyder at £86,000.

Naylor suggests that these aren’t necessarily one-offs though, with three Mercedes models breaking the six-figure barrier in 2012 alone. ‘The market for high value prestige vehicles remains buoyant despite the difficult economic conditions,’ he concluded, ‘with buyers prepared to invest six-figure sums for the right vehicle.’

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