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Rare Fisker sells for £50k at British Car Auctions

13th January 2012 Print

Lex Autolease and BCA combined for a special sale at BCA Bedford on 10th January, featuring 400 end-of-lease cars that included with a special selection of prestige and sporting models.
The sale attracted over 300 buyers to the Bedford auction centre with a further 533 logging on to bid via BCA’s Live Online internet bidding service.  Over 90% of the cars sold on the day for a £3 million-plus turnover that achieved 99% of CAP Clean.
Star of the show was the 2006 Fisker Tramonto - the only right hand drive model in existence and one of just 15 built.  A true supercar, the Tramonto is based on the Mercedes-Benz SL 55 AMG and was created by the Californian based company founded by former Aston Martin head designer Henrik Fisker.  The car was painted in Titanium Quartz Metallic with two-tone Sand interior in finest Italian leather and finished with Aluminium and bare Carbon Fibre touches.  Following some very competitive bidding in the auction hall and online, it sold for £50,000, calculated as 172% of CAP.
Another notable seller was the 0858 Hummer 2 6.2 Lux at 17,000 miles and finished in an eyecatching combination of orange and black with lots of chrome trim.  It sold £28,850, equivalent to 112% of CAP.
Other strong sellers included:

0858 Range Rover Sport 2.7 33,000 miles £23,800 105% CAP
1010 BMW 520D 2.0SE 32,000 miles £19,100 106% CAP
1111 Audi Q5 2.0 QS 6,000 miles £32,300 107% CAP
0858 Mini Cooper 1.6 40,000 miles £7,100 106% CAP

Robert Sturley Southern Area Auction Manager for Lex Autolease said: “This was a very strong result and shows there is plenty of confidence in the used car market early in the year.  BCA once again delivered plenty of buying power, both in the auction hall and online, and bidding was very competitive throughout the sale.”
Alan Gupwell BCA Corporate Account Manager for Lex Autolease commented “The high end prestige market has a strong following with buyers and themed events such as this create a great deal of interest.  However it is notable that there was demand across a wide range of cars in this sale, underlining the strong start to trading in 2012 and the uniformly excellent quality of vehicles offered by Lex Autolease.”

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