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4x4 buyers turn spotlight on LPG conversions

BUYERS of used four-wheel-drive vehicles are increasingly looking for off-roaders converted to run on liquefied petroleum gas, according to specialist auctioneer Brightwells of Leominster. Richard Binnersley, general manager of four-wheel-drive sales, said diesels were still in demand but buyers were increasingly looking for LPG runners.

Meanwhile Brightwells continues to report strong demand for four-wheel drive vehicles. At a recent sale Binnersley said: 'There were a lot more private buyers at the auction and traders were looking for vehicles costing between £6,000 and £14,000.'

The Bank of Scotland group had 12 entries at the sale and there were over 100 vehicles from main agents - franchise dealers putting in part-exchange entries. The entry selection of vehicles included 100 Land Rover Discoveries that fetched up to £17,700, while 31 Range Rovers achieved up to £16,800, seven Jeep Cherokees achieved up to £8,200, 4 Vauxhall Fronteras achieved up to £4,050, and 17 Isuzu Troopers raised up to £10,400.

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