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Day at the races for car buyers

LOMBARD and BCA recently staged a 400-car sale at a race day at Southwell Race Course near Nottingham. As well as the auction, buyers were treated to a champagne breakfast and an afternoon at the races.

Ian Trapp, Lombard's head of remarketing, said: 'Our special on-site sales with BCA are well established with buyers as a 'must attend' event.

'This high profile and well-promoted sale attracted large numbers of buyers who bid strongly throughout the day, resulting in first class prices and a high conversion of 95%.'

The event was open only to BCA account card holders, with more than 200 buyers registering and 389 vehicles sold.

BCA's business development manger, Carol Stevens, said: 'We were delighted to stage this special themed event on behalf of Lombard. Our programme of Lombard sales generate a great deal of demand from professional buyers as they know they will be presented with a first rate selection of vehicles.' BCA auction figures

00W Renault Megane 1.6 Scenic 5dr 26,750 miles £7,950 (140.7% of CAP clean)
99T Volvo S40 1.9D 4dr 73,800 miles £5,850 (121.2%)
00W VW Golf 1.9 GT TDi 5dr 31,700 miles £11,700 (121.5%)
98R BMW 318 4dr 53,600 miles £6,850 (112.3%)
99T Vauxhall Vectra 1.8 SRi 5dr 60,000 £4,900 (125.6%)
98S Honda Accord 1.8S 4dr 80,000 £3,600 (151.6%)

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