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BCA's light van sales highest on record

BCA's light van sales have had the best start to a year on record, with both volume and turnover surging ahead of last year.

The firm reports that its corporate sales programme is regularly achieving 80% to 90% conversion figures and there are frequent examples of 100% being reached, most recently by Royal Mail at BCA Measham.

BCA Measham Commercials achieved record sales figures in January and expects to have done the same in February.

BCA's Duncan Ward said: 'The end-user is a strong force in open van auctions and this sector is most likely to pay the strongest money for the best-prepared vans. The end result can see values sail past CAP Clean and keep going.'

The firm reported that unusual vehicles have made very good prices recently.

Among other strong performers were a 2000X-registered Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 4 x4 at 34,000 miles sold for £13,000, equivalent to 129% of CAP Clean, while a 2000W Citroen Berlingo 1.9 800 'Jiffy' sandwich van sold for £8,100 at 28,000 miles.

A 2000X Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 313 CDi Luton at 101,000 miles realised £10,200 or 138% of CAP and a 99V Renault Master coach conversion at 49,000 miles sold for £11,900.

A pair of electric-powered Citroen Berlingos also offered a rare opportunity for buyers when these were offered for sale at BCA Newmains. These 1998S-registered examples realised £1,900 at 5,000 miles and £1,500 at 17,000 miles.

recent bCA auction prices (Year-Model-Miles-Sold vs CAP)

0251 Peugeot Partner 600 LX 1.9D 25,000 £4,300 108%
01Y Toyota Hi-Ace GS LWB 30,000 £7,450 106%
00V Mercedes Sprinter 310 MWB 113,000 £5,000 103%
99V Mercedes Sprinter 208 MWB 115,000 £4,400 135%
00X Peugeot 206 1.9 86,000 £3,200 123%
01X Peugeot 206 1.9 106,000 £3,125 121%
01X Peugeot Expert 1.9D 72,000 £4,200 111%
99V Mitsubishi L200 2.5 65,000 £7,300 132%
0303 Relay 1100 SWB 2.0 HDi 21,000 £6,850 124%
00X Astra 1.7 LS DTi 16v 67,000 £4,300 128%

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