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Big buyers bank on one-day-only event

BANK of Scotland offered 250 cars for sale at a special 'centre for a day' sale featuring Live Online at BCA Birmingham.

BCA says the sale was one of the best attended on record at the centre and highlighted the loyal following that Bank of Scotland sales generate with BCA's buyer base.

The entry featured a roll call of prestige and sporting marques, including Ferrari, Porsche, BMW, Audi, Volvo, Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar,TVR, Range Rover and Saab and high-spec sports saloons from Mitsubishi-Ralliart and Subaru.

More than 90% of the entry was sold for 100.1% of CAP Clean, with online bidders accounting for 24 sales.

Top price of the day went to a 2003-registered Mercedes SL500 2dr Convertible that realised £57,500, closely followed by a 2002 Porsche 911 that sold for £52,400. The sale turned over £3.8 million.

BCA account manager Phil Kelly said: 'These 'centre for a day' events create a great deal of interest with our buyers and there was massive support for this sale at BCA Birmingham – with the Live Online element offering access to more buyers.

'Bank of Scotland provided a superb selection of cars which were all professionally prepared and supplied with the relevant paperwork, meaning the buyers could bid confidently.'

Meanwhile, Ford Financial held its first BCA sales in nearly five years at BCA London recently, with 49 vehicles up for auction, of which 46 were sold.

A programme of sales will now continue on a weekly basis at BCA London and Nottingham. BCA general manager Ashley Feldman said: 'It was a pleasure to welcome Ford Financial to BCA London. There is a strong demand from our buyers for the Ford range and the response to this new sales programme has been excellent.'

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