Transit prices impress at Nottingham auction
Friday, January 12, 2007
Over 120 buyers attended the Ford closed sale and 83 light commercials were offered direct from the manufacturer. Every one of them found a home.
Used versions of Ford's new Transit have come under the hammer in a special auction held at BCA's Nottingham site.
An 0606 registered diesel Transit 430 140 bhp 17-seater minibus went for £19,100 — the top price of the day — while an 0606 260 short-wheelbase standard roof 85 bhp 2.2-litre TDCI diesel van sold for £11,350. A 350 long-wheelbase high roof 140 bhp 2.4-litre TDCI diesel van of the same vintage went for £16,250.
“It was a strong debut for the latest version of the UK's favourite van,” says Ford re-marketing manager, Paul Bolton. “Bidding was strong on every example offered,” says BCA's UK business development manager, commercial vehicles, Duncan Ward.