28th January 2018 - BCA reports on strong demand in the luxury and supercar sectors - British Car Auctions
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BCA reports on strong demand in the luxury and supercar sectors

BCA reports strong demand for the luxury and supercar sectors in the UK as sales of high value vehicles in 2017 often substantially outperformed guide price expectations.

BCA sold a range of vehicles from the luxury and supercar sectors for over £100,000 last year, including Audi R8 Spyder, Porsche 911 Turbo S, Bentley Mulsanne and Continental, Rolls-Royce Wraith, Phantom and Ghost, Lamborghini, Land Rover Autobiography and Ferrari.

BCA found that around 65% of these high value cars were purchased by Live Online bidders, with the balance being brought by in-lane buyers.  Sold price outperformed price guide expectations by up to 18%. 

Highest price achieved by BCA last year was for a 2009-registered Lamborghini Murcielago Superveloce that realised £245,000.  Second highest was a 2016 Rolls-Royce Phantom II Saloon that sold for £210,000.

A 2016 Lamborghini Huracan Spyder made £176,000, a 2013-registered Ferrari 458 Spyder F1 Roadster sold for £159,500 and a 2014 64 Porsche 911 Turbo S (991) PDK at 8,000 miles sold for £126,500

The biggest selling model over £100,000 was the Audi R8 610 Quattro Plus S-T, with 20 examples sold, for a top value of £111,000.

Stuart Pearson, managing director UK remarketing at BCA said: “The luxury and supercar sectors require specialist remarketing techniques and a well-informed buyer base, who are prepared to invest the often significant sums these vehicles command.  BCA stages regular Top Car sales at Blackbushe and Nottingham which attract large crowds of buyers thanks to targeted pre-sale marketing campaigns and online promotion via our dedicated Showroom page at bca.co.uk.”

“This data showed BCA experienced high demand across these high-value sectors with exceptional interest for some of the rarer supercars, that attracted buyers from all over the UK and Europe. It also underlines that there is plenty of confidence from our buyers to purchase these ‘top end’ vehicles.” 

“Our approach blends physical and online audiences to provide the strongest possible audience for any sale. It is especially important to bring together the right sellers and buyers for these rare and high-value vehicles.” 

BCA’s Top Car sales exclusively feature prestige, luxury, sporting exotica and executive cars – the majority with warranted mileage, full service history and accompanying documentation. Sales typically include examples from Audi, BMW, Jaguar, Land Rover, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini and many other marques.  Full details of the sales programme can be found by logging onto bca.co.uk.