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A Bugatti Veyron, sold for a staggering £625,000

A Bugatti Veyron, sold for a staggering £625,000Fast & Furious Sale at British Car Auctions sees more than £7 million worth of cars go under the hammer

A Bugatti Veyron, one of the world’s most desirable supercars, which went for a staggering £625,000, was the star car in a sell-out sale of 400 sports cars, coupes, performance vehicles, motorcycles and convertibles at leading vehicle auction company, British Car Auctions (BCA) sale at Blackbushe on Saturday 5th June.

The fantastic selection of stock was entered for sale by Lex Autolease and Black Horse and represented one of the most valuable open sales of contemporary vehicles ever staged in the UK.  Nearly 400 buyers registered for the sale at Blackbushe, with a further 231 bidding via BCA’s Live Online internet service.  Every vehicle on offer was sold in the sale which turned over a phenomenal £7 million!

The undoubted star of the Fast & Furious sale was the 2006 Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4.  As BCA’s UK Operations Director Simon Henstock brought down the hammer on the Bugatti, there was a spontaneous round of applause from the buyers crammed into Auction Hall 1 at Blackbushe.  It represented a UK record value for a modern production car at auction and the highest value ever achieved by BCA on one vehicle.

Other notable highlights in the sale included a pair of Ferrari F430 F1 models – a 2008-registered left-hand drive example that sold for £69,500 at 28,000 kms and a 2005 right-hand drive car at 10,000 miles that sold for £71,000.

Other strong sellers included:

Year Model Mileage Sold
0707 Subaru Impreza WRX STI 9K £15,000
0606 Mercedes-Benz GL500 46K £31,000
0353 VW Golf V6 R32 29K £9,500
0959 Ford Focus RS 6K £25,200
0707 Peugeot 307 CC HDi Sport 93K £7,800
0555 BMW 318 CI SE 38K £13,800
0808 Audi TT FSi Convertible 13K £22,600
0858 BMW M3 V8 DCT 38K £36,500
0808 Audi A5 TDi Quattro Sport Tiptronic 14K £27,500
0909 Audi A5 Cabriolet TFSi SE 15K £26,400
0606 Vauxhall Astra T 16v VXR 88K £7,400
0606 Porsche 911 Carrera 997 4S 33K £40,000