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BCA Blackbushe sells record number of LCVs

BCA’s Blackbushe centre has set a new group record for the number of LCVS sold.

A total of 540 vans were sold during the one day sale, beating the previous record established in April 2016.

The sale, held on 2nd February, offered nearly 700 vans in one day, marking a first for the company, with the total of 540 vans sold beating the previous record established in April 2016.

Vehicles sold on the day ranged from late-year, low-mileage models, through to older, high-mileage examples, entered by brands from the fleet, lease, rental, finance, local authority and dealer sectors.

BCA’s LCV operations director Duncan Ward said the result reflects the rising volumes seen around the group.

He added that the results show buyer demand remains firm but that the greater choice of vehicles led a two-tier market.=

“Typically, the best presented and specified vans outperform the market by some margin, with plenty of interest for any vehicles with an unusual configuration or special equipment,” he commented.

“In contrast, higher mileage or damaged examples needed to be realistically valued to attract attention from the buyers. Short-term influxes of similar models can also impact demand and vendors should work closely with their remarketing partner to manage stock sensibly back into the market. It underlines the importance of appraising and valuing vehicles sensibly and in line with market expectations.”

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Written by Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.

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