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