Convertible car auction sold out

The recent warmer weather led to a bumper day of sales at a specialist convertible market held by British Car Auctions.

The entire stock of 400 vehicles were sold, leading to a £4.6 million turnover at the convertible event held at BCA's Blackbushe facility. This is due to a rekindling of appetite for drop top models as a result of the recent warmer weather, with punters wishing to put the exceptionally cold winter out of their minds.

"Admittedly it was a gloriously sunny day at our Blackbushe Auction Centre," said, Tim Naylor, PR Manager, BCA. "But it was tremendously encouraging to see more than 350 buyers in the auction hall. There were also more than 100 dealers bidding via the internet using BCA's Live Online service.

"Whilst there have been mixed messages on the economy over the last few weeks - and with the General Election campaigns in full swing some consumers might be feeling nervous about making bigger financial commitments - this sale seemed to suggest a good level of optimism amongst the trade and private buyers."

Cars from Mini Convertibles to Aston Martin DB9 Volantes were up for grabs with values from less than £4,000 to more than £50,000.

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