MANHEIM has announced that its fortnight of 50th birthday celebrations for the Transit have raised an impressive £14,050!
From the 3rd until the 14th August, each of Manheim’s commercial vehicle auction centres pledged £10 for every Transit sold, with £5 donated to Macmillan Cancer Support, a charity long-supported by Ford UK and £5 going to the Manheim Foundation.
In those two weeks, Manheim sold 445 Ford Transits, worth a total of just over £2 million. On average, the selling price for each van was £4,520 with an average of 83,000 miles on the clock, accumulated over 69 months. Of the total, 103 (23%) were sold online via Manheim’s award-winning online bidding platform, Simulcast.
There were 276 different Transit buyers in-lane and online at Manheim’s auctions throughout the fortnight, with Auto Capital Ltd of West London buying 15 units worth a total of £70,000 over the period.
The star lot was auctioned off at Manheim’s Haydock site on Tuesday 11th August and was donated by Hitachi Capital. The six-year old Transit 330 2.2 TDCI 115PS MWB Medium Roof Panel Van sold for £6,100 – with 100% of the hammer price going to the two charitable causes.