Price of 4×4 pick-ups has been rising, reports BCA
SMALL businesses that require year-round mobility are increasingly turning to buying used 4×4 pick ups, says auction house BCA, which has seen a significant increase in the value of 4×4 pick-ups and double cabs for both lifestyle and workhorse models.
A special section of 20 4×4 pick-ups were sold recently at BCA Blackbushe and generated a huge amount of interest with trade buyers, small business end-users as well as private buyers.
It suggests that, if you have a model to sell, now is the time to realise best value for it.
Duncan Ward, BCA general manager for commercial vehicles commented: ”Well-specified 4x4s are in demand and examples with leather, satellite navigation, chrome trim, alloy wheels, metallic paint and popular extras like searchlight bars are making exceptional money.
”Buyers are not so concerned about the age and mileage, providing vehicles are in good, clean condition,” continued Mr Ward. ”Presentation remains important, however, and damaged examples need to be sensibly valued to generate interest.”
Buyers don’t even have the option of down-speccing, because base-models are in even shorter supply and values are rising as a consequence believes BCA.
There is also plenty of demand for late-registered Land Rovers and a limited 60th Anniversary 110 Defender was sold for £20,000 in the same sale.
Ward commented: ”The 4×4 double-cab sector is reaching a wider audience than previously, with caravanners and rural pursuits enthusiasts enjoying the pulling power and sure-footedness these vehicles offer, as well as the extra space.
”However, buyer interest has risen sharply since the weather deteriorated in November and December. There are many self-employed owner operators whose businesses are completely dependent on being mobile every day. When their traditional commercial vehicle is stuck at base defeated by the snow they inevitably start looking at a 4×4 as a logical alternative.”
He continued: ”Double cab pick-ups are becoming de rigueur at county-fairs, gymkhanas and caravan parks because of the combination of comfort and rugged performance. They will tow a decent sized caravan or double horsebox with ease and if fitted with a Truckman top or similar offer plenty of additional carrying capacity. They are also very competitively valued when compared to the equivalent premium 4×4 in the car market.”
Ward added: ”There’s still an active buyer base in the building and construction trades for double cabs as a working tool, of course, from the site foreman to the self-employed builder for whom it may also have a role as ‘family car’.”
Typical 4×4 pick up prices from BCA Blackbushe sale
- 0959 Mitsubishi L200 Warrior, 7K, £13,950
- 0656 Mitsubishi L200 Warrior, 29K, £10,400
- 1010 Mitsubishi L200 Trojan, 11K, £13,750
- 0808 Mitsubishi L200 Animal, 18K, £13,450
- 0858 Nissan Navara Adventura auto, 33K, £14,600
- 0656 Nissan Navara Adventura,145K, £6,400
- 0958 Nissan Navara Adventura auto, 34K, £15,500
- 0808 Nissan Navara Expedition, 45K, £13,100
- 0808 Nissan Navara Long Way Down, 21K, £13,800
- 0757 Nissan Navara Outlaw auto, 17K, £13,250
- 0707 Toyota Hi-Lux 3.0 Invincible auto, 102K, £11,200
- 0707 Ford Ranger 2.5 TDCi Thunder, 60K, £7,700
- 0808 Mitsubishi L200 Elegance auto,100K, £8,300
Price table shows plate, model, mileage (k=000), price achieved.