LEEDS auction specialist G3 found that the Vauxhall Astra was the most popular model to be sold online during 2018 while speedy city cars such as the Abarth, Fiat 500 and Mini made up 10 of the top 30 most viewed models online.
When it came to SUVs, the Qashqai was the runaway leader for attracting attention on the website, boasting the same level of interest as the Kuga and Mokka combined.
But what were the company’s favourite sales of the year?
- Jaguar F-Type – sold on bonfire night, this white-hot F-Type went through the hall packed full of features.
- VW Transporter T30 Reimo Legacy – an unusual vehicle that the previous owner traded in at a car supermarket. Fully fitted out as a working camper van, it was a popular choice with buyers and sold for well above the expected reserve on the night.
- Jaguar XF R-Sport – this sleek-looking model was finished in an unusual dark red and proved popular with buyers in the summer.
- Ford Sierra – a blast from the past, this J reg was in great condition for its age! It was in the hall for a week before it was offered, and it generated a huge amount of interest.
- Aston Martin DB9 – a luxury coupe, the DB9 is a smooth and popular piece of British automotive history, so when this drove through the hall in the summer, it’s fair to say it caught a lot of people’s eyes.
- Hyundai Veloster – another unusual vehicle that causes debate across the motor trade. It’s like marmite – you either love it or you hate it. This South Korean coupe has a unique 3-door spec – a large one on one side and two smaller ones the passenger side, which makes them a huge discussion point whenever they pop up.
- Bentley Arnage – this large luxury classic is an automotive icon. With low mileage and a distinct look, it was the star of the show back in May.
- BMW M Coupe – affectionately known as the ‘bread bin’, this cult classic often appears in lists of failed car launches – which build up a fan base once they’ve been discontinued. This one proved a big favourite back in February when it was offered at auction, selling for well above its expected reserve.