Convertible car auction

The sunshine usually sees the price of convertibles soar, along with the temperatures. However, according to British Car Auctions, prices on soft tops have remained cool in recent weeks, despite record temperatures and the driest April in years. It means anyone thinking of buying a convertible could still get a great deal, says Tim Naylor from BCA.

“Despite the record temperatures and dry, sunny days in April, convertible values haven’t risen as sharply as market watchers expected,” explained Mr Naylor. “With many households still tightening their belts, potential convertible buyers are being careful with their cash and that means there could be some great value soft-tops this summer.”

“For less than (GBP) £5,000 in recent weeks, buyers have driven away some fantastic convertibles at BCA sales, such as the Ford StreetKa Luxury, BMW Z3, Alfa Romeo Spider, Mazda MX5, Volvo C70 and Mini Cooper. Stretch to (GBP) £10,000 and Porsche Boxster, Audi TT, Lotus Elise, VW Beetle and Mercedes SLK models become affordable. These good values won’t be around forever, so now could be the time to buy that dream convertible.”