Monday, 21 November 2011


Aston Barclays Auction House in Chelmsford recently hosted the auction of Bangers4BEN cars which raised over £15,000 for the automotive industry charity.

This year’s event saw 31 teams make a trip to the home of Ferrari in Italy in four days. Teams were tasked with buying a car for £500 or under which were then sold at this auction
Auction day saw a crowd of eager dealers battling to purchase a piece of Bangers4BEN history ending in a total sale price of £15,324.96 with buyers’ fees of £1,624.96 added, and this amount will rise once sponsorship money is included. To find out more about the event and the Bangers4BEN cars that were sold please visit’s

Events & Exhibitions Co-ordinator, Warren Neal said, “It was a fast pace bidding frenzy for some of the most obscure looking vehicles in a packed auction house, with guest appearances from James Batchelor of Car Dealer Magazine and Mel Bailey-Malcolm from Marshall Motor GroupMountsorrel Honda, who took to the rostrum in a bid to increase the interest in their cars. Many thanks go to David Scarborough and the team at Aston Barclay for putting on a great show for the participants with selected music for each car and also for the public involved in the Bangers4BEN auction.

We would also like to thank Car Dealer magazine who year on year have put their heart and soul into making this event not only one of the most entertaining in BEN’s calendar but also one of our strongest fundraisers.”

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Marshall Motor Group cars sell well at the Bangers4Ben Charity Auction in Chelmsford

The Bangers4BEN auction took place at Aston Barclay’s Chelmsford site - and the cars made more than £15k!
The sale in Hall 1 of Chelmsford saw a throng of dealers battle it out to get a slice of the Bangers4BEN memorabilia, and the sale marks the end of 2011’s charity banger event.
In total the special sale raised £15,324.96 with buyers’ fees of £1,624.96 added, and will rise once sponsorship money is included.
Impressively, only two cars didn’t go under the hammer - BCA’s Alfa Romeo 147 which sold for £1k at another auction, and Crystal Communications’ Alfa 145 which will be sold separately. Team Klarius - who sportingly helped us out with our alternator failure - put a Renault Scenic into the auction instead of their Renault Safrane.
Marshall Motor Group, Renault Clio - £900
GForces, Volvo V70 - £650
RC Brendon Specialist Cars, Hyundai XG - £500
ACF Car Finance, Volvo 850R - £775
Team Klarius, Renault Scenic - £500
North Oxford Garage, BMW 520 - £450
Dealer Auction, Volvo V40 - £400
Bayliss Cheltenham, Vauxhall Astra - £350
GForces, BMW 528, £600
Marshall Motor Group, Fiat Seicento - £1025
Autotrade-mail, Jaguar XJ - £550
AA, Fiat Coupe - £350
AA, VW Sharan - £225
Aston Barclay, Alfa 147 - £525
Enterprise-Rent-a-Car, Toyota Avensis - £150
Marshall Motor Group, Renault Espace - £250
HPI, BMW 520 - £275
Marshall Motor Group, Honda Accord - £275
Marshall Motor Group, Honda Accord - £425
Aston Barclay, black cab - £925
Aston Barclay, Mazda MX-5 - £500
Marshall Motor Group, Seat Toledo - £1625
Blackbird Communications, Ford Escort - £350
Sturgess Jaguar, Vauxhall Frontera - £500
Marshall Motor Group, Vauxhall Omega - £400
Car Dealer, Volvo S80 - £225