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Saturday 16 December 2017

Bag a bargain Bentley at €1.5m supercar sale

REPOSSESSED: Cut-price luxury vehicles under hammer

FANCY a bargain Bentley or a string of other cut-price supercars?

Car buyers will be able to bid for everything from Porche, BMW and Mercedes reduced-rate dream machines at the most exclusive car auction of the year on Wednesday.

Thirty of the most prestigious cars on the road will be going under the hammer in an exclusive Merlin Car Auction sale.

Included in the sale is an 04 Bentley Continental GTC, an 04 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.8, an 08 Jaguar XF 2.7 premium luxury model, an 08 BMW 630I MSport and an 07 Mercedes S320 limo.

The luxury cars will be the highlight of the regular auction, where 100 other cars will also be sold.

The list includes top-of-the-range cars, some of which are rarely seen in on the roads of this country.

The auction is valued at €1.5m and and according to Merlin Car Auction managing director, David Byrne, "has created huge interest" already.

"These cars are the pinnacle of modern design, and are sought after the world over. It's great to be able to offer them at the auctions where bidders can get a good price and see so many of these luxury cars in one place."

He added: "It is indicative of the market at the moment that we are beginning to see this calibre of car coming through the auction, and the customer will benefit from it."

The auction begins at 7pm on April 1, at the Kylemore Road premises of Merlin Car Auctions. All vehicles will be sold on the night.

Some of the top marques are believed to be a special consigment from a leading bank that has repossessed the vehicles since the beginning of the year.

Customers are advised to arrive early on the auction night to avoid disappointment.

Over 1,000 vehicles are auctioned at Merlin's four weekly auctions at two locations. See www.merlincarauctions.ie for further details.

fdillion@herald.ie

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