DAF XF 480 Super Space big hit at Manheim Leicestershire auction

George Barrow
June 20, 2019

Today's drive-through auction at Manheim Bruntingthorpe saw nearly £600,000 worth of stock go under the hammer.

The third auction at the Leicestershire proving ground played host to 97 physical auction lots as well as virtual auctions from sites in Gloucester, Colchester, Washington and Shotts.

Vendors included Hitachi Capital, Royal Mail and Mercedes-Benz Financial Services with a wide range of rigid, artic and bodied chassis vans up for sale. Notable amongst the sales were the consistent prices achieved by a range of DAF LFs from 2005 LF55s to 2009 LF45s most of which sold for around £1,200.

Euro-6 tractor units commanded the most money with healthy levels of interest from the room and online for several Mercedes Actros BigSpace and GigaSpace cabs, as well as DAF XF Super Space units. While a 16-plate Scania R450 Topline 6x2 with 390,000km sparked considerable interest, eventually selling for £36,100 before premiums, it was a DAF XF480 that really took hold of the audience.

Bidding started at £40,000 for the 143,000km, 18-plate Super Space tractor quickly meeting its £47,500 reserve before eventually selling at £54,750. That set the benchmark for the next similar lot with 174,000km, achieving £54,000.

A handful of Merecede-Benz Actros from 2015 and 2016 achieved a range of prices from £21,750 to £32,500 depending on mileage and with some showing visible signs of damage.

The next sale will be conducted on 4 July.


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George Barrow

George has been writing about nearly anything with wheels for the past 15 years and is the UK jury member of the International Van of the Year and International Pick-Up Award.

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