‘Incredible’ interest as Manheim host first-ever Volvo truck auction
By Kyle Lindsay
Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 13:00
SPECIAL: Volvo trucks go under the hammer
Manheim Leeds are set to host Volvo’s first-ever branded truck auction at a special, ‘one-off’ sale this week.
On Thursday, a total of 28 Volvo FH13 Euro 5 tractor units will go under the hammer at the event, including 18 2009-registered Volvo FH13 460 Globetrotter XL 6×2 tractor units.
Ten Volvo FH13 440 Globetrotter 6×2 tractor units, registered in 2008, are also up for grabs.
Peter Groome, Director of Used Trucks at Volvo Group UK, said: “We recognise that there are some end users who like to buy from the auctions, as they enjoy the cut and thrust of bidding on trucks and believe they will get a good deal.
“This sale is designed to pull in operators who might not buy direct from the manufacturer or its dealer network.
“All the vehicles have come back in from two customers and are ready to work, but they fall just outside our normal retail offer.”
All trucks are fitted with 12-speed I-Shift gearboxes, comfort cabs, rear air suspension, air management kits, sliding fifth wheels, electronic climate control (ECC) and Volvo engine brakes (VEB).
In addition, each truck offers a full set of ownership documents, recent MOT and Reduced Pollution Certificates (RPC) plus service history printouts.
The auction will also feature Simulcast2, Manheim’s online bidding platform.
James Davis, Director of Commercial Vehicles at Manheim, added: “This one-off event provides buyers a unique opportunity to secure a very limited quantity of highly desirable trucks.
“The interest we have already received in this one-off Volvo branded auction event has been incredible.
“We tapped into Manheim’s unique global remarketing footprint to advertise these trucks in New Zealand, Thailand and Australia, as well as the UK.
“Potential buyers – whether dealer, exporter or operator – all recognise the provenance and pedigree of this inventory.
“We anticipate bidding to be highly competitive, both online and in the hall.”