DEMAND: Defleeted Royal Mail vans are red-hot
Defleeted Royal Mail vans are enjoying an ‘unprecedented’ level of buyer interest and activity when sent to auction, Manheim Commercial Vehicles have reported.
Manheim claim the interest has been sparked by trade buyers looking to fill gaps in their lowly-stocked pitches with good value, highly-desirable and fast-turning stock.
Tim Spencer, Regional Commercial Vehicle Manager at Manheim, said: “Due to historic de-fleet patterns, the market has been starved of Royal Mail vans.
“Royal Mail vehicles are always presented with excellent service history and full documentation.
“Buyers know that they are well specified and maintained.
“On top of that they are realistically priced.
“Every auction section is very well attended by buyers and the competition for these vehicles is very strong.
“At a recent sale at Gloucester, two northern buyers travelled over 150miles to fight out with other local buyers to secure several examples well over reserve.”
Manheim hold special Royal Mail van auctions at their Colchester, Gloucester, Haydock and Leeds auction centres.
Vans sold include the Vauxhall Combo, Ford Transit 260, LDV Pilot, Convoy and Maxus.
Image courtesy of quimby, with thanks.