British Car Auctions (BCA) is banking on good
weather ahead of its first auction of the year for convertible
cars, to be held in Nottingham on Thursday.

BCA typically holds its first auction of
convertibles in February or March, ahead of
a rise in value around May
, as, according to Tim Naylor of BCA,
“the market picks up with the weather”.

Over 230 convertibles and roadsters will be on
offer, including 161 BMWs, more than 50 Minis, and a selection of
Audi, Jaguar XK, Lotus Elise, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche from
leasing company Alphabet.

Naylor, who has
written for Motor Finance on the seasonal affect on car
, expects the models to draw a healthy turnout but,
speaking on Wednesday, concedes his only concern would be “if it
snows tomorrow”.