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•    Van donated by Hitachi Capital Commercial Vehicles to support Manheim’s ‘Transit 50th’ fundraising effort
•    Five-year old Ford Transit to be auctioned off at Manheim Haydock on Tuesday 11th August
•    100% of hammer price going to charity, including Macmillan Cancer Support and the Manheim Foundation

Hitachi Capital Commercial Vehicles has donated a five-year old Ford Transit for Manheim, the UK’s number one commercial vehicle auction company, to sell during its fortnight of Transit 50th birthday events – with 100% of the hammer price going to charity.

Transit van donated by Hitachi Capital with all proceeds from auction being donatedTo celebrate their long-standing relationship with Manheim, Hitachi Capital Commercial Vehicles has provided the 2010 Ford Transit 330 2.2 TDCI 115PS MWB Medium Roof Panel Van to the help with the two-week fundraising effort. The van has optional air conditioning, a twelve month MOT and 86,000 miles on the clock. The winning bidder will pay no buyer indemnity or Simulcast fees, and will also benefit from free delivery and a Platinum Plus valet, generously donated by PJM Group.

To celebrate the Ford Transit’s 50th birthday, starting on 3rd August and running until 14th August, Manheim is pledging £10 for each Transit it sells at its auction events, with £5 donated to Macmillan Cancer Support, a charity long-supported by Ford UK, and £5 going to the Manheim Foundation.
Manheim has a fundraising target of £10,000 and has so far pledged £2,600 from the sale of 210 Transit vans.
The 2010 Ford Transit donated by Hitachi Capital, will be auctioned off at the leasing company’s regular fortnightly sale at Manheim Haydock on Tuesday 11th August. If the winning bidder has an account with NextGear Capital and funds the Transit through their stocking plan, the van will be uploaded and stocked at no cost for up to 120 days.

James Davis said: “We are absolutely thrilled and incredibly thankful for Hitachi Capital’s generosity in donating this Ford Transit for sale during its regular auction slot at our Haydock site. As with every van we sell, we will be seeking the best possible price, with the only difference in this case being that 100% of the hammer price will be going to our two fantastic good causes!”

Jon Lawes, Managing Director at Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions, commented: “The Transit has supported businesses for 50 years and we are delighted to be able to provide this vehicle for the auction to support Manheim’s two chosen charities.”We look forward to finding out the final amount when the hammer drops on 11th August!

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