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Ford Transit donated by Hitachi Capital to Manheim raises £6,100 for charity


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Hitachi Capital donated Transit van for ManheimThe Ford Transit donated by Hitachi Capital Commercial Vehicles to Manheim’s charity fundraising fortnight achieved a hammer price of £6,100 at the number one UK commercial vehicle auction company’s Haydock site last week.

The winning bidder was Colin Stanfield of the E. J. Stansfield Group, a family-run van business in Rossendale, Lancashire, which was established in 1955 – 10 years before the first Ford Transit rolled off the production line.

The five-year old Transit was donated by Hitachi Capital to support Manheim’s fundraising effort linked to the Transit’s 50th birthday, with half the money raised going to Macmillan Cancer Support, a charity long-supported by Ford UK, and half going to the Manheim Foundation.
From 3rd to 14th August, Manheim pledged £10 to charity for each Transit sold at its auction sites across the UK, with 100% of the hammer price for the donated van going to charity.

James Davis said: “When the Transit generously donated by Hitachi Capital entered the auction lane at our Haydock site last week, there was fierce bidding as everyone wanted to get their hands on it! The eventual hammer price of £6,100 was a fantastic result and means a lot for the two charitable organisations we supported throughout our fundraising fortnight.”

The 2010 Ford Transit 330 2.2 TDCI 115PS MWB Medium Roof Panel Van had optional air conditioning, a 12-month MOT and 86,000 miles on the clock. The van incurred no indemnity or Simulcast fees, was eligible for free stocking with NextGear Capital for 120 days, and also got a free Platinum Plus valet from PJM Group.

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