Drive a hard bargain at O’Mara Motors stock clearance auction

Donal O’Regan


Donal O’Regan

BARGAIN hunters are gearing up for a stock clearance auction at O’Mara Motors this Saturday, December 8.

BARGAIN hunters are gearing up for a stock clearance auction at O’Mara Motors this Saturday, December 8.

GVM Auctioneers are handling the sale of over 50 vehicles at O’Mara’s showrooms on the Tipperary Road from 11.30am.

Noel Daly, managing director of O’Mara’s, said it is a “serious auction to sell everything we have”.

“There will be good value on the day. We have been winding down in the car sales business.

“We retired the Toyota agency in March of this year and we have been concentrating on selling all makes of new and used cars.

“Since we have given up the Toyota agency obviously the volume of new cars we are selling has been very much reduced so we sell what we can sell. This is a clear out of stock to get us ready for the New Year,” explained Mr Daly.

After more than 35 years as new car franchise holders for Toyota there will be some of the Japanese cars for sale, as well as many other makes and models.

“We have an 02 BMW 320, Mazda 605, 06 Peugeot 406, 04 Toyota Yaris, unregistered Toyota Auris automatic 1.6l – there is a huge range. As well as cars we have some Transit and Hiace vans.

“In total there are 50 vehicles and we’ve already had people ringing up to find out when the auction is,” said Mr Daly.

And if prospective buyers bring cash, they can drive away on the day.

“We’re offering a bit of value at a time of the year - coming up to Christmas - when people might have that few more quid in their pocket.The wedding or engagement ring might not be bought yet but you might buy a car instead! said Mr Daly.

The stock clearance auction isn’t the end of car sales at O’Mara’s, says Mr Daly.

“We still are Toyota authorised parts and service repairers and we also have the test centre. The For Let sign is on the showroom for the last eight or nine months and there has been interest. We will probably relocate ourselves into our service building which is at the back of the showroom. We will sell cars from that location. We’ve got to move with the times.

“It is business as usual in parts and service and the test centre, and a little bit of car sales,” said Mr Daly.

The man with the gavel in his hand will be Tom Crosse, of GVM.

While more used to selling houses and farms this is an expanding area, he said.

“It’s something we are doing more of and expanding into. We will sell car by car.

“There has been a lot of phone calls and interest, and we expect a big crowd. There will be value on the day,” said Mr Crosse.

GVM hosted their inaugural liquidation plant, machinery and vehicle sale in Kilmallock Mart last March. The volume of entries meant they had to stay late at night to accept them all. Due to its success a second one is planned in the future.