These were only cheap cars. Ranging in price from £500 to £2000 and most of my stock was being sourced from two independent car garages in Warrington. Initially I would cherry pick what I wanted from their part exchanges. After a couple of weeks however it was apparent to both garages (the owners were friends) that I was shifting quite a lot of motors within a short space of time. They offered to let me have ALL their part exchanges on a sale or return basis. I was happy with that as long as the cars were clean and roadworthy and so within a few days all manner of stuff was appearing.
Now you have to remember prior to this it was MY money at risk so I would take safe bets such as Fiestas, Micras, Sierras, etc. Now however ALL the cars were coming to me without me having to pay for them until sold so there was no risk. I frowned at what cars turned up on the first delivery. A Renault 5 and a Nissan Bluebird was amongst them.
I valeted each one and put them up for sale as normal, wouldn't you know it, I sold them ALL within 72 hours. I couldn't believe it. It was a real BIG lesson for me that there are buyers for all makes of cars!
Sadly the little petrol station was shortly afterwards sold to property developers who built 6 huge detached properties on there. I miss that little place!