British Car Auctions has been bringing together buyers and sellers for more than 60 years. Starting in 1946 as Southern Counties Car Auctions, we were one of the first companies to let people across the UK buy and sell a wide range of cars at auction, from budget runarounds to exotic imports.
At our first auction we sold 14 cars and generated proceeds of £2, 300; today we sell more than 12, 000 vehicles a week in physical auctions and over the internet. Now part of BCA Europe, we have an annual turnover of over £4 billion and are Europe’s largest vehicle remarketing company.
Our business is to handle the sale of vehicles on behalf of one group of customers – our vendors – and sell to another group – our buyers. Most of our customers are businesses: fleet operators; manufacturers; finance and leasing houses; rental companies; national authorities; and professionals from across the retail and wholesale motor industry.
However, we don’t just serve the trade: BCA is a great place for anyone to buy or sell. Typically we have more than 10, 000 vehicles available at any time – the biggest selection in the UK – from nearly new cars to heavy goods vehicles. For sellers our Sure Sell scheme offers competitive terms, dedicated support and a special sale section at every centre.