About Us

Welcome to Central Car Auctions, Scotland's largest independently owned vehicle auction offering the lowest auction fees and an unbeatable range and choice of over 2,000 great value, top quality vehicles auctioned each week.

Whether you're a trade or private customer, we're Scotland's definitive destination for buying and selling vehicles – many under £3,000 - and we're here to assist every step of the way. We'll help find you the best possible price, quickly and easily and with the least amount of hassle.

At Central Car Auctions, we make auctioning easy for everyone, whether you want to buy a car or wish to sell your car. So, call Central Car Auctions on 0141 773 6000 or visit us on site for a bargain that's hard to beat anywhere in Scotland.

Our Heritage

The Millers

The history of Glasgow based Central Car Auctions goes back several decades. In 1960, our founder John Miller worked at the Morrison McChlery auction house in Sauchiehall Street which auctioned everything from household goods to bric-a-brac. In 1963 John set up his own car auction company, Wm Mitchell & Sons in Glasgow's Gallowgate area where he operated until his untimely death in 1965, at which time his widow went into partnership with Alex Beith to form Central Car Auctions.

John's son and our current Chairman Jonathan Miller, joined the company in 1967 at the tender age of 15. Over the next 30 years, Jonathan developed and expanded the business during which time, the company's endearing Auction Man logo became a very familiar and recognised image throughout Scotland.

In 1996, we left our long established home in the Gallowgate and crossed the River Clyde to new premises in Scotland Street - which we rapidly outgrew. So in early 2002, Jonathan decided to buy an 8.9 acre site just off the M8 at Baillieston creating in the process what is now the country's leading car auction facility.

Central Car Auctions is by far Scotland's most advanced indoor and heated vehicle auction facility and every Monday, Wednesday and Friday auction sales boast an unbeatable range of great value, top quality vehicles sourced from many of the country's leading franchised dealership motor groups, as well as hundreds of cars from private sellers.

Day to day management of Central Car Auctions is now in the capable hands of Jason Miller, the third generation of the Miller family to occupy the managing director's seat. In recent times Jason has overseen the development of our Baillieston facility with the installation of our unique twin auction halls, the launch of our multi-vehicle transporter fleet and the acquisition and development of an adjacent four acres to expand our now 13-acre resources, facilities and overall customer experience.

Jonathan Miller maintains a watching eye in his role as chairman and every week he, Jason and their fifty-strong team ensure over 2,000 vehicles (100,000+ annually) go under the famous Central Car Auctions hammer.