Selling a Car

Sell with confidence 

Central Car Auctions has been making selling used vehicles easy since 1965.  Our five live weekly auctions are delivered by our experienced auctioneers who consistently deliver profitable sales on thousands of vehicles for franchised and independent dealers.

With our dedicated account management service, available for both buyers and sellers, we're committed to matching the appropriate buyer with your inventory through consistent advertising, excellent client relationships and expert advice.

Enjoy our benefits

With Central Car Auctions, you will have access to an audience spanning the full length of the UK so you can enjoy 1000s of potential buyers. We are committed to making profitable sales for our vendors and your vehicles will be the focus of hundreds of buyers. Selling with us allows you to get the best value out of your unwanted vehicles and create space for more popular stock in your forecourt.

Our services for vendors

We have invested in state-of-the-art De Gould automated vehicle inspection technology, giving each vehicle listing 20 auto-generated high-quality images. This combined with using the industry-recognised NAMA Grading Scheme for vehicles, provides sellers with complete transparency.

Plus, by using CAP Hpi and Autotrader data, we can provide you with a completely free and impartial vehicle valuation.

Documentation required - V5 registration book, current MOT certificate and any service history (if applicable).

UK-wide transportation service 

We’re proud to offer an in-house transportation service which can collect your vehicles from anywhere in the UK and deliver directly to buyers. We've recently added five new transporters to our fleet in 2023, which means you can rely on Central Car Auctions to provide an industry-leading service at every step of the auction journey. 

Vehicles we sell

  • Used vehicles only
  • Electric
  • Petrol / Diesel / Hybrid
  • Caravans and motorhomes
  • Prestigious cars
  • Classic cars


With thousands of UK-wide registered trade buyers use our online LiveBid platform every week. Developed in 2012, our online auction has expanded our customer reach from mostly Scottish-based to UK-wide. LiveBid allows customers to bid and buy from the comfort of their own home – or office – making it convenient for buyers to view your stock for sale online at a time that best suits them.

We deliver a complete end-to-end selling service:

  • Pre-auction vehicle preparation and valet
  • Automated vehicle image technology
  • Approved NAMA grading technicians
  • UK-wide collection and delivery transportation network
  • Experienced auctioneers

How do we pay vendors?

When your vehicle is sold, all cheques are posted out promptly to ensure you receive your earnings as soon as possible.  

Selling Charge (per vehicle and includes VAT)

Value Charge
£100 — £999 £102
£1000 — £1999 £132
£2000 — £2999 £162
£3000 — £3999 £192
£4000 — £4999 £222
£5000 — £5999 £252
£6000 — £6999 £282
£7000 and over £312 max

When your vehicle is sold, all cheques are posted out as promptly as possible. Require further information about selling? Get in touch today.

Information correct at time of publishing.