Learn about our company and business
British Car Auctions is part of BCA Marketplace plc, a company listed on the London Stock Exchange. We are bringing together used-car sellers and buyers. We sell more than one million vehicles annually and are Europe’s largest vehicle remarketing company.
We are managing used-car sales around 50 centres across 10 countries: France, Portugal, Spain, Germany, Netherlands, Poland, Denmark, Italy, Sweden and UK.
We develop partnerships with many contributors, sometimes exclusively, to offer a wide selection of cars. Vehicles for sales come from dealer trade-ins, finance and leasing companies, rental companies, manufacturers, fleet operators and adminitrations among others. BCA features a unique used-vehicle stock.
We sell a wide variety of passenger cars, Light Commercial vehicles, Company Vehicles, damaged cars, non-runners, 2 wheels and even trucks and machinery! The vehicle type is mentioned on the vehicle detail page.
In the menu you can either search for a specific vehicle in stock or search for a sale in the calendar. The calender contains a selection of similar vehicles to offer you a larger choice.
Discover our different types of sales, who is eligible to attend and how to register with us.
A sale is an event online or in the auction hall where we present a wide range of vehicles. To access online sales, you must be registered and connected. At BCA, we provide different type of sales:
The access to our online sales is restricted to professional companies. Private persons are not allowed at the online platform.
To register at BCA, fill the online form. We will call you back to learn more about you and ask you to provide a few documents.
After receiving your documents listed here below, we send you your online login credentials within 24 hours:
It takes anywhere from 24 to 48 hours to register, check your documentation and send you your login.
If after 48 hours of your online registration you have not received the activation email sent by the Customer service :
Check your spam box
If the email is not there, please contact our Service Team from 09:00h to 18:00h
You should register with your local BCA subsidiary. In case you came from a country where BCA is not present we will automatically assign your account to the team best placed to support you.
No, once you are registered in a BCA, you can get access to all international sales across Europe. Please contact your local team and request the access. Further information or documentation might be required.
From bidding to receiving your invoice, all the information you need to know.
During our online sales, each of your bids are final and binding. All the bids are active until the end of the auction. If you win a vehicle, you are in the obligation to realize the transaction. During an auction in hall, when you raise the hand and when the auctioneer accepts the bid, this one is always irrevocable.
Depending on the sale and BCA country, you might have access to this information before the auction starts. You will find it on the vehicle detail page.
The BCA website respects all the standard practices of online security. To bid and buy, all the users have to connect with secure passwords. The website uses the standard internet cryptographic Protocol SSL (Secure Sockets Layer), supplying a safety and an integrity of the data for the web communications.
You will be notified by email shortly after the end of the sale. Furthermore, you will also find this information under MyBCA.
You have to pay the vehicle hammer price and buyer fees. You must pay by bank transfer in the next 24 hours. Please note that buyer fees and payment details are different depending on the country sale management.
Professionals can receive invoices without VAT under certain conditions, as long as the VAT number is valid and all company documents have been acquired.
Get more information about how to pick up a vehicle and our delivery options.
After the payment of your invoice, you purchased vehicle will be transported automatically. From there you can pick it up in our hub in Poznan, or let it be delivered to you compound.
All cars can either be picked up at our BCA hub in Poznan, or can be delivered to your compound.
Yes, BCA can help to deliver you the vehicle. For more details, please refer to the Delivery section on our website.
Yes, BCA can help you to get some documents and deliver the vehicle abroad. For more details, please refer to the Documents section on our website.
At BCA we want to ensure your satisfaction. We accept claims on certain vehicles and conditions.
At BCA we want to ensure your satisfaction. Therefore, we have a dedicated team to process your claims. If after carefully studying our terms and conditions you would like to submit a claim, please use the section Submit a claim on our website.
The conditions differ per country. Please make sure that you read the Terms & Conditions of the country you have bought the vehicle from, before filing a claim. "Damaged Vehicles" and "Non running vehicles" can’t be subject of complaint.
Yes, to open a case in a country of purchase, you need to provide several documents:
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