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Chelmsford Overview

 Aston Barclay's car auction has been a fixture in the town since the 1960's. As well as being the premier car auction in the South East it is also the location of Aston Barclay Group's Headquarters.

The 12 acre site, situated on Junction 19 of the A12, is within easy reach of London, the South-East and East Anglia and is three miles from Chelmsford train station on the main line to London.

The centre benefits from free customer parking, full valet facilities, cafe, smart repair technicians, comprehensive transport and delivery services and a team of staff dedicated to making the vehicle auction process simple, rewarding and profitable.

Aston Barclay Chelmsford holds four regular sales per week, a fortnightly fleet sale and numerous special sales in its specially built state of the art twin glazed auction halls opened in 2011.

April 15 Fleet Sales

Take a look at what you can expect from Aston Barclay Chelmsford.....


Sales Programme

Day Type Start Time
Monday Fleet & Leasing 10:00
Monday Dealer Group & General 18:00
1st & 3rd Tuesday


Wednesday Dealer Group & General 10:00

Please note that you will be required to register in order to bid in some of our sales. Please read our Buying Guide for more information.


  • Two glazed, state of the art vehicle auction halls
  • Free customer parking for 400 vehicles
  • Modern restaurant offering breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Outside tea bar offering hot and cold drinks
  • Full transport, delivery and logistics office
  • Full valet bay offering a range of valet options for your vehicles prior to sale
  • 5 day drive away insurance available
  • SMART repair technicians for vehicles that need a little attention prior to sale
  • Free wi-fi
  • All Aston Barclay centres accept payment via the NextGear Capital Stocking Plan. Click here for more information.
Our Team

At Aston Barclay, we are dedicated to sourcing the best people in the auction industry to deliver fantastic results to our customers.

Martin Potter
(Remarketing Director (South))

Having worked in the Auction industry for over 21 years, starting as a new business executive for NCA Group and rising to Sales Manager of a 6 centre company, Martin was employed as General Manager of the largest auction centre in Europe with over 50 acres and turnover in excess of 70,000 units per annum after a takeover by a major auction company.  Martin then held the position of Corporate Sales Director for 9 years in charge of a team of sales personnel specialising in the Finance, Leasing and large outright purchase fleets. Martin joined Aston Barclay in November 2011 to run our Chelmsford operation.

Adrian Dunbar
(Branch Manager)

Adrian has a wealth of experience with over 20 years within the auction industry at Aston Barclay Chelmsford. Adrian's career has developed within the organisation originally working in the fleet department, progressing to Operations Manager and his current position of Centre Manager.

Helen Smith
(Operations and Transport Manager)

Helen has worked for Aston Barclay for over 20 years. During that time she has gained extensive experience in carrying out a number of roles including sale day driver, HGV driver, Yard Manager and Assistant Transport Manager, progressing to her current role of Operations and Transport Manager. Helen is responsible for Health and Safety and holds the Nebosh Diploma qualification. She is also studying towards a Masters Degree in Business Administration.

James Taylor

James began his career within the auction industry over 22 years ago, firstly with a major auction company as a yard supervisor progressing to a manager within the distributor & fleet departments and finally taking up the role of Auctioneer. He joined Aston Barclay in the late 1990's where he has developed his role as Auctioneer and Fleet and Distributor Account Manager.

Company Information:

Aston Barclay Chelmsford Ltd
Registered Office:
The Car Auction
Drovers Way
Registered in England: 638328
VAT Number: 102 0910 38