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Help & Advice - Types of auction

Across our Group, we hold a number of different types of car auction, catering for the needs of both our buyers and sellers, enabling the right buyers to find the right vendors via the optimum sales route to suit their needs.

Fleet Sales

Fleet Sales offer vehicles from leading contract hire, leasing & finance houses and banks with a huge selection of vehicles representing the breadth of makes and models we see on our roads today. These vehicles are typically three years old and usually come with a good standard of history and condition.

Fleet Sales are held across our group:

Location Sale Day Start Time
Chelmsford Monday 10:00am
Donington Park Thursday 10:00am
Leeds Friday 09:45am
Prees Heath Wednesday 09:45am
Westbury Tuesday 09:30am

Dealer Group & General Sales

Franchised dealer groups, main agents, car supermarkets, independent traders and the general public all sell vehicles through our auctions. The reasons behind these sales are many and the range of stock of offer in vast, enabling buyers to choose vehicles to suit their business' stock profile, whether that be by make, model, age, condition or mileage.

Dealer Group & General Sales are held across our Group as follows:

Location Sale Day Start Time
Chelmsford Monday 06:00pm
Chelmsford Wednesday 10:00am
Leeds Saturday 10:30am
Donington Park Tuesday 10:00am
Prees Heath Thursday 17:00pm
Westbury Wednesday 10:00am

Manufacturer Sales

Car manufacturers place vehicles into auction to feed stock to their dealer network and to release funds on ex-demo and management vehicles. The stock on offer is usually three years old and comes with good mileage. Some manufacturers such as Mercedes-Benz have their own Approved Used Car and Wholesale Verified standards, meaning that vehicles are ready to be retailed, or have been reconditioned to a minimum standard. These programmes also include items such as the number of keys and the vehicle documentation being available to the buyer.

We hold Manufacturer Sales on the following programme:

Location Sale Day / Time Manufacturer
Chelmsford 1st & 3rd Tuesday, 10:30am Mercedes-Benz & smart
Prees Heath 1st & 3rd Thursday, 10:30am Mercedes-Benz & smart
Donington Park Monday - Check Catalogues for dates, 10:30am Mercedes-Benz & smart
Westbury Friday - Check Catalogue for dates, 10:30am Mercedes-Benz & smart

Centre For A Day Sales

Sometimes, some of our vendors will want to increase their sales programme with us and benefit from having the auction centre to themselves for an entire day. These days are referred to as Centre For A Day Sales and they usually see over 120 vehicles being offered from one vendor with the possibility of selected product from one or two others with whom the primary vendor has a relationship.

These sales attract a dedicated buyer following for the particular vendor either due to the stock on offer matching their own stock profile, or because, in the case of a Manufacturer Centre For A Day, they are members of the Franchised Network looking to source stock from the vehicle manufacturer.

Aston Barclay LIVE

All of the vehicles offered in our physical sales are also available to buy through Aston Barclay LIVE; our real-time, online auctions.

Aston Barclay LIVE allows you to bid on vehicles and compete with your competitors in the hall, either in real time as the sale takes place, or by placing proxy bids on the vehicles you are interested in meaning that you can carry on with your day and let LIVE place bids on your behalf.

Aston Barclay LIVE is only available to members of the motor trade who hold a valid Aston Barclay Account. Please contact us for more information on how to qualify for Aston Barclay LIVE.

Bid & Buy Now

To allow our trade buyers to source stock 24/7, outside of a physical auction, we publish selected vehicles to our Bid & Buy Now product which advertises vehicles for a fixed price or allows buyers to submit their best bid to us. These vehicles are included within our stock lists for all trade account holders.

Please contact us for more information on how to qualify for Bid & Buy Now.


Drovers Way

Leeds LCV Centre

Hillidge Road
West Yorkshire
LS10 1DE

Prees Heath

Heath Road
SY13 2AE


Brook Lane
BA13 4EN (For SatNav use BA13 4EP)

Donington Park

Donington Park
Castle Donington
DE74 2RP


Units 1 & 2 Harvard Way
Normanton Industrial Estate
West Yorkshire
WF6 1FL (For SatNav use WF6 1GX)

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