Selling at an Essex Classic Car Auction

At Essex Classic Car Auctions (ECCA) we want to make selling your car as easy and straight-forward as possible. Whether it’s selling through one of our auctions, or listing your car in our “showroom” the ECCA team will help you every step way!

Download your quick six step guide to selling your vehicle at auction.


By following the simple step-by-step guide above, you will be able to submit your vehicle(s) to ECCA for inclusion in a forthcoming auction.

What are you going to sell?
The first step is to tell us about the vehicle you are thinking of selling, by completing the “Consignment Form”.

We also ask that you submit a minimum of three (and up to six), good quality photographs that we can use in both the Auction Catalogue and here on the website. A picture speaks a thousand words. The more images we have and different interior and exterior angles the better.

Please note that the entry fee (£100 + vat per vehicle) will be required before any entry is confirmed or added to either this website, or the catalogue.

Valuation and Entry
During the consignment process, we are available to discuss estimate, which will hopefully meet your expectations. Once terms of sale are confirmed your vehicle will be entered into one of our auctions.

Fees and Charges
The entry fee of £100 + VAT includes entry into the relevant auction catalogue as well as online and on third party selling platforms. Should your entry sell at auction, you will be charged our low commission of 5% + VAT (based on the hammer price) or our minimum commission of £100 + VAT.

Delivery and collection
All vehicles must arrive at our auction venue, the Friday before the auction. A collection service is available on request. The car should arrive in a presentable and saleable condition.

PLEASE NOTE: If your car is deemed by ECCA to require further cleaning/presentation you will be notified prior to any work being carried out – but you will be charged for the work by deduction from the net sale proceeds. Please also note, that if upon delivery, its condition (in any area) is deemed to differ objectively from that given in your online evaluation or during the discussions with our specialists, then be expected to further discuss altering your reserve price prior to auction.
Any unsold lots need to be collected after the auction has finished, with a final deadline of Monday at 4pm after the weekend auction. If you are unavailable to collect within our stated time frame, charges will occur for storage. Delivery is available upon request; however, fees do apply.

Attending the auction
We encourage you to attend the auction, although this is entirely up to you. Our aim is to create an atmosphere that provides an enjoyable experience for all attendees whilst our prime objective is to achieve the best possible price for any entry on your behalf.

Proceeds of your sold entry will be paid to you within a maximum of 14 working days after the auction date provided we have received the full purchase price from the buyer. We will settle with you the amount of the hammer price less any outstanding charges and commission (including the fees we previously agreed).