Auction Services

Here at Eastbourne Car Auctions we sell over 7500 cars and vans every year. We run two physical auctions per week where both Trade and Public can attend. We also offer vehicles for sale on our 'Online Timed Auctions and Buy it Now' sales which are run throughout the week which are only available to registered account holders. We sell vehicles on behalf of many national bluechip companies and as well as smaller independent local firms. We also sell cars from private sellers.
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Online Sales & Bidding

An ECA Online Account offers a secure and reliable method of remote bidding and buying vehicles from our website.  Don't let anything stop you buying at ECA.  If your time is restricted and you are unable to attend the auction in person you can watch the entire auction from your computer or mobile phone (with a good connection) in real-time and bid online at physical sales or on specially selected vehicles in our Timed Auctions and Buy it Now sales. 


Our LiveBid system has many benefits:

  • Real-time video and sound on all physical sales
  • Timed Auctions and Buy it Now sales
  • Bid without leaving your office or home
  • Set an alarm for lots you are interested in
  • Proxy bidding* allows you to leave a maximum bid up to 24 hours before a physical auction begins
  • Search for a particular make or model of vehicle
  • View vehicle descriptions
  • View inspection reports and photographs
  • Receive invoices via email

To request further information please complete the enquiry form opposite or give us a call and a member of our team will tell you more about this great facility.

* Final proxy bids are accepted 30 minutes before the sale starts

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Vehicle Inspections

We use the industry recognised nama system for vehicle grading when inspecting fresh arrivals. Vehicle inspections are carried out using handheld mobile devices.
Detailed inspections are not carried out on every vehicle. The inspection reports (when completed) show a variety of images showing all angles of the vehicles, any visible damage and any warning lights displayed.
These can be found on the vehicles details page.
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Valeting & Smart Repair Services

Every vehicle will get a pressure wash and clean prior to inspection.
We offer a full 'Valeting Service' to dealer groups and companies at an extra charge.

Smart Repairs are all priced using an industry recognised pricing matrix is used in calculating smart repair costs which can be completed on site or in our approved body shop.
Money spent on smart repairs is a wise investment as you will often see a bigger return when selling your vehicle at auction.
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HPi Check

All vehicles at ECA are HPI checked before being offered at auction. Should you wish to carry out your own HPI check on any vehicle, click on the HPI logo below and enter the registration number and HPI will search their databases and pull back information which will tell you if the vehicle is currently recorded as stolen, has been written off by an insurance company, is still on finance or has a mileage discrepancy.Please note this service is not free and HPI charge for using this service.

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Collection & Delivery

The ECA Transport Department is managed by Lee Simpson, a fully qualified International CPC holder who has worked at ECA for many years. ECA offer a high quality reliable service to all our customers both trade and private and will cater to all your transport needs whether you’ve bought vehicles from auction, need a vehicle transporting from your home or are a main dealer who requires new car deliveries. By having the flexibility of transporters and trade plate drivers we are able to move single vehicles or a full lorry loads at your request. We have close working relationships with many transport companies nationwide meaning that if you have vehicles which need moving outside our area we can usually help. Depending on workload we can often collect or deliver your vehicle within 24 hours, sometimes even same day.
We recently expanded our transport fleet by adding two 5-car transporters to our existing fleet of 2-car transporters. All our transporters are maintained to government standards and are fitted with winches and trackers. This together with the 50+ plated drivers available enables us to manage our collection service efficiently.
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Vehicle Funding Partners

NextGear Capital Stocking Plans are the smart way to buy the stock you want from the source you choose. Whether you buy from the trade, auction, wholesale or would like to fund your part-exchanges we will fund 100% of CAP average/trade value for trade vehicles or 100% of the hammer price plus auction and delivery fees for auction vehicles.
Stocking up your forecourt has never been simpler! You become an approved dealer, buy stock from whatever source you choose and benefit from 100% funding for up to 150 days.
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LE Capital is one of the UK’s leading stock funders, with a comprehensive network of online and physical auction houses. We supply stocking loans for independent and franchise car dealerships. Get hassle-free stocking loans fast.

Our team is available by phone or email if you have any queries about getting started.

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V12 Finance Partner

V12 Vehicle Finance - powered by Secure Trust Bank - is a comprehensive, used vehicle proposition that's unique to the automotive financing industry.

Working closely with ECA, V12 Vehicle Finance can improve operational efficiencies for independent and franchised dealers through a range of products and services. Combining auction services, vehicle valuation, dealer Stock Funding, and customer financing for Prime and Near Prime markets, the powerful V12 hub provides you with the right tools to run your business more efficiently.

In short, V12 Vehicle Finance's cutting-edge technology-led approach ensures dealers and their customers can purchase and finance vehicles how, when and where they want.

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MotoNovo Finance unit stocking brings speed and convenience to stocking your forecourt. Through our partnership with Eastbourne Car Auction, we’ll directly pay 100% of a vehicles invoice price, reducing your admin time & freeing up cash to help grow your business. With up to 210 days funding & simple repayments we will ease requirements on your cashflow.

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Bramptons OnSite Cafe

ECAs onsite eatery Bramptons Cafe is owned and managed by Reza and is open Monday to Friday to all members of the public and local businesses. Choose from a wide and varied selection of sandwiches, paninis, baked potatoes, cakes and daily specials. We also serve the very popular All Day Breakfasts and burgers which are a favourite with our customers.