Click Search All Auction Vehicles to view vehicles that are available to purchase through us. All vehicles listed are due for auction in the UK at Manheim Auctions or British Car Auctions in the coming days and weeks. The price advertised is separated into the UK ‘Book’ price – Guide Price plus the auction house fee in €, the VRT amount due on the car on registration in Ireland, the transport cost and our fee.
The Auction Date is located at the bottom left of the car file along with the company selling the car. If the auction date is tomorrow we can help, if it’s today then unfortunately it’s too late! We provide a review of the condition and/or mechanical reports along with a more accurate guide price based on auction prices for cars similar in condition and specification to the car you are interested in. Just click on Bid on this Car and the details of the car will come directly to us.
Get the full MOT history here on any UK registered car. A unique and independent service provided by the UK Government, showing the recorded mileage at each annual MOT inspection and providing details of the findings on each inspection. Combining MOT history with a Condition Report, Mechanical Report and Service history means we can provide a service with a level of transparency unique in the industry.
A deposit is required to process a bid, in the event of an unsuccessful bid the deposit is refunded within 3 days.
Before proceeding to pick a vehicle remember that you will need to have funds in place. Payment should be made within 3 days of a successful bid.
We have an extensive Frequently Asked Questions library to help you learn more about our offer.
Making a Decision
The buying process is straight forward enough – first,choose the car you would most like to buy. Click ‘Bid on this Car’, we will provide feedback on condition, mechanics and the maximum budget required to be competitive at auction. Here are some thoughts while making your decision.
A vehicle history report can be purchased from www.cartell.ie, we recommend that you complete a check before placing a bid.
We have never had an issue with a vehicle purchased at Manheim or BCA, indeed both companies complete their own history checks before putting a car on sale.
The Guide Prices listed are not fixed, actual auction prices can vary based on the grade, mechanical reports, MOT and service history. The better the reports the more popular the vehicle will be at auction, its essential to have a flexible budget to be competitive for more desirable vehicles.
UK cars remain competitively priced, buyers are saving at least €2,000 and as much as €8,000 depending on the make, model and year, however, its important to compare prices before approaching our service. For many, the higher specification and greater choice and quality on offer are often equally as important as the savings that are to be made. Our clients are more informed when making a decision on a vehicle as we provide Condition Reports, Mechanical Reports, Service History, VRT Estimates and MOT information. With unique quality information and generous savings our service offers a unique value offering you can’t afford to ignore.
To bid with us we do require a deposit, in the event of an unsuccessful bid the deposit will be refunded unless you wish for us to hold on to bid on a second car. Please be aware an unsuccessful bid does not include a cancelled bid where the bidder decides to pull out. Our full service fee will apply in the instance of a cancelled bid.
Making a bid
Once you have decided to go ahead bidding is the fun bit! Email us confirming the deposit has been made and including a screenshot of the online payment means we can go ahead and bid ahead of your deposit arriving in our account. You should also confirm you are happy for us to bid up to the recommended maximum budget. The recommended maximum budget will be provided by one of our team ahead of your decision to bid. The deposit is €1,000 for a car upto €20,000, and €2,000 deposit above that, for some higher priced vehicles we may require a larger deposit. We will discuss this in advance if it’s relevant.
We are generally quite accurate in our price guidance however, sometimes a bid can be won with an extra £100. Often we will go the extra £100 above budget and the reason is down to experience, everytime we have had to bid that bit more our client has been happy with the outcome as it doesn’t affect the value on offer. If this is not something for you and the budget is quite strict to £100 then please advise us in advance.
Having spent 5 years building ukcarimports into a national brand our experience in offering guidance on pricing is important to our clients. It saves time and disappointment.
We do offer free advice on the budget you should have for a specific car at auction. We also offer advice on the technical side of the vehicle and furthermore, our system provides unique VRT information.
Our service only allows this investment of time if our advice on budgets is heeded. If you wish to set your own budget then this can be facilitated.
Our fee of €295 stands where clients decide to set their own bidding budgets, this fee is due whether your bid is successful or not.
We only waive that charge were a potential buyer goes to auction with our recommended maximum budget (usually Guide +10% unless there is some issue with the car) and does not buy the car despite heeding our recommendation.
There is no charge for an unsuccessful bid where our budget advice is taken.
Following a successful bid we will contact you by email and let you know the price your car sold for. Later that day we will forward our invoice, the invoice will include the balance due after your deposit is taken into account.
Payment of the balance due should be completed within 3 days. Once payment is confirmed either by a screenshot of the online payment or arrival of funds in our account, we will then pay the auction house in sterling. The exchange rate for the transaction will be included in the invoice. Our exchange rate is better than most individuals can access simply because we buy in volume at wholesale exchange rates.
Clients can also process the payment to us in Sterling as we hold a company Sterling account. Please let us know in advance if you plan to pay in sterling.
Please make sure to have your funds available in advance of bidding as late payment, beyond 3 days, may incur storage charges of up to €30 per day from the auction houses.
Following confirmation of your payment we can the book transport. Delivery is 10-14 days from the date of the completed payment.
Our success rate is around 90% when bidding at auction, however, sometimes cars sell for more than our recommended maximum budget. In the event of an unsuccessful bid you should forward your IBAN and BIC to allow for the return of your deposit. Please remember an unsuccessful bid is a scenario where the bidding went above the budget agreed, a cancelled bid is a where a client decides not to go to auction after making a deposit. Due to the time and resources committed to prepare to make a successful bid we do charge our full service fee of €295 in the instance of a cancelled bid. We only waive this fee in the event of an unsuccessful bid and so there is no charge.
Our comprehensive 12 month Premium Powertrain warranty policy is available for €295. Increased levels of cover are available, however, qualification for higher levels of cover depends on the age and mileage of the vehicle. Premium Max is the most comprehensive cover, to qualify your vehicle must be less than 6 years old with under 100K Km’s on the clock. Premium Plus is next in level of cover for cars less than 8 years old and less than 150,000 Km’s. Premium Component is third and so on. You can read the details of the various policies on offer here
All levels of cover above our basic cover – Premium Powertrain ie Premium Max, Premium Plus and Premium Component are €395 for 12 months cover.
Transport from anywhere in the UK to Baldoyle in Dublin is €450. This service is automatically included for every car bought through our auction buyer process.
We can complete VRT registration for €99 which includes completion of registration forms, presentation of the vehicle and required documents at our local VRT centre, payment of the VRT (paid to us in advance) and attachment of license plates.
We can submit your new car for the NCT for €129 which includes the NCT fee (€55). NCT can only be completed after VRT registration and is a separate appointment from the VRT registration.
A full valet is available for €50.
Our transport service takes 10-14 days from the date of payment of your invoice. Transport companies offer a delivery ‘window’ rather than a date. We are informed about a day before delivery. Once we have a delivery date we will contact you to arrange for you to collect. Due to issues in the past involving motoring offences by buyers picking up cars in the UK we have had to discontinue self collection.
Once notified you should organise insurance using the UK number plate. Irish insurance companies will insure a UK registered car for up to 30 days to allow time for the VRT registration.
We would advise all clients to take advantage of our industry leading 12 month warranty, it’s a small investment for a worse case scenario. We have the lowest claim rate across all traders with our policies however the warranty is really meant for the exception and provides excellent value for the cover they offer. If you have purchased a policy we will require a name and address in advance of collection to have the policyy in place and the documents ready.
If you require VRT and/or NCT processing we will require payment of the VRT and/or NCT fee in advance. VRT appointments can take up to 21 days from the date of booking and NCT will be another week or so after that. We can provide clients with a full VRT checklist of the documents they will require to complete the VRT themselves.