Car auction at a Manheim auction centre
Our vehicles

Cars, vans, trucks and plant

Whatever make, model, age or condition of car or commercial vehicle you're looking for, you're sure to find it at Manheim.
Bidders at a car auction in Colchester

Cars

We've divided our car auctions into four simple-to-understand types - to make it easier to find the cars you want and the right auction centre.

Manufacturer auctions
Cars sell at Manheim direct from the major motor manufacturers themselves. These are predominantly low-mileage vehicles and will arrive at Manheim auctions in a ready-to-retail condition.

Attendance at these auctions is largely limited to buyers from the manufacturer's franchise dealer network and Manheim Trade Account holders only.

Fleet auctions
These cars are supplied by major fleet leasing and finance companies. Quite often these will be high-quality recent-plate vehicles, the majority of which will have a full service-history and formerly used as part of a corporate fleet or long-term lease.

Dealer auctions
Cars in our regular dealer auctions come to Manheim on behalf of major franchise dealers and independent dealers. These auctions often have a varied mix of vehicles.

General auctions
General car auctions contain used-cars from a number of vendors; motor dealers, leasing and finance companies, trade customers and the general public. The stock on offer will be a broad mix of brands, models, ages and conditions.

Start your search today for:  Cars

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Commercial vehicles | Vans

We've been fluent in the language of vans and van auctions since 1921.

Each of our specialist UK van auction centres have one thing in common – professional teams of dedicated commercial vehicle experts working on-site, offering specialist advice, industry knowledge and as much help as buyers and sellers need.

In addition to this, we also have a national team of field-based commercial vehicle auctioneers and valuers, all working tirelessly to support our auction centres with additional, specialist know-how.

This probably explains why so many in the industry trust us to sell and source quality van stock. When you visit any Manheim centre, you’ll find regular auctions offering up to 300 used vans - from a wide variety of sources such as contract hire and leasing companies, finance houses, councils, local authorities, utility companies, dealers and company fleets.

Start your search today for:  Vans

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Commercial vehicles | Trucks

The UK's trusted name for quality truck auctions since 1921.

The commercial vehicle industry has recognised Manheim's knowledge, expertise and reputation for almost a century. During that time, we have established a UK network of five specialist truck auction centres, hosting regular sales in Washington, Shepshed, Gloucester, Colchester and Shotts (Scotland).

Each of these centres have professional teams of dedicated commercial vehicle experts working on-site, offering specialist advice, unrivalled industry knowledge and as much help as buyers and sellers need.
With Manheim you’ll always find hundreds of trucks for sale, from big to small trucks – making sure you take a look at the ever popular 7.5 tonne lorries that sell every week.

Be sure not to miss auctions sales featuring popular truck brands including Mercedes-Benz and Volvo and HGV’s from across the transportation and delivery sectors.

Access to our specialist know-how
We also have a national team of field-based commercial vehicle auctioneers and valuers, all working tirelessly to support our auction centres with through specialist industry know-how.

With each auction offering up to 100 quality used trucks and trailers from leading contract hire and leasing companies, local authorities, utility companies,  and company fleets, it’s little surprise that major buyers and sellers nowflock to Manheim from all corners of the UK, Europe and further oversees too.

Start your search today for:  Trucks

Crane at a Manheim plant auction

Commercial vehicles | Plant

Helping the industry source, buy and sell plant machinery and equipment at auction since 1921.

When it comes to sourcing quality used-plant machinery and equipment, it's no coincidence that commercial vehicle buyers and sellers choose to come to Manheim.

It helps that we have dedicated teams of commercial vehicle experts at each one of our national plant machinery auction centres - always on hand to offer specialist advice and help when needed. Plus, we deliver ongoing support through our field-based team of expert plant auctioneers and vehicle valuers.

This explains why so many of the UK's major sellers trust us and why, when you attend any Manheim plant auction, you’ll find quality machinery and plant items from a wide variety of sources such as major contract hire operators, leasing companies, finance houses, councils, local authorities, utility companies, dealers and company fleets.

Start your search today for:  Plant machinery

Commercial vehicles: Trucks lined up for auction

The UK's largest CV auction network

Dedicated sites in Shotts, Washington, Haydock, Mansfield, Shepshed, Gloucester and Colchester each hold regular in-lane auctions of used vans, trucks and trailers from contract hire and leasing companies, finance houses, councils, local authorities, utility companies, dealers and company fleets.

You'll always find full monthly commercial vehicle auction schedules online, where you can also view auction catalogues, see digital images of each vehicle, access condition reports, plus lots more essential information.

Each auction centre opens its doors several hours before the scheduled auction begins. So if you plan to attend, please make sure you arrive early so you can spend time looking around the vehicles before the bidding starts.

Online auctions
We know it isn’t always possible to attend every auction in person, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still bid for the vehicles you want.

Each Manheim commercial vehicle auction is also broadcast live online via our innovative Simulcast system, and is available to watch by registered account holders on a mobile phone, tablet or PC.

The UK's leading pioneers in online and physical commercial vehicle auctions, hosting over 600 events each year.

These online auctions work in exactly the same way as our more traditional in-lane auctions. You can access vehicle photographs and information online, then when the auction begins Simulcast users can see and hear all the action in real-time as it happens.

This includes placing bids with a click, competing in real-time with other in-lane and online bidders, even communicating live with our auctioneer via instant message.

Timed Events
During our Timed Events, commercial vehicles are listed online for a set number of days. Buyers can browse the images and study the vehicle information in detail at any point during the listing before placing their bid.

Other prospective commercial vehicle buyers can register their bids too, contesting bid for bid right until the end of the listing when the highest price is achieved.

Some commercial vehicles may be listed as fixed price Buy Now, giving bidders the opportunity to win vehicles instantly with a single click.

Vans lined up for a Manheim auction

Selling commercial vehicles

With over 120 years of auction experience we're one of the UK's most experienced CV auction teams, so you can trust us to help you sell your vehicles effectively.

In each of our specialist commercial vehicle auction centres, dedicated on-site commercial vehicle professionals work hard to understand your needs before creating a bespoke selling package that's right for you.

This can include convenient vehicle collection and inspection, our Manheim SureCheck inspection service, full valeting, reconditioning if required, even trade name deletion when needed. In fact, every service we offer is provided to make selling your commercial vehicles at Manheim hassle free and deliver maximum returns.

Tens of thousands of vans, trucks and plant vehicles sell at Manheim every year, with leading vendors from contract hire and leasing companies, finance houses, councils, local authorities and utility companies all trusting Manheim to sell their stock.

Become a trade account holder

Register for a Manheim trade account today to begin bidding, buying or selling cars, vans, trucks and plant machinery.

Want to know more about the benefits of a Manheim trade account? You can find out more here.

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