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. By following the simple step-by-step guide below you will be able to submit your vehicle(s) to ECCA for inclusion in a forthcoming auction. Once submitted you will receive a confirmation e-mail and a follow-up phone-call from one of our specialists and when all the details have been established and entry is confirmed, you can be assured that your car will be marketed to the widest and most relevant audience available.

What are you going to sell?

The first step is to tell us about the vehicle you are thinking of selling, by completing the  “Vehicle Entry Form”. This will give us all the information we need in order to make an accurate appraisal and help you gain the maximum possible price.

The form is quite long and you may not have all the information to hand, however, if you have registered on this site and are logged in, you will have the ability to save your entries and come back to complete the form later. (If you have not already registered, you can click [HERE] to register without leaving this page.)

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.

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.

To go straight to the Vehicle Entry Form, please click [HERE].


We assess the value of all entries based on the information you provide, including their condition. During your discussions with our specialists, if our estimate meets your expectations and you would like to proceed, then the terms of sale are confirmed and your car will be entered into one of our auction events.


Once Terms and Conditions have been agreed upon and you have settled any relevant Entry Fees, we will confirm receipt of the consignment. Following this, instructions will be given to you to enable the sending of all relevant paperwork (e.g. history file, receipts etc.) for the car to ECCA in preparation for the auction. These procedures effectively represent the formal instruction of ECCA to sell the car on your behalf.

Entry Fees and Charges

The entry fee of £100 plus VAT includes entry into the relevant Auction Catalogue showing your car with a colour picture and descriptive text. Should your entry sell at auction, we will charge the greater of our standard seller’s premium of 5% (based on the hammer price your entry has achieved) or £100, plus vat.


You will then need to arrange for the item to be delivered to ECCA at the appropriate time in readiness for the sale – we will instruct on date/time/directions. The car should arrive in a presentable and saleable condition. 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.

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 (including the fees we previously agreed).