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Friday, 19 August 2016
BCA, the UK famous auction house celebrates seventy years of being in business with a few pics of the cars it has sold.
Founded in 1946, this year BCA celebrates seventy years of service to the UK motor industry.
From modest beginnings that saw founder David Wickins stage a sale in a marquee at Frimley Bridges in 1946 selling 14 cars, today BCA touches over 3.5m vehicles a year and works with manufacturers, fleet operators and dealers to provide the backbone of the UK and Europe’s automotive supply chain.
During its long history, BCA has become one of the best known names in the motor industry and established the blueprint for success in the vehicle auction sector through expansion, acquisition and innovation. Today, that pioneering spirit continues as BCA Marketplace plc.
The company recently announced a strategic expansion across the UK, including the recently-acquired Scottish Motor Auction Group (SMA) business. BCA also acquired car transporter Stobart Automotive and automotive services provider, Ambrosetti. The BCA family also includes the well-known WeBuyAnyCar.com brand.
Simon Henstock, BCA’s Chief Operating Officer, UK Remarketing, has nearly forty years’ experience with the company. During his long career, Simon has sold hundreds of thousands of vehicles and still enjoys the buzz of auctioneering used cars.
“Buyers in the auction hall compete with online bidders on almost every vehicle we sell and 25% of all vehicles sold at BCA are purchased online.
We also offer over 400,000 vehicles a year with the benefit of a BCA Assured mechanical inspection which is an independent multi-point vehicle check carried out by the AA at BCA.”
To help mark BCA’s 70th anniversary, Simon has picked ten of the more unusual and interesting vehicles sold by BCA over the years.