Vehicles Overview

John Pye Auctions Vehicles department has grown substantially since 2011 to now sell over 27,000 vehicles per annum across more than 22 UK sites.

These vehicles range from seized vehicles – cars, motorbikes, vans and trucks – through to prestige sports and classic cars and F1 cars, all managed for a wide range of clients from Police Authorities and Central Government through to Banks, Lenders, Insolvency Practitioners and Automotive dealerships.

With a network of car and HGV transporters and in-house recovery trucks, we move vehicles daily across the UK. Our Vehicles team encompasses staff trained to drive forklifts, recovery trucks, operate Hi-Abs and trade plate drivers, as well as dedicated vehicle preparation staff, vehicle management administration, marketing and IT teams.

Our secure vehicle sites have been vetted to UK Central Government procurement security standards.

Vehicle department fast facts:

  • A UK network of more than 22 sites
  • Encompassing more than 1.2m sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor secure storage and sales space
  • Holding multiple UK wide online auctions a week
  • More than 50,000 registered vehicle trade buyers
  • Over 300,000 registered end user bidders

All vehicles are checked against HPi for their asset status and, through our Government contrcat with the Department of Transport, we have established a fast track system with the DVLA for UK vehicle document re-registration.

Furthermore, we also have a long established approved automotive supply chain, from key cutters through to automotive engineers, smart repairers, upholsters and valeters; all engaged weekly to enhance every vehicle’s maximum value at auction.

Our vehicle department undertakes over 16,000 vehicle valuations per annum using the CAP Vehicle Condition Standard sheet, which all trained staff work with to inspect vehicles and complete condition reports. Valuations are obtained from both industry vehicle data provider CAP and past John Pye Auctions sales; logged on our unique in-house case management system, Assetline, and reported to clients through a secure log-in and automated email notification system.

Assetline tracks the journey of every vehicle through the auction pipeline from initial appraisal and valuation through to preparation, marketing, auction sale and post sale payment.


Department Contacts

Lincoln Hughes
National Seized Vehicles Manager
0115 970 60 60
07814 688 305
[email protected]
Business Development Department
0115 970 60 60
[email protected]

Vehicles Departments


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Commercial Vehicles

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Prestige Vehicles

John Pye Auctions has Luxury Assets salerooms across the UK which house client prestige vehicle auction and private treaty offerings. Our bespoke luxury designer auction salerooms - from Mayfair to the M...


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Vehicles In The Media

BBC Sport

The UK's biggest news & sports website featured John Pye Auctions on the BBC homepage and Sports homepage when we announced the private treaty sale of a quartet of Formula 1 Grand Prix cars.

BBC Top Gear

The UK's biggest Motoring programme, Top Gear featured John Pye Auctions on their homepage when we announced the private treaty sale of a quartet of Formula 1 Grand Prix cars.

Vehicles Case Studies

Marussia Formula 1 Cars

John Pye Luxury Assets presented a unique opportunity to acquire a quartet of Formula One World Championship Grand Prix Grid Cars in 2016. The four cars - one of which was the most modern F1 car to be mad...

Home Office Surplus Fleet

In 2012 John Pye Auctions successfully tendered for the UK Central Government Home Office Disposal of Police and other public organisations' items by auction. The framework agreement established John Pye ...

Bentley Continental T

Kingsland Business Recovery instructed John Pye Business Assets department to value, market and sell a 1999 Bentley Continental T and a cherished private registration plate '99T' The instruction was borne...

Cherished Number Plates

John Pye Auctions Business Assets department was appointed by one of our long standing key insolvency clients, Begbies Traynor, to manage the commercial disposal of assets belonging to Hopwell Heritage Limit...

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