Aston Barclay will host two e-Live online auction events between Christmas and the New Year to help dealers source used car stock during the festive period.
After November’s COVID-19 lockdown period demonstrated that the remarketing business was able to maintain momentum via online sales during challenging times – retaining 70% of its usual capacity – it plans to host sales for The Car Buying Group and Zenith on December 29 and 30.
Martin Potter, Aston Barclay’s managing director – customer, said: “Following the November lockdown many dealers have been very busy during December.
“With two e-Live auctions and our bid and buy stock available 24/7, we are well placed to help dealers’ source and replace any stock sold over Christmas,”.
“We hope it will help buyers and vendors finish off 2020 and start 2021 on a high.”
Zenith is holding its annual festive e-Live virtual auction on December 30, with over 150 used cars being sold across multiple Aston Barclay locations on the day.
The stock comprises premium used cars with V5s and a full-service history, with 90% of stock grades 1-3.
The Car Buying Group’s December 29 sale will also feature 150 vehicles, predominantly from the value end of the market.
Aston Barclay said that over 2,500 used cars will also be available on the e-Xchange online platform on a bid and buy basis which will be accessible 24 hours a day during the festive season.
This includes a wide range of stock from dealers, car supermarkets and leasing companies, it said, adding: “Aston Barclay has committed to deliver all sold stock to dealers within 48 hours of payment being received from the 4th January.”