Origins of the used cars presented at Alcopa Auction
The origin of each used vehicle is systematically recorded at Alcopa Auction. Most of our vehicles originate from our partnerships with long-term rental and leasing companies (Arval Fleet Services, Arval Service Lease, ALD, Leaseplan), loan and financing companies (Sofinco, DIAC, CM-CIC), automotive manufacturers and their distribution networks and major fleets (civil service, La Poste, EDF-GDF, etc.)
These companies use our services in order to quickly sell off large quantities of vehicles. These vehicles therefore have a full service history that is performed within the manufacturer's network.
Contrary to popular opinion, repossessions and vehicles originating from official receiverships represent a very small share of our business.
Competitive prices of used cars
When purchasing a used vehicle at auction, you benefit from very attractive prices, with discounts of up to 50% off the book price. The price of the used car is set according to the book price of the vehicle, the price as new, its general condition, its mileage and the sales history of comparable vehicles.
At Alcopa Auction, the sales of all the vehicles presented at the auction centre begin systematically at the opening bid. If you are the only bidder for a vehicle, you become the owner at the price shown. You can attend the auction and bid yourself or have one of Alcopa Auction's staff bid for you using an max bid.
A detailed form is provided for each vehicle that includes specific information such as the make, model, finish, list of options, engine, features and related documents which you can view in the Online catalogue section.
Naturally, each vehicle is presented with photos of the vehicle as a whole as well as the details (focus on any dents, scratches and accidental damage). These different pieces of information will come in useful when making a purchase on trust and, if necessary, without having to travel to the site if you have decided to purchase online or using an max bid.
Used car warranty
Alcopa Auction has joined forces with Icare, a subsidiary of BNP Paribas Cardif, to provide a 3-month warranty for most of the used vehicles sold at auction with an optional extension of up to 6 months. You can see more details on the following page: Warranty
This warranty covers used vehicles, i.e. cars and light commercial vehicles that are less than 10 years old and with less than 200,000 km, less than 250 HP and an opening bid of more than €3,000.
For automotive businesses, the warranty may be transferred to the end buyer who is the beneficiary of the Alcopa Auction warranty.
The "Full" warranty
This warranty is included with vehicles that are less than 5 years old and have less of 150,000 km.
This warranty has no excess, imposes no cap on any repair work and includes assistance in the event of a breakdown.
The "Gearbox - Engine - Powered axle" warranty
This warranty is included with vehicles that are more than 5 years old and have more than 150,000 km and that are less than 10 years old and have less than 200,000 km.
Each vehicle sold by Alcopa Auction undergoes an itemised technical inspection several days before the auction. This technical inspection provides an accurate indication of the technical condition of the vehicle.
The detailed vehicle data sheet may be consulted before each auction.