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We are proud to sell cars for many of the South East’s leading dealerships

Jon Chapman

Jon Chapman
MD and Auctioneer

Not been to our auctions for a while? I bet you'd be amazed by the quality of vehicles being sold and the buzz generated by the live auction.

On this page: Tailored Services | Our Welcome Offer | How it Works | Why Choose Us | What our Customers Say | Meet our Team | FAQs | Get in Touch

Tailored Services

All our main dealership clients benefit from a tailored service that is designed to meet their specific needs and delivers against their key objectives.

Our service focuses on fast collection, fast sale and fast payout but it is how we do this that our customers talk about most. They say that we are professional and friendly and that unlike most of our competitors they can pick up the phone to somebody they know on a personal level and get a knowledgeable and helpful response.

The first step is for us to understand and respond to your specific requirements and ways of working. We would be pleased to work with you to develop a solution which meets your specific requirements.

Why not get in touch so that we can start a conversation about how we can help you to improve the effectiveness of your vehicle remarketing.

Our Welcome Offer

It is often difficult to gauge the pros and cons of a new supplier without experiencing their service first-hand.

Several of our best customers started off by just trying us out with a few vehicles.

We understand this so we make it really easy for you to try us out with a few vehicles to see if we are the right partner for you. Not only will you get the opportunity to try our service and attend one of our auctions but we will also include some valuable incentives for your dealership and for you.

These include collecting and selling your first 5 cars completely free of charge.

Interested in trying our service? Get in touch now and we can get started.

How it Works

We understand that when you have a part exchange vehicle to sell your priorities are to get the vehicle off-site as soon as possible, get is sold at the right price and get paid without delay.

Our process is designed to achieve exactly this and it typically works like this:

 1You let us know you have a vehicle for sale
 2We collect the vehicleUsually within 48 hours and often the same day
 3We advise you on the likely sale value so you may set a reserve priceWe can do this over the phone before we collect the vehicle if you prefer
 4We sell the vehicle in the next auctionAuctions are held every Tuesday / Wednesday
 5We pay youPayments are made within 48 hours of the auction

Our service is designed to be fast to help you with your cash flow and free space up at your own premises. Our current customers tell us how much they appreciate this.

Why Choose Us

When you have a part-exchange vehicle to sell you want it dealt with quickly and efficiently so that you can get paid quickly and don’t waste time which could be spent achieving your next sale.

Our process is designed to achieve exactly that and our customers tell us that we consistently meet or exceed their expectations and that when something does go wrong we take ownership and get it fixed.

So here are some of the reasons why we would encourage you to give us a try:-

  • Fast collection – usually within 48 hours and often on the same day
  • Simple auction entry process which takes only a few minutes
  • Special offers for new trade sellers – get in touch find out more
  • Vehicles entered into our next auction – within 2 working days
  • Professional expert advice always available from our experienced auctioneers Jon Chapman and James Johnson
  • Fast payment on the day following the auction
  • Friendly, professional and personal administration and support from a small dedicated team whom you will get to know on an individual basis
  • Regular contact from your account manager
  • Reports on vehicles sold
  • Access to our regular auction and market updates – see our Intel Email Alerts
  • Valuable incentives for regular and volume vendors


What our Customers Say

Ashford Orbital

“Our previous method of trading cars was taking too much of our salesman’s time. Selling by auction has worked out really well for us. Being able to call upon Jon and James to advise on trade-in pricing has been a big plus.”

Ray Kemp
Operations Director at Ashford Orbital

The Barretts Group

“We really value the personal relationship we have with the team at Hobbs Parker. They are friendly, professional and efficient. It makes so much difference having our cars collected quickly. We are very happy with the sale prices which compare very favourably with our SIVs on a consistent basis.”

Barry O’Donoghue
Head of Business at Barretts Jaguar Land Rover


“James Johnson has looked after us for years. The combination of fast collection, prompt payment and friendly service is important to us.” 

Mark Barnes
General Manager at Lipscomb Volvo

See more of our trade customers here

Meet our Team

Our car auctions team comprises around 25 people. Some of those you will meet in the early days are featured below. Over time we hope that you will build a professional friendly relationship with our administrators, drivers, accounts staff and collections and stock team.

Jon Chapman

Jon Chapman

MD and Auctioneer

Jamie Walker

Jamie Walker

Associate Director

Lynsey Kendall

Lynsey Kendall

Finance Director


Most general queries will be covered in our FAQs here but if there is anything further we can help with please give us a call on 01233 506266.

Get in Touch

Please call one of our team on 01233 506266 or send us an email to cars@hobbsparker.co.uk

Jon Chapman

We look forward to meeting you.

Jon Chapman, MD and Auctioneer

Further information

Barretts Jaguar Landrover

Some of our Trade Customers

Most of these dealerships buy or sell cars and commercial vehicles at our auctions every ...