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Margin vehicles

Vehicles not eligible for VAT deduction

VAT laws relating to second-hand vehicle sales are constantly changing—especially when it comes to margin vehicles. The rules prevent you from deducting the VAT you’ve paid on a margin car. And so, OPENLANE always includes VAT in the price shown for these cars.

There are also ways for dealers to benefit from margin laws. That’s why we make it easy to search for them. You can recognise margin vehicles on the OPENLANE platform by a "M" icon.

How to find margin vehicle auctions

It only takes seconds to discover margin vehicles for sale with our advanced search filters. Set ‘Show Margin Cars Only’ as the ‘VAT regime’ filter and you’re good to go. Plus, you can save your search parameters to use again in the future.

Not sure a margin car is exactly what you’re looking for? You’ll find a huge range of other options at OPENLANE, along with a heap of benefits.

1. 4000 vehicles every day
On any given day, there are more than 4000 used cars up for auction on the OPENLANE platform. They come from leading leasing and car rental companies, car dealers, fleet owners and manufacturers from right across Europe. As well as margin vehicles, you’ll find all sorts of passenger cars, vans, light trucks, and even damaged vehicles, with many different body types available.

2. Personal support
We’re here to guide you every step of the way, from bidding tools and advice to assistance with export paperwork. And we make things as easy as possible by serving and helping you in your own language. Need assistance? Our friendly customer service team is available to answer all your questions. The support continues after the purchase too. Delivery services and a claims service are available to all OPENLANE customers, and additional administration assistance and export documents are available for continental European customers.

3. Value for money
It’s free to register with OPENLANE, free to contact us, and you can even bid for free. You don’t actually have to pay us until you purchase a vehicle. And even then, there are no hidden fees. In fact, any costs you might have to pay are detailed on the bidding page, and there’s even more info included in our FAQs. You always know the potential costs before you even place a bid.

4. Easy follow up
We’ve designed the ‘My Account’ portal to make managing your bids and purchases as easy as can be:
• Track the cars you’re interested in
• Discover new auctions
• Follow up on all your bids
• Manage all your purchases

5. A partner you can trust
You can count on us to be reliable and transparent in all aspects of our business. Our vehicles are presented with comprehensive vehicle descriptions, so you know exactly what you’re getting. And we’ll always act with integrity, no matter what surprises we’re faced with. In the very rare case that you encounter a problem with a purchased vehicle, we’ll respond quickly and fairly. You can find a rundown of our process in our detailed claims policy.

Need a simple and effective way to sell margin cars?

At OPENLANE, we help you sell margin vehicles for great prices. We’re upfront about everything. VAT is included in the car auction listings, so there are no nasty surprises for buyers or sellers. With more than 100,000 buyers spread out all across Europe, your margin car auctions benefit from maximum reach. Plus, if you’re a continental European seller, we do all the hard work for you, from running the auction to delivering the vehicle—including all the pesky paperwork. Keen to find out more about how selling with OPENLANE will benefit you? Discover all the details here.

Any questions?

If you want to know more about buying or selling margin vehicles, or if we can help you in any other way, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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