We Buy Any Car

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We Buy Any Car Limited
  • webuyanycar
  • webuyanyvan
TypeLimited company
IndustryMotor trade
FoundedMarch 2, 2006; 17 years ago (2006-03-02)
  • Noel McKee
  • Darren McKee
HeadquartersHook, Hart, Hampshire, England, UK
Number of locations
500+ branches (2022)[1]
Revenue£1.1billion (2019)
Number of employees
1,100+ (2023)[2]
We Buy Any Car office in Asda car park at Middleton, Leeds

We Buy Any Car Limited (often stylised as webuyanycar) is a car buying service with over 500 UK[3] and 170 United States locations.[4] UK headquarters are in Hook, Hart, Hampshire, England[5] and United States headquarters are located in Media, Pennsylvania.[6]


The company was founded by Noel and Darren McKee in 2006.[7]

In 2013, the company was sold to the used car marketplace, British Car Auctions (BCA).[8]

In November 2019, private equity group TDR Capital completed the purchase of webuyanycar.com's parent company, BCA, for a reported £1.9bn.[9]


In 2014, the company released the results of a mock Driving Theory Test on its website, revealing that six in ten drivers who sat the test, failed. The study showed that drivers in the 17-21 age group had the lowest pass mark of any age group, while drivers in the 46 to 65-year-old group had the highest pass rate.[10]

In late 2018, research conducted by the company found that seven in ten Britons spend 11 hours in their cars during the Christmas period. Revealing that on average, families travel 311 miles, just under the distance of London to Edinburgh, to see extended family over the festive period.  Collectively, British motorists travel over 5.9bn miles in cars over Christmas.[11]


  1. ^ "Webuyanycar.com - Branch locator". Retrieved 9 September 2022.
  2. ^ "webuyanycar - About us". Retrieved 20 April 2023.
  3. ^ "Branch locator - Over 500 branches nationwide | webuyanycar". www.webuyanycar.com/. Retrieved 2022-09-09.
  4. ^ "We Buy Any Car Locations | Find Your Local Branch". www.webuyanycarusa.com. Retrieved 2022-09-09.
  5. ^ "Webuyanycar.com - Terms & conditions". www.webuyanycar.com. Retrieved 2020-09-25.
  6. ^ "Contact Us | Getting in Touch | We Buy Any Car ®". www.webuyanycarusa.com. Retrieved 2022-09-09.
  7. ^ "Webuyanycar.com reaches milestone after buying one-millionth vehicle". Manchester Evening News. 26 January 2017. Retrieved 19 June 2023.
  8. ^ "BCA signs a deal to purchase We Buy Any Car". AM Online. 17 May 2013. Retrieved 19 June 2023.
  9. ^ Media, Insider (7 November 2019). "TDR completes BCA takeover". Insider Media Ltd. Retrieved 2020-09-25.
  10. ^ "Driving Theory Quiz". webuyanycar.com. Retrieved 14 March 2022.
  11. ^ "UK motorists will travel 5.9bn miles this Christmas". Tyrepress. 2018-12-21. Retrieved 2020-09-25.