Classic Car Auctions Seller's Guide

Here at Classic Car Auctions (CCA) we want to make selling your car as easy and straight-forward as possible. By following the simple step-by-step guide below you will be able to submit your vehicle(s) to CCA for inclusion in a forthcoming auction.  Once submitted you will receive a confirmation e-mail and a follow-up phone-call from one of our specialists.  Once all the details have been established and entry is confirmed, you can be assured that your car will be marketed to the widest and most relevant audience available. 

 

What are you going to sell?

The first step is to tell us what you are thinking of selling.  By clicking on the below link ‘Online Entry’ (takes you to Step 1) you will complete just a few logical forms to capture the best possible information about your car. This information should be supported with as many recent photographs as possible. (A minimum of 6 photographs are required to submit a car.)

 

Valuation

We assess the value of all entries based on the information you provide including their condition.  During your discussions with our specialists, if our estimate meets your expectations and you would like to proceed, then the terms of sale are confirmed and your car will be entered into one of our auction events.

 

Entry

Once Terms and Conditions have been agreed upon and you have settled any relevant Entry Fees, we will confirm receipt of the consignment. Following this, instructions will be given to you to enable the sending of all relevant paperwork (e.g. history file, receipts etc.) for the car to CCA in preparation for the auction. These procedures effectively represent the formal instruction of CCA to sell the car on your behalf.

 

Submit an entry form Submit an entry

 

Entry Fees and Charges

The entry fee is £100 plus VAT for sales and Warwickshire Exhibition Centre (WEC) and £250 plus VAT for sales at National Exhibition Centre (NEC). This includes entry into the relevant Auction Catalogue showing your car with a colour picture and descriptive text.  Should your entry sell at auction, we will charge our standard seller's premium of 5%+VAT based on the hammer price your entry has achieved.

 

Delivery

You will then need to arrange for the item to be delivered to CCA at the appropriate time in readiness for the sale - we will instruct on date/time/directions. The car should arrive in a presentable and saleable condition. If your car is deemed by CCA to require further cleaning/presentation you will be notified prior to any work being carried out - but you will be charged for the work by deduction from the net sale proceeds. Please also note, that if upon delivery, its condition (in any area) is deemed to differ objectively from that given in your online evaluation or during the discussions with our specialists, then be expected to further discuss altering your reserve price prior to auction.

 

For those sellers who require assistance with transportation we have a logistics partner in EM Rogers. (EM Rogers are fully experienced in transporting classic cars and the very best marques of new cars both in the UK and across the world).

 

Attending the auction

We encourage you to attend the auction.This is, however, entirely up to you. Our aim is to create an atmosphere that provides an enjoyable experience for all attendees whilst our prime objective is to achieve the best possible price for any entry on your behalf.

 

Payment

Proceeds of your sold entry will be paid to you within a maximum of 14 working days after the auction date provided we have received the full purchase price from the buyer. We will settle with you the amount of the hammer price less any outstanding charges (including the fees we previously agreed).