Bid at this Auction

If you are interested in bidding on an entry at one of our auctions, click on the appropriate link below to submit your bidding intentions. For more information on bidding at a Classic Car Auctions sale, refer to our Buying Guide.

If you are planning to bid on-site at the Practical Classics' Classic Car and Restoration Show, our annual event at Birmingham's NEC in spring 2019, you will need tickets to attend the event. To purchase tickets, please visit http://www.necrestorationshow.com/visiting/ticket-packages.

To find more about what time the auctions take place and when you can visit for viewing, please view the auction details.

Classic Car Auctions LIVE ONLINE AUCTION Buying Guide

Our live online auctions will take place on one day, however, they will be ‘closed’ to the public. This means that our auctioneer will be streamed online and you can watch via our website and bid in real time via three methods: on the telephone, via a commission bid (pre-bid) or online with our partners Proxibid. All bids are final and non-revocable.


BOOKING A VIEWING

Vehicles can by viewed by appointment at our central location, where available – subject to Government lockdown restrictions being lifted. Please contact the consignor of the lot to arrange a viewing. Where a vendor has chosen a standard listing their car may not be available for viewing, and may in fact be with the vendor until the sale is completed. You can find their details on our website by clicking the ‘further details’ button on the relevant lot.


BIDDER REGISTRATION

You can bid at auction by telephone, by leaving a commission bid or online. To meet current legislative requirements, you will need to provide proof of identification in the form of a passport or drivers licence and a recent utility bill as proof of address.

When submitting forms by post or fax, please ensure they reach us no later than 4pm (GMT) the day before the auction is due to take place.

 

TELEPHONE BIDDING

Telephone bidding will still allow you to bid live during the auction. On the day of the sale, a member of the Classic Car Auctions team will contact you, usually a few lots prior to your selected lots and will guide you through the process. To register a telephone bid, please complete the relevant Absentee Bidder Registration form. It is important that you provide us with alternative contact numbers to ensure that we are able to contact you on the day. Given the limited resource available and the need for social distancing, phone lines may be filled very early on and therefore we reserve the right to consult and confirm minimum bidding agreements with bidders in advance of the sale. You can also leave a commission bid in the event that we are unable to contact you by telephone.

ONline form

 

commission BIDDING

A commission bid is the maximum amount you are willing to bid up to (excluding the buyers premium and VAT). On the auction day, we will execute your bid as low as possible on your behalf.

ONLINE FORM

 

ONLINE BIDDING

Classic Car Auctions has partnered with Proxibid to allow you to bid live or leave a commission bid (pre-bid) online. Please note that online bidding incurs an additional fee of 1% plus VAT.

BID ONLINE


CHARGES

Like the vast majority of auctioneers, Classic Car Auctions Limited charge what is known as a buyer's premium. Our standard buyer's premium charges for live online auctions is 10% of the hammer price for motor vehicles (cars and motorcycles). Buyer's premium is subject to VAT at the prevailing rate on the day of the auction.


PAYMENT

All payments are due by 5pm the next working day following the sale.

Payments must be made in GBP via bank transfer.

Bank transfers made over the weekend will not show in our bank account until the Monday morning.

Lots purchased can only be released upon receipt of funds. You should ensure that you have the necessary monies available and are able to pay before you bid.

We are unable to accept funds from countries on the Financial Action Task Force High Risk and Non-Cooperative Jurisdiction Lists.


collection

Motor vehicles can be collected from our central location from the Monday following the sale. Buyers should satisfy themselves that they have all the relevant spares, documents and keys relating to their lot(s) at the time of collection. Lots not collected by the Friday following the auction will be charged a storage fee of £50 + VAT per week.

Written instruction from buyers must be provided if they wish their lot(s) to be collected by a third party.


terms and conditions

This guide should be read in conjunction with our full Terms and Conditions of Sale for live online auctions.


how fast will the AUCTIONEER GO?

The auctioneer will aim to sell approximately 25 – 30 vehicles per hour.


PROVISIONAL SALES

Occasionally a car may be sold under a ‘provisional bid’ if your final bid does not reach the reserve price. A provisional bid stands until 12pm the day following the auction. During this time we will contact the seller on your behalf to see if they will accept your bid or try to negotiate a sale on your behalf.


WARRANTIES

The catalogue will describe the lots to the best of our ability on information supplied. You should, however, satisfy yourself as to the condition, age, and integrity of any lot prior to bidding as no warranties whatsoever are given in relation to any lot.

Once the auction for the lot ends a contract is made and you are obligated to proceed with the purchase. It is therefore vital that you are satisfied to the best of your ability with the condition of the lot you intend to bid upon before doing so.


VAT

VAT at the prevailing rate will be added to the Buyer's Premium which will be invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis. If you have any questions with regard to payment, please contact our client services department.


INSURANCE

All purchases are at the Buyers risk from the fall of the hammer. You should therefore arrange insurance from this point.


REGISTRATION DOCUMENTATION

All V5c forms will be taken back to our office and the change of ownership registered with the DVLA on your behalf by our admin team.

Please note that following a change to legislation in 2014, road tax no longer transfers to the new owner. You will need to tax the vehicle before driving it on the road.