CLASSIC CAR AUCTIONS SELLER'S GUIDE
Following a another successful 12 months of sales both at the NEC, Birmingham and the Warwickshire Event Centre, we are now inviting entries for our 2024 sales.
Join us in 2024;
23-24th March - The Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show 2024
1st June - The Classic and Performance Car Spectacular Sale 2024
28th September - The Autumn Classic Car Sale 2024
7th December - The Christmas Classic Car Sale 2024
We want to make selling your classic car as easy and straight-forward as possible. You can either request a no obligation valuation or submit your vehicle to an auction using the links below. Once we receive your enquiry we will review the vehicle details and specification, photographs and any other information provided by you. We will then contact you to discuss the vehicle further before carrying out our own research comparing to vehicles sold previously by ourselves and elsewhere in the marketplace and, using our knowledge of industry trends, establish the most appropriate guide for your vehicle to achieve the best price at auction. If you are happy with our proposal then your entry is confirmed and listed on our website and marketed to a worldwide audience.
SUBMITTING AN ENTRY
If you would like to proceed and sell your classic with us simply follow the attached link and you can create an account, upload details, photos and appropriate documentation of your car and our team of experts will then be in touch to discuss your car further and hopefully, list and sell your car in our next sale.
Click here to submit an Entry Form
Download an Entry Form
Or call us on 01926 640888.
VALUE MY CLASSIC
If you would like us to provide a no obligation valuation of your car simply complete the attached form and one of our specialists will be in touch with our expert advice regarding its potential value. Should you then wish to enter your car into a future auction we can guide you through the simple process and turn your enquiry into an entry.
Click here to value my Classic
ENTRY FEES AND CHARGES
A cataloguing fee of £250 plus VAT is charged when you confirm your entry into the auction. This covers entry in our printed and e-catalogue and full marketing benefits of promoting your vehicle worldwide. We also offer a premium listing, including professional photography and videography, as well as a full page in the printed catalogue (subject to eligibility). Please get in contact for further details.
Our sellers commission is 5% +VAT (subject to a minimum fee of £350 plus VAT) and is applied to the final hammer price.
HOW WE MARKET YOUR CAR
Your consignment will be showcased across all our marketing platforms to reach a global audience of collectors and classic buyers. Your vehicle will be listed on our website and digitally advertised on the following specialist classic motorcar websites:
Pistonheads | Glenmarch | Classic Cars for Sale | Classic Motors for Sale | Ebay Motors | Gumtree
Consigned cars are featured in our weekly e-newsletter Classic Chatter that goes to 18,000 subscribers, as well as on our social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Linkedin and Youtube) and in our auction catalogue, both the print and e-versions. Details of our auctions along with selected cars are globally promoted via our regular press releases, as well as advertised in specialist print such as Practical Classic Magazine and Classic Car Weekly.
In addition, your car will be professionally displayed at our physical auctions with viewing days prior to the sale to allow interested parties to inspect the vehicles and history files. We also partner with Jonny Smith of the Late Brake Show who does a pre-sale preview video that is shared on both his and our social media and YouTube channels in the run up to the auction.
You will need to arrange for the vehicle to be delivered to our auction venue on the week of the auction.
The vehicle should arrive in a presentable and saleable condition. If your vehicle is deemed to require further cleaning/presentation you will be notified prior to any work being carried out. There will be a charge deducted from net sale proceeds.
Please ensure all history files, documentation and the V5c are delivered with the vehicle. Any private plates not included in the sale must be put on retention.
You can attend the auction in person. The sale will also be live streamed live on our website as well as on You Tube and our online partner platforms.
The buyer becomes responsible for the vehicle on the fall of the hammer, however we recommend keeping the vehicle insured until you have received payment.
You will receive a statement via email from the Accounts team within five working days of the auction detailing the proceeds of the sale. Funds will be paid to your bank account via BACS transfer within 14 working days of the auction date (subject to cleared funds being received) but we aim to pay out within ten working days. During this time the funds are kept in a dedicated client account.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The FAQ section at the bottom of this page provides additional information on Selling at Auction and you will also find information on the process of selling and bidding utilising Online and Commission bids, Telephone bids and the general process of selling your classic car at auction. If you require specific information or have a question in relation to one of our forthcoming sales - please do not hesitate to contact us.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
This guide should be read in conjunction with our full terms and conditions.