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Buying & Selling Through Auction

Buying a Classic Vehicle ...

Before bidding on any vehicle lots please ensure that you have carried out all the relevant checks (mileage included) that you would require as no warranties or guarantees are supplied.

All vehicles are 'sold as seen' and we do encourage you to come and inspect so that you are both satisfied and confident with any bids that you may place.

Once the hammer drops a contract is then created and you are obligated to proceed with the purchase.

BIDDING IN THE HALL

To bid in the auction hall you need to visit our premises on the day of the auction and on arrival report to the main office and register your details to collect your bidding number. Alternatively you can pre-register on line here Bidders Registration Form.

On auction days and official viewing days you will require a catalogue - priced at £7.50 which admits two people.

Memorabilia listings are free and can be collected from the main office on the auction day. Official viewing days are Thursday, Friday and morning of each Saturday auction.

TELEPHONE BIDDING

We request that all telephone bids be submitted by 5pm on the Friday before an auction to guarantee a call on the day.

One of our team will call you several lots before the one you want to bid on, then will talk you through the auction, updating you on the current bid and bidding for you when requested.

Phone bidding requires a pre-paid deposit of;

£500 per vehicle guided up to £5000.

£1000 per vehicle guided £5001 - £10,000.

£1500 per vehicle guided over £10,000.

This deposit is fully refundable should your bid not be successful.

To register for phone bidding you will need to complete a Bidders Registration Form by clicking this link. Please make your interests clear in the comments box on the form. We will then contact you regarding your deposit.

COMMISSION BIDDING

All commision bids must be submitted by 5pm on the Friday before an auction.

If you are unable attend the auction you can leave a commission bid on a lot. Just inform us of the lot you wish to bid on and the maximum amount you would like to bid. We will then bid for you during the auction, up until either you win the lot or we reach your maximum bid.

Commission bidding requires a pre-paid deposit of;

£500 per vehicle guided up to £5000

£1000 per vehicle guided £5001 - £10,000.

£1500 per vehicle guided over £15,000.

This deposit is fully refundable should your bid not be successful.

To register for a commission bid you will need to complete a Bidders Registration Form by clicking this link. You will be contacted regarding your deposit. Please make your interests clear in the comments box on the form.

 

BUYERS COMMISSION CHARGES ARE AS FOLLOWS;

Up to £499 = £50.00 + Vat

£500 - £999 = £75.00 + Vat

£1,000 - £2,000 = £150.00 + Vat

£2,001 - £20,000 = 7.5% + Vat

£20,001 and above = 5% + Vat (please see example below)

Bicycles & Automobilia = 10% + Vat

e.g. Sale Price £25,000. First £20,000 @ 7.5%. Remaining £5000 @ 5.0%.
In all cases VAT is payable solely on the commission fee. Unless otherwise stated. NOT on the full amount.

BUY NOW OPTION.

Any vehicle which has failed to find a new home at one of our Auctions will be listed on our website as 'remains available' as a buy now option and can be purchased up until two weeks before the next Auction.

All items must be offered through an Auction sale before a buy now option is available

*Our standard T&C's + charges apply on all 'Buy Now' post auction purchases.

NOTE: No item can be purchased before being offered through an Auction. Post Auction offers can be submitted. The same T & C's / Deposits apply with ALL post Auction offers. Thank you.


Selling your Classic Vehicle…

If you are thinking about selling your classic car then we would love to hear from you. We can discuss the potential entry in to one of our classic sales held regularly each year. 

Entry fee is £35 + VAT per vehicle - this includes advertising, catalogue entry, wax and polish, etc. A Vehicle Entry Form can be found here.

We also buy cars direct so if you would like to sell 'outright' with an immediate decision and fast payment, please give us a call.

Ideally we need to view the car in person but appreciate this is not always possible so photographs by email and a verbal description over the telephone will help us provide you with a realistic valuation..

Please submit your entries early to ensure maximum advertisement and viewings

We are open 7 days a week.

REMEMBER - WE COLLECT AROUND 80% OF ALL AUCTION ENTRIES FREE OF CHARGE

 

VENDOR COMMISSION CHARGES ARE AS FOLLOWS;

Up to £499 = £50.00 + Vat

£500 - £999 = £75.00 + Vat

£1,000 - £2,000 = £150.00 + Vat

£2,001 - £20,000 = 7.5% + Vat

£20,001 and above = 5% + Vat (please see example below)

Bicycles & Automobilia = 10% + Vat

e.g. Sale Price £25,000. First £20,000 @ 7.5%. Remaining £5000 @ 5.0%.
In all cases VAT is payable solely on the commission fee. Unless otherwise stated. NOT on the full amount.

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