Our December Live Online Auction will take place on one day, however, it 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 and The Saleroom. All bids are final and non-revocable.
Details for viewing of the lots be announced in due course.
The health and safety of both our customers and team remains the utmost priority, we are therefore operating to strict COVID-19 guidelines and full instructions will be given when making your appointment.
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.
A commission bid is the maximum amount you are willing to bid up to (excluding the buyers premium and VAT). We will execute your bid as low as possible on your behalf.
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.
To register a bid against a lot on the website, select the lot and using the Lot Tools on the right hand side of the page, select the "Bid on this lot" link. You will be able to select whether to leave a telephone bid or a commission bid.
Alternatively, please download the form below, complete it and send it back to email@example.com
To complete your telephone and commission bidder registration and comply with money laundering legislation you will need to provide TWO forms of ID to our secure portal via the following link, bank details are not required for bidder registration.
Classic Car Auctions has partnered with Proxibid and The Saleroom 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.
To complete your online bidder registration and comply with money laundering legislation you will need to provide TWO forms of ID to our secure portal via the following link, bank details are not required for bidder registration.
View our frequently asked questions for both selling and buying at our auctions here.
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 11% + VAT of the hammer price for motor vehicles (cars and motorcycles).
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.
Buyers should satisfy themselves that they have all the relevant spares, documents and keys relating to their lot(s) at the time of collection.
Written instruction from buyers must be provided if they wish their lot(s) to be collected by a third party.
This guide should be read in conjunction with our full Terms and Conditions of Sale for live online auctions available here.
The auctioneer will aim to sell approximately 25 – 30 vehicles per hour.
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.
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 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.
All purchases are at the Buyers risk from the fall of the hammer. You should therefore arrange insurance from this point.
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.