The first step in selling is to agree with us on a price you would like to achieve for your automobilia, motor car or motorcycle. Our skilled valuers can advise on an auction estimate either by seeing a piece in person or often by photograph. You can email photographs for Valuation to us here or call Richard on 01249 444544
Getting your lots to us
We can receive automobilia at our office in Chippenham Monday to Friday 9am-5pm, please advise us if you are coming or if you are posting lots to us so that we can expect you/your lots. Vehicles and their paperwork are delivered directly to the auction site the week of the sale, you will be advised of the date at the time of booking. If you have difficulty arranging delivery, we can put you in touch with several hauliers who could assist you. We would ideally like to receive your vehicle in a presentable and saleable condition, however we understand that following transportation, further cleaning may be required, for which we employ a cleaning contractor.
There is 0% commission to our sellers of vehicles, so you the client receive the entire hammer price. We levy an entry fee (non-returnable) of £60 or £30* (inc. VAT) for motorcars and motorcycles respectively, payable on arrangement. This enables you the client to set realistic reserves without the worry of compensating for auction charges. *Please note that charges are raised if a vehicle is entered after our catalogue has gone to print. Entry fees enable inclusion into our auction catalogue, showing your vehicle in full colour with a descriptive text. It is important to consign your vehicle well in advance of the sale as this gives us chance to advertise in specialist magazines and on appropriate websites. The back cover page of the Automobile magazine is used by us on a permanent basis.
For automobilia we charge 15% commission, 1% insurance and an entry fee (lotting fee) of £3 per lot, all of which are subject to VAT. Spares are subject to the same commission but a £5 lotting fee.
As market leaders in selling automobilia, we have been well placed to offer the contents of several significant collections including ‘Motoring Memories’ of Colyford, Devon, often achieving record prices. We have therefore built up an extensive database of buyers who are very keen to add to their collections. To accommodate the significant increase in lots that we offer, we have now moved to a three day format, selling vintage and classic spares on day one, therefore keeping day two purely petroliana,mascots, ephemera and decorative items. Across these two days, we often sell between 1,500 and 2,000 lots.
Your proceeds will be paid to you at around 14 days following the auction, provided we have received fully cleared funds.