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Our next sale is taking place on Friday 18th - Sunday 20th March 2022 at The NEC.


We are pleased to welcome you back to our auctions! You can bid in person by registering with us prior to the auction commencing or alternatively you can bid by telephone, by leaving a commission bid or online with one of our partners.

To comply with money laundering regulations, 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, every 12 months. 

When submitting forms by post or fax, please ensure they reach us no later than 4pm (BST) 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. It is important that you provide us with alternative telephone numbers to ensure that we are able to contact you on the day. 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 bid@classiccarauctions.co.uk

Telephone & Commission Bid Form


To complete your telephone and commission bidder registration and comply with money laundering regulations you will need to provide one form 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. If you wish to bid with our online platforms, please ensure you register with them.





To complete your online bidder registration and comply with money laundering regulations you will need to provide ONE form of ID to our secure portal via the following link, bank details are not required for bidder registration.



Like the majority of auction houses, Classic Car Auctions charge what is known as a buyer's premium. Our standard buyer's premium charges for live online auctions is 12.5% + VAT of the hammer price for motor vehicles (cars and motorcycles). Classic Car Auctions use the Auctioneers Margin Scheme (VAT Notice 718/2). VAT cannot be split out on the invoice and cannot be reclaimed by VAT registered businesses or individuals.


Some lots may be VAT qualifying and subject to VAT on the hammer. Some lots may have been brought in to the UK on a temporary admission and therefore import VAT will be due on the hammer. These lots will be clearly marked in the catalogue.

Any lots that are not VAT qualifying will be sold using the Auctioneers margin scheme (VAT Notice 718/2). VAT will not be charged on the hammer price. The VAT on the buyers premium will not be split out on the invoice and cannot be reclaimed by UK VAT registered businesses or individuals.

Further duties and VAT may be applicable on exporting lots from the UK. It is the responsibility of the buyer to settle these charges.


All payments are due by 5pm the next working day following the sale.
Payments must be made in GBP, by bank transfer where possible. Payment can also be made in person by debit card (up to £20,000) and credit card (up to £5,000). Cash payments cannot be accepted.
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.


All cars must be collected on Monday 21st March between 8am - 1pm. Our transport partners, EM Rogers, can assist with collection and delivery - any vehicles not collected by 3pm on Monday 13th December will be taken to their storage in Northampton for £175 plus VAT. 

Buyers should satisfy themselves that they have all the relevant spares, documents and keys relating to their lot(s) at the time of collection. 

We recommend that when you collect your purchase, you arrange for the car to be transported via a trailer/transport partner. This is to allow for circumstances such as flat batteries or similar situations, which can be tended to once the car is home. 

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


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.

As the hammer falls 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. 


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 within 14 days of the sale. The details used will be those the buyer registered with, unless we are notified in writing otherwise.

Where lots have entered the UK on a temporary admission, we will instruct the import agent to obtain the NOVA reference number on your behalf upon receipt of cleared funds. This will enable you to register the vehicle.

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.


View our frequently asked questions for both selling and buying at our auctions here.


This guide should be read in conjunction with our full Terms and Conditions of Sale available here.