If you are thinking of bidding in one of our classic car auctions, here you will find all of the information you need to know. SWVA offers an enjoyable and simple purchasing process with multiple ways to bid, whether you’re in the hall or on the other side of the planet! Everyone is welcome to bid in our classic car auctions, whether you are a trader or a private buyer.

Buyers premium: 8% +VAT with a minimum fee of £150 (including VAT).

There are four ways to bid in our classic car auctions

BID IN THE HALL

To bid in our hall all you need to do is to come to our auction premises on the day of the auction and register when you arrive. (There is no need to register in advance.) When you arrive, just report to the cash desk and register your details to collect your bidding number. There is a £5 fee for each bidding number.

LIVEBID ONLINE BIDDING

ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES AT 9AM ON THE DAY OF THE AUCTION. Our online auction system has been up and running for three years now and is a fantastic way to bid remotely. Not only can you view the cars live as they come through the hall, you can also hear our auctioneers as they take bidding. To register for online bidding click here

TELEPHONE BIDDING

ALL TELEPHONE BIDS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY 9AM ON THE DAY OF THE AUCTION. Telephone bidding is a great way to bid by proxy during the auction. We will call you several lots before the one you want to bid on, then we will talk you through the auction, updating you on the current bid and bidding for you when you tell us to. Phone bidding costs £10.00 and we require a deposit of 10% of the lower estimate, minimum of £500 per car. This will need to be paid with a debit card and your bid will not be valid until we have received your deposit(s)  which is fully refundable should your bid not be successful. To register for phone bidding you will need to fill out a “Classic Car Telephone and Commission Bidding Form“. Once you have completed the form you will need to post, fax or email it back to us then we will contact you regarding your deposit.

COMMISSION BIDDING

ALL COMMISSION BIDS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY 9AM ON THE DAY OF THE AUCTION. If you cannot attend the auction and are unable to bid remotely, you can leave a commission bid on a lot before the start of the auction. Just tell us the lot you want 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 deposit of 10% of the lower estimate, minimum of £500 per car. This will need to be paid with a debit card and your bid will not be valid until we have received your deposit(s)  which is fully refundable should your bid not be successful. To register for commission bidding you will need to fill out a “Classic Car Telephone and Commission Bidding Form“. Once you have completed the form you will need to post, fax or email it back to us then we will contact you regarding your deposit.

VEHICLE DESCRIPTIONS

If you are unable to view the car of your choice before the auction, ring Chris Holmes on the viewing days and he will be pleased to give you a “walk around” description of the car. Please note this is not a detailed description, only an opinion.

SOLD AS SEEN

All lots are sold as seen with no warranties implied or given. It is advised that you inspect the vehicle, and its paperwork, prior to bidding on one of our allocated viewing days. Vehicles cannot be started on these days and keys will not be given out however you will have a chance to hear and see the vehicle running as it is driven through our auction hall on the day of the sale.

 

VIEWING DAYS

All lots and their paperwork will be available for viewing on the Wednesday (9-5) and Thursday (9-6) prior to the auction. However if you cannot make either of these days just give us a call and we will arrange an alternative viewing time with you.

HOTELS

If you are not local and are planning on staying in a hotel then please click here for a list of local hotels and contact details

 

PAYMENT

All vehicles must be paid for within 48 hours or by the following Monday  noon. Payment can be made by debit card or bank transfer. Alternatively cash will be subject to a surcharge of 1.25% and credit cards 3.5%.

 

COLLECTION

Once paid for, unlike most other auctions, we are happy to provide 3 weeks FREE undercover storage while you arrange your collection.*
*Please note that after 3 weeks a fee will incur.

 

If you have any questions about bidding on our auctions, or any of the cars entered into our sale, please get in touch. Remember that our classic car auctions get very busy so if you are thinking of registering for any of the remote bidding options please don’t leave it until the last minute!
Contact us: classics@swva.co.uk Tel: 01202 745466

Next Classic Car Auction – Friday 27th October 2017 at 11:00am

Just 63 days 23 hours 24 minutes 52 seconds to go!