By March 13, 2020Uncategorised

Covid-19 – SWVA Update


Weekly Car and Commercial Auctions

After careful consideration we have decided to move our weekly auctions online only starting from Tuesday 24th March until further notice.

Viewing will be available as normal on the auction days up to 1:30pm on Tuesdays and 12pm on Fridays, after which the gates will be shut to the general public and the auctions will be held behind closed doors. Collection and delivery of vehicles will also take place as normal however we would like customers to let us know a rough time that they will be visiting (if they can) so that we can limit queuing. We would also like to encourage payment over the phone and bank transfers, we will not be accepting cash payments for the time being. If you are social distancing we will be happy to arrange for you to collect the vehicle from our site without you having to have contact with any staff.


Classic Car Auctions

After careful consideration we have decided to move our April 24th Classic Car Auction online only. Our past attendances have been in the region of over 1000 people and with the current situation unfolding as it is, we cannot take that risk.
This means we will not allow the general public on site on the day of the auction. However, all remote bidding options will be available to the public and trade customers and everyone is invited to register for telephone bidding, commission bidding and online bidding using our Livebid system.
Our viewing days will go ahead as normal on Wednesday 22nd between 9am and 5pm and Thursday 23rd between 9am and 6pm, we are also offering viewing on Tuesday 21st between 4pm and 6pm.  We do ask customers attending viewing to respect the act of social distancing and that any person who is displaying symptoms of Covid-19 to please stay away.
We understand that this will take away the drive through element of our auctions that gives our customers that extra bit of confidence when they are bidding. Therefore, over the next few weeks we will be uploading a short video of each car running onto our online catalogue. We will also be offering free storage for up to 2 months for any overseas buyers.

We lastly would like to thank all of our customers in advance for their understanding and patience.