Buying at an Essex Classic Car Auction

The Number One rule whenever you buy at an auction is to thoroughly inspect the lot you are interested in before the bidding starts. There is no warranty or guarantee on anything that is sold, you are buying it “as is” and once you have bought it, there is no going back, you are contractually obliged to buy and all bids are final and cannot be revoked, recinded or withdrawn.

This is why there is time before bidding starts when you can view all the lots for sale and make your own judgement regarding their condition and value. If the owner is present it will give you time to have a chat and ask any questions you have. Most owners are more than willing to give you as much information as possible but remember, the decision to buy is yours and yours alone.

However, before you can make any bids, current legislation requires that you provide proof of identification (usually in the form of a passport or driver’s licence), plus a recent utility bill in your name as proof of address. Your credit or debit card details will also be required.

Although it is not necessary, it will save time if you pre-register as an “On-Site Bidder”, i.e. someone who will attend and make bids in person, as this will allow us to contact you prior to the auction and remind you to bring the necessary documentation with you.

You can pre-register by using the form to right and, if you wish to receive our regular newsletter containing information about upcoming auctions, special offers and notification of sought-after Lots before they reach the auction, you can also sign up for our Newsletter at the same time. We promise never to sell/share or give your information to anyone else and will not use it to send Spam.

Please note that a buyer’s premium of the greater of 5% (of the hammer price) or £100 +VAT is payable to ECCA.

On-Site Bidder Registration Form
On-Site Bidder Registration Form