Classic Car Auctions: Specialists in ‘Everyman’ Classics

Buying and Selling ‘Everyman vehicles’ in Warwickshire

Classic Car Auctions (CCA) is a specialist auction house for the sale of ‘Everyman’ classic cars; offering enthusiasts the opportunity to buy an impressive selection of iconic classic cars from across the eras.

To find full details of future auctions in 2021 please go to ClassicCarAuctions

Click on the image above to watch what we do and how easy buying at auction can be..

Created in 2015 by the highly respected team from Silverstone Auctions and now an established business itself; we have a consistent sales rate of over 75% for the last three years and have proudly sold over £15,000,000 worth of cars during the same period. 

The majority of our sales are held at our home from home, The Warwickshire Event Centre, Leamington Spa. Here our sales average a total of £1.5 million, with hundreds of dedicated buyers attending the one-day sale of approximately 150 cars each time. We are also established at the Practical Classics Classic Car and Restoration Show which is held annually at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham, where we have been the official auction partner for the last three years. 

This highly desirable 1947 Riley ‘Woody’ sold in a 2019 event. Very rare to find these days especially in the UK where the US penchant for displaying wood to SUV’s and estate cars didnt quite catch on here..
And from the Classics above, CCA have some modern collectible cars like this Ferrari 348 which is expected to sell for just £40-50K RHD and just 44,000 miles!

At CCA our aim is to make buying and selling a classic car as easy and as straight-forward as possible. Our dedicated team of knowledgeable classic car specialists will provide sellers with honest and realistic estimates, combined with worldwide marketing and well-presented sale days which will help your car achieve a great price. We offer buyers a fantastic selection of affordable classic cars presented with extensive information and detailed condition reports along with low buyer’s fees.

This desirable Porsche 911 (964) was in a previous sale at a very affordable £25-£30K

CLASSIC CAR AUCTIONS SELLER’S GUIDE: See below for more details and advice on Buying or Selling at CCA.

Here at Classic Car Auctions (CCA) we want to make selling your car as easy and straight-forward as possible. By following the simple step-by-step guide below you will be able to submit your vehicle(s) to CCA for inclusion in a forthcoming auction.  Once submitted you will receive a confirmation e-mail and a follow-up phone-call from one of our specialists.  Once all the details have been established and entry is confirmed, you can be assured that your car will be marketed to the widest and most relevant audience available. 


The first step is to tell us what you are thinking of selling.  By clicking on the below link ‘Online Entry’ (takes you to Step 1) you will complete just a few logical forms to capture the best possible information about your car. This information should be supported with as many recent photographs as possible. (A minimum of six photographs are required to submit a car.)


We assess the value of all entries based on the information you provide including their condition.  During your discussions with our specialists, if our estimate meets your expectations and you would like to proceed, then the terms of sale are confirmed and your car will be entered into one of our auction events.


Once Terms and Conditions have been agreed upon and you have settled any relevant Entry Fees, we will confirm receipt of the consignment. Following this, instructions will be given to you to enable the sending of all relevant paperwork (e.g. history file, receipts etc.) for the car to CCA in preparation for the auction. These procedures effectively represent the formal instruction of CCA to sell the car on your behalf.


The entry fee is £150 including VAT for sales at Warwickshire Exhibition Centre (WEC) and £250 plus VAT for sales at National Exhibition Centre (NEC). This includes entry into the relevant Auction Catalogue showing your car with a colour picture and descriptive text.  Should your entry sell at auction, we will charge our standard seller’s commission of 5%+VAT based on the hammer price your entry has achieved with a minimum charge of £350+VAT.


You will then need to arrange for the item to be delivered to CCA at the appropriate time in readiness for the sale – we will instruct on date/time/directions. The car should arrive in a presentable and saleable condition. If your car is deemed by CCA to require further cleaning/presentation you will be notified prior to any work being carried out – but you will be charged for the work by deduction from the net sale proceeds. Please also note, that if upon delivery, its condition (in any area) is deemed to differ objectively from that given in your online evaluation or during the discussions with our specialists, then be expected to further discuss altering your reserve price prior to auction.

For those sellers who require assistance with transportation we have a logistics partner in EM Rogers. (EM Rogers are fully experienced in transporting classic cars and the very best marques of new cars both in the UK and across the world).


We encourage you to attend the auction.This is, however, entirely up to you. Our aim is to create an atmosphere that provides an enjoyable experience for all attendees whilst our prime objective is to achieve the best possible price for any entry on your behalf.


Proceeds of your sold entry will be paid to you within a maximum of 14 working days after the auction date provided we have received the full purchase price from the buyer. We will settle with you the amount of the hammer price less any outstanding charges (including the fees we previously agreed).


The golden rule for anyone hoping to buy at auction is to thoroughly inspect the lot you are interested in before bidding, as no warranty or guarantee is given with anything that is sold. For this reason the auction centre is open for viewing prior to each Auction (please check times).

All bids are final and non-revocable.


You can bid at auction either in person by attending the sale, by telephone, by leaving a commission bid or live, online. To meet current legislative requirements, 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. Credit or debit card details will also be required.

When submitting forms by post or fax, please ensure they reach us no later than 4pm (GMT) the day before the auction is due to take place

If you are planning to attend the sale in person, please complete the relevant Bidder Registration Form. Before the sale you will be assigned a paddle number that you will be able to use on the day. Note that entry to a sale is on presentation of the relevant sale catalogue. Should you be unable to attend the auction on sale day, telephone bidding will still allow you to bid live. On the day of the sale, a member of Classic Car Auctions will contact you, usually a few lots prior to your selected lots and will guide you through the process. To register a telephone bid, please complete the relevant Absentee Bidder Registration form. It is important that you provide us with alternative contact numbers to ensure that we are able to contact you on the day. If, for any reason, we are unable to contact you any of the telephone numbers you submitted, you may wish to enter a “covering” commission bid, this however is entirely optional.

If you think you might not be contactable on the day of the sale, you may leave with us a commission bid. To submit a commission bid, please complete our Absentee Bidder Registration form indicating, for each lot you wish to bid on, the maximum amount you are willing to bid up to (excluding buyer’s premium and VAT). We will execute your bid as low as possible on your behalf.

Live Online Bidding: Our live online bidding gives you the opportunity to take part in the auction just as if you are in the room.  You can watch and listen to the action for free and if you do decide to buy you pay just an additional 1% + VAT commission.  Please make sure that you allow plenty of time for the auctioneer to register your bid, don’t wait until the very last second because you might miss out.


In the case of commission, telephone, live and on-line internet bidding, the following increments apply:

from £100 to £500=£25 increments
from £500 to £1,000=£50 increments
from £1,000 to £5,000=£250 increments
from £5,000 to £10,000=£500 increments
from £10,000 to £20,000=£1,000 increments
from £20,000 to £50,000=£2,000 increments
above £50,000=£5,000 increments


Catalogues can be purchased on the day of the auction at price of £5. This catalogue will be exactly the same as the one viewed online prior to the auction. Each catalogue allows two people entry on auction day.


The auctioneer will aim to sell approximately 25 – 30 vehicles per hour. So, if you’d like to know more about buying or selling a classic car with Classic Car Auctions, call us today on 01926 640888 or email