With its home at the Brooklands Museum, Britain’s most evocative motoring arena, Historics auction house is now firmly established for the sale and purchase of the finest historic, classic and sports cars and motoring memorabilia.
Historics independent auctioneers brings together a wealth of specialist motoring experience and with the endorsement from the Brooklands Museum Trust Ltd, aims to preserve and extend the tradition of some of motorings’ most prestigious names.
How to Sell
We can offer you a professional, inexpensive and effective route to market.
To discuss the sale of an item, please contact us by telephone with full details. You can also request a valuation online here. Our staff will then explore with you our forthcoming auctions, arrange appointments and discuss photography. A complimentary catalogue will then be sent to you which allows you entry to the sale. Whilst submitting a lot for auction is straightforward and our staff will do most of the work for you, there are three important aspects to bear in mind;
1. The Reserve is simply the lowest figure that you are prepared to accept for your item on the day of the sale. This figure is confidential and therefore not available to potential purchasers. It is, however, subject to commission, if sold. (No sale – No commission)
By way of advice: A higher Reserve may dissuade potential customers from bidding, whereas a lower Reserve is far more likely to generate interest. It is always far easier to encourage people to continue to bid than it is to get them going in the first instance
2. The Commission Rate is subject to VAT and is simply a percentage that we deduct from the final hammer price.
3. Historics Commission Rate – 10%+VAT (Automobilia – 20%+VAT)
(Please note VAT is chargable at 20%)
All lots are subject to an Entry Fee which covers administrative, publication, photography and marketing aspects associated with catalogue production and event management.
The Historics Entry Fee for motorcars is £230+VAT
*Important note: The entry fee for motorcars and motorcycles also includes professional photography.
Motorcycle Entry Fee: £230+VAT
Automobilia Entry Fee: £0
If your lot is sold successfully, remittance will be forwarded to you within 14 days.*
All sale proceeds will be paid into a ‘segregated trust account’ managed by Coutts & Co. This account does not form part of our company’s assets and is therefore secure for the seller and buyer. Besides an interest in renowned marques such as Bentley, Ferrari, Aston Martin, Mercedes-Benz, Rolls-Royce, Porsche and Jaguar, Historics will welcome the opportunity to offer advice, expertise and enthusiasm to anyone looking to buy or sell any classic car at auction.
How to Buy
Buying at auction is definitely NOT a difficult or unpleasant process, despite possible early fears about bidding for a car some new buyers may have. At Historics we have an entire team of friendly staff and auctioneers ready to provide advice and assistance to aid you.. And ITS A MYTH! That scratching your ear or similar might result in a sale.. Its never happened and our expert auctioneers can easily spot serious buyers from animated viewers.
Historics at Brooklands auctions are very pleased to provide a discount of up to 50% on sale fees for SVA Trade and Enthusiast members wishing to sell a suitable Classic or Collectible car at auction. Dates of our auctions both in 2019 and 2020 can be found on our website with links on the SVA pages. Or simply give us a call and let us help you in person..
Our staff are standing by to discuss the best way to manage your classic car and look forward to your call.