It costs nothing to register with Collecting Cars. When you sign up for a full account to sell or bid, we will ask for certain financial information via our secure payment provider ShieldPay to verify your identity. This is for everyone’s security and helps to prevent fraud.
Sellers list with us for free and receive 100% of the selling price.
Our passion and experience encompass cars of all types and eras, from vintage icons through to popular modern classics. Visit the website and click ‘Sell with us‘ to tell us more.
If you have an interesting car with realistic price expectations then we are likely to want to help!
Not every car will be consigned, but every car will be given equal consideration.
Vehicles and automobilia are submitted for consideration by their owners and are subsequently reviewed and curated by an in-house team, with input from independent specialists.
When you submit a consignment for consideration, we will ask for key details about the car. When we make a decision to consign a lot, our copywriters will contact you to gather further information.
We aim to ensure our listings are the most accurate of any online auction platform. For this reason, tell us as much as possible about the car — even the less desirable parts of its history or appearance.
We ask that sellers send us a comprehensive set of photographs — and we tell you what to capture in our photography guide. If you can’t do this, or choose not to, we can send a professional photographer to you at a competitive rate.
Sellers can request that the car is auctioned with a reserve. The value of any reserve is agreed in consultation with the Collecting Cars team to ensure that it is realistic.
Once a car is open for bidding, any registered user can ask a question about it in the comments below each listing. Sellers should respond as soon as possible.
Our moderators will allow people to add constructive opinions about a car, but if you believe any comment is inaccurate, please contact us.
Many of our buyers will be willing to purchase a car unseen, but others may request an inspection. We therefore ask that sellers make cars available for viewings whenever possible. To keep weekends clear for visits, our auctions never start or end on Saturday or Sunday.
Every listing is presented to the seller for approval before it goes live. The proposed start date for the auction will be discussed at this point.
When a car sells successfully on the platform, a 6% premium is automatically deducted from the winning bidder’s credit card. This is a fee for using the platform and not a downpayment on the car. The seller and buyer are then digitally ‘introduced’ to complete the transaction.
If the car fails to meet its reserve price, then we offer sellers the option of listing the car in our ‘Buy it now’ section for an additional 7 days. This allows the possibility of a post-auction deal.
If you have any concerns about receipt of funds from a winning bidder, please contact us.
We have teamed up with ShieldPay, which offers you a risk-free escrow service. We recommend using this service as it enables funds to be held securely until a digital ‘handshake’ has been completed. A direct wire transfer from the buyer is advisable if you choose not to use the escrow service. You should provide the buyer with your ownership documents.
If you have a consignment to discuss, but you are not ready to sign up for a ShieldPay account, please contact us now.