Classic car buying - purchasing at auction | Hagerty Article


So you’ve finally made the decision, and you’re going to go for it. Your dog-eared auction catalog has been your constant companion for the last three weeks. When you run into anyone you know, you’ve pulled it out to give them a look at your next true love. You’ve agonized over the estimate in the catalog; is it deliberately low, to encourage bidding? Or why is it so much higher than the price of any other example you’ve ever seen? Is it good for me that it’s so early/so late in the auction? How can I get inside information on what the car is really like?

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2010/07/28/auction-advice-for-the-seasoned-pro