Classic car auctions move online in these pestilent times

Andy Goves is monitoring the auction listings, as one of our Pricewatch volunteers, and reports the auctions are moving online when faced with Government advice to avoid mass gatherings during the Covid-19 pestilence.

Posted: 200320
Last updated: 200620
ACA Classic auction postponed until Saturday 13th June 2020
ACA say their auction planned for Saturday 4th April 2020 has been postponed and add "like many businesses we have had to temporarily close our doors as from Tuesday 24th March. We will review the situation in three weeks time and update accordingly. In the interim, you may contact us via email at email ".
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See live auction online Updated: 200620
Imaginative "Timed Auction" idea from CCA
Faced with the Covid-19 lock-down conditions in force in the UK, the classic car auctioneer CCA has come up with a creative way of continuing to have classic car auctions.
CCA say "from this Saturday 28th March, our daily timed auction will commence and we will offer ten cars per day for 16 days, for a 12-hour window of 8am - 8pm. The daily timed auction will take place on the website of our online bidding partner, Proxibid. 200325
See the NEWS item on CCA Timed Auction & NEWS of live auction 200620
Morris Leslie closes its offices and cancels any upcoming auctions
Morris Leslie Auctions have been closely monitoring government advice regarding the spread of COVID-19. The situation continues to develop rapidly and in light of last night's statement regarding new Government protocols and in order to protect the health and well-being of our staff and customers, we have taken the decision to close our offices and cancel any upcoming auctions effective from 1pm, Tuesday 24th March until further notice. Naturally, we will continue to monitor the situation on a daily basis and will keep our customers up to date on developments and reopening dates as soon as we are able. 200620 More
Barons - classic car auctioneers
See their announcement in the light of the Covid-19 lock down.
Barons announcement 200620
South Western Vehicle Auctions
SWVA has announced they have "decided to move their April 24th Classic Car Auction online only. All remote bidding options will be available to the public and trade customers and everyone is invited to register for telephone bidding, commission bidding and online bidding using our Livebid system". Update: SWVA auction scheduled for 24th April is postponed. SWVA announcement 200320 & Updated announcement 200324 & Another announcement 200406
Mathewsons
They say "our Thornton Le-dale operation is now closed to all visitors. We hope to hold our next sale on Saturday 25th April but due to ever changing government guidelines this may be revised". See updates on Mathewsons website. 200620
The Market - Online Classic Car Auction
With usage up over 60% in the past week alone, The Market offers a safe buying and selling route. 200620 More
Bonhams mph announcement
Their sale this Saturday (21st March) will go ahead as planned, with a ‘drive through’ auction at Bicester Heritage starting at 1.30pm offering a catalogue of modern and popular classic and collectors’ motor cars. Bonhams will have enhanced facilities to bid by telephone, online or by leaving an absentee bid.
Bonhams announcement 200620
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H&H move to online and telephone bidding
At the H&H classic car auction at Duxford on 18th March, the auctioneer took bids from bidders online, on the telephone and from a few people in a pub near Duxford where they had been relocated because of the COVID-19 measures taken by Duxford to comply with the Government's directions on avoiding mass gatherings. It seems likely these types of arrangements will apply to future H&H auctions. H&H news & auction calendar & update 200620