Online auctions are a huge success

Post lockdown demand for classic cars remains surprisingly high despite being held behind closed doors with bidding remotely. The way classic car auction houses have successfully transitioned to online sales during the Covid-19 pandemic shows a creative and nimble approach to maintain the auctions. The results reported by Classic Car Buyer are of a remarkable level of activity with a strong performance with established classics. The "more humdrum entries produced truly exceptional results".

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ACA online auction - 20th/21st June 2020
Held over two days due to the volume of entries, ACA's first classic car sale since January to took place in June. They had clearly put in a great deal of effort to ensure friendly social distancing with online bidding offered for the first time. The sale was streamed live on YouTube and it looked and felt like one of their traditional sales with cars driven in front of the auctioneer's rostrum and with his dynamic patter you felt you were there! You can see the auction as the YouTube link is still there.

There were 255 lots with a very low mileage MGBGT. Classic Car Buyer say "the auction was a huge success"

H and H online auction - 24th June 2020
Their auctions have now become a regular monthly fixture. One item at the recent auction was a modified rubber bumper MGBGTV8. It is an original UK right hand drive car, that went to Germany around 2006/07 as far as can be ascertained and whilst there it received substantial upgrades (massive invoice file) including increasing the engine size to 3.9 litres, with a high lift cam, Edelbrock carburettor, manifold, fuel pump and air filter assembly. It reputedly delivers 200 bhp at the rear wheels. Auction

It was sold for £16,312
including buyer's premium.