The NEC Classic Motor Show Sale
The golden rule for anyone hoping to buy at auction
is to thoroughly inspect the lot you are interested
in before bidding, as no warranty or guarantee is
given with anything that is sold. For this reason
the auction centre is open for viewing prior to each
Auction (please check times). All bids are final and
You can bid at auction either in person by attending
the sale, by telephone, by leaving a commission
bid or live online. To meet current legislative
requirements, you will need to provide proof of
identification in the form of a passport or driving
licence and a recent utility bill as proof of address.
When submitting forms in absentia, please ensure
they reach us no later than 48 hours before the
auction is due to take place.
How fast will the auctioneer go?
The auctioneer will aim to sell approximately 90 lots
of automobilia, watches and lifestyle per hour and
20 vehicles per hour.
Bidding at the sale
If you are planning to attend the sale in person,
please complete the relevant Bidder Registration
Form. On production of this form you will be
assigned a paddle number. Please note that entry
to the auction only is on presentation of this sale
catalogue, which admits two.
Silverstone Auctions has partnered with proxibid.
com to allow you to bid live on sale day from
anywhere. Registration for internet bidding is done
directly on their website. We advise that you register
with them at least 48 hours before a sale to allow
sufficient time for your registration to be approved.
Using these providers carries an additional buyer’s
premium charge of 1% for cars and 3% for
automobilia/lifestyle and watches.
Should you be unable to attend the auction on sale
day, telephone bidding will still allow you to bid live.
On the day of the sale, a member of Silverstone
Auctions will contact you, usually a few lots prior
to your selected lots and will guide you through
the process. It is important that you provide us
with alternative contact numbers to ensure that we
are able to contact you on the day. You may wish
to leave a commission bid to be used in the event
that we are unable to contact you. This, however, is
If you think you might not be contactable on the
day of the sale, you may leave with us a commission
bid. To submit a commission bid, please complete
our Telephone/Commission Bidder Registration
form indicating, for each lot you wish to bid on,
the maximum amount you are willing to bid up to
(excluding commission and VAT). We will execute
your bid as low as possible on your behalf.
** There is no charge for the telephone and
commission bidding service.
Catalogues can be purchased online or by
contacting our catalogue subscription department
on +44 (0)1926 691 141. Please ensure that you
bring your catalogue to the sale as entry is by
catalogue only. Whilst your Silverstone Auctions
Catalogue admits two persons to the viewing
day(s) and the sale day please refer to any specific
Admission tickets that maybe required to enter
the Event. Further copies of the catalogue can be
purchased at the Auction.
All lots are sold on an ‘as seen’ basis. You may wish
to bring a competent mechanic with you to inspect
any Motor Vehicles on your behalf. The catalogue
will describe the lots to the best of our ability on
information supplied. You should, however, satisfy
yourself as to the condition, age, and integrity of
any lot prior to bidding as no warranties whatsoever
are given in relation to any lot. Once the auctioneer
drops the hammer, a contract is made and you
are obligated to proceed with the purchase. It
is therefore vital that you are satisfied with the
condition of the lot you intend to bid upon before
Like the vast majority of auctioneers, Silverstone
Auctions Limited charge what is known as a buyer’s
premium. Our standard buyer’s premium charges
are 12.5% of the hammer price on motor vehicles
(cars and motorcycles) and 20% of the hammer
price for watches, automobila and lifestyle items.
Buyer’s premium is subject to VAT at the prevailing
rate on the day of the auction.