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Selling your Classic Vehicle

If you are thinking about selling your classic car or motorbike then we would love to hear from you. Please send us information and photos on an email to admin@mathewsons.co.uk (remember to include your contact details). 

We will ask you to complete a Vehicle Entry Form once you have spoken to us and agreed a reserve price for your classic.

Ideally, we need to view the car in person but appreciate this is not always possible.

Please submit your entries early to ensure maximum advertisement and viewings.

Entry fee is £35 + VAT per vehicle.

 

Frequently asked questions...

Vehicle

Vehicles
Up to
£499
£500 to
£999
£1,000 to
£2,000
£2,001 to
£20,000
£20,001
and above
£50 .00
+ VAT
£75 .00
+ VAT
£150 .00
+ VAT
7.5%
+ VAT
5%
+ VAT (see example below)

For sales £20,001 and above – the first £20,000 is charged commission at 7.5% + VAT, the remaining balance is charged at 5% + VAT.

e.g. Sale Price £25,000. First £20,000 @ 7.5%. Remaining £5,000 @ 5.0%.

 

Vehicle Registration Numbers, Memorabilia & Bicycles

Vehicle Registrations Memorabilia & Bicycles
10%
+ VAT
15%
+ VAT

You can view our Terms and Conditions for Sellers on this page.

Depending on location, we can collect items to sell at one of our auctions, but only when we are in your area. We cannot guarantee when this will be and, therefore, we can’t guarantee which auction your vehicle will be entered into.

We are not able to deliver vehicles after a sale.

We suggest that for collections and deliveries, you contact one our recommended transporters. Please get in touch for details.

Yes, the entry fee is £35.00 + VAT (£42.00 total).

If the highest bid is close to your reserve, we will give you a ring over Auction Weekend to offer you the highest offer. You can choose to accept or decline the offer.

If your vehicle doesn’t sell, it will be ‘Available to Buy Now’. This means that customers can view the vehicle and put an offer forward to the office. We will ring you with the offer and you can choose to accept or decline.

We aim to pay our vendors within 15 working days. If you have provided your bank details to the office, we will arrange a BACS transfer, or we will send a cheque in the post.

If you put a reserve on your vehicle and the bidding passed this figure, your vehicle will have sold. The results from the auction will be available after the auction on our website.

The Friday Auction will start at 5.30pm for Lots 1 – 150.

 The Saturday Auction will start at 9am for Lots 151 onwards.

Auction lots can be viewed at our Thornton Le Dale site and our Pickering site until the Friday of the sale. Please see the opening times on our Contact Us page.

Yes & No! Only if the same item has been offered by ourselves through a previous Auction.

Yes. All our vehicle results can be viewed on the Glenmarch website. Glenmarch are the largest online free-to-access resource for classic and collector car auction markets. Glenmarch provides information on worldwide classic car auctions, including collector cars, modern classics plus veteran and vintage car auctions. Glenmarch Database.

Ideally, we’d like to have vehicles on site as soon as possible but two weeks after an auction.