Classic Cars for sale & offered at the Historics at Brooklands auction - Saturday 20th August
John Williams succeeded in selling 100% of cars he consigned for the Historics at Brooklands auction, held at Brooklands, Weybridge, Surrey, on Saturday 20th August 2016. John's results are listed below. Historics achieved a staggering overall result of over 83% of cars sold, confirming that cars that are correctly reserved will exceed owner's expectations.
For those who may be interested; I am inviting all classic car enthusiasts to an evening on Thursday 8th September at 7.00pm where I shall be presenting a seminar on how to buy and sell at auction. The evening is free to attend, the only proviso is that you, let me know by telephone or email, buy your own drinks and food and if you wish to make a small donation, funds received will go to the Wiltshire Air Ambulance. The venue is to be held near Devizes, Wiltshire; I will let you know the exact location if you wish to attend. The food happens to be very good and there may be a small prize or two for people turning up in a classic.
The auction location at Brooklands is well situated by road, rail and air links with many buyers being attracted from all over Europe and further afield. We are also able to facilitate telephone, internet bidding and commission bids so that our clients are able to purchase from around the world whatever they are doing or wherever they are.
Please be aware that there are limited spaces for this sale and therefore we encourage you to consign early to avoid disappointment.
Please call John Williams on either:
01380 812862 or 07967 203007 as soon as possible.
John Williams Classic Cars in conjunction with Historics at Brooklands
WHAT I DO:I source classic motor vehicles for auction whereby, with my experience and knowledge, a higher level of price expectation is often achieved for the vendor.
I also provide courses that introduce prospective dealers, buyers and auction buyers and sellers, to the classic car market.
WHO I WORK WITH: John Williams Classic Cars have, since 2011, worked with the Historics at Brooklands auction house, providing cars to this market sector helping many customers achieve a higher level result than may be attained selling privately.
WHAT MAKES JOHN WILLIAMS IN CONJUNCTION WITH HISTORICS AT BROOKLANDS DIFFERENT: I have wealth of knowledge and experience of owning, restoring and selling classic cars since 1974 and with mine and Historics at Brooklands worldwide database, together, we offer your motor car to potential buyers where others cannot.
WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT JOHN WILLIAMS:
"As a young person I was extremely nervous about buying my first classic car. I had always thought Alfa Romeos were beautiful but I knew absolutely nothing about them. Dealing with John made the entirety of finding, negotiating and then becoming an owner of an Alfa incredibly easy and actually a rather joyful experience, taking all of the stress and hassle out of the process. When I come to buying my next classic car John will definitely be the first person I call." - William Butler - Alfa Romeo GTAm Evocation - August 2016.
"When we wished to sell part of our small collection of cars to fund further purchases we approached John to help us market them through Historics’ auctions. From our initial meeting at the Alexandra Palace Classic car show to the day of the sale at Brooklands John looked after us and our cars with the utmost professionalism and integrity. We listened to and took all his advice especially his specific suggestions about selling the right cars at no reserve. To say that we were delighted with the final auction results is an understatement! We would not hesitate to contact John again if we were selling or indeed buying classic motor cars." - Andrew and Sarah Martin Land Rover, MGB Roadster & Lotus Elite 504
"I have been very happy with the way you have dealt with the sale of my much loved Spider! I will not hesitate to recommend you to anyone I know who wished to sell their classic motor car.” - Michael Bennett - Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider - June 2015.
"It is important that I write and thank you for your help and understanding with regards to the sale of my Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Tourismo." As you know, it was the first time I have submitted a car to auction, and your attention to detail and presentation of the car was superb, inspiring confidence, which made the day much easier for me. Everything you said you would do, you did. I could not ask for more.
David Phillips on the sale of his 1929 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Turismo - November 2015.
HOW IT WORKS: I offer you a professional, inexpensive and effective route to market; to discuss the sale of your classic car or motor cycle, please call me. I will then explore with you our forthcoming auctions, arrange appointments and discuss photography. A complimentary catalogue will then be sent to you, which allows you and one other entry to the sale.
If you are new to the classic car market, I can also offer you introductory courses on, How to Buy and Sell a Classic Car, How to become a Classic Car Dealer and How to Buy and Sell at Auction.
Submitting your classic car to auction is straightforward and I will do most of the work for you, however, there are three important aspects to bear in mind:
1. The Reserve is simply the lowest figure that you are prepared to accept for your item on the day of the sale. This figure is confidential and therefore not available to potential purchasers. It is, however, subject to commission, if sold. (No sale - no commission or any hidden fees). By way of advice, a higher Reserve may dissuade potential customers from bidding, whereas a lower Reserve is far more likely to generate interest.
It is always far easier to encourage people to continue to bid than it is to get them going in the first instance.
2. The Commission Rate is subject to VAT and is simply a percentage that is deducted from the final hammer price.
3. The Historics Commission Rate is - 10%+VAT (Automobilia - 15%+VAT)
(Please note VAT is chargeable at the current rate of 20%).
All lots are subject to an Entry Fee; this covers administrative, publication, photography and marketing aspects associated with catalogue production and event management.
The Historics Entry Fee for motorcars is £230+VAT
*Important note: The entry fee for motorcars and motorcycles also includes professional photography (location may incur a small cost of travel expenses for the photographer).
Motorcycle Entry Fee: £175+VAT
Automobilia Entry Fee: £0
If your lot is sold successfully, remittance will be forwarded to you within 14 days (subject to received funds).
All sale proceeds will be paid into a 'segregated trust account' managed by Coutts & Co. This account does not form part of our company's assets and is therefore secure for the seller and buyer.
Importantly, your classic car is not released to the buyer until Historics have received full and cleared funds.
READY TO TALK? Please call me on either 01380 812862 or 07967 203007. I may be emailed at email@example.com .
Picture above- John Williams at the start of the 2014 Kop Hill in his Triumph Spitfire GT6R Le Mans.
How to Buy and Sell at Auction Seminars - Brooklands Thurday & Friday Auction Viewing Days during 2016 - 1.00pm
Why attend the 'How to Buy and sell at auction' seminars.
Whether you are new to the classic car scene or an old hand, buying and selling at auction may be a daunting prospect, especially if you have never experienced the process before. Even the most experienced will have unanswered questions. Don’t worry, are team here at Historics are here to help. John Williams, who has delivered classic car courses and seminars for over 10 years and Fabian Hine, one of the most experienced auctioneers in the business will be delivering two seminars at to be held at 1.00pm during each of our viewing days on Thursday & Friday at Brooklands. Armed with the knowledge, we aim to make the auction experience an enjoyable and successful one for buyers and sellers alike.
For buyers, you will be taken through all aspects of the auction process that will include; registration, bidding methods, provisional bidding (what this means), payments and collection (if you are successful). For sellers, the process you will go through to get you car to auction and useful tips on preparation, one of the most important and often most neglected aspects that often result in many good classic cars failing to sell. Your time with us will end with a question and answer session. One thing that John Williams and Fabian Hine has learnt most over the years is that, there are no stupid questions and many so called experienced auction attendees, including dealers, are surprised at what they learn.
A catalogue admits two people.
Entrance to all Historics at Brooklands classic and sports car auctions are by catalogue only, each catalogue will admit two people for both the viewing and auction day but will also admit you to either the Brooklands Motor Museum or Mercedes-Benz World (for whichever location said auction is held at).