Collecting Cars auction results

Collecting Cars auction results

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Jonny TVR

3,237 posts

239 months

Thursday 30th July
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Van Dessel said:
Was anyone tracking that manual 612? It closed this past Monday but is not in Sold so I wonder if it did not achieve it's floor price?

Was well old - an '05 but it looked decent enough. Last price I saw was early £40s on Saturday afternoon...
I think it went up to the £70's

Cheib

19,369 posts

133 months

Thursday 30th July
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Jonny TVR said:
Van Dessel said:
Was anyone tracking that manual 612? It closed this past Monday but is not in Sold so I wonder if it did not achieve it's floor price?

Was well old - an '05 but it looked decent enough. Last price I saw was early £40s on Saturday afternoon...
I think it went up to the £70's
I saw it around that level.

Jonny TVR

3,237 posts

239 months

Thursday 30th July
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Cheib said:
I saw it around that level.
Being a manual the owner will have been hoping for more

markiii

1,467 posts

152 months

Thursday 30th July
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87k was the close

ettore

2,967 posts

210 months

Thursday 30th July
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It cant have been worth any more than that, can it?

Jonny TVR

3,237 posts

239 months

Thursday 30th July
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ettore said:
It cant have been worth any more than that, can it?
Its a rare manual ... depends what the owner thinks its worth or paid for it. It must be frustrating bidding on a car when the reserve is set too high.

MDL111

4,884 posts

135 months

Thursday 30th July
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Jonny TVR said:
ettore said:
It cant have been worth any more than that, can it?
Its a rare manual ... depends what the owner thinks its worth or paid for it. It must be frustrating bidding on a car when the reserve is set too high.
The LHD cars I saw were in the 200k region a year ago or so, so probably expected a lot more than this

500 Miles

1,518 posts

184 months

Thursday 30th July
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I was lucky enough this week to win the auction of the red F355 - the car does look in great condition and I’m looking forward to seeing it in the flesh.

I managed to get the polar silver 993 Turbo last month and have been really impressed with it - the car is even better in the flesh than it was in the photos.

Really impressed by Collecting Cars so far.


Petrus1983

3,979 posts

120 months

Friday 31st July
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500 Miles said:
I was lucky enough this week to win the auction of the red F355 - the car does look in great condition and I’m looking forward to seeing it in the flesh.

I managed to get the polar silver 993 Turbo last month and have been really impressed with it - the car is even better in the flesh than it was in the photos.

Really impressed by Collecting Cars so far.

Nice one!! Starting to have quite the collection!

cayman-black

9,668 posts

174 months

Friday 31st July
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500 Miles said:
I was lucky enough this week to win the auction of the red F355 - the car does look in great condition and I’m looking forward to seeing it in the flesh.

I managed to get the polar silver 993 Turbo last month and have been really impressed with it - the car is even better in the flesh than it was in the photos.

Really impressed by Collecting Cars so far.

Sounds like your addicted!laugh

Congratulations it looks stunning.

500 Miles

1,518 posts

184 months

Friday 31st July
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cayman-black said:
Sounds like your addicted!laugh

Congratulations it looks stunning.
Yeah - someone needs to take away my login! smile

Cheib

19,369 posts

133 months

Friday 31st July
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500 Miles said:
I was lucky enough this week to win the auction of the red F355 - the car does look in great condition and I’m looking forward to seeing it in the flesh.

I managed to get the polar silver 993 Turbo last month and have been really impressed with it - the car is even better in the flesh than it was in the photos.

Really impressed by Collecting Cars so far.

Lovely ! One of the Dad’s brought his son to a cricket match yesterday in one of these...lovely looking thing ! Although my son did say “Dad it’s a vintage Ferrari”....he’s 11 smile

FezSpider

703 posts

190 months

Friday 31st July
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Cheib said:
Lovely ! One of the Dad’s brought his son to a cricket match yesterday in one of these...lovely looking thing ! Although my son did say “Dad it’s a vintage Ferrari”....he’s 11 smile
in all my years I have never heard a kid say that, its usually "ferrari"!!!! smile

will_

5,929 posts

161 months

Monday 3rd August
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Cheib said:
will_ said:
Cheib said:
The Artcurial results weren’t great either for the likes of Ferrari and Porsche. RM Auction does look weak.

I think the Silverstone auction will be poor....a lot of the cars haven’t been used and you would really expect to go to another collector to polish incessantly. Not sure those are the people that are buying right now.
Except the prices achieved at the last Silverstone sale seemed strong to me.
I’d agree with that...that was peak lockdown when people had nothing better to do though. At least that’s my perception.
Another fairly strong set of results from Silverstone Auctions over the weekend, given the circumstances.

will_

5,929 posts

161 months

Monday 3rd August
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500 Miles said:
I was lucky enough this week to win the auction of the red F355 - the car does look in great condition and I’m looking forward to seeing it in the flesh.

I managed to get the polar silver 993 Turbo last month and have been really impressed with it - the car is even better in the flesh than it was in the photos.

Really impressed by Collecting Cars so far.

What's next on the mid-90s sports/super car collection bucket list?

will_

5,929 posts

161 months

Monday 3rd August
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C4ME said:
bish_345 said:
None of the UK sites is a patch on Bring a Trailer in the US at present. Bring a Trailer is completely transparent and maintains an online archive of every auction (whether the car sold or not) containing the entirety of the bidding and the comments on the car. The real difference between Bring a Trailer and eg CC is the "comment" section. The "comment" section in CC seem to be little more than a recital of placed bids. In the case of Bring a Trailer, reading the comments is like reading a PH marque specific forum thread interspersed with occasional bids. The auction site attracts a very large audience ( 125,000 views and 800+ comments on a Miura last month). The comments invariably include very pertinent and/or helpfully geeky observations from knowledgeable people. Admittedly you have to wade through quite a few simplistic cheerleading comments (but that's just the less bottled up US character showing its appreciation for the excitement of an auction). It is the benefit of a car going under this very public microscope of a large critical audience, rather than any "due diligence" by the auction company, that would persuade me to buy on Bring a Trailer as opposed to CC. Plus, the BaT fee is capped at $5,000 rather than the c.$7,700 of CC. So the chap who bought the very nice Miura for $990k only paid a $5k buyer's premium. Compare that to Bonhams/Sotheby's et al......
I had not looked at BaT for a good few years with it being US based and have just spent an hour browsing it. You are right it is a level above anything else out there and they should really bring it over here. The comments and transparancy make it so much better.
Although what is to stop an unscrupulous bidder "commenting" adversely about a particular car (or even hinting at something) in order to try to bag a bargain? There is a danger in allowing unfettered comments to be made public.

Bobo W

651 posts

210 months

Monday 3rd August
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Rob_F said:
SFTWend said:
They only have a fraction of the overheads compared to a traditional auction house so to expect some due diligence in exchange for the 6% buyers fee is not unreasonable.
I think this is a fair point. I was under the impression, certainly at the outset, that CC had a value proposition over and above a generic auction site. The fact it does not, and that one can't really rely on the description anymore than you could on eBay, puts me off anyway. Whether it puts others off or the market as a whole I have no idea.
I obviously don't buy enough cars but would you expect any vendor be they auction house / dealer to do the level of checks you're after? Everyone charges a fee after all. I'm not convinced by the lack of transparency, there's quite a lot of questions being asked in the cars I'm watching, but obviously you need to register beforehand which means in general you don't then need to do any chat-room style monitoring

Looking at the advertisements on CC invariably when they say FSH they list it, which isn't something you see very often, so it's not too difficult to pick up the phone yourself and check if you want?

I would have thought the value proposition of online auctions platforms like CC and The Market is the 0% commission on either the buy / sell point, unlike a traditional you can not only see the car but test drive it should you wish and given the issues of monies not being paid by certain other traditional auction houses, the monetary transaction is direct between buyer and seller. The biggest downside for me is the short window meaning it's difficult to arrange a pre-purchase inspection and it would useful to have a guide on pricing.

Luke.

8,786 posts

208 months

Monday 3rd August
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500 Miles said:
I was lucky enough this week to win the auction of the red F355 - the car does look in great condition and I’m looking forward to seeing it in the flesh.

I managed to get the polar silver 993 Turbo last month and have been really impressed with it - the car is even better in the flesh than it was in the photos.

Really impressed by Collecting Cars so far.

Well, CINE shares ain't paying for that, that's for sure. Looks stunning.

Matty3

703 posts

42 months

Monday 3rd August
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500 Miles said:
I was lucky enough this week to win the auction of the red F355 - the car does look in great condition and I’m looking forward to seeing it in the flesh.

I managed to get the polar silver 993 Turbo last month and have been really impressed with it - the car is even better in the flesh than it was in the photos.

Really impressed by Collecting Cars so far.

Nice one smile - please post up when you have collected your 355. I've bid on a couple of CC cars to date but have not been successful - always good to hear folks experiences.

lukeharding

1,606 posts

47 months

Monday 3rd August
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C4ME said:
I am sure these online auctions will improve as competition hots up between them. I have been looking at one today that I have not seen before and really like it www.themarket.co.uk Takes many of the principles of CC but does a couple of things in a better way in my opinion.

Also the new Car & Classic one includes an escrow service which I really like (but overall I don't think C&C do other bits as well).

Edited by C4ME on Monday 27th July 22:24
The Market has been going longer, and have more of the 'firsts' out of the two, despite what CC puts out (in the form of paid articles). The Market are good and easy to deal with from both a buying and selling perspective, and the listings are well written (plus the hundreds of photos help, and you can add comments, like BaT, though it doesn't have that community so far). I've used a lot of the traditional auctions, but not used CC so far. Got put off by certain staff member's social media attitude a while ago.