Collecting Cars auction results

Collecting Cars auction results

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911Viking

299 posts

109 months

Tuesday 17th November 2020
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Hmm, I’ve bought and sold cars on the Collecting Cars platform and only found them diligent and thorough. Comes across as enthusiasts, professional and knowledgeable. Larger group of buddies also used them for selling and buying anything from sub 10k to 200k plus cars. All of them happy and will continue using CC. None of us have any affiliation whatsoever.

Chris have zero stake or gain from CC. Been sharing a few of the cars he likes. Mate helping out a mate, as we all do, no need to speculate any further.

Not arguing CC are perfect, every biz can improve and finesse, they have come from nowhere to everywhere in a short period of time. CC appear to continue enhancing their biz model and processes. Impressive achievements imv.

bennno

7,123 posts

234 months

Tuesday 17th November 2020
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Checking Collecting Cars on companies house shows it’s owned by Edward Lovett and Ph founder Dave Edmonston aka Petrolted.

Chris’ posts do seem to endorse a number of cars close to deadline to seemingly drive up bids.

AyBee

9,464 posts

167 months

Tuesday 17th November 2020
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Cheib said:
There are three in the last five days.
I'm struggling to see the ""Please stop me from bidding on this amazing/ phenomenal/incredible (add any car)" is so insulting to the reader." in those posts?

GTSJOE

254 posts

118 months

Tuesday 17th November 2020
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I have also bought through Collecting Cars. The car in question was a 997.1 GT3 Clubsport. The car was as billed, came from a great collection. Found them to be professional and super helpful with any questions etc. Also received a follow up call after a few weeks to see if I was happy with the car.

Tonyscars30

50 posts

12 months

Tuesday 17th November 2020
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6 months back I sold an AMG GTS through CC.
It was during the first lockdown and not an easy time to sell cars (more uncertainty then than now).

I didnt get a good price (due to the market) but CC were very helpful and responsive.

No company is perfect and always room for improvement but overall was happy with my experience.

GT3Manthey

874 posts

14 months

Tuesday 17th November 2020
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GT4RS said:
It’s not just zippy, been watching repeat user names bidding since the start. They bid up to the reserve then obviously drop off the side of the earth.

Cc just want cars ok their site, the couldn’t care less about history, condition or who’s bidding as long as it gets to the reserve they get paid.
I recently bought a car off the CC site and couldn't be happier.

The details were spot on , the transaction was smooth and i had a follow up call from Lara there just to check all was in order so personally i can't fault it.

I found more transparency on the site than on others i've viewed

Housey

2,035 posts

192 months

Tuesday 17th November 2020
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Stop you lot with actual experience, it's getting in the way of the beards lynching mob.




footsoldier

1,907 posts

157 months

Tuesday 17th November 2020
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I've sold two on there, happy with outcomes, and they intervened when needed to make sure no issues with buyers.

dopsonj

303 posts

85 months

Tuesday 17th November 2020
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GTSJOE said:
I have also bought through Collecting Cars. The car in question was a 997.1 GT3 Clubsport. The car was as billed, came from a great collection. Found them to be professional and super helpful with any questions etc. Also received a follow up call after a few weeks to see if I was happy with the car.
Like GTSJoe, I bought a 997.1 GT3 Clubsport from CC, met with the owner before the end of the auction to view the car however to make sure I was happy with the car, car was as described, photo's reflected the car for sale & description matched.

No complaints from my end.

Van Dessel

99 posts

23 months

Tuesday 17th November 2020
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911Viking said:
Hmm, I’ve bought and sold cars on the Collecting Cars platform and only found them diligent and thorough. Comes across as enthusiasts, professional and knowledgeable. Larger group of buddies also used them for selling and buying anything from sub 10k to 200k plus cars. All of them happy and will continue using CC. None of us have any affiliation whatsoever.

Chris have zero stake or gain from CC. Been sharing a few of the cars he likes. Mate helping out a mate, as we all do, no need to speculate any further.

Not arguing CC are perfect, every biz can improve and finesse, they have come from nowhere to everywhere in a short period of time. CC appear to continue enhancing their biz model and processes. Impressive achievements imv.
Please don't tell people not to speculate, when it comes to money folks have every right to be cautious and suspicious and speculate. Especially when there is so little buyer protection involved. This is the only hedge against downside risk.

Do people think CH could be in breach of whatever social media impartiality/objectivity clauses there are the BBC contract?

In the interest of balance, pursuing the recent Silverstone auction results indicates 911 prices are strong for specialist models. Some really cool distinctive cars in here: https://www.silverstoneauctions.com/events/2020-au...

and https://www.silverstoneauctions.com/events/2020-au...

That peach coloured 911 was in the coming auctions on CC IIRC.

GT3Manthey

874 posts

14 months

Tuesday 17th November 2020
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Van Dessel said:
Please don't tell people not to speculate, when it comes to money folks have every right to be cautious and suspicious and speculate. Especially when there is so little buyer protection involved. This is the only hedge against downside risk.

Do people think CH could be in breach of whatever social media impartiality/objectivity clauses there are the BBC contract?

In the interest of balance, pursuing the recent Silverstone auction results indicates 911 prices are strong for specialist models. Some really cool distinctive cars in here: https://www.silverstoneauctions.com/events/2020-au...

and https://www.silverstoneauctions.com/events/2020-au...

That peach coloured 911 was in the coming auctions on CC IIRC.
Strong results indeed ......Add commission too presumably unless that final number includes the comm

p1stonhead

25,040 posts

132 months

Tuesday 17th November 2020
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kevinon said:
Cheib said:
There are three in the last five days.


Maybe Chris Harris doesn't write his tweets? They read just like the adverts on CC. And that's not a good thing! (IMHO)
Thought this was quite a funny unintended consequence laugh


Alonso92

242 posts

123 months

Friday 20th November 2020
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robsco said:
I must admit, I won’t be using CC again after selling an Elan Plus 2 with them recently. I will point out from the outset, they didn’t do anything especially wrong; but for anyone who markets a car with them, I’d just advise caution. CC want to sell your car - but they do not care about getting the best possible price for you, the vendor.

Yes they deal in enthusiast cars, but I am not sure the place is truly run by enthusiasts (shameless Chris Harris plugs don’t convince me otherwise). And yes, you may argue that the higher the selling price, the higher the fees so of course it is in their interest to maximise the selling price - but this was not the impression I got from selling with them.

It is difficult not to get caught up in the whirlwind when the car has been online a week and is coming to the end. “Lower the reserve”. “We advise you remove the reserve to ensure the car sells”. “This is all the car is worth”. “Don’t miss out.” Unfortunately I was too easily influenced and got lost in the romance of an imaginary “bidding flurry” at the end. My car had a few issues, but in the end it was still grossly undersold and I still kick myself now, a few months on.

So, to those using CC. Don’t lose sight of your car’s worth. Set yourself a bottom value and don’t allow yourself to be drawn into lowering it. If it doesn’t make reserve, take stock before you make any rash decisions and don’t succumb to the pressures of a ticking clock, or by CC staff pushing you otherwise.

One more point, a small one but one I think is noteworthy. During the final hours of the auction I had a flurry of messages from one of their representatives, understandable. When the auction finished I never heard another word from CC.
Similar to my experience, they act all casual and in your interest but in the last few hours of your auction ending, i had four calls pressuring me to lower the reserve price- which is in their best interest to get some kind of commision rather than none.

footsoldier

1,907 posts

157 months

Friday 20th November 2020
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No different from any auctioneer. I’ve sold with RM and it’s exactly the same... before and during a live auction.
Just say no and stick to your bottom line reserve, at least til bids have finished

p1stonhead

25,040 posts

132 months

Friday 20th November 2020
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How much would have this been new? £300k?

Someone presumably never used it and stuck it away hoping it’d be worth millions one day.


Wilmslowboy

3,157 posts

171 months

Friday 20th November 2020
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p1stonhead said:
How much would have this been new? £300k?

Someone presumably never used it and stuck it away hoping it’d be worth millions one day.

Hope the new owner drives and enjoys it - they have been dipping for a couple of years so the seller will have known for some time that they were on the wrong side of the flip.




RATATTAK

6,948 posts

154 months

Friday 20th November 2020
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Zippy bought a Mustang for £38,888.00 tonight wink

fridaypassion

5,505 posts

193 months

Saturday 21st November 2020
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I've sold via CC and they did shift a 911 for me that I had struggled to sell so can't fault them for that.

With regard due diligence there is almost none done other than asking the owner so eyes wide open on that front. This is normal for auctions and shouldn't be overlooked just because Chris Harris helps to promote it.

Don't lift your reserve

Don't lift your reserve

Oh and one last tip don't lift your reserve biggrin

They seem to have had some mixed results recently the 458 Special must have been an utter gut punch for the owner. On the other hand they shifted a complete shed of an Exige for £5000 more than what I thought it was worth (with fees)

I think the novelty factor is probably wearing off a tad now but it can still be a good platform for the right cars. The capped buyers fees make it a far better option for a lot of much more expensive cars. They are very low volume when you sit and watch Silverstone rattle through 100 cars in a day though so still early days for them. Covid has probably served them well!


MDMA .

6,305 posts

66 months

Saturday 21st November 2020
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RATATTAK said:
Zippy bought a Mustang for £38,888.00 tonight wink
Quite convenient after all the talk about him. Luckily from a dealer in Essex so the car might still be there for a while smile

Dingolfing

47 posts

176 months

Saturday 21st November 2020
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MDMA . said:
Quite convenient after all the talk about him. Luckily from a dealer in Essex so the car might still be there for a while smile
He won the bidding on the Exige too last week
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