Classic Car Auctions

Classic car auctions are a tempting way to buy classic and vintage cars, because these events draw many sellers from all over the country, so you get a spectacular selection. These auctions are a fast-paced ride, so it is a good idea to go to a few auctions just to look around before you decide to buy. You’ll get a sense of how the set up works. You can easily find auctions advertised in classic car magazines and via classic car clubs.

Once you have a feel for the auction process, you may want to bid. If you have your eye on a car, it’s a good idea to look at it carefully and to bring an expert along before you place a bid. There are many replicas and some auctions sell all vehicles “as is.” Always know what you are bidding on and keep in mind that prices at auctions can go above book value because there are so many buyers drawn to these events. Always understand how much a car is worth and how much you are willing to bid – tops – to get it into your garage.

Our picks:

Mecum Auctions
Barett-Jackson Auctions
RM Auctions
Leake Auctions
Russo & Steele Auctions