Buying A Classic

Classic Vewing is available on the Friday before the auction.  Opening at 2pm until 6pm, it gives you the opportunity to view the cars on offer, together with the documentation that comes with them, in a more relaxed atmosphere. The admission fee is £5 by catalogue.  If you are unable to attend the actual auction, this enables you to leave a bid having viewed the car in person.  If you are still attending the auction, you can arrive later or when the car is being offered, having already satisfied yourself that you wish to bid. As long as you bring your catalogue, you gain free admission.

If you are unable to attend the Viewing, the doors open at 10am on sale day which gives you two hours to look around the cars and peruse the documents before the auction starts at 12 midday.  You will need to register for a bidding number in the office. 


Remote Bidding:  If you are making a telephone or fixed bid, this will need to be registered by 7pm Friday 26th January 2018. Please refer to the information below regarding remote bidding.



Buyer's Premium:   Please note that we have endeavoured to retain the buyers premium at the same rate for as long as possible. However, due to increasing costs we have raised it to 6% (+vat). Again, this increase has been retained to a minimum. A minimum buying fee of £100 (+vat) applies.

If you are not paying in full on the day, you can pay the outstanding balance by card over the telephone, directly into the bank or on collection if this is on or before the Wednesday following the auction.  All accounts need to be settled by the following Wednesday at the latest. There is also a bank charge payable for transfers made within the EU of £7 and £15 for all other countries.


If you wish to bid, but are unable to view at anytime, you have two options as below. 

Telephone Bid:  You register all your details with us by telephone or email, paying a deposit as outlined below. This allows you to bid live at the time the vehicle is being offered through one of our representatives.

Fixed Bid:    Again this can be arranged by telephone or email.  You will be required to confirm the maximum amount that you wish to bid.

With regards to both of the above options, we like to be assured that we have provided you with as much information as we possibly can, so a walk-round description over the telephone can be arranged.   

If you are a successful bidder, whether provisionally or outright, and are not paying for the vehicle in full on the day, you will be required to leave a deposit as detailed below.  This applies to both bidders who are present and those who are registering for a telephone/fixed bid:

Bids made after 7pm on Friday 26th January cannot be guaranteed.

Purchase Price:                                    Deposit Payable:

Up to £5,000                                                   £500

Up to £15,000                                               £1,000

Up to £25,000                                               £2,000

Up to £40,000                                               £3,000

Thereafter                                                     £5,000    

If your bid has been taken provisionally by the auctioneer due to it being lower than the vendor's reserve, you are still required to pay a deposit until it is confirmed whether your bid has been accepted.


Lloyds Bank Details:

Account Name:  Anglia Car Auctions Limited

Account Number:  42296168

Sort Code:  30 96 17


IBAN:  GB03 LOYD 3096 1742 2961 68 


For European transport enquires

As long as you have paid for your purchase, you can store it with us, by arrangement, for up to two weeks following the sale free of charge.  If you need to have your car delivered, please refer to the Transport & Storage section