Read The Lot Listing
Read the lot listing in the catalogue thoroughly. It will give you lots of useful information such as mileage, chassis number, and MOT expiry date.
The description will give information on the car from the vendor, and can include details on the specification, history and condition of the car.
Check The History File & Paperwork
Always check the history file/paperwork for the car, that is available at the histories desk at the auction.
If you are unable to attend the auction in person, then give us a call and a member of the Barons team can look at the history file for you.
View The Vehicle
Have a good look around the car. All cars are available for viewing in the auction hall, and although they can't be moved once in the hall, a member of staff can start the engine on request. If you are unable to attend the auction in person, please contact us to arrange an honest and impartial description of the car over the phone, or a Skype or Facetime call.
Do Your Research
Do some research prior to the auction. It's always worth finding out as much as possible on the particular model of car that you are interested in.
This will help you know what to look out for and what to expect from the car that you wish to buy. Knowing market values will also help when it comes to bidding.
Talk To Us
Ask us for a personal car viewing with a member of the Barons team.
This service is free of charge and will help you to evaluate a car thoroughly, especially if you are new to classic cars.
Know Your Rights
The Citizen's Advice Bureau has produced a guide to 'Buying at Auction' - click here to read it