How to Buy with Historics


Historics offer a simple purchasing process as well as extremely competitive rates for the prospective buyer. Aiming to deliver a service built around the customer, Historics offers honest and open advice with unrivalled attention to personal detail. Thanks in part to enviably low overheads, Historics also represents an efficient and cost-effective business model, with savings passed directly to the customer.

  • Commission Rate - 12% (20% - Automobilia) (+vat) for all in person, Telephone/Commission and online bidders through Historics.co.uk
  • Payback Guarantee - 14 days (subject to receiving funds)

If you then decide you wish to bid on the item, you will need to Register To Buy. There are four ways of doing this:

1. In person at the sale

You will need to complete a Bidder's Registration form. These can be completed and submitted online here. Or you can download a form here and bring this along with you on the day of the sale, where it will be authorised by our Auction Office. All bids are subject to Historics commission which is 12% (+VAT) for motorcars and 20% (+Vat) for Automobilia.

Please come to reception with two copies of ID on one of the viewing days or the day of the sale to collect your paddle number. 
Please note: You can complete and submit your registration form at the auction, however to save you time we would recommend completing one of the processes above.

 

2. Telephone bidding

You can register to bid over the telephone with a Telephone/Commission Bid Registration Form. This is available to complete via this website here or you are able to download and manually complete the form here, returning either via email, fax, post or in person. (two copies of ID - at least one photographic, will be required in order to process any manual form submitted to us.) All bids are subject to Historics commission which is 12% (+VAT) for motorcars and 20% (+Vat) for Automobilia.

3. Commission bidding

You also have the option to leave a commission bid using the 'Telephone/Commission Bidding Form'. You will need to complete the Commission Bidding section at the bottom of the page, stating the highest bid you wish our staff to place on your behalf. This form can be completed electronically here, or manually download and complete your form here, returning either via email, fax, post or in person. (two copies of ID - at least one photographic, will be required in order to process any manual form submitted to us.) All bids are subject to Historics commission which is 12% (+VAT) for motorcars and 20% (+Vat) for Automobilia.

4. Online bidding

Historics utilise BidPath's superior technology in order to create an improved online bidding experience for our customers. All users with or without an account will be required to register for the auction they wish to bid on.

Registering for our online Auction is simple. Simply create an account, fill in your name, address and email, and choose a password. An email will be sent to the address you provide. Clicking on the link in this will complete your registration and you will be able to begin using Historics online powered by BidPath immediately.

To participate in bidding on any sale you will require to place a ‘hotel style’ holding deposit of £1,000, it important to note this is held by your bank and not Historics and would only be used in the event of non-payment for a lot. This deposit is released after the auction time elapses and you bank will remove the hold on that deposit amount.

Pre-auction bidding, once authorised you will be able to place bids on any lot consigned to the upcoming auction you have registered for, these bids will be transferred to the live auction on the day of the sale much like a commission bid.

In auction bidding, as the name suggests, you can make real-time bids during the sale; you see the lots on your computer at the same time as they appear in the auction room. Your live bids are relayed directly to the auctioneer and an audio feed allows you to hear bids in the room.

To simply watch and listen to the auction you do not even need to register. If you wish to bid, you will first have to fill in the simple registration form to create an account and then sign up for the auction.

Participants should note that all purchases made through Historics website are subject to just 12% commission (+vat) whereas third party online bidding such as ATG (BidSpotter/Salesroom/iBidder) and Invaluable do attract a further surcharge of 2% fee for motor cars and 3% for Automobilia. If you require any help you can contact our team on (+44) 1753 639170.

If you are successful with any bids, please contact the office and let them know what your plans are for payment and collection. You can pay at once either by bankers draft, debit or credit card or you can organise your finances at a later date, in which case the lot will be taken into storage until cleared funds are with us.

Successful bidders

 

Buyer's Commission

Aiming to deliver a service built around the customer, Historics offers honest and open advice with unrivalled attention to personal detail.  Thanks in part to enviably low overheads, Historics also represents an efficient and cost effective business model, with savings passed directly to the customer.

  • Commission Rate - 12% (20% - Automobilia) (plus VAT) for all in person, Telephone/Commission and online bidders through Historics.co.uk
  • Payback Guarantee - 14 days (subject to received funds)
  • Additional commission for successful on-line bids with third party websites may incur a surcharge of  +2% (+Vat)

*Any online registrations will be subject to e-mail verification for security purposes

*Any manually completed forms will need to be accompanied by two x copies of ID

Transport and Storage

Lots that cannot be collected from the auction site the day after the auction will be taken into secure storage at the buyer’s expense.

Costs are as follows:
Transport - £175+ VAT
Storage - £12 per day for the first week, £40 per week (or part thereof) thereafter.

Storage details:
E M Rogers Transport and Storage
Northampton,
NN5 7UA
Tel: 01604 755 511
Tel: 07885 877324

EM Rogers Transport

Finance your classic

 
Historics preferred partner Charles & Dean
 

Charles & Dean offer finance solutions with a difference. Their focus is on you, providing a variety of competitive independent finance options that support both businesses and individuals in their own unique journey. A collaborative, tailored approach spans across all sectors. Whatever your need - specialist equipment, a high value vintage car, new premises, funds to unlock growth, or risk reduction for growth – C&D take the time to understand you.

Working alongside a network of trusted partners, C&D use extensive market knowledge to identify the best finance products and solutions to suit you and your commercial needs.

To enquire as to this lot and its potential for finance click here to visit and enquire as to the suitability for your next purchase

Insure your classic

 
Historics preferred partner Hagerty

Tailored insurance cover
Your special car deserves special cover. Hagerty offers unique and customised coverage, designed specifically for classic cars and motorbikes. Learn more about the various insurance products and options available, and how switching to Hagerty can save you money on premiums too, visit Hagerty.co.uk for more information.

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