Decision made to enable continuation of open-to-public auction policy
Historics Auctioneers has announced that its first live, open-to-public sale of the year will now be held at Ascot Racecourse on Saturday, 17th April.
The decision to move from the previous sale date of March 20th was made as a consequence of continuing Covid-19 restrictions which would not have allowed the auction to be held with public attendance.
Commenting on the background to the change of date, Historics’ founder and Managing Director, Mark Perkins said: “Throughout 2020 we resisted surrendering to an exclusively online auction presence. We remain utterly committed to continuing to stage open-to-public sales, with online bidding of course for those unable to attend in person.
“Consequently”, he continued, “through the support of our auction partner, Ascot Racecourse and the goodwill and commitment of those who have consigned to the sale, we have moved our Spring sale forward three weeks, to Saturday, 17th April.
“This enables us to welcome our legion of followers to join us at Ascot across the three preceding viewing days and to enjoy the convivial atmosphere in the auction hall on sale day with fellow enthusiasts, all whilst fully respecting prevailing Covid-19 requirements.”
At its 2021 opener, Historics follows its mantra of appealing to the breadth of the classic car market, with 180 extremely varied entries catering for all tastes and pockets, from an iconic 1956 Citroen 2CV van offered without reserve to a highly collectible 1992 Jaguar XJ220 estimated at £325,000-£375,000.
Details of all entries can be viewed here: