Classic Cars and Automobilia
1818 Auctioneers’ Classic Cars and Automobilia department holds 2 specialist auctions annually. One in the spring and one in the autumn.
These are specialist auctions with classic cars and motorbikes and they allow us to showcase some of the big names in motoring history. Austin Healey, Triumph, Jaguar, Seddon, British Leyland, MG and Rover have all been under the hammer.
It's not just the vintage cars and classic motorcycles that our buyers are seeking. They are very keen collectors of smaller items such as motor car hood badges, AA motorcycle badges, and owners' club badges.
Lower estimate items that you can expect in this section include Stewart or Smith dashboard gauges, Sparks Withington 'The Spartan' motor engine horns, vintage Lucas 'King of the Road' headlights, and a signed and numbered limited run screen print after Ken Reed marking the 70th anniversary of Morgan.
Viewing by appointment is also available for classic cars and motorcycles.
If you have a motor vehicle you are considering selling at auction, please get in touch with Bill Nelson. And for Automobilia, contact Annia Zalewski.
Meet the valuer
Saleroom Manager. FLAA, FIA (Scot), FNAVA
A classic motor car.
An AC Buckland Sports Tourer, GFY707, manufactured 1949. It's not clear how many of these cars were built as there are no factory records, but it's estimated that about 80 cars were built from 1949-53. Being a rare vehicle, final hammer of £26,000.
What is a timed online auction?
The auctions are easy to find on our (insert auction page link) where you can browse the auction catalogue from anywhere using a computer, phone or tablet. The timed auctions run for 17 days and you can follow the links to register to place a bid at any time within that.
How do I register to bid in an auction?
You can register to bid via the 1818 Auctioneers website (insert link) or via the-saleroom.com (insert link) if you already have an account with them. Simply follow the instructions from the online catalogues. The charges for buying an item with us are the same whichever way you choose to bid.
Can I have a look at the items in the auction before bidding?
You can view the items in every auction in person at our salerooms. We are located just off the M6 motorway at Junction 36. Our viewing sessions are: Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays (10am to 2pm). The viewings are open to all with no appointments necessary.
Can I bid offline?
Yes. You are welcome to place a commission bid with the admin team here at the auction house while viewing any of our auctions. You can also apply to leave a commission bid by email if we can verify your details in good time. All commission bids need to be with the admin team by 3pm on the Friday before the auction ends. The charges for buying an item with us are the same whichever way you choose to bid.
How do I sell an item at auction with you?
Please submit details of the item(s) you are hoping to sell using our valuations form . One of our Valuers or Auctioneers will then get in touch with you.
I can’t make it to the saleroom. What can I do?
If you aren’t able to view the auction, you are welcome to ask us for a condition report. Please request this (insert link to contacts page) by 12noon the Friday before the auction ends.