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Classic Car Auctions

Find classic and antique cars for sale at auction

  • How can I buy cars at auction?

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    There are two types of auctions—public car auctions and dealer car auctions. Public car auctions are open to anyone. Dealer car auctions, like those held by Manheim, are private and require you to have an auto dealer license as well as the necessary credentials, insurance and business license requirements as outlined by your state and/or county. You can also hire an auto broker to find and bid on a car for you. The car auctions listed on Classics on Autotrader are open to the public.
  • How can I get a dealer license for car auctions?

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    Your state’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) should list the rules required to become a licensed automotive dealer. You’ll need to apply for a business license, a dealer registration number and a tax or employer identification number to adhere to any sales tax and income rules. Most states require applicants to also create a DBA, submit a detailed business plan and undergo a background check. Lastly, you will also need a surety bond for insurance purposes to protect your customers and yourself.
  • How do car auctions work?

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    Most car auctions, either public or private dealer car auctions, are in person or online. A car auction can be overwhelming since there are many rules to follow during the bidding and sales process. There's a starting price listed for each car. If you find a car you like set your maximum bid. If your bid wins, the car is yours. All auctions have fees which are in addition to the vehicle’s final bid price. Be sure to understand these fees and account for them in your budget. All online auctions also have a shipping partner to fulfill delivery of the vehicle to you.
  • How much does a car auction license cost?

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    The cost of a car auction dealer license is $600 to $800 to get a business license and to set up your corporation. Then there is $15,000 in annual building and insurance costs.
  • How can I buy a car from an auction without a dealer license?

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    You either must know a licensed car dealer or someone you trust in the automotive industry. But most people wouldn’t want to go through this much trouble to buy a single vehicle. All the auctions listed on Classics on Autotrader are open to the public and do not require buyers to have a dealer license. If you still insist on buying a car from a private dealer auction, your best bet is to find a car broker who focuses on representing clients, like you, to buy a vehicle at a dealer car auction.
  • How do I find car auctions near me?

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    Car auctions found on Classics on Autotrader occur weekly and monthly depending on the location and include a wide variety of vehicles—classics, RVs, motorhomes, trailers, ATVs, motorcycles as well as present-day vehicles and heavy-duty equipment. Most auctions listed on our site are open to the public although some may charge a bidder registration fee. We update our auctions page often so you can find a car auction near you.
Classic Cars, Motorcycles & ATV's and RV's - Weekly Auction
Where:
When:
Jan 26, 2021 - Dec 31, 2021
Auctions end every Friday starting at 4:00 pm
Miedema Auctioneering Weekly Auctions - featuring classic cars & trucks, powersports and RV's   More Info ›
Friends of Roger Electric Car Tesla Raffle 2021
Where:
2721 NY-80, Sherburne, NY 13460, USA
When:
Aug 23, 2021 - Oct 21, 2021
Friends of Rogers Electric Car Raffle 2021 This Model 3 features Standard Range Plus Rear-Wheel Drive, Solid Black Paint, 19” Sport Wheels, All Black Partial Premium Interior and Autopilot. Tickets are $5 Each 5/$20 15/$50 35/$100 200/$500 Benefits Friends of Rogers Environmental Education Cent...   More Info ›
ESTATE AUCTION - 60 YR OLD MOTORCYCLE DEALERSHIP - Online Only
Where:
215 Freedom Rd, Pleasant Valley, NY 12569, USA
When:
Sep 10, 2021 - Sep 25, 2021
Saturday, September 25th – Bids begin to close at 6PM EST
Motorcycles, Tools, Equipment, Vehicles, Parts, Accessories - 2 Online Auctions / Live Preview / No Reserve Prices   More Info ›
Estate Auction for Robert Savage - Classic & Collectable Cars
Where:
2152 290th St, Fort Dodge, IA 50501, USA
When:
Sep 17, 2021 - Oct 08, 2021
Lots begin to close on Friday, October 8th at 11:00 AM.
Selling the Oldsmobile and Pontiac car collection of Robert Savage to highest bidder!   More Info ›
Madison Classics Presents 44th Annual Fall Jefferson Swap Meet & Car Corral
Where:
503 N Jackson Ave, Jefferson, WI 53549, USA
When:
Sep 24, 2021 - Sep 26, 2021
Spectator Hours Fri 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Sat 6:00 am - 4:00 pm Sun 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
44th annual Fall Jefferson Swap Meet & Car Show! The Madison Classic’s Fall Jefferson Car Show and Auto Swap Meet is one of the largest car shows in the Midwest! For the auto enthusiasts this Swap Meet boasts thousands of car parts and car accessory vendors making it a great place to buy or sell ...   More Info ›
THE SARATOGA MOTORCAR AUCTION
Where:
110 Avenue of the Pines, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866, USA
When:
Sep 24, 2021 - Sep 25, 2021
Friday 9/24/2021 - 12 PM - 6 PM Saturday 9/25/2021 - 10 AM - 6 PM
The Saratoga Motorcar Auction, now its fifth year, will take place on Friday, September 24 and Saturday, September 25, 2021, on the grounds of the Saratoga Spa State Park.   More Info ›
Practical Classics Classic Car & Restoration Show & Auction - Online Bidding
Where:
Stoneleigh Park, Stoneleigh, Coventry CV8 2LZ, UK
When:
Sep 25, 2021 Auction will start at 9:00 AM on Saturday, Sept. 25th
Our next sale is taking place on Saturday, Sept. 25th at Stoneleigh Park, Coventry, CV8 2LZ in the UK.   More Info ›
Fall Carlisle Collector Car Auction
Where:
1000 Bryn Mawr Rd, Carlisle, PA 17013, USA
When:
Sep 30, 2021 - Oct 01, 2021
Wed- Sat: 7AM-6PM Sunday: 7AM-12PM
Fall Carlisle is the last event of the calendar year for Carlisle Events and marks the end of the Carlisle based show and automotive flea market season!   More Info ›
ANNUAL FALL BIG BOY TOY AUCTION - Classic Cars and Trucks Live & Online
Where:
2340 US-40, Clayton, IN 46118, USA
When:
Oct 01, 2021 - Oct 09, 2021
Lots begin to close - OCTOBER 9TH @ 10:00 AM EASTERN
FEATURES CLASSIC & COLLECTABLE VEHICLES, ATV'S, TRUCKS, TRACTORS, PICKUPS & MORE - LIVE & ONLINE BIDDING   More Info ›
Fall Advertising, Americana, & Nostalgia - Live Auction with Online Bidding
Where:
76 Ulyanovsk St, Hartwell, GA 30643, USA
When:
Oct 02, 2021 Lots start to close live on Saturday, Oct. 2nd at 9:00 AM Online portion of the auction starts at 10:00 AM
We Are Accepting Collections & Consignments for our Oct. 2nd Advertising & Americana Auction.   More Info ›
Rust Valley Restorers Collector Car Auction - Live & Online
Where:
Washington, USA
When:
Oct 02, 2021 Saturday Oct 2nd: 9AM Start Time on location in Tappen, BC
Mike Hall Collection - 500+ Cars - NO RESERVE!   More Info ›
Antique/Classic Cars & Truck, Car Parts, Tools, Equipment, Model Trains, More!
Where:
328 Simpson St, Clarksburg, WV 26301, USA
When:
Oct 05, 2021 Auction begins to Close Tuesday October 5th at 6:00 PM
Antique/Classic Cars & Truck - Online Only Auction   More Info ›
Vicari’s 25th Annual Biloxi Fall 2021 Auction – Oct 6-9th, 2021
Where:
2350 Beach Blvd, Biloxi, MS 39531, USA
When:
Oct 06, 2021 - Oct 09, 2021
Vicari Auctions Presents-Four Full Days of Auctioning Bliss! Or Bid Online from home! Dates: Wed, Thurs, Fri. & Sat., October 6-9, 2021 Location: Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center 2350 Beach Blvd. Biloxi, MS 39531 Admission: $20.00 (Age 10 and under free with paid adult) Gates ...   More Info ›
Doug Lowe Collector Car Auction - Live Public Event
Where:
747 Bellefonte Rd, Flatwoods, KY 41139, USA
When:
Oct 17, 2021 Lots begin to close on Sunday, Oct 17th at 12:00PM - Vehicles start to close at 3:00PM
Outstanding auction of the incredible Doug Lowe’s collector cars and Winchester firearms.   More Info ›
NO-RESERVE COLLECTOR CAR & MEMORABILIA AUCTION - Now Seeking Consignments
Where:
1066 US Hwy 136, Hamilton, IL 62341, USA
When:
Oct 18, 2021 Bidding Closes: Monday, October 18, 2021 - Starting At: 9:00 AM Central
Featuring the Jack Ufkes Collection - 1955 Mercury Montclair, 1957 Chevy Bel-Air, 1968 Buick Grand Sport Convertible & 1974 Dodge Charger   More Info ›
Duncans Auctions - The Essence of Classics Auction
Where:
255 E Marshall St, Van Alstyne, TX 75495, USA
When:
Oct 23, 2021
Live and online   More Info ›
Henderson Collector Motor Series - Live & Online Auction
Where:
6030 Barber Motorsports Pkwy, Birmingham, AL 35210, USA
When:
Oct 29, 2021 - Oct 30, 2021
Saturday, October 30th | 11:00 am
Over 100+ Classic & Collectable Vehicles will be crossing the block!   More Info ›
Raleigh Classic Car Auction
Where:
2380 Long Mill Rd, Youngsville, NC 27596, USA
When:
Dec 03, 2021 - Dec 04, 2021
Auction begins at 9:00 am on Friday, December 3rd, 2021
Over 300 Classic & Collectable Cars will be up for auction!!   More Info ›
The Premier Auto Auction - Live & Online Bidding
Where:
75 Taylor St, Punta Gorda, FL 33950, USA
When:
Dec 03, 2021 - Dec 04, 2021
Auction starts at 9:00 AM both days.
Over 200+ classic and collectable vehicles crossing the block in beautiful Punta Gorda, Florida!!   More Info ›
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