H&H Classics have launched a round-the-clock Online Auction offer and the very first such sale showed some great successes. The next such sale ends March 9th.
Top result in the first timed online sale was this 1960 Austin-Healey 'Frogeye' Sprite which sold for £18,000.
A home market example that was specified from new with a hard-top it came fitted with a steel bonnet, side screens and tonneau cover. It was the subject of a restoration in the 1990s and was accompanied by a large history file including British Motor Industry Heritage Trust.
Manufactured in 1960, this home market ‘Frogeye’ was despatched new on the 25th of May to dealership Murray and Charleston of Middlesborough. Presented today in Red with Black leather interior upholstery, a Black soft-top, and Black tonneau (which was replaced in 2015), the Healey showed seven former keepers on the V5 document.
1972 MG B Roadster sold for £12,375
This 1972 MG B Roadster, a home-market example, was offered in restored condition, having had much work and expenditure since entering current ownership in 2018. It sold for £12,375 with a photographic record of restoration on file.
It was first registered in the United Kingdom on the 1st of May 1972. Presented in the attractive colour scheme of White with Black interior upholstery and hood, the MG is fitted with a 1798cc straight-four engine mated to the four-speed manual gearbox. ‘NTE 188K’ has a recorded mileage of c.7,500 miles following the fitment of a new speedometer unit, with the genuine mileage understood to be c.100,000 miles from new.
This Right-hand drive example of the great classic Alfa Romeo Spider 2.0 S3 was in its previous ownership since 1996 with six former keepers. It had just 105,226 recorded kilometers (atoc), equating to c.65,000 miles and was offered with book pack and a collection of MOTs.
This Spider was manufactured in 1989 and was first registered in the United Kingdom on the 9th of May 1989. Fitted with the 1994cc twin-cam straight-four engine with a five-speed transmission, the Alfa Romeo is finished in ‘Blu Medio’ metallic paintwork with Tan leather interior upholstery. ‘F974 RYP’ has a recorded mileage of 105,226 kilometers (at time of consignment), which equates to approximately 65,000 miles and has had six former keepers, entering into the current, long-term ownership, in 1996.
H&H clients wanting to use the Online Auction service will have it on tap and will not have to wait to fit their car sale or car bid into the previous calendar of H&H Live Auction Online sales.
Colette McKay, MD of H&H says: “This new platform is a much smarter, more efficient online service that operates constantly and is available whenever a client wishes to sell or buy. Support for our Online service has grown so significantly we felt that the time had come to offer a year-round service with no down time by offering timed auctions online.”
H&H Online Auctions are held to the same exacting standards as its Classic Auction events. These rolling, timed auction events close on the second Wednesday of each month and see a constant flow of classic and modern classic cars and motorcycles for buyers to bid on from the comfort of home – or indeed anywhere they have access to a smartphone, tablet, or computer.
Just like its Classic Auctions, H&H will guide buyers and sellers through the process, which is essentially the same as the in-person auctions.
For sellers that means H&H will value their vehicle, inspect documentation, perform an HPI check and write a detailed description to tempt online buyers. Clients can supply thei own photography, or H&H can arrange to shoot the car if the client prefers. The company will field any questions from buyers throughout the auction and will handle the exchange of funds after the sale – a reassuring safety net. What’s more, sellers pay no fees at all and so receive the full sales price.
Buyers at the H&H Online Auctions can have the confidence that the final transaction is handled through H&H rather than direct with the seller. The company charges a flat fee of 12.5 per cent for car sales and 15 per cent for motorcycles, plus VAT, for its services, and after the excitement of winning with a click of a mouse or tap of a phone screen, the only thing clients need to arrange is the collection of their ‘new’ classic – although H&H can handle that as well if preferred.
Once again H&H raising the bar for online auctions, delivering a quality of service backed by almost 30 years of experience.
View all of the current Online Auction lots here.