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Whether you are in the market for a new classic car or looking to auction your vehicle to the highest bidder, The St. Louis Classic Collector Car Auction at the Hollywood Casino is the place to be June 28 – 29.
Write a description and take photos that will sell. Get to the point when writing the description. Buyers want to know how many were made, what is still original, the number of owners and its basic history. Be sure to include the “factory build sheet” or any other documentation you have on the car. Buyers want facts, not a carefully crafted description of buzz words.
Once you have accomplished getting your car in the auction, at the right reserve price, in a good run position and have the description and photos taken care of, make sure you carefully review the docket listing. There are no second chances with buyers so make sure you double check everything.
Before delivering the vehicle to auction make sure you also cover all the bases. Fill the vehicle with a fresh tank of gas, make sure it will start and drive with ease. You don’t want any issues to arise come auction day.
You have already determined your reserve price. That number should include what you need to get out of the car to make a profit. It should include all the expenses of shipping and attending the auction as well. The reserve price may or may not be your absolute bottom line. If it isn’t you need to determine what is the lowest price you are willing to take and memorize it.
If you can, arrive at the auction early. Walk around, take a gander at the cars, and talk to people. In fact, talking to people is crucial. The more people you mingle with and get to know, the better chance you have of getting what you want.
Classic car auctions can be overwhelming. Don’t go by yourself expecting to walk away with exactly what you were looking for. You have to learn the ropes, and there’s no better way to do that than to go with an experienced buyer.
The more general knowledge you have about vehicles, especially the classics, you will likely be happier with the vehicle you are bidding on. Knowledge is power.
The excitement of the competition encourages buyers to bid to win, so don’t get too caught up bidding! The problem is that once you add in transportation expenses, any repairs, and other associated expenses with getting the car to its final destination, the fees add up.
More about The St. Louis Classic Collector Car Auction event
No entry fees are necessary to consign
$200 No Sale Fee per unit If vehicle is not sold on block
All entry forms, vehicle paperwork, titles, tag receipts etc., must be received in the office before any run numbers will be issued for that vehicle. All numbers will be on a first come basis. No Exceptions.
Vehicle check in will be Thursday & Friday week of event 9am – 5pm. All entries includes 2 admission passes.
Titles must be on file with the auction office or will not sell.
Seller Block Fee: Reserve: 7%, No reserve 5% of final bid price (if sold).
$25.00, includes 2 armband admission passes.
All vehicle will have to be removed from Casino by Sunday afternoon June 30th.
Spectator General Admission
$10.00 each day.
Concessions and adult beverage bars provided by Hollywood Casino. More info.
Happy selling and bidding to you all!
If you are involved in an auto collision and need repair service, contact Spirit West Rapid Refinish at 636.386.8060 Monday through Friday between 9am-5pm, closed 12pm-1pm or stop by our convenient location at 14643 Manchester Rd., Ballwin, Missouri 63011.
Spirit West Motor Carriage, founded in 1977, is a full-service auto body repair shop serving the St. Louis and surrounding Metro area. For nearly four decades, our family-owned business and our experienced staff have been providing quality auto collision repair, mechanical, paintless dent repair (PDR), complete paint refinishing, and wheel and framing alignment services.