Bonhams Auctions have been holding motoring auctions at the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu now for several decades. The auctions are held annually and you can guarantee that there is always a massive range of motor cars and motor cycles and automobile to catch the eye of all collectors and lay persons.
If you are thinking of buying a classic car or motor cycle at Beaulieu then you will find that on times you will get what you want within your budget but please be careful and don’t get the auction fever. Know your limit and stick to it. Do your research an view before the auction so that you know exactly what you are looking at before the vehicle comes to the auction. Remember too that there are additional fees to pay such as buyers and sellers fees and of course VAT. So before you start any bidding make sure you are clear what the end price will be. If you get these things right you could find yourself a really good deal and save yourself some money.
Bonhams Auctions – Catalogues
Before the auction Bonhams Auctions will publish a catalogue of all the vehicles that will be on auction on the day. The inspections that Bonhams carry out on each lot are rigorous and you can be confident that what is written in the catalogue is genuine.
If you are looking at a particular car from the catalogue it may be a good idea to do some research before you go and find out what the current market car is for the car. It may be a good idea to see how the prices of the car has fluctuated over the years as this will give you and idea if it will hold it’s value for you.
Finally, you can read all the catalogues and do all the internet research but there is nothing quite like getting there and viewing the car for yourself. Indeed Bonhams do offer a viewing day where you can go along and check it out for yourself or take your own expert with you.