Ever the innovators, H&H Classic Auctions has teamed up with www.the-saleroom.com to allow buyers to view their auction catalogues on line, and bid live from their home, office or wherever their computer can talk to the internet. The firm’s first set of sales for 2007 – Cheltenham, February 28/March 1 – will rewrite the way classic car, motorcycle, bicycle and related memorabilia are sold in the UK.
Said H&H’s Managing Director Simon Hope, “This innovative facility not only allows buyers to view the sales in real time, but hear them as well. Most bidders will still attend sales if they can, as it allows them to inspect the vehicles before the sale and accurately judge the mood of the room once the action begins. Others are happy to bid by phone and now they have another option. Our aim is simple, to make buying as easy and enjoyable for as many people as possible.”
March 1’s Cheltenham car sale of some 80 fine motorcars contains a strong selection of competition vehicles, including a pair of Grand Prix cars – a 1929 Alfa Romeo and a 1962 ex-Jim Clark Lotus 25 – as well as a broad selection of road cars from pre-war Rolls-Royces, Bentleys and MGs to post-war Aston Martins, Porsches and Ferraris. This will be immediately preceded by an auction of classic bicycles and motorcycles, while a sale of some 600 lots of motoring memorabilia will take place the day before – February 28.
For further details on these and other H&H auctions refer to www.classic-auctions.com or call 01925 730630. To view the catalogue* or participate in the sales on line, visit www.the-saleroom.com.