- Auctions America launches all-new, exclusively online collector car auction
- ‘BidAnywhere’ provides a convenient, trustworthy online bidding solution; expert condition reports accompany each lot to provide a level of confidence unmatched in the industry
- Scheduled November 21 at auctionsamerica.com, Auctions America’s first BidAnywhere sale to feature approximately 75 quality vehicles
- Early highlights include an as-new 1991 Ferrari Testarossa, an extremely low mileage 1987 Buick GNX, and an award-winning 1937 Cadillac V-16 Custom Imperial used by MGM Studios in period
- Further information and frequently updated list of entries available online at auctionsamerica.com
AUBURN, Indiana (September 23, 2014) – Fresh on the heels of its successful Auburn Fall weekend, Auctions America is thrilled to announce an exciting new online collector car auction: BidAnywhere. Scheduled November 21 at auctionsamerica.com, this all-new, exclusively online auction will provide collectors with a simple and convenient bidding solution, enabling them to participate from anywhere in the world. To ensure accurate representation of all lots, and provide bidders with a level of confidence unmatched in the industry, detailed condition reports, completed by Auctions America’s expert team of specialists, will accompany each vehicle and will be available for viewing in advance.
Featuring some 75 vehicles, the ‘BidAnywhere’ sale rounds out what has been a record year for the Auctions America team. Among early highlights secured for the online auction is a low mileage, like-new 1991 Ferrari Testarossa, accompanied by factory manuals and tools, along with a well-documented 1987 Buick GNX. One of the rarest, fastest and most sought after production cars of its era, the GNX is also presented in as-new condition, showing less than 100 original miles, and is accompanied by numerous special accessories including a GNX jacket, book and model. Additional early entries include: an award-winning 1937 Cadillac V-16 Custom Imperial, one of only two built and reportedly used as the MGM Studios car in period for many of the stars of the time, including Clark Gable and Vivian Leigh during the filming of Gone with the Wind; a fully restored, AACA Grand National winning 1955 Chevrolet Model 3112 Carryall Woodie; and a barnfind 1956 AC Bristol.
“Auctions America has always provided a great range of remote bidding options to participate in our sales, including Internet bidding,” says Donnie Gould, president of the company. “However, BidAnywhere takes it one step further, providing collectors with a more robust and interactive way to bid online on all the cars they love, anywhere they are.”
Gould adds, “as a company, Auctions America is committed to delivering first-class service and looking for new ways to raise the bar. As we worked to overcome concerns associated with online sales and buying sight unseen, the availability of professional condition reports for each lot has received great early feedback. These reports are completed by our own expert team of specialists, who have over 180 combined years’ experience buying, selling, racing and restoring collector vehicles – meaning bidders can participate confidently, knowing the vehicles have been reviewed by qualified experts.”
BidAnywhere: How It Works
Auctions America’s car specialists will perform a condition report for each car in the sale, often based on an in-person inspection. These reports will be published online, accompanying the description and detailed photography of each vehicle to provide collectors with a first-hand opinion from a trusted source. Auctions America specialists will be available prior to the sale to answer any additional questions.
On sale day, an auctioneer will be calling bids live online; the auction will be Live Virtual, meaning it will only take place on the Internet. Buyers can place bids in real-time through a platform created specially for Auctions America by Proxibid, the most trusted online Marketplace for buying and selling highly valued items like the vehicles in this auction. Proxibid’s online bidding platform is backed by the most robust fraud prevention system in the industry, designed to ensure both buyers and sellers are safe when transacting online. Prior to the sale, buyers can place absentee bids on vehicles of interest.
For successful bidders, the process remains simple and convenient through to delivery. They simply pay by wire transfer, and the Auctions America team securely shares their information with transportation partner Reliable Carriers, who will arrange vehicle pick up from the consignor’s garage while maintaining client confidentiality.
For further information on Auctions America’s upcoming BidAnywhere sale, to view a frequently updated list of entries, or to discuss limited consignment opportunities, please visit auctionsamerica.com or call toll free 877.906.2437 (or +1 269 927 9797 outside North America).