Classic and Vintage Car Consignment
Sotheby’s is the world’s largest auction house for new, vintage and antique investment-quality automobiles. Since 1976, we have cemented our position as the market leader and successfully transformed the global collector car auction scene to help sellers consign for the highest price.
Our business is fueled by a love of rare, classic automobiles and a passion for producing exceptional results for buyers and sellers. Our vertically integrated services, from restoration and private treaty sales to auctions and estate planning, provide unsurpassed service to the global collector car market.
If you are wondering, “What is my car worth?” our specialists can assist. When you are ready to sell a car, contact our experts for a complimentary auction estimate with no obligation. Sotheby’s can help you realise the highest price for your collectible classic car, vintage sports car or special late-model collector car.8 Luxe Cars Perfect for New CollectorsLaunch Slideshow
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Frequently Asked Questions
- When is the best time to sell my rare automobile?Rare and classic collector cars are continually in demand, particularly because automobile collecting has matured and is now on par with the collection of fine art. With 30 car specialists strategically placed in key markets around the world and six full-time researchers who thoroughly establish the provenance of every car we offer, RM Sotheby's is able to advise clients through each element of investing in a classic automobile. There is no better time to consiggn a car with Sotheby’s.
- When does Sotheby’s sell classic cars?Sotheby's sells rare automobiles through live auctions, on-site auctions, telephone bidding, absentee bidding and online sales. Auctions and concours events happen in U.S. cities including New York, Monterey, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Fort Lauderdale, Amelia Island, Auburn, Atlanta, Phoenix, Hershey, St. Louis and in international locations such as Paris, London, Villa Erba, Maranello, Essen, Monte Carlo and Abu Dhabi. In fact, RM Sotheby’s is the official collector car auction house for manufacturers including Ferrari, Porsche, and Aston Martin works, and important car events including the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este, AACA Eastern Division Fall Meet, California Mille, Colorado Grand, Luftgekühlt and Formula 1.
- How do I consign a classic automobile?Our dedicated specialists are the best in the industry. Located around the world, Sotheby’s offers services in a number of different languages. Each specialist is fully immersed in the collector car hobby and is equipped with the experience, knowledge and passion to successfully market your fine automobile to international buyers. Each consigned automobile is extensively researched and beautifully photographed.
- How can I get a free auction estimate?Simply provide us with a detailed description of the car’s condition, provenance, racing and/or award history, photos, and a brief accounting of any restorations or modifications. This will help our specialists determine the reasonable market value and determine which auction venue would be the best fit for you and your automobile.
Sotheby’s is your best resource to buy and sell a collector car and consign a classic automobile such as a rare Ferrari, Porsche, Bugatti, Mercedes-Benz, Shelby, Lancia Delta, Maserati, Lamborghini, Alfa Romeo, Connaught, Ford GT, Panhard et Levassor, BMW, Aston Martin, Morgan, Hispano-Suiza, Jaguar, Lister-Jaguar, Citroen, Cabriolet, Venturi, Chevrolet Corvette, Audi, Fiat or Brutsch.