How to Enter


How to Enter

01568 611122

Selling at auction is the quickest, easiest and most straightforward way to sell your classic and will often return you more money than if you attempt to sell privately. It also removes the hassle of waiting for strangers to come to your property and helps your vehicle take advantage of the worldwide marketing Brightwells can provide, both via the internet and through the specialist press, which attracts an enormous crowd of buyers. We typically sell around 75% of vehicles offered and have set world records for prices achieved.

Initial contact

To discuss entering a vehicle into the sale please contact Toby Service on 01568 611122 or email Alternatively you can fill in the on-line entry form here.

Valuations & reserves

We will arrange for the vehicle to be inspected by one of our specialists who will advise you on it's probable value and on any steps you might reasonably take to maximise your return at auction. This inspection is free and carries no obligation whatsoever. We will also discuss the reserve with you (the price below which the vehicle will not be sold). Reserves are kept confidential but bear in mind that a realistic reserve leads to a low estimate that attracts more bidders – and usually a higher price. If we think your reserve may prevent your vehicle from selling, we will advise you that it is not worth entering into the sale, saving you time and money.


A completed entry form, together with the entry fee, will be required prior to the auction to ensure inclusion in the catalogue.

Classic & Vintage Cars & Motorcycles:

  • Entry Fee - £150 for a single car and £50 for a motorcycle - there is a discount for two or more entries. VAT is charged on all our fees, at the prevailing rate.
  • Sellers Commissions - 5% for cars or 8% for motorcycles, charged on the value of the hammer price. VAT is charged on all our fees, at the prevailing rate. Please note that there is a minimum commission charge on cars of £150 and £50 for motorcycles.

Other charges that may apply to our auctions include storage, vehicle preparation, restoration and valeting. Rates can be obtained by contacting Toby Service on 01568 611122.


Transport of your vehicle to the auction can be arranged at extra cost – we will need your vehicle on site at least two days before the sale.


We pay out 14 days after the sale, all funds being held in a secure client account during the intervening period. See our conditions of sale for full information.

Early consignment

We cannot over-emphasise the importance of early consignment of vehicles. The sooner we know your vehicle will be in the sale the more chance we have to promote it – not only on this website but via our advertising and PR campaigns and through our many contacts in the media and the classic vehicle world.

Late entries

Live Auction: We close the catalogue about four weeks before the date of the sale. Entries after this date are classed as late entries and will not appear in the printed catalogue but are listed separately on a loose leaf insert and are also shown on our website. A late entry does no-one any favours and is usually turned away if the catalogue is already full. We charge an extra £100+VAT for late entered cars and £30+VAT for late entered motorcycles but this extra amount is refunded to you if the vehicle sells.

On-line entry form

If you wish to get an initial opinion on your vehicle, please fill in the form here This will allow us to give you an indication of it's probable value which may help you to determine your best course of action. This form does not guarantee an entry into the sale and we may still need to physically inspect and photograph the vehicle ourselves prior to accepting and cataloguing it. Please note all fields marked with an * (asterisk) must be filled in.