Why Online Auctions?
The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions can now come to YOU! Whether you are looking to buy or sell your dream collector car or rare piece of automobilia, you have the option of doing so from the comfort of your home or office – or even on the go.
There’s a reason Barrett-Jackson has been in business for half a century – our team has decades of combined experience and knowledge in the automotive world. Our specialists will be involved in each transaction from start to finish, assisting with everything from the preliminary application stage through titles, cashiering, wire transfers and shipping.
Barrett-Jackson offers unsurpassed global marketing opportunities that include our highly trafficked website, social media platforms and comprehensive digital strategy. Your vehicle or automobilia item will also be visible to a vast database of qualified bidders and collectors around the world, compiled from Barrett-Jackson’s half-century in the business.
How Does it Work?
Review the docket
The online auction docket will list each vehicle or piece of automobilia for sale, along with a comprehensive description and photo gallery that includes vehicle images, documentation, awards and other relevant information. Please look it over carefully and get ready to bid when each offering goes live. For more information, see FAQ below.
Register to bid
Complete the user-friendly online bidder registration process, submit a credit card deposit to establish your bid limit and get ready to bid with the click of a button. Our Bidder Department liaisons are ready to guide you through the process and answer any questions you may have. For more information, see FAQ below.
Sell your vehicle
Fill out our online application, upload your photos and documentation, and work with one of our specialists to determine a realistic value, as well as how to best showcase your vehicle with honesty and integrity in mind. Once accepted, you’ll be ready to go! For more information, see FAQ below.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Online Auction Process
How do I see what vehicles and automobilia are for sale?
All Lots for sale will be shown in the online docket for each category. For the Online Only May 2020 Auction, you can view the Collector Car Docket HERE, and the Automobilia Docket HERE. Simply click on a Lot listing for more information about each item.
What do I do if I want to buy something?
Click “Bid online now” on the Barrett-Jackson listing and you’ll be taken to the website of our online platform provider Proxibid, where you can register to bid and begin the bidding process.
How long do I have to bid on something?
Our online only auctions are timed auctions, with each item available for online bidding for several days. You will see the amount of time left to bid on each item when you click on it. The highest bid at the specified closing date and time wins the item, provided the Reserve (if any) is met.
What if I have a question about an item?
On the Proxibid listing, click on the “Get More Info” button, and one of our team members will try to find an answer for you as soon as possible.
The Bidding Process
If you have any questions about the bidding process that aren’t addressed below, please email [email protected] or call 480-421-6694.
How do I register to bid?
You will need to create an account on Proxibid by clicking HERE (you will also be redirected there when you click on “Bid Online Now” next to an item on our website docket). Once there, you will request a desired bid limit, sign our bidder agreement and provide a credit card for a deposit authorization.
What documents are required to register to bid?
The only documents required to bid in the Barrett-Jackson Online Only Auction are a copy of your driver’s license and credit card for a $5,000 authorization/hold.
I want to bid on something – where can I find the details?
We encourage all potential bidders to read the listing on the dockets HERE or the Proxibid site HERE. Questions can be asked by clicking “Get More Info” and a member of the Barrett-Jackson team will try to get an answer for you.
Can I place a bid for any amount/how do I place a maximum bid?
Maximum bids must be placed at specific increments. To view eligible bid amounts, open the bid increment table.
How does Reserve/No Reserve work when bidding?
If an item is selling with No Reserve, the bid increment amount you enter, if higher than the existing bid, will be the current high bid. If an item is selling with a Reserve, if your bid is the current high bid but if it does not meet the Reserve set by the seller, you will see a “Reserve Not Met” message in the Lot listing. You can continue to bid in an attempt to meet the Reserve.
Are there any fees for bidding?
Yes. Buyer’s premium (on top of the winning bid) is 10% for vehicle purchases and 17% for automobilia purchases.
What happens if I win an auction?
You will receive an email confirming you have won an item. The email will also contain next steps.
How does payment work?
A Barrett-Jackson representative will reach out to you within 24 hours regarding the purchase documents and arranging a wire transfer of the funds, including buyer’s premium and any necessary taxes, depending on where you reside.
How do I get the title to a vehicle, and how does shipping work?
A Barrett-Jackson team member will work with you to coordinate all necessary paperwork. Shipping each vehicle or automobilia item is the responsibility of each buyer to arrange and pay for, but our team will be happy to provide you with information of our preferred shipping partners.
What credit cards do you accept?
We accept all major credit/debit cards.
Can I bid if I’m not in the United States?
Absolutely – as long as you register with a valid credit card.
Why does the time clock reset when bidding?
If a bid is placed within the final minutes of a timed auction, the Proxibid system will automatically extend the bidding timeframe, ensuring the buyer willing to bid the highest amount always wins.
Can I cancel my bid?
Bids on the site cannot be canceled, rescinded or revoked – be sure to take care when placing your bid.
The Selling Process
If you have any questions about the selling process that aren’t addressed below, please email [email protected] or call 480-421-6694.
How do I submit my car to be sold in a Barrett-Jackson auction?
The docket for the Barrett-Jackson Online Only May 2020 Auction is now full. However, you can submit your vehicle information (including at least 20 comprehensive photos) HERE and a consignment specialist will reach out and work with you to determine what future Barrett-Jackson event will be the right fit for you and your vehicle.
What happens after I submit my vehicle?
A Barrett-Jackson consignment team member will review your submission and get back to you, typically within 5 business days. If we accept your vehicle for auction, a consignment specialist will be assigned to you who will assemble your listing based on the information you provided.
What happens after my vehicle sells?
A Barrett-Jackson consignment team member will work as a liaison between you and the buyer to facilitate shipping and transference of relevant paperwork.
How do I get paid?
Seller proceeds will normally be dispersed 21 business days after the completion of the auction.
How do you choose which vehicles to accept?
We choose which vehicles to offer based on a number of factors, including condition, quality of information, quality of photos, requested reserve price and similar vehicles submitted for auction.
Can I sell if I’m not in the United States?
Of course! We will accept vehicles from anywhere in the world.
How long do your online only auctions last?
Typically from 7 to 10 days.
How do Reserves work?
A reserve is the minimum price that a vehicle will sell for. The Barrett-Jackson team will work with sellers to set reasonable reserves. Reserve values are not shown on the online listing, nor will it be announced when a reserve has been met.
Will I be able to lower my Reserve during an online auction?
Yes – but you will not be allowed to raise it.
Who writes the description of the vehicles?
You will provide the vehicle’s short and long descriptions on the consignment form. Tips for writing these can be found HERE. A consignment specialist will be happy to assist with any questions you may have.
How do I take good photos of my car?
Good photographs are key to selling your car online in a transparent and accurate manner. To be considered for a Barrett-Jackson Online Only Auction, a minimum of 20 photos is required for a preliminary evaluation. Photographs must include a front 3/4, rear 3/4, side profile, engine, interior and VIN, as well as additional imperfection and condition shots. Additional photographs and/or videos may be necessary prior to acceptance. Tips on taking good photographs of your car and the basics that are required can be found HERE.