Sell your classic safely & easily at auctions.

Reach millions of potential buyers on Europe's marketplace for classic vehicles. Make use of the auction dynamics to achieve the best price for your classic car or motorbike.

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Why sell your classic car or motorbike at auction on Classic Trader?

Discover the power of our auctions, we lead you to a successful sale.

Your Benefits of Selling at Auction

Get high attention of potential buyers and achieve a higher price for your classic vehicle.

No fees for placing auctions

Auction adverts are always free of charge at Classic Trader, so you can list your vehicle without any upfront costs. We are only successful if you are.

High attention for greater success

We know that auctions are only successful if enough interested parties hear about the sale of your classic vehicle and get involved. We don't just rest on the fact of reaching 1 million users monthly, over 65,000 newsletter subscribers, and 225,000 social media followers. We actively create tailored marketing strategies for your auction listing, ensuring the highest possible chance of a successful sale. Your classic car deserves nothing less!

Fast onboarding leads to fast sales

Get started quickly through a sound and intuitive listing process the support of our team and international network of experts. With our streamlined onboarding process and the highest possible listing quality, you’ll be on the fast track to fast sales!

International network of photographers & experts

Our international network of professional photographers and appraisers is at your service to meet the requirements of Classic Trader auctions. With professional support, we ensure that the appeal and credibility of your auction listing are significantly enhanced, for example, with high-resolution images and expert assessments of your vehicle's condition.

Buyer with verified Identity

The identity verification of sellers and buyers safeguards against fraud and ensures a fair auction environment, allowing all parties to participate confidently.

Support & advice throughout the entire process

Experience peace of mind with our dedicated support and expert advice at every step. From creating the listing to the final sale, we're here to ensure your journey is smooth and successful.

Unleash the full power of Europe's biggest marketplace for classic cars

Everything you need to sell your classic safely and easily

〝The Only Way To Do Great Work is to Love What You Do.〞

– Steve Jobs

Founder & Managing Directors of Classic Trader

Torsten Claus & Christian Plagemann

For many years, we have been dedicated to developing the best product to help you sell your vehicle quickly and easily. Step by step, we achieve unmatched quality and security, including our own evaluation standards that create high transparency across countries. Experience Classic Trader and sell your classic car or motorbike via auction today.

Steps to a successful sale

We optimized the whole sales process in order to maximize the chances of a successful sale of your classic car or motorbike.

  1. 1

    Register an account

    Create a free account on Classic Trader to get started. You can register as a dealer or private seller and start creating your auction listing right away.

  2. 2

    Create listing

    The listing creation process at Classic Trader is logical and intuitive. In addition to providing key vehicle details, a detailed description, high-resolution photos, and a professional appraisal are required. The quality of your listing's content has a significant impact on the success of the auction. Finally, we verify your identity to alleviate potential buyers' concerns about fraud. For more information on our requirements, use our callback service

  3. 3

    Review & enhancement process

    After submission, we review your listing and assist you in optimizing it to make it as attractive as possible to potential buyers. As part of this, we establish a realistic estimate and plan the best possible publication of your auction to ensure the right bidders participate. Our team is happy to help with any questions you may have.

  4. 4

    Preview Phase

    The auction listing is published but not open for bids yet. Interested parties can view the listing and ask questions about the vehicle. This is your chance to present your classic car in the best possible light and to answer any questions potential buyers may have.

  5. 5

    Auction time

    Your auction listing is now open for bids from potential buyers. The auction runs for a set period, typically 12 days. During this time, we keep you informed about the progress of the auction. To encourage bidding activity in the final phase, the auction duration is extended by 5 minutes with each bid placed in the last 5 minutes of the auction.

  6. 6

    After sales

    With the conclusion of the auction, a valid purchase contract is established between the seller and the highest bidder, provided the bid exceeds the reserve price. Both the seller and the highest bidder will be duly notified. We are delighted to offer our support up until the handover of the vehicle. We strongly recommend the use of a secure payment method, such as a real-time bank transfer.


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