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Whilst COVID 19 has put a halt to most auction sales at present there is a possibility that the Alan Marshall Humber museum contents will be sold this month online. The sale comprises 16 Humber cars, many of which are very rare indeed.
With large parts of the world now shut for business and the majority of the classic car market suffering a similar fate apart from online, the worry for all participants in this market is what impact the virus will have now and indeed in the future. Any demographic analysis of the classic car market is likely to show that the majority of people who own or have an interest in these cars are aged 50 to 80 which immediately suggests that the people who buy these cars are now in some form of isolation to protect themselves from the virus.
Unsurprisingly the Bonhams MPH sale achieved a very high rate of no sales when it finished on Monday. In view of the restrictions the auction houses have faced within the last week it was always going to be a difficult task selling cars that in some cases people have been unable to view and have instead had to rely on video and descriptions to make a judgement on a car.
With the world seemingly now stopped for the time being many are going to have more time to spend online and what better way to use that time than take a look at the latest H&H automobilia auction which includes a fantastic selection of items, many for one particular collection which is being sold for no reserve. To view the auction, please click here.
In line with other auction houses Classic Car Auctions next sale will be a closed sale with no members of the public able to attend. It does mean you are reliant on descriptions and video that will be provide by the auction house and vendors.
Full details are available on the website for Bonhams MPH auction which was due to take place today, but we have copied below their main announcement. In light of latest developments regarding COVID-19 and the Government guidelines, the Bonhams MPH sale, due to take place tomorrow (Saturday 21 March) at 1.
More changes to Mathewsons auction tomorrow. Understandable given the rapidly changing nature of the COVID 19 virus.
The format of classic car auctions is likely to change for the foreseeable future with sales now taking place behind closed doors and limited opportunities for viewing. Bonhams will be adopting this format tomorrow which is completely understandable given the impact the COVID 19 virus is having.
For those planning to attend the Mathewsons memorabilia auction on the 21st, please note that they have now cancelled due to worries over Coronavirus. No surprise given how well attended these sales are and you simply can't move in the room on sale day.
Mathewsons will be holding their second sale of the year next week on the 21st. The auction house has put out a statement saying business as usual but it seems inevitable that attendance numbers might well be hit given the worries over Covid-19.
Three auction houses will be vying for punters attention on the 21st March, but if petroliana is your thing then Richard Edmonds sale is the place to be. Lots of quality lots with a good number of rarities.
Historics sale yesterday at Ascot produced a mixture of results which suggest some areas of the market remain weak whilst others still have a relatively strong following. The appetite for early E-Types or certainly big ticket early E-Types is certainly weakening.
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