Sellers Guide

Silverstone Auctions aim to make the process of selling the vehicle

as easy and hassle free as possible.

Submit An Entry

Submit An Entry

Let us know you would like to sell with us

Entry Fee & Form

Fees & Promotion

Promoting your entry to our audience

Vehicle Delivery

Vehicle Delivery

Prepare and deliver your vehicle to us

Auction Day & Beyond

Auction Day & Beyond

Your vehicle sells and funds are received

Submit an entry

You can submit your car, motorcycle or automobilia for entry by either:
- Completing this online form

- Downloading this PDF and returning it to us

You will be able to discuss your entry directly with your assigned classic car specialist and, where possible, they will visit the car in person for inspection.

Following this, your vehicle will be presented to the valuations committee for appraisal where the value of your vehicle and the most appropriate auction for it to feature in will be discussed. Your classic car specialist will feed back to you our recommendations and if these meet your expectations and you would like to proceed, you will be sent our terms and conditions .


Entry fees & promoting your car

Our listing fee is just £250 +VAT for cars which includes professional photography, videography, fully insured dry storage during the consignment period and full marketing benefits where we will promote your car worldwide. Our sellers commission is 7.5% +VAT for motor vehicles and is applied to the final hammer price.

For motorcyles our standard listing fee is £50 +VAT. For the London Motorcycle Show Sale in February 2023 we are offering a special deal of £200 +VAT which includes collection, storage and delivery to the show. The sellers commission is 10% +VAT.

For automobilia the cataloging fee is just £25 +VAT and the seller's commission is 15% +VAT for automobilia and watches, and 10% for number plates.

We are a world-class, specialist auction house and we pride ourselves on our record-breaking results and the extensive audience that our auctions attract. Once your car is confirmed for a forthcoming sale, it will form part of our vast range of marketing which in turn will generate pre-sale interest.


Vehicle delivery

You will need to arrange for your vehicle to be delivered to the auction venue prior to the viewing days. For sellers who require assistance with transportation, we have a transport partner, EM Rogers , who you can enlist for this service. For auction specific venues and dates, these can be found in the Key Sale Information which will be available in the weeks prior to the sale.

Your vehicle should arrive in a presentable and saleable condition. If your vehicle is deemed to require further cleaning, you will be notified prior to any work being carried out and there will be a charge deduction from the net sale proceeds.

Please ensure all history files, documentation and V5c’s are delivered with the vehicle. Any private registration numbers not included in the sale must be put on retention.


Auction day and beyond

Vendors are welcome to attend the auction day in person. Please let your consignor know if you would like to join us on the day so that we can provide entry details if the auction is part of a wider event.

The buyer becomes responsible for the vehicle on the fall of the hammer; however we would recommend keeping the vehicle insured until you have received payment.

You will receive a statement via email from the Accounts team within five working days of the auction, detailing the proceeds of the sale. Funds will be paid to your bank account via BACS transfer within 14 working days from the date of the auction (subject to cleared funds being received) but we aim to pay out within ten working days. During this time funds are kept in a dedicated client account.


Previous notable sales - Cars

2022: 1957 BMW Isetta 600 (700) Ex-Sir Stirling Moss OBE (Sold for £56,250 > UK world record)
1988 Ford RS200 (Sold for £292,500 > Auction world record)
1972 Ford Transit MK1 Twin Wheel LWB Panel Custom Van (Sold for £61,875 > Auction world record)
2009 Ford Focus RS MK2 (Sold for £62,000 > Auction world record)
1989 Jaguar XJ-S 5.3 V12 Convertible - 100 miles (Sold for £131,625 > Auction world record)
The Diana, Princess of Wales 1985 Ford Escort RS Turbo S1 (Sold for £722,500 > Auction world record)
2017 Ferrari F12tdf Limited Edition 1/799 (Sold for £678,500 > Auction world record)
2022: 2001 Ford Focus WRC. Ex-Cloin McRae (Sold for £423,300 > Auction world record)

1991 Audi UR Quattro 20V (RR) (Sold for £163,125 > Auction world record)
2021: 1993 Mercedes-Benz 600SL (R129) (Sold for £56,250 > Auction world record)
2021: 1965 'The Prisoner' Mini Moke (Sold for £69,750 > Auction world record)
2021: 1969 Triumph GT6 Mk 2 (Sold for £40,500 > Auction world record)
2021: 1987 Ford Sierra RS Cosworth (Sold for £103,500 > Auction world record)
2021: 2007 Audi RS4 (B7) Saloon (Sold for £65,250 > Auction world record)
2021: 2003 Ford Focus RS Mk1 - 335 Miles (Sold for £77,063 > Auction world record)
2021: 1983 DeLorean DMC-12 - 463 Miles (Sold for £73,125 > Auction world record)
2021: 2000 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI 'Tommi Makinen Edition' UK Spec, Chassis #001 (Sold for £146,250 > Auction world record)
2020: 1972 Lamborghini Miura SV (Sold for £1,912,500)
2020: 1972 Bentley Corniche Convertible (Sold for £158,625 > Auction world record)

Previous notable sales - Motorcycles

2022: 1990 Honda VFR750R Type RC30 748cc (Sold for £65,250 > Auction UK record)
1978 Honda CB400F 400cc (Sold for £15,975 > Auction world record)

If you have any questions you can contact us by phone +44 (0) 1926 691 141 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit our Contact Page.

When is your next auction?

Our next auction is The Race Retro Classic and Competition Car Sale 2023 on Saturday 25th February at Stoneleigh Park, CV8 2LG. Bidders can attend in person, or alternatively can bid online, by phone or via commission.

Can I see the catalogue for your next auction?

We are now consigning for our next motorcycle sale at the MCN London Motorcycle Show at the ExCeL on 18th February and the Race Retro Classic Car and Competition Sale at Stoneleigh Park on 25th February.

Will I be able to view the history files too?

We have a dedicated documents desk at each of our auctions where you can view the respective history files for each lot.