Basically, there are two kinds of classic car auctions
. The first kind is where you’ll find much lower prices, but this is because the quality of the cars
is usually much less. Public auctions
, either held or sponsored by city, state or county governments will mostly have cars
that have either been confiscated by the authorities or abandoned by owners. Many times, especially with police or law enforcement auctions
, you will need to have the car
towed away, because most of the cars
have been seized in drug raids and have been dismantled to look for evidence.
The other type of auction is quite often associated with classic car shows. Some of these, like the Barrett-Jackson and Mecum auctions, will normally be standalone auctions. This means that if you want to pay the lowest amount and don’t mind putting in some work reassembling the car, usually the interior, government sponsored public auctions will be the way to go.