Buying at Auction

Firstly we recommend contacting our specialists who will give you a fair and accurate description and provide you with further photographs and information. Prior to the sale you must register with Coys in order to bid, so this is the next step. Here are your options:


Bidding in Person

Prior to the item coming under the hammer at the venue (we suggest as early as possible) you complete a bidders registration form and supply two forms of identification such as a passport, drivers licence or bank card. Registration only takes a few minutes and on completion you will be issued with a paddle number for bidding. We recommend attending the auction in person so you can satisfy yourself on the lot you wish to bid on.


Telephone Bidding

If you are unable to attend you can bid by telephone, a telephone bidding forms needs to be completed detailing the lot you wish to bid on and supplied with two forms of identification, and scanned and emailed to auctions@coys.co.uk before the day of the sale. You will be contacted by Coys approximately 3 lots prior to the item you wish to bid on. The bids in the room will be detailed to you and you will be asked if you wish to bid until you cease bidding or are successful.


Commission Bidding

You can also leave a commission bid up to a certain amount. To do this you fill out the telephone/commission bidding form but instead you complete the Commission Bids section. Please state the lot number and the item’s description along with the highest bid you wish to leave. We will bid on your behalf up to the price stated.


Competitive Buyer’s Premiums

As of 2021 our Buyer’s Premium has been reduced to 10% of the final Hammer Price plus VAT at the standard rate. The VAT is only payable on the Buyer’s Premium unless stated otherwise (for example for vehicles imported from outside of the EU). 


Bidding Forms and Terms and Conditions

You can find more information on bidder registration and the required forms by sending an email to auctions@coys.co.uk