On­line auc­tion house in Ex­CeL C-type push

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - News -

An on­line auc­tion com­pany is look­ing to in­tro­duce monthly clas­sic car sales and is us­ing a fa­mous Jaguar C-type to help pro­mote its business.

En­cour­aged by its clas­sic car sales to date, William Ge­orge & Co plans to ex­pand this side of its business and will be pub­li­cis­ing it at this month’s Lon­don Clas­sic Car Show.

Fea­tured on its stand at Lon­don’s Ex­CeL on 18-21 Fe­bru­ary will be the fifth built Jaguar C-type, MDU 212. In June 1952 Stirling Moss drove the C-type to vic­tory in the Reims sports car race – the first com­pe­ti­tion win for a car with disc brakes.

The Peter­bor­ough, Cambs, based com­pany, that also auc­tions art, an­tiques and col­lecta­bles on­line, in­tro­duced oc­ca­sional clas­sic car sales last year and is now look­ing to in­crease the range of ve­hi­cles of­fered and the fre­quency of auc­tions.

‘We’re look­ing to hold one clas­sic car sale each month and are re­ally push­ing to es­tab­lish this,’ says spokesman Robin Gray. The com­pany does not charge any fees to sell­ers, while there is a slid­ing scale of charges for peo­ple buy­ing cars, ris­ing to a max­i­mum of 10% plus VAT.

Ven­dors sup­ply de­tails and images of their ve­hi­cles to William Ge­orge & Co whose sales are hosted by on­line sites bidspot­ter.co.uk and i-bid­der. com. The cars for sale re­main at the ven­dors’ lo­ca­tions.


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