If possible, go to a few auctions before bidding The auction environment can be overwhelming if you’re not used to it, so it’s best to acclimatise – then you can concentrate when it comes to bidding.
Buy, then learn, the catalogue Use the online catalogue to select the car or cars you’re interested in, but the printed catalogue makes it easier to memorise the lot numbers of the motors you’re interested in. It’ll help you keep pace with the sale – it’s easy to get distracted by bidding on other cars.
Viewing Spend time carefully checking out the car, but don’t forget to look at others, too – the idea is to ensure no one knows you are a major player for a specific car.
decide your figure and don’t go above it. If you’re still in and the professional dealers have already backed out, then you stand a good chance of winning.