BUSINESS AS USUAL
I’m sure that plenty of CCW readers might have anticipated a reduction in the number of clasic sales following last year’s EU referendum, but as things turned out, there were plenty of auctions after the nation voted.
A glance at our calendar shows that it’s very much business as usual but, as becomes clear, new companies are entering the fray in 2017. Two of these – Wigan-based Woodlands Classic Car Auctions and Killens in the West Country – hold their sales on the same day, but they’re so far away from each other that they shouldn’t be fighting over punters.
That choice is good news for both buyers and sellers, especially given that they are based in areas
‘There were plenty of auctions after the referendum’
not currently served by existing auctioneers.
On the subject of new faces, Barons has appointed a new auctioneer. Duncan Brown has replaced Fabien Hine, who joined in 2003. Duncan is a VW enthusiast, owns a Golf GTI MkI and is restoring a 1959 Kombi. An auctioneer with an affinity for old cars is definitely to be welcomed.