BUSI­NESS AS USUAL

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - Buying & Selling - RICHARD BAR­NETT, MAR­KETS EDI­TOR

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.

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