‘There are some serious hurdles’
Do we need more drive-through auctions? Both ACA and SWVA drive their lots through the sale room, and it’s highly popular with buyers, who have the opportunity to hear the car running.
Of course some sales where the car isn’t driven through do start a car up so the punter can hear it running, but generally enclosed sale rooms mean it can’t be run for long so there’s not really much of an opportunity for anything other than educated guesswork.
Of course ACA and SWVA are motor auctioneers, so their premises are set up for drivethrough regular sales, but isn’t there room for other auctioneers to find a suitable location big enough to drive cars through? There are several venues already used that could easily accommodate drive-throughs, but for the auctioneer there will be the added costs when it comes to public liability insurance and organising where the cars park once driven through.
OK, there would be some seriously big hurdles to overcome, but there are opportunities for some auctioneers to add a drivethrough dimension to their sales. Who’s going to be the first?