How to Sell

Engine Notes is the most effective way to sell your collectible car or motorcycle in the UK, Europe, Japan or the United States, for free. 

Know how to sell at an online auction

General selling requirements
  • One of the following: Driver’s License, Passport Identification or ID Card
  • Proof of ownership: Vehicle Registration Documents
  • If registering as a Company, Proof of Company (Incorporation documents, VAT/Tax Number)
  • If registering as a North American dealer, copy of Dealer and Resale Tax Certificate
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How to consign your vehicle

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1. You submit your vehicle using the following link.

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2. We review your submission (typically 1 business day)

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3. All successful submissions are assigned an Auction Specialist

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4. Collect vehicle information and conduct professional photo shoot

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5. We prepare your listing and vehicle description

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6. Listings go live for 7-28 days. We decide together how best to market your vehicle

Q. How do submit my car and what happens after its consigned? You can submit your vehicle here.
A. Once the brief online registration process is complete an Auction Specialist will contact you. Firstly and crucial to achieving a successful sale, we calculate the reserve price. This is the price at which we can announce your auction is definitely selling, and in our experience the key to achieving your target price is setting the reserve at the right level. Then we assemble your listing based on the information you provide, arrange any photography, media, marketing (and storage if required).
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Q. How do I maximise the sale price of my car?
A. Our advice, proven by results, is to get a professional photographer to shoot your vehicle. We have a roster of trusted photographers at competitive rates. Ask your Auction Specialist when your consign your lot.
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Q. How long do auctions last?
A. Auctions last between 7 and 28 days. Your Auction Specialist will help you decide, typically we’d recommend 7 days, but depending on the strategy we will use to market your vehicle we might recommend we take a little longer making sure the right buyers know about your sale.
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Q. What information do I need to provide to Engine Notes?
A. Our lots are more than accurate representations of the vehicle, documented histories, and even interesting stories attached to your vehicle as bring together it’s story. Tell us as much as possible, the good, and even the not so good, backed up with a detailed photos and videos. Consider what you would want to know as a bidder to give you confidence to bid to win, and as the story unfold so does the probability your vehicle will achieve your target price.
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Q. How do I take good photos of my car?
A. Great photos are very important to the success of an auction. We put together a photo guide to help you take photos of your vehicle, which you can see here. Alternatively, if your listing is our Standard Package nothing compares to our roster of professional photographers, and our Auction Specialists are happy to arrange.
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Q. What happens after the auction, how do I get paid?
A. At the end of the auction the winning bidder and seller will receive each other’s contact information via email. While the law prevents Engine Notes being directly involved, we do very much care that sales are successful, and stress free, so you can / should contact your Auction Specialist if you have any queries or issues.
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