Bespoke Managed service
Our bespoke managed service is designed to facilitate the valuation and sale of your truly remarkable vehicle or collection, ranging from the early 1900s to the present, both road and race.
Arguably the best team in the business, across any platform, we understand the value of every historic vehicle, classic/collectable car, race car and motorcycle, and our insider knowledge gives you an edge on values and timing, and we give advice in a straightforward and no-nonsense manner.
Auctions typically run from 7 up to 28 days, and we’ll work to position your auction quickly in front of people most likely to be interested. We get results.
Documentation Vehicle history & pre-purchase inspections
Each vehicle is provided with a comprehensive documentation pack including photography, and additional information on each lot—such as history files, production certificates, restoration documentation, owner’s manuals, and accompanying parts/tools/luggage.
Sometimes we enlist the help of trusted partners and marquee specialists’, manufacture services such as “Classiche”, “Heritage”, FCA, Historians and Restorers, liaising with Museums, former Designers, Salesmen, and racing teams, evidencing service records, racing pedigrees, driver histories or famous ownership. Our work can add value to your vehicle..
Once we have delved deep into the authenticity of the lot, your dedicated Client Service Manager will complete the listing, the documentation pack, and start the auction process, all free of charge.
Live-stream Dynamic viewing
The biggest challenge for any bidder when buying online is judging the quality of the consignment. No matter how honest and detailed the listing, how deep the documented history or how clear the photography is, without a physical inspection there is a possibility expectations won’t be met.
We developed dynamic viewing to overcome this. A live-streamed inspection of your vehicle or collection, often hosted by respected marque specialists and Engine Notes staff, gives an unbiased and brutally honest evaluation of the car in real-time. Your bidders can ask questions in real-time, inspecting known problem areas of a car, or just being guided through a pre-purchase inspection by an expert. Dynamic viewing guarantees bidding confidence without the need for anyone to visit your home, garage or storage facility.
Bespoke Marketing and press relations
Our team achieves the highest standards of marketing and presentation, showcasing your prized vehicle(s) to their finest effect, ensuring they reach the result they deserve. Our team of designers, researchers, copywriters, photographers, and event managers set the standard for the business.
We maintain great relationships with the Editors and the motoring press, globally, and know-how to get our lots in front of the audiences of established magazines, specialist websites, blogs/vlogs, mainstream media and create interest with significant social media influencers.
From time to time attend or organise motoring events (e.g Festival of Speed, Concours events), which with the right car on display can supercharge interest as significant collectors become aware that a special car is for sale.
This is an opportunity for you to take advantage of an auction service rivalling any traditional auction house, free of charge, with no seller’s premium, just a team of enthusiasts who love to share what they do!
If you require Engine Notes to take your vehicle(s) into secure storage and manage the post-auction handover please ask your dedicated Client Service Manager for details of our options.