Five online collector car auctions for enthusiasts.

While Bloomberg reports a strong Collector Car Market during the first quarter the transcript of eBay earnings call for Q1 2020 highlights the struggle in daily driver and used car trading. eBay Motors  has been involved in collector car auctions for decades and even purchased a physical collector car auction in Auburn, IN back in 1999. Today it seems that eBay is all but ignoring this segment of the market as new competitors come on to the scene.

Possibly the most recognized online collector car auction platform is Bring A Trailer (BaT), which started as a grass roots forum and now boasts approximately 50 cars per day that cross the virtual block. Others that are worth taking a look at include, Hemmings Auctions, PCarMarket, and the newest undertaking from Barrett-Jackson (powered by Proxibid).

Collector Car Online Auctions (
Auction Pros Cons
Community Policing
Realistic Reserves
Potential Misrepresentation

Dealer Backed Inventory
Niche Specialists
Ease of Use
Mobile App
Limited Events
Dealer Only Listings
Established Brand
Target Market
Complicated Registration
Enthusiast Focused
Porsche Only
Complicated User Interface
800-pound Gorilla
Marketing Experts
Multi-day Venue
800-pound Gorilla

Many of us can remember a time when purchasing a product online was met with a great deal of skepticism. Today people spend tens of thousands of dollars, sometimes more on a vehicle that is represented by text, images and video. The reputation of the online marketplace is paramount in making buying decisions. In the areas where you’d expect eBay to thrive, they are leaving plenty of space for other auctions to prevail. Motorious’ newest muscle car focused auction begins tomorrow, and will feature carefully curated inventory for enthusiasts who love growling machines in this segment. See the inventory here.

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