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AutoHunter online collector car auction platform opens September 9

The AutoHunter™ collector car auction platform combines the convenience of online auctions with the quality and assurances of a trusted automotive brand led by enthusiasts


The Collector Car Network, the parent company of ClassicCars.com, the world’s largest and most trusted online collector car marketplace, and of the ClassicCars.com Journal is proud to announce AutoHunter, an all-new premier online auction destination for collector cars launching on September 9, 2020. AutoHunter shifts the way you buy, sell, and enjoy collector cars by providing consignors, bidders, and interested enthusiasts with the safety and customer service that only years of experience in online vehicle sales can provide.

Beginning on September 9, 2020, dozens of collector vehicles will be listed on AutoHunter each week, with live bidding available to registered bidders for a standard 7-day auction. The first 15 vehicles will be up for auction for 12 days as part of the grand opening to allow for additional bidding opportunities.  AutoHunter will provide assurances that no other auction house offers to bidders to set itself apart. One such guarantee protects all winning bids under AutoHunter’s exclusive Buyer Protection Program, which covers losses that could result from unlikely scenarios of seller misrepresentation.

This 1969 Chevrolet Corvette convertible with a 427cid L71 is among the cars on the docket for the first AutoHunter online auctions | AutoHunter photos

“AutoHunter was born from the overwhelming desire for a reliable online auction platform backed by a trusted team of automotive experts and was a natural extension of our services,” said Roger Falcione, CEO of the Collector Car Network. “With the experience, data, and network of experts, we are confidently offering a new kind of online auction experience the collector car industry deserves.”

A live customer service and support team will be available to all customers during regular business hours over the phone and by email. Additionally, AutoHunter offers consignors a dedicated account representative for their listing, who will act as a direct liaison for all questions and concerns during the consignment process. Consignors will also receive a free CARFAX Vehicle History Report for every accepted auction vehicle newer than 1981, which is visible to all users. AutoHunter’s Safe-n-Secure™ technology implements industry best practices along with exclusive operational processes to help ensure the integrity of vehicle listings and the financial security of the bidding process. A unique seller guarantee program for each listing is also offered should the vehicle not sell through. This program connects the consignor to over four and a half million potential buyers on the ClassicCars.com marketplace, advertising the vehicle until sold.

“As enthusiasts, we saw a gap in the market when it came to bidder confidence in online auctions,” said Steve Gregg, business unit manager at AutoHunter. “We fill that gap by offering unique services to both buyers and sellers, providing for a safer and easier online auction experience. These exclusive buyer and seller programs make AutoHunter a truly exceptional auction platform.”

Highlight vehicles kicking off the first week of auction sales include:

  • 1989 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet — Original owner, G50 5-speed transmission, factory triple black example with only 36k miles
  • 1970 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am – 49k original miles, original paint, Ram Air III 400ci L74 V8 engine paired with a 3-speed automatic
  • 1988 BMW M3 — California Car, same ownership for 31 years with 46k original miles
  • 1990 Mazda RX-7 Convertible — Unmodified example with only 15k original miles
  • 1968 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 427/435 — Original 427/435hp L71 V8 engine in factory Corvette Bronze Metallic
  • 1983 Ferrari 308 — Platinum winning European spec model with factory tool roll and jack
  • 1992 Toyota Bandeirante Pickup — A frame-off-restored, Brazilian manufactured variant of the Toyota J40 powered by its original Mercedes 4.0L 4-cylinder diesel engine

To list a vehicle with AutoHunter, submit a free no-obligation consignment request form on AutoHunter.com. No fee will be required until the vehicle is accepted into the auction. Once the vehicle is confirmed for sale, a standard consignment listing fee of $128 is due with no seller commission fee. There are several convenient upgrades available for an additional cost, which include a professional onsite photoshoot of the listing and an option for enhanced marketing.

Registering to bid is free and can be completed at AutoHunter.com. The bidder fee on an auction listing is 6.5 percent of the hammer price, with a fee-cap at $6,500. This fee is collected from the winning bidder’s account immediately after the winning bid is announced.

To keep up to date with all upcoming auction vehicles, visit AutoHunter.com and sign up to receive exclusive email alerts.


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