We stand by our reputation for quality consignments and aim to provide you with the best customer service in the collector car market. From the moment you select Gooding & Company to consign your car or collection, we will deliver personal service that facilitates a successful sale. You’ll benefit from working with our expert specialists, who maintain a carefully cultivated network of contacts. Our experienced marketing department will promote your vehicle to a global network of passionate buyers; our photographers and catalogue writers will showcase your car with an artist’s eye; our client services group will guide you through the logistics of a sale; and our celebrated venues might just leave you with the memory of a lifetime.
If you are ready to sell your vehicle with Gooding & Company, please contact a specialist directly or download and complete our consignment questionnaire. Whether you wish to sell a single car or a large collection, there are a number of ways to have your property valued:
Before you sell your collector car with Gooding & Company you must sign an exclusive consignment agreement. This is a contract we have with our sellers in which we agree to sell their vehicle either through auction or via a private treaty sale. All sales with Gooding & Company are subject to the terms of our consignment agreement. The agreement contains our terms and fees for the auction and private sale process, including insurance, loss/damage liability, shipping, and photography. Please note that a clear, transferable title must be provided by all sellers.
Once we have received a seller’s agreement, Gooding & Company’s catalogue department will contact you to arrange for photography and discuss the description. Our photographers, writers and researchers are among the best in the business and our catalogue presentations are widely considered the finest in the industry.
If you decide to bring your car to one of our auction venues, we will be happy to assist you with transportation arrangements. You are always welcome to use your own carrier, of course. Please contact the Gooding & Company office for further details.
At every auction site, registered bidders can visit The Archives to examine any records that might accompany the cars. At this site inside the viewing tent, documents such as service reports, owner’s manuals, and factory records are available for review, as are digital photos of larger items such as tool kits. After the auction, we will ship the vehicle’s document binder to the winning bidder.
After a successful sale, you will be notified of the final bid price for your consignment. If a buyer wasn't found, you will be able to speak with a specialist to discuss possible post-auction sales or additional marketing efforts. Approximately 20 days after each auction, Gooding & Company settles payment for successful consignors along with a settlement statement itemizing the commission and any other charges.