HOW TO BUY

Buying a vehicle at auction has never been easier than at a Smith Auctions, L.L.C. event. In this section we’ll cover the basics and, of course, we suggest you review the actual Terms and Conditions of Sale, which form the basis of our contract with all purchasers. Please don’t hesitate to contact us at 800-861-7648 with any questions we can help answer or assistance we can provide.

PAYMENT OPTIONS
Buyers may choose any of the following arrangements for payment: cash, cashier’s check, a personal check accompanied by a bank letter of guarantee. We do accept all major credit cards with a 2% Convenience fee on all purchases.

BUYER’S PREMIUM
Smith Auctions, L.L.C. charges a buyer’s premium of 6% on vehicles and 10% on non-automotive items.

ABSENTEE and TELEPHONE BIDDING
If you are unable to attend an auction in person, just register in advance, and we’ll arrange for a personal vehicle walk-through via telephone with a collector car specialists. Telephone bidding can be arranged by calling 1-573-820-1712.

ARRANGEMENTS
Smith Auctions, L.L.C.  has staff on hand to assist you with all aspects of your visit.  Just call 1-800-861-7648. We have transport options on site to help you with your post-purchase details.

Bidder/Buyer Acknowledge  that he/she will not hold Smith Auctions, L.L.C. responsible for any representations or statements made by the seller.

HOW TO SELL

When you decide to sell a collector vehicle or an entire collection Smith Auctions , L.L.C. will guarantee you a straight forward transaction, the finest marketing around, and the optimum value for your assets. The facts are presented below, but we invite you to contact us anytime to get your questions answered, and suggest you review the Sellers Terms and Conditions, which forms the basis of our contract with you.

CONSIGNING YOUR VEHICLE
We are dedicated to helping you  choose the right event and timing to get you the best return on your investments. We will work with you directly to correctly market the vehicle facts, determine an estimated value, and set a reserve price, if you so choose. You make all the decisions and stay in control of the transaction at a Smith Auctions, L.L.C.

AUCTION ESTIMATES
Smith Auctions, L.L.C. will work with you to determine your vehicle’s history, condition, rarity, and provenance, and arrive at an estimated value. While we have over twenty years experience, no one can predict the actual sale price of a given vehicle at auction.    The estimates are not a guarantee of the final sales price. Auction estimates do not include buyer’s premium.

SMITH AUCTIONS BROCHURES
Selected lots will be photographed and impeccably described in our brochure.  These brochures are delivered to thousands of collectors as well as dealers and restoration shops around the country.

ADVERTISING
Expose your car to the core of the market across the world. Through motoring publications, classic car magazines, on-line advertising, social media networking and our in-house advertising and public relations departments, your vehicles are actively presented to qualified buyers.

PAYMENT
Smith Auctions, L.L.C. guarantees seller payment when clear title is received. Our office will issue you a company check less fees to Seller on the day of sale as long as the title work is transferable.

CONCIERGE SERVICES
Consignors enjoy VIP seating, and complimentary bidder’s registration. We can also assist you with hotel reservations, restaurant suggestions, and travel arrangements as well – just call 1-800-861-7648  or e mail us at smithauctionllc@att.net

Pictures 

Please submit pictures of your vehicle with your consignment.   Please make various views.  We recommend a 3/4  front shot from both sides, front, rear, interior, motor and anything else that is special to your car.   You can also e-mail your pictures to us at  smithauctionllc@att.net