All of the vehicle auctions are listed on our website at

They are also listed on four bidding platforms;, Bidspotter, lot-tissimo and i-bidder.


At Humbert & Ellis we specialise in the marketing and sale of private collections, deceased estates, barn finds and vehicles for restoration.

Its easy to sell with Humbert & Ellis – No need to transport your car to a saleroom! Simply fill out a form and upload your photos.

We will list your vehicle on our online bidding platforms, as well as a signpost listing on Ebay and Facebook groups appropriate to your vehicle.


As a seller:

  1. Fill in the below contact form, our auctioneer will contact you to discuss your vehicle.
  2. We will email you a form to sign digitally to book the vehicle into auction.
  3. Send us some photos (unless you are paying for a professional photographer) we suggest 20-30 photos, plus 2 or 3 videos (each under 1 minute).
  4. Potential buyers may wish to view the vehicle – this will be booked at your convenience.
  5. We will notify you after the auction that the vehicle is sold and once we have received payment from the buyer will arrange a day for collection at yours and the buyers convenience.
  6. Payment is made into your bank account within 14 days of sale (providing the vehicle has been collected).

To discuss a vehicle you would like to put into auction please email or call our saleroom on 01327 359595


As a buyer:

To bid you will need to register though or website one of these bidding platforms listed at the top of the page. Commission is a total 15% (11.5% + vat plus a 1% + vat fee for the online bidding).

We are happy to arrange viewings of any vehicles – just contact the office on 01327 359595 or email

If you are the successful purchaser you will be emailed an invoice – please arrange payment by bank transfer with the details provided. We do not take payment over the phone.

We are happy to help arrange a quote for fully insured transportation of your new vehicle.


Some of our recently sold vehicles…


Terms & Conditions for Buyers & Sellers:

Definitions for the purpose of these Terms of Business & Conditions of Engagement:

The Company is the Auctioneer and the Vendor is the person instructing the Auctioneers to sell goods by Auction. The Purchaser is the person who acquired goods at Auction.


  1. The Auctioneers Conditions of Sale are on the Consignment Form, printed in the catalogue and are available on request from the office. Vendors are considered to have had notice of these and have agreed acceptance of the same when requesting the entry of goods for sale in this application.
  2. Upon receipt of a completed Consignment Form, the Vendor will be notified of the appropriate auction date(s). Subsequently altered instructions are at the Vendors risk unless confirmed in writing.
  3. The Auctioneers reserve the right to catalogue goods as they see fit, determine in which sale these shall be included, (i.e., General or Specialist) and refuse any lots considered to be unsaleable or of negligible value. They shall not be held responsible for any expenses or loss incurred thereby or for the postponement or cancellation of sales, howsoever caused.
  4. The Auctioneers act as agents only and do not hold themselves responsible for any default on the part of the Vendors or Purchasers. Furthermore, the Auctioneers give notice that they are not liable for faults or imperfections found with any lot, for any errors or omissions in description made by the Vendors themselves or their agents, but draw attention to the Misrepresentation Act which reduces the protection given by the customary “Caveat Emptor” clause in Conditions of Sale which in some circumstances make a Vendor liable to the Purchaser in respect of disputed catalogue descriptions, even when made in good faith.
  5. The Vendor shall indemnify the Auctioneers against any claim in connection with goods sold on the Vendors instruction
  6. Humbert & Ellis Ltd act only as agents for the Vendor. At his discretion, the Auctioneer may bid on behalf of the Vendor for all goods that are being offered, subject to reserve or otherwise.
  7. The highest bidder shall be the buyer, The Auctioneer may, at his sole discretion, determine the advance of the bidding or refuse a bid. If during the auction, the Auctioneer considers that a dispute has arisen, he has absolute discretion to settle the dispute or re-offer the lot for sale. The Auctioneers may only re-offer if a bidder contests a matter immediately, and before the offering of the next lot.
  8. The Auctioneers accept no responsibility for the accuracy of any statement, whether printed in the catalogue, published on the Internet or made verbally, as to grading, authorship, attribution, genuineness, origin, date, age, provenance and condition. All such statements are statements of opinion and are not to be taken as being, or implying, warranties, guarantees or representations of fact. The Auctioneers reserve the right in forming their opinion to consult and rely upon any expert or authority considered by them to be reliable.
  9. Ample opportunity is given for inspection. Each purchaser, by making a bid for a lot, is deemed to have knowledge of all the conditions of sale and to have satisfied themselves as to the physical condition and accuracy of the description of the lot, including, but not restricted to, whether the lot is damaged or has been repaired.
  10. All lots are sold as shown, with all faults, imperfections and errors of description.
  11. Each lot, at the fall of the hammer will be at the risk of the purchaser and will be taken away at the purchaser’s risk and expense, on the day of sale unless prior arrangements have been made with the Auctioneers. In the event of any liability upon the Auctioneers in respect of any loss this shall be restricted to a maximum of the price paid by the buyer.
  12. The title of the goods shall not pass to the buyer until the purchase price has been paid in full and including the premium at the stated rate.
  13. At the fall of the hammer, the purchaser shall give his name and address, and may be required to pay immediately a percentage of the purchase price. If the buyer fails to comply with these requirements the lot may, at the Auctioneer’s sole discretion, be put up again and resold. No lots may be taken away until paid for in full and a pass obtained from the Auctioneers.
  14. If any lots are not paid for and removed in accordance with the provisions of the Conditions of Sale, than the Auctioneers may, without prejudice, to any other right they may have, remove, store, and insure the lots at the expense of the defaulting buyer. If after the expiry of seven days, the purchaser is still in default, the Auctioneers may resell the lots, either by public auction, or private contract. The purchaser, making such default, shall be liable for any deficiency arising from such resale, and for resulting expenses, any surplus arising shall belong to the Vendor.
  15. The Buyer’s premium shall be the same for all buyers where the service offered is the same, therefore, bidders in the room, shall pay a premium of 13.8% inclusive of VAT, on the hammer price, and all agree that the Auctioneers, when acting as agent for the Vendor, may also receive commission from the Vendor in accordance with the Vendor’s conditions.
  16. Buyer`s Premium 13.8% inclusive of VAT. Lots purchased online will attract an additional charge for this service in the sum of 1.2% of the hammer price including VAT.
  17. Humbert & Ellis Ltd reserve the right to illustrate any lot offered for auction, and will use such photographs/digital images, both before and after the auction, at their discretion.
  18. The export of any lot from the United Kingdom, or import into another country, may be subject to licenses being granted. It is the buyer’s responsibility to obtain any relevant import or export licenses. The denial of any such license or delay in obtaining a license shall not justify the rescission or cancellation of the sale.
  19. Items purchased must be paid for within 48 hours and collected within 7 days of the sale. 
  20. Vendor’s commission is charged on the hammer price at a rate of 5% All charges are subject to VAT at the current rate. The Auctioneer reserves the right to collect the appropriate Listing Fee with the entry form.
  21. Any items that fail to sell will automatically be marketed, without reference to the Vendor for fourteen days post auction.
  22. The full location of vehicles will not be disclosed to anyone unless arranging a viewing with the vendors approval, or collection of a vehicle that has been paid for in full by the buyer.
  23. Buyers are expected to arrange payment within two working days of the auction end or post sale agreement.
  24. Once payment has been made in full by the buyer they will be put in contact with the vendor to arrange collection date and time.
  25. Payment (without interest) will be made to the Vendor within two working days following collection of the vehicle after the deduction of premium commission, VAT and expenses (where applicable)
  26. VAT (at applicable) will be levied on all fees, charges and expenses at the current rate.