Soft auctions? Take your time!

Take the time to…

…get all the information about the car

…talk with the owner – yes, it’s possible!

…find the best way to close a deal

…click down here!

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Objective: the right price…and if possible no auction

The headache of the right price…

Buying or selling at the right price is a question that every classic car collector is faced with at some point. Let’s first try to define the “right price”: it is the price that, at the time of the transaction and beyond, satisfies the buyer and the seller equally.

Between the cost price on the seller’s side and the limits set by the buyer, we believe that a dialogue must be established.

Moreover, as all enthusiasts know, a classic car is not a piece of art like any other: you need to see, touch, try out and talk to its owner.

Soft Auctions are designed to engage in a dialogue with a number of knowledgeable collectors to determine a balanced and objectively discussed price based on the condition of the vehicle and the market at the time of sale.

This is the main objective of Soft Auction: start a dialogue in front of the vehicle, with the owner and with full knowledge of the facts.

Soft Auctions are aimed at discerning collectors who are willing to pay a consensual price for a collector’s item of which they will have taken the measure of all the characteristics.

…and if possible no auctions!

The purpose of the auction phase is simply to set an end date for the sale period so that it is known in advance that it is limited in time. At the same time, it is an objective way of settling the price debate.

The auction will therefore take place only if no agreement is reached during the presentation period. This situation will be all the more unlikely as the number of visits gets high.

This is the opportunity to remind you of our advice : come and visit us!

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A sale in two stages…or not

Each Soft Auction can take place in two phases:

– a presentation period during which it is possible to examine the car, to enter into direct contact with the owner but also to conclude an agreement without delay.

– Private online auctions only if no agreement has been reached during the presentation period.

The stated aim of the Soft Auctions it to reach a private agreement during the presntation period. Auctions will only be held if the offers are considered insufficient.

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The presentation period

The principle of Soft Auctions is to allow sufficient time for the buyer to appreciate the condition of the car that has attracted their attention.

This is the best moment to conclude the sale without costs and avoiding overbidding.

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Register for the sale

Registration for the sale and private auction is open until the end of the presentation period.

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Get information and talk

Documents, photos, videos and an independent expert report will be made available.

We welcome you to come and see the vehicle and test drive it.

The sharing of experiences and exchanges with the owner that can take place at this time is an important part of the decision, before talking about money.

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MakE an offer

It is possible to make an offer to buy without waiting for the auction.

If your offer is accepted, the sale is completed and the car is yours.

And even if you prefer to wait for the auction, it can be useful to make an offer to buy.

A 5% discount will be given to the participant with the highest bid if he/she wins the auction.

A sort of “bonus” for daring to make the best offer during the presentation period.

See how to make an offer

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Private auction

The end of the presentation period came, but no bids were accepted. The car is then put up for sale in a private online auction.

Reminder: only participants who have registered during the presentation period can participate in the private auction. Register

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Online private secured auction

The auctions will take place online in a secured environment.

If the participant with the highest offer wins the auction, a 5% discount on the hammer price will be granted. A sort of “bonus” for having dared to make the highest offer.

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NO reserve price

There is no reserve price.

The final price will be set at the end of the presentation period.

In the event that there are no takers at the posted price, the sale will be extended with a lower bid.

See how auctions work (FAQ)

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1% buyer’s fee
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medical research

These costs will be matched by JWA Classic who will also donate the same amount to the Paris Brain Institute.

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Make an offer or wait for the auction?

You are a well-informed collector, you have gathered the information you want and you already have an idea of what you would like to spend on it.

From then on, you can choose between two attitudes: start talking price with the seller or remain in a waiting posture.

It may be tempting to wait for the auction, hoping to minimise the bid. However, you run the risk of missing the sale, as the car could be sold at any time, or of entering the bidding game.

The clear objective of Soft Auctions is to conclude the sale by mutual agreement, between collectors, during the presentation period, in order to find the fairest deal possible for both parties. For this reason, a discount system has been set up for the collector with the highest offer.

At the end of the auction, having submitted a bid entitles the buyer to a 5% discount on the hammer price, if the bid submitted was the highest at the end of the bidding period.

Here you will find an illustration of the two possible scenarios, depending on whether the car is sold during the presentation period or during the private auction.

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Supporting medical research with the Paris Brain Institute (ICM)

JWA Classic has decided to support medical research and the Paris Brain Institute for its first Soft Auction campaign.

In practise, at least 1% of each sale will be donated by JWA Classic to the Paris Brain Institute.

If the car is sold during the presentation period, JWA Classic will donate 1% of the sale to the ICM. The buyer will be invited to do the same, at his discretion.

If the car is sold during the auction, a fee of 1% will be charged to the buyer on the hammer price and will be donated in full to the ICM. In this case, JWA Classic will match the donation with an equivalent amount.

Everything is detailed in the article below:

1% of sales donated to support medical research

As we explained in a recent post, JWA Classic has decided to support medical research and the Paris Brain Institute for its first Soft Auction campaign. In practise, at least 1% of each sale will be donated by JWA Classic to the Paris Brain Institute. Now, let’s explain how this will work. If the sale … Continue reading

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Still have a few questions?

Do not hesitate to contact us, we’ll be happy to answer all your questions.

Just send an email to Anne-Cécile : ac.rouviere@jwaclassic.com

You can also check our Frequently Asked Questions section.

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Next Soft Auctions

Discover the next five cars from JWA Classic collection on sale at Soft Auction.

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