The transition to online auctions is already complete in some markets. The front-runner is the US market with Bring A Trailer approx. 1.25 billion USD in sales this year.
In comparison, the largest traditional auction house RM Sotheby's turned only over 925 million USD in sales worldwide.
The British market has also already been overtaken by online auction platforms. Continental Europe is still lagging behind this trend, but we can also see it in this year's figures.
Although our marketing budget was much lower than in 2021 and we had almost the same number of auctions as in 2021, we sold 25.5% more cars this year and the sales rate increased from 37.9% to 45.1%.
Total sales in 2022 amounted to 4.143.635 EUR, giving us a turnover of over 9 million EUR in the three years of our existence. The average sales price remains over 60.000 EUR.
We sold 3 cars for more money than the previous records of 2020 and 2021. And the cars were very different, like the 1955 Porsche 356 Pre-A Speedster, which sold for an undisclosed sum, or the brand new Mercedes-Maybach S 680 limited edition, which sold in a private auction for 9.500.000 CZK (=over 390.000 EUR).
From the other sales we can mention the 100th sale ever in March with the "car sculpture" of the 1954 Alfa Romeo 1900 SS Spyder. The big autumn/winter collection auction sale was another success this year, including the sale of the "new" Renault Clio V6 from 2002 with only 334 kilometres on the clock. These sales show the diversity of the current special cars market.
But other very interesting cars remained unsold. Therefore, we have picked out the TOP 30 unsold cars of 2022 to give them a second chance during the winter months before the new auctions start.
You can find these TOP 30 with a total value of around 5.000.000 EUR in our aftersale here.
We have also found our new Mille Miglia car "on budget", a car from a very well known brand, but from a very unknown coachbuilder.
We are preparing it not only for our next article, but also to bring it to some great classic car events in 2023.