New to The Collector Garage

Car prices like many physical assets are rising as would be expected in times of inflation – they are hedge on the falling buying power of money

More especially in our view, they are rising because modern classics, especially normally aspirated manual cars are simply not being made anymore – and who wants to own a "hybrid" or whatever else it is they are producing these days.

So given this, what is your car worth? Who knows, so auctions are arguably the best way to find that market. Most auctions we know in Australia are either too hard to get into, expensive to buy and sell, dominated by dealers and so hard to know what is really happening or full of cars with strictly limited to access to understand what you are actually buying.

Thus, was created for genuine Australian private enthusiasts to showcase and buy cars, where detail and access to the cars matters and with ZERO BUYERS PREMIUM to buyers and where sellers only pay a success fee.

Additionally, we are introducing “Safer Payment” option, where at the winning Bidders discretion, we offer an escrow facility and trust account to help provide certainty to both buyer and seller such that
   1) Cleared Funds are received
   2) The Lot has been delivered
before payment is made to the Vendor. 

This system provides confidence for buyers to bid and buy cars knowing their funds are secure until delivery has taken place.

We are Australian based and primarily Australian sellers but have a worldwide audience of potential buyers and marketing support


  1. No Listing Fee / Success Fee only based on successful sale
  2. No Buyers Premium – so buyers will pay the absolute full price they are prepared to pay knowing there is no additional “buyers premium”
  3. Exposure – all advertising costs are covered by the auction site which has generated over 1,000 visits per vehicle and sold vehicles in excess of $200,000
  4. Security – by using the auction system, buyers understand they are protected by the Safe Payment system and therefore more likely to bid to win without reservations on settlement risks
  5. Genuine Buyers – we validate buyers identity via credit card authorisation to join every auction to help ensure each buyer and each bid is genuine.


    1. Zero buyer premium – the only buyers fee for using the system is an Auction Registration Fee to help validate genuine buyer
    2. Security – Buyer option of a safer escrow payment facility where funds will not be released to Vendors until a successful transaction has occurred and car has been collected