Since our firm was founded in 1979 (our first auction had 120 cars), Silver Auctions has had one simple goal: to be the best collector car auction company in the business.
From that modest beginning, we now produce
12-14 auctions a year in 10 Western States and
Canada. Some are small and some big (Seattle,
Washington, Portland, Oregon, Jackson Hole,
Wyoming, Sun Valley, Idaho). Some are enormous. (21 years of conducting the Big Reno Auction in Reno from 1990 to 2010 and the Fort McDowell Auction in Arizona).
We're proud of our track record. When you're making the decision on buying or selling a collector car, we'd like you to think of Silver Auctions first. Here are a few reasons why:
We believe in straight talk with our customers.
If you're selling a car, we'll give you a frank
estimate of what we believe it will bring
not an inflated figure just so you'll put your
car in an auction. We won't knowingly allow
a car to be misrepresented as something it's
not. We won't make unsupported claims when a
car reaches the block.
We're not the most expensive collector car auction
company and we're not the cheapest. We believe
we offer good value for the money. Most of our
auctions have entry fees of $200 and $300 and
commissions of 6 or 9 percent if the car is
any buyer or seller has a problem with a transaction
they completed through Silver Auctions, we have
a simple promise: We will do our best to make
We check Vehicle Identification Numbers and
titles before auctions to make sure they're
correct. We require sellers to give, in writing,
an accurate indication of their vehicle's mechanical
condition. We provide plenty of time for potential
buyers to examine cars before they reach the
We go where the cars are, which might mean an
undiscovered city like Pasco, Washington, or
a high-profile auto-Mecca like Jackson Hole
or Sun Valley. We pioneered Premiere Auctions
in resort settings, which not only produce high
prices for sellers but provide a great excuse
for a weekend getaway.
When you call Silver Auctions to talk about
cars, you'll be talking to an expert, not a
high-pressure salesman trying to collect a commission.
Almost all our employees have auto-related backgrounds
and are collectors themselves. Our auctioneers
are all trained exclusively in the business
of selling collector cars, and they know what
it takes to make a sale successful and fun for
you'd like to know what your collector car might
be worth, give us a call. Our finger is on the
pulse of the auto market. Within minutes, we
can usually give you a ballpark estimate of
a car's value (and we'll give you a much more
accurate estimate when you check in your vehicle
before an auction). For most cars we can come
within a few hundred dollars of its selling
price and if we don't know, we'll call around
the country to find out. There's never any obligation.
At Silver Auctions, our phone is answered by real people. Our experienced auction staff treat you like
a person not a number when you call or bring
in your car for an auction. We are a service
business, whether it's ensuring a smooth sale,
offering advice on topics ranging from emissions
regulations to missing titles, or just talking
about collector cars, we are truly at your service.
The Market Report we offer is an example of
our commitment to communicate with customers.
Our listings are an accurate no-hype report
on prices of cars that we have actually sold.
We offer advice for both buyers and sellers
on how to prepare for auctions. We profile newer
cars that we think are likely to become collectibles.
We encourage letters. The more our customers
know about collector cars and collector car
auctions, the more confident we are that you'll
want to do business with Silver Auctions.