On February 2nd 2019, H&H Classics
launches its first live auction purely online. Currently leading the sale is a 1985 Chrysler Le Baron Town & Country Turbo Woody Estate car once owned by Frank Sinatra.
Throughout his life Sinatra was said to be a loyal Chrysler man, and reputedly got his first break in the music industry not because of his voice but because he owned a Chrysler!
The car is rumoured to be the last vehicle Sinatra owned, and offers a fascinating insight into the cost of fame; Frank reportedly spent the last ten years of his life being driven around Las Vegas in this undistinguished (and unexpectedly domestic) Town & Country turbo charged, two-tone Woody estate car, to avoid recognition.
With Woody station wagons dating back to the 40's, this style of car is said to have been one of Frank's favourites. Supplied with the vehicle are copies of the certificate of title with Sinatra's signature, also stating Frank Sinatra's name along with 'c/o Nathan Golden' (chauffeur) with the address of 70855 Sinatra Drive, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270.
This first live online sale at H&H presents a unique opportunity to bid for a car from one of the biggest stars of the 20th century with No Reserve, which would be the centre of attention of any collection or museum. Well documented past sales of Frank Sinatra owned cars include a 1989 Jaguar XJS fixed head coupe, sold for £113,600 in 1998 and a 1956 Ford Thunderbird at the same time sold for £106,500. Iain Burt, of H&H Classics Management team, commented; H&H Classics have always been the market leaders when it comes to introducing new technologies, whilst embracing the tradition of our industry. At present approximately 30% of all sales take place online which provides us with a strong foundation to introduce this exciting live auction online format.
HOW IT WORKS
NEW FOR 2019
Weve sold upwards of 17,000 Classic Cars and Motorcycles over the last 25 years and are now pioneering new platforms for the digital age.
Uniquely, sellers and buyers will be able to participate in the excitement of a live on-screen auction with the benefit of significant cost reductions to the seller.
HOW IT WORKS FOR SELLERS
Well post a wider range of images, video and an approved description of your car on our website, so buyers have more information than ever before!
Your car stays with you until the Live Auction is finished. When it sells we handle the money part, taking away the stress. Secure in the knowledge of dealing with an established and trusted brand.
Youre always dealing with people at the end of a phone an active auction service provider with physical offices in both Cheshire and Surrey.
HOW IT WORKS FOR BUYERS
Register Online: it only takes a couple of minutes to create your own account.
Log into your account: the world-renowned Sage Pay manages the whole payment process, including security.
View the photo gallery with walk-around video, before placing bids on your chosen lots.
Our systems take care of the transaction, on receipt of cleared funds you will be able to collect your vehicle directly from the seller.
Secure in the knowledge of dealing with an established and trusted brand, youre always dealing with people at the end of a phone.