Records Fall as Car Auction Adapts to Covid

A LIVE classic car auction was converted to an online auction within an hour today due to the latest government COVID restrictions announced.

“We are extremely proud to have been able to completely turn around our classic car live auction to an online-only live stream auction within a matter of an hour,” said Mr. Lee Hames, Chief Operations Officer for Lloyds Auctions.

“This was in fact one of our biggest classic car auctions ever with some highly anticipated cars including Kerry Packers Jaguar, Glenn Seton’s Championship Winning Ford and an extremely rare, limited build Holden VN Group A SS no #002 of just over 300 ever built,” Mr. Hames continued.

“We came to our viewers LIVE from our loungerooms and there was definitely a warm mutual feeling within our team with the livestream attaining a strong viewership throughout the entirety of the auction,” Mr. Hames continued.

The auction achieved many price records throughout the 9-hour auction.

Kerry Packers Jaguar was declared unreserved 48 hours prior to auction and sold for $217,000 under the hammer.

Glenn Seton’s Australian Touring Car Championship-Winning Ford reached over half a million dollars which wasn’t enough to get it sold, however negotiations between the top bidder and the vendor should see it sold over the next 7 days.

A 1988 VL Walkinshaw commodore sold for over $250,000.

“Lloyds Auctions are building new ways to be resilient, and a combination of great people and cutting-edge technology are proving crucial in helping us to move forward during these everchanging times,” continued Mr. Hames.

The complete 9-hour auction can be viewed online here.

Scott Webber

Head Of Valuations

Accredited Senior Appraiser

Licensed Auctioneer

Qualifications & Affiliations

American Society of Appraisers (ASA)

Profile

Scott Webber is one of the founding partners at Lloyds and has worked for the company from its inception in 2004. In that time Scott has been a Licensed Auctioneer and Qualified ASA Valuer. Prior to Lloyds, Scott was a Farm Manager at Cubbie Station in Queensland, he has an earthmoving and agricultural background.

Scott is heavily involved in daily valuations. He acts for a wide range of clients and vendors including Insurance companies, Financiers, Insolvency Practitioners, Government branches, Joint Ventures and Alliances, large companies, and private individuals. Scott personally co-signs and oversees every valuation report completed by Lloyds. On average the Lloyds valuations department conducts over 500 appraisals per financial year.

Scott has managed many auctions and private sales, previously completing an approximate average of 400-800 traditional auction lots per week. Given that the Lloyds system is now online, traditional auctions are very minimal and are completed in a simulcast method, to comply with contracts we have with major government departments. Although Scott’s focus is currently Valuations, he still oversees and runs auctions weekly on a wide variety of assets from motor vehicles to very specialised process lines.

Scott offers a wealth of experience as an Auctioneer and Valuer in all aspects of Valuations and Asset Disposals.

Having headed disposal programs for Major Infrastructure Alliances, Joint Venture partnerships and Government projects throughout Australia, Scott has a wide range of experience in the Civil Construction, Earthmoving, Manufacturing and Agricultural sectors offering a “turn key” service from start to finish.

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