Founded in 2016 and formerly known as ‘The Market’, Bonhams|Cars Online was the first dedicated classic and collectible car online auction platform in the UK.

Our unequalled Trustpilot ratings and sell-through rate of over 90% mean that we remain the benchmark for transparency, honesty, speed, ease and effectiveness in a highly competitive marketplace.

Evolving from the Patina digital vehicle history start-up, The Market was born of a realisation that a combination of digital technology - and the best and most truthful professional photography and written descriptions - could create an experience that puts more and better information than ever before in front of buyers and sellers alike.

Today, BonhamsICars Online provides a proven, transparent, trusted and effective service, at no cost to sellers.

We succeed by making the buying and selling of classic and collector vehicles as simple, secure, speedy, efficient, honest and rewarding as possible.

It’s an approach that has seen our business grow exponentially since our acquisition by Bonhams in 2020

Bonhams|Cars Online HQ

The Company

Our Oxfordshire HQ benefits from a 14,000 square-foot facility that allows sellers to take advantage of our premium Concierge Service.

The Concierge Service is superior to anything offered by our competitors and combines the very best professional photography, writing, detailing, valeting and care available in a uniquely comprehensive, attractive and effective package.

With a deep understanding of the value of customer service and a real desire to become the most trusted team in online classic car auctions, we’re on hand to make sure that the selling or buying of your cherished classic vehicle is as easy, transparent and successful as possible. Our consistent 4.6 Star Trustpilot rating - higher than any other online car auction house in the UK – tells us that we’re doing the right things, but there’s always room for improvement.

With the experience, reach, contacts and knowledge of Bonhams 1793 Limited behind it, Bonhams|Cars Online is the best global solution for anyone looking to buy or sell a classic car quickly, safely, effortlessly…and optimally.

Bonhams|Cars Online HQ Interior