Bicester Heritage is now the perfect platform to sell your classic car, with the launch of the Motor Market at the latest Sunday Scramble taking place at the 348-acre site in Oxfordshire.
Motor Market allows owners to put their car in front of thousands of like-minded motoring enthusiasts and buyers, and does so in an environment perfect for showcasing classic vehicles. This is a truly unique way for buyers and sellers to come together in a relaxed and non-pressured environment. With thousands of car enthusiasts attending the Sunday Scramble, sellers will be able to present their treasured classic in ideal surroundings to lots of potential buyers.
The Motor Market is also a fantastic way for buyers to view a car. It allows buyers to meet the car’s current owner and discuss its history, give it a thorough inspection and complete the purchase all in one easy location. There is also the opportunity for a test drive away from the busy streets in the likes of London.
Any treasured car built before 1990, be it a classic, vintage or even a modern car, will be eligible to feature in Motor Market, and entry costs £20 in advance and £30 on the gate. However, tickets are available at a 50% discount for the first Motor Market, making them £10 in advance and £15 on the day.
The Bicester Heritage team will promote the cars being sold in the run-up to a Motor Market on social media and the site’s website.
If owners are unsure how much they should be selling their car for, then they will be able to book it into the Hagerty Valuation Arena. As part of the valuation process, the car will be photographed and assessed by experts before being presented with a valuation certificate. The valuation costs £15, but all the money raised goes to charity, and owners also get a goody bag of extras from the participating partners, which include H&H Classic Auctions, Classic Cars magazine and ClassicCarsForSale.co.uk.
The first Motor Market will take place at Bicester Heritage’s eighth Sunday Scramble, an event that has gone from strength to strength since its launch in June 2014.
The Sunday Scrambles see Bicester Heritage throw open its doors to host owners of classic cars at a large meet-up in a stunning environment. As well as the opportunity to see an eclectic selection of privately owned cars, all the specialists on site are open for the day to discuss any needs or desires, or for visitors to just have a look at what is on offer. The Sunday Scrambles often sell out in advance, and can host as many as 5000 people. If you arrive in a pre-1990 classic vehicle then you can take advantage of a 50% discount on the entry price, while members of registered vehicle owners’ clubs can enjoy the same deal.
Bicester Heritage’s founder and managing director, Daniel Geoghegan, said: “Buying a car online has many things in its favour, but there is no substitute for going and seeing a potential purchase in the metal. The Motor Market at Bicester Heritage will be unique in allowing buyers to see many cars at once, and talk to their owners, but without the pressured environment of an auction hall.
“Buyers don’t even need to have to worry about finding a way to get a car home or finding a specialist for a that little job that would make their new purchase perfect thanks to the many experts we have on site at Bicester Heritage.”
To book your ticket for the Sunday Scramble and the Motor Market, head to www.bicesterheritage.co.uk/events.
Note about Bicester Heritage
Bicester Heritage is a 348-acre former RAF Bomber Command Station in Oxfordshire that has taken on a new lease of life as a centre of excellence for all things to do with historic motoring.
When the site was purchased from the MOD by the Bicester Heritage team in April 2013 it had been placed on Historic England’s ‘at risk’ register and designated the most at risk of all defence estates in Britain in 2008. Now, after some 100 years of being closed to the public and being mothballed by the RAF in 1976, the base has been returned to its former glory and reopened as the best-preserved WW2 RAF Bomber Station in the UK.
More than 30 specialist businesses operate from the unique site, and between them they cover every potential requirement for storing, running and maintaining a historic car. The skilled craftspeople based at Bicester Heritage range from historic grand prix car preparers and magneto specialists, to dealers and exhaust manufacturers. Together they provide a supportive ecosystem that seeks to revolutionise historic car ownership.
Bicester Heritage events include regular Sunday Scramble open days and each summer, Flywheel Festival.
It is located just off the M40, and a mile away from Bicester railway station, meaning it can be reached from London in less than an hour by road or rail.