Our mission is to make the buying and selling of classic and collector vehicles as transparent, secure and efficient as possible.
With the first sale taking place in early 2017, The Market was the UK’s first dedicated classic and collectible car auction. Evolving from the Patina digital vehicle history platform, The Market was created from a realisation that a combination of digital technology, the best photographers and the best journalists could create an experience that puts more information than ever before at the buyers fingertips, provide the most transparency whilst delivering it for the lowest cost for both buyers and sellers.
Since then, The Market has grown exponentially, achieving an 88% success rate across £10.7m of sales in 2020. The Market is today still the only online classic and collector car auction that is willing to provide transparency by publishing all of its results.
Based in Oxfordshire, from a 13,000 square foot facility that allows sellers who take advantage of our concierge service to store their cars during the sales process, the team behind The Market come from an eclectic and diverse range of backgrounds.
With a complete focus on customer service, a desire to remove the lack of transparency in the automotive sector and founded out of passion by a tech entrepreneur, The Market’s leadership team come from a range of backgrounds including FinTech, Automotive Engineering and Marketing (no car salesman here!). Structured into Consignment, Operations and Technology, our teams are always on hand (and at the end of a phone) to make sure that the selling or buying experience through The Market is as easy, transparent and successful as possible. This is consistently reflected by our great customer reviews and 5 star Trustpilot rating.
With a proven platform, The Market is also expanding outside the UK with many global partnerships soon coming online (Contact us if you would like to discuss).