Whether you’re interested in consigning a car for auction or for private treaty, the best way to get started is by contacting a Gooding & Company Specialist at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also fill out and submit our Consignment Inquiry Form online. Once you have submitted your information, a Specialist will assess the vehicle and contact you to discuss the best platform for its sale.
To bid at a Gooding & Company auction, you must first complete and submit the Bidder Registration Application available on our website. You have the option of submitting your application through our website or downloading a PDF version. Please note that a Bank Letter of Guarantee is required to bid at our auctions. A sample Bank Letter is provided within our application. If you choose to download the PDF application, you can email, fax or mail the completed application to Gooding & Company using the contact details provided on the forms.
Once your Bidder Registration Application has been submitted, we will review your information and contact you for any additional details we may require or to let you know that you are approved to bid with us.
Your bidder registration packet will be available for you to pick up when you check in at Gooding & Company’s site during the viewing and auction days.
Approved bidders can bid online at bid.goodingco.com or through our mobile apps for iPhone and Android. To register to bid via our online bidding platform, simply create an account here. Following the submission of your application, an automated email will confirm your registration or a Gooding & Company representative will contact you to obtain more details. The general requirements for all methods of bidding include a completed Bidder Registration Application, a Bank Letter of Guarantee, and Driver’s license or Passport identification.
Not automatically. All bidders must be approved prior to placing a bid, whether in person, by phone, or online. After submitting a Bidder Registration Application, the approval process can take up to three days.
Yes. If you already registered for in-room bidding, please email us at email@example.com or visit our Bidder Registration Desk at the auction to set up your online bidding account.
Provided your bidder registration has been approved by Gooding & Company, you can place bids as soon as lots are available in the online bidding platform. Your pre-bids can be edited or deleted up until the moment the Auctioneer’s hammer falls on the preceding lot. You can also live bid during each auction.
No. Anyone can watch Gooding & Company auctions online or through our mobile apps.
Gooding & Company prides itself on using industry-leading technology to stream video in 720p to your mobile device or computer with little to no latency or delay. This is offered solely through the bid.goodingco.com portal and through our iOS and Android apps. If your connection is poor, the system will downgrade the video quality you receive, potentially sending only the audio feed to ensure that you are following the auction live. Gooding & Company offers a simultaneous broadcast through YouTube for a high-definition feed, and this video will occasionally encounter buffering issues which could lead to substantial delays between what you’re seeing and the live events in the auction room. Refreshing your webpage will get this video back to live, but buffering will continue to delay the feed.
Your Gooding & Company account is separate from your online bidding account. You may use the same login information, but changing your email and password on one platform does not automatically change it on the other. If the online bidding system says your email is already registered, please use the "Forgot Password?" option to reset your password for your online bidding account.
You may view all vehicles on our website by visiting our Vehicles page. From there you can apply search filters and tailor your results within Upcoming Auction Vehicles, Past Auctions or All Vehicles.
We have designed our website to be compatible with the largest number of browsers possible. However if you are having difficulties viewing the online catalogue or another area of our website, please contact us at 310.899.1960 or firstname.lastname@example.org for technical assistance.
If you have already purchased a catalogue, you may bring it to the auction to redeem for admission for two. If you have not purchased a catalogue, individual admission wristbands are available for purchase in the entry tent of each Gooding & Company auction site. A wristband allows access and re-entry to all viewing days and the auctions. Please be advised, priority seating in the auction tent is reserved for registered bidders and their guests. The admission cost will vary based on venue, so please reference our Auctions page for details on each event.
We do not ship wristbands out with our catalogues. If you have received our catalogue prior to an auction, you may bring the book itself or the order confirmation to our auction site and redeem it for two admission wristbands.
Don’t worry, we never run out of admission wristbands for our guests. Admission is available through the last day of each auction.
We do not provide VIP passes, as we strive to offer a VIP-level experience for every guest who attends our events. We do offer priority seating for bidders and their guests separate from general seating, to allow our auctioneer to facilitate the sale in the smoothest and most efficient manner possible.
Gooding & Company does not sell tickets to the Concours. To purchase tickets for the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, please visit the official Pebble Beach Concours website.
We offer live streaming of all our auctions, both in browser-based and mobile device formats. A link directing you to the live broadcast will be made available on Gooding & Company's homepage and throughout the site on the day of each event, and the live broadcast itself will begin streaming about 15 minutes before each auction.
Yes. Gooding & Company offers Telephone, Absentee, and Online bidding for all our auctions. Please visit our Register to Bid page and select your preferred method of bidding for further instructions.
The general requirements for all methods of bidding include a completed Bidder Registration Application, a Bank Letter of Guarantee, and Driver’s license or Passport identification. Please note that we do not currently offer submission of Telephone & Absentee Bid Applications through our online registration system.
An estimated 12-15 lots will pass over the block within one hour. This range should help you in determining when a chosen lot will be up for sale on the block.
We require a current title in the current owner’s name in order to offer a car for sale at auction. If the title is in a business or entity name, please let us know immediately so all consignment paperwork and agreements are consistent. We are also able to offer cars at auction on a valid Bill of Sale. Please let us know if a car will be sold on Bill of Sale as soon as possible, as we provide this information to potential buyers in the catalogue. If you are selling a car that is registered overseas, then we require whatever title form is valid in that country, for example the V5 form from the UK or the Fahrzeugbrief from Germany. Feel free to contact us with specific questions regarding your overseas title.
Cars need to arrive on-site several days in advance of viewing, so that we may properly catalogue all accompanying items and detail your car for presentation at viewing and for the auction. For our specific arrival and receiving dates for each auction, please contact the Business Affairs Team at 310.899.5167 or email@example.com.
If you are transporting your car within the United States, we have a few select truck carriers that we can recommend. We also work closely with Intercity Lines, whose representatives are available to help arrange post-sale transportation at each of our auction sites. If you are transporting overseas, we work with Cosdel as our shipping broker, who will reach out to the overseas agent to coordinate. There are many choices, however the most popular has been CARS UK/USA. If you use a different overseas agent, they may not necessarily work with Cosdel for import, which is still fine.
Our recommended transport companies are briefed on our preferred delivery locations. If you are transporting your car independently, please contact the Business Affairs Team at 310.899.5167 or our Logistics Manager, Nathan McNeil, at 805.407.2428 for car delivery instructions.
If you have consigned a car with Gooding & Company, you do not need to order a catalogue for admission. We will mail a catalogue to you at your preferred mailing address. If you wish to receive your catalogue at a different address than the one provided on your catalogue information sheet, please contact us to indicate your alternative address preference.
As soon as we have received your signed consignment agreement, we are able to begin the catalogue process. Please send back your completed Auction Catalogue Questionnaire form along with your consignment agreement at your earliest convenience so that we have adequate time to prepare your vehicle description. If you prefer, you may also send your catalogue information in electronically via our catalogue form PDF.