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Massive Boy Toyz enters classic automotive enterprise with on-line public sale | Autocar India

Written by Rashmi

A 1960 Volkswagen Beetle, bidding of which began at Re 1, was offered for Rs 25 lakh.

Pre-owned luxurious automotive retailer, Massive Boy Toyz (BBT), organised an internet public sale of classic and traditional automobiles within the nation. The e-auction kick-started on December 19, 2021, and got here to an finish with the outcomes being introduced on January 8, 2022. Massive Boy Toyz curated a group of 19 automobiles that included classic fashions from manufacturers like Rolls-Royce, Bentley, Cadillac, Austin, amongst others.

  • BBT claims 50 p.c of automobiles on the public sale have been offered
  • Firm plans to conduct such on-line public sale occasions each 2 months 
  • MS Dhoni took residence a Land Rover Collection Three from the web public sale

BBT pre-owned classic automotive public sale: what’s it?

Massive Boy Toyz says that the inaugural version of the web public sale noticed good participation from bidders, as the corporate has already offered 50 p.c of the classic autos that have been up for grabs.

One of many highlights was a 1960 Volkswagen Beetle, bidding of which began from Re 1 and was offered at Rs 25 lakh to entrepreneur Sahil Arora. The web public sale additionally noticed participation from celebrities reminiscent of MS Dhoni who took residence a Land Rover Collection 3.

And whereas the public sale was an online-only occasion, the automobiles have been put up on show at BBT’s flagship showroom in Gurugram, the place bidders may test them out within the flesh. Conversely, bidders may additionally interact in a digital 360-degree expertise of the automobiles on the corporate’s web site. 

BBT pre-owned classic automotive public sale: how does it work?

Bidders had a alternative of two plans – an Fans plan with deposit of Rs 1 lakh that allowed bidders to bid for 2 automobiles with a most valuation of Rs 50 lakh every; and a Collectors plan with a deposit of Rs 2 lakh for a most bid on 4 automobiles, however no most restrict on the worth of every automotive.

It’s attention-grabbing to notice that though the bidding for the 1960 Beetle began from Re 1, the deposit cash was nonetheless relevant on it as BBT needed to filter out real bidders for the Beetle in addition to for the public sale. The ultimate bidding value would have been later adjusted with the deposit quantity. Equally, bidders have been capped on the utmost variety of automobiles they might bid on or on their most valuation to filter out frivolous bids and solely maintain the intense ones. If, nonetheless, any bidder didn’t efficiently place a bid on automotive, the deposit quantity was absolutely refunded to the bidder.

Scope for on-line classic automotive auctions in India

BBT claims that the enterprise into traditional and classic automobiles has introduced many first-time consumers to the corporate, as there was no organised platform for classic automotive fans to purchase and promote such automobiles previous to this. The corporate plans to be again with the second iteration of the public sale by the tip of February after which comply with the identical each two months.

Jatin Ahuja, founder and CEO, Massive Boy Toyz, mentioned, “We have now all the time labored in the direction of being a market for individuals who thrive for these luxurious automobiles and didn’t have a spot to go.”

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