Acting for buyers or sellers.

We operate a sliding commission scale that is the same for buyers and sellers, but we only act for one side in any deal and our principal pays our fee, which is dependent on our success.

- Up to €2,000,000 we charge a 10% commission, with a minimum fee of €20,000 per motor car.

- From €2,000,000 to €10,000,000 we charge a 5% commission.

- Above €10,000,000 we charge a 2.5% commission.

Swiss TVA of 7.7% applies on our fees for clients inside Switzerland (10% + TVA therefore equals 10.77%, for example).

Should sellers prefer, we are open to 'Net Return' mandates where the seller and Kidston SA agree upon a fixed figure to be returned to the seller, and Kidston SA is at liberty to retain any excess amount as its remuneration.

Should buyers prefer, we are open to representation mandates where our fee is a share of the discount negotiated with the seller. Auction representation fees are agreed on an individual basis. Please ask if you'd like a proposal.

Written valuation

€600 - (+ 7.7% TVA) per car

Send us details and have your collectors' car objectively and professionally valued within five working days, whether buying, selling, insuring or just for a second opinion. These written valuations are based on information and photographs you provide and do not require us to inspect the car.

If you'd like to have more than five cars valued at once, a collection rate applies.

Daily retainer

€5000 - (+ 7.7% TVA)  

This puts us at your complete disposal for a day (normally 9am-6pm) and entitles you to expert advice that includes guidance on buying, pricing, provenance, authenticity, marketing and different options for selling. Travel costs, if applicable, are excluded.

Rates correct from February 2018

Restoration supervision

15% on the amount (net of local taxes) of each restoration invoice.

We can supervise all logistics relating to transportation of the car to and from the restorers, including customs paperwork and insurance. Our services also include advice on the evaluation, selection and appointment of specialists, and supervising and coordinating their work until final handover.

With years of experience entering (and enjoying, important!) concours and driving events, we are in the best position to suggest how best to proceed with each car, the small details that might separate it from an ‘also-ran’ to a winner on the concours field, as well as a making it a reliable machine, satisfying to drive on organised tours.