The website is up and running and there are a few interesting cars waiting for a new owner

Frankly, when we opened YouTube this morning and clicked on Doug DeMuro’s channel we were expecting to see another DeMuro trademark review filled with quirks and features (all explained, of course) but instead, the YouTuber had a big announcement to make: he’s launching his own car auction website called Cars and Bids.

Enter carsandbids.com

Doug DeMuro Looks to Take on Bring-A-Trailer With an All-New Car Auction Website
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Here’s a short excerpt of what Cars and Bids tries to be:

Cars & Bids is the best online auction marketplace to buy and sell modern enthusiast cars – and that means pretty much anything that’s cool from the 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s, or 2020s. To us, “cool” ranges from the obvious (a Ferrari F355 or a Lamborghini Gallardo) to the esoteric (a pristine Dodge Dakota Convertible or a Mercury Capri XR2) to the traditional fun cars that enthusiasts love (a Mazda MX-5 Miata or a Porsche 911).
Doug DeMuro Looks to Take on Bring-A-Trailer With an All-New Car Auction Website
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Now, don’t get too disheartened about the frugal rooster of cars available on the website. After all, the platform is still in its infancy and it’s not like Bring-a-Trailer grew overnight.

That said, at the time of writing there were some interesting cars whose auction ended in six days, including a 2002 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S and a 1994 Land Rover Defender 6-Wheeler. Oh, and DeMuro’s very own 2012 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Wagon is up for sale, too.

How does Cars and Bids work?

Doug DeMuro Looks to Take on Bring-A-Trailer With an All-New Car Auction Website
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First of all, the website says that you can auction your ’modern enthusiast car’ aka anything cool and exciting from the 1980s to the 2020s. What’s more, the website says it will provide vehicle history reports for every car listed on Cars and Bids at no cost.

Buyers, however, pay a 4.5% commission, with a minimum of $225 and a maximum of $4,500, while seller listing fees start at $49 for a no-reserve auction or a repeat seller or at $89 for a first-time seller with a reserve auction.

Doug DeMuro Looks to Take on Bring-A-Trailer With an All-New Car Auction Website
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On top of that, in case someone sells a car via Cars and Bids but the highest bidder doesn’t follow through and actually pays for the car, the website will "try to collect a commission from the buyer – and if we’re successful, we’ll give you half of what we collect."

There’s more info on the website itself in the video below, so make sure to check it out and spread the word.

Tudor Rus
Assistant Content Manager - Automotive Expert - tudor@topspeed.com
Tudor’s first encounter with cars took place when he was only a child. Back then, his father brought home a Trabant 601 Kombi and a few years later, a Wartburg 353. At that time, he was too young to know how they worked and way too young to drive them, but he could see one thing – each of them had a different ethos and their own unique personality. As time went on, he started seeing that in other cars as well, and his love for the automobile was born.  Read More
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