World's Largest Classic and Exotic Car Sales Company

Please call us at (866) 383-1416

Now Open To The Public

Monday - Saturday, 9:00am - 5:00pm

Consignment VS Auction


We are getting more money overall than any leading auction.
Why pay big money to sign up your car with NO RESERVE, and then take far less than you expected.

Stop wasting your money and then losing more when your car sells. Talk to us before you sign up with ANY AUCTION, and let us show you a better way. Call one of our local showrooms, or call 866-383-5091 and let us show you a better way.

Compare and see the difference:


  • We charge a very low consignment fee to offset our advertising costs. This fee will market your vehicle worldwide for 90 days.
  • At Gateway, every vehicle is set with a 'reserve' price to match the current market value. After we sell your car, you are guaranteed to get that reserve amount, unless you authorize us to lower it.
  • Your vehicle is securely displayed in one of our indoor showrooms. It will never be left outside.
  • Your title stays securly with you. We only need a copy of the title to ensure ownership, you keep the original at home with you until the vehicle sells.
  • We are selling 78% of our consignments.
  • If your vehicle doesn't sell within the first 3 months, you have the option to leave it with us longer. We also will give you generous time (7 days) to remove your vehicle in the event it does not sell.
  • Our history of sales show we get better values for our sellers by marketing the vehicle to our worldwide buyers on over 60 websites. We have wide variety of buyers, many of whom, demand better customer service, which we are able to offer.


  • Auction companies could charge you 10 times our consignment fee. They depend on this fee as their primary source of income. If your reserve is not met, you are out the large auction fee.
  • In addition to charging you up to $1500 auction fee, Auction Houses charge you another 8% Seller's Commission plus other fees such as storage, insurance, etc.
  • Auctions can leave cars outside in the elements or placed in tents, still exposed to the elements.
  • Many auction companies will ask you to mail them your title prior to the auction date. They take that control away from you.
  • Compare our 78% sell through rate to any auction with reserve vehicles. They have a less than 50% sell through rate.
  • The Auction House will require you to remove your unsold vehicle on the day the auction ends, usually on a Sunday.
  • Auction Houses are only able to market your vehicle to a local market and for a very short period of time. They don't spend hours upon hours with buyers for your car. No customer service available.

Our vehicles are published on several websites including ~ Autotrader Classics ~ Hemmings ~ ClassicCars ~ Carsforsale ~ AllCollectorCars ~ eBay ~ Facebook ~ YouTube

© Copyright 2021, Gateway Classic Cars | All Rights Reserved

Gateway Classic Cars
1237 Central Park Dr. O'Fallon, IL. 62269 | 618.271.3000 | 800.231.3616

2,838 Classic and Exotics For Sale Today

Our vehicles were viewed 8,148,036 times in May 2021