Allbids adds new dimension to ACT’s collectable car market | The Canberra Times

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Canberra’s reputation as a great place to own a collectable car has brought an unexpected burgeoning business for small ACT auction company Allbids. Less than 18 months ago, the only major car auction house in Canberra was Pickles, mostly catering for ex-government and fleet owners. Now Allbids has opened a niche catering for classic and collectable cars, and it’s proving popular. “Canberra and Queanbeyan has a really strong and vibrant car community with lots of older classic and collectable cars,” Ben Hastings, the head of Allbids’ vehicle auctions said. “We know about it because we live here and we see how many great cars turn up when the clubs have local shows and runs. “But it’s been a bit of a well-kept secret. What we’ve found, by holding these classic street car auctions, is that the secret’s now starting to get out.” He described his auctions as “boutique”

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