CT Motors – How it Works

How it works

CHROME TEMPLE MOTORS IS THE SAFEST WAY TO BUY AND SELL ENTHUSIAST CARS. YOU’LL EVEN SAVE TIME AND MONEY IN THE PROCESS. WITH PRE-PURCHASE INSPECTION REPORTS AND PPSR CERTIFICATES INCLUDED FOR FREE, ALONG WITH OPTIONAL SAFE SETTLEMENT, BUYING & SELLING HAS NEVER BEEN SAFER. SO CLICK BELOW TO LEARN MORE ABOUT SELLING YOUR CAR.

key benefits

Free to list

List your car for free and receive unbeatable value to help your sale, like free PPI report, PPSR certificate and advertising support.

Hands-free

Choose our Chrome Package and we’ll manage everything, so you can enjoy a totally hands-free sale.

Inspected & verified

Every vehicle listed includes an impartial Pre-Purchase Inspection report and Personal Property Securities Register certificate, giving buyers greater transparency and confidence.

Safe Settlement

An Australian first, we can hold and verify vehicles and funds for buyer and seller, for a secured final transaction.

Safe storage & transport

With our national network, we can pick-up, store, deliver and even maintain your vehicle.

Great enthusiast cars

We have every car inspected and curate those we believe our audience will enjoy.

100+ images

Listings include over 100 images for greater transparency on cosmetic condition.

Low buyer’s fees

With low buyer’s fees of just 5% inc GST, minimum of $1k and capped at $10k.

100% of the hammer

Sellers receive 100% of the successful hammer price.

Committed buyers & sellers

All bidders are registered with a verified debit or credit card and all seller’s vehicles are exclusively on CTm.

Zero sniping

In the last 10 mins of the auction, new bids add 2 minutes to the countdown clock. Giving everyone equal time to add their final bid.

24/7 online auctions

Our auctions run 24/7 and are only online, so you can bid from wherever you like.

how it works

BUYING A CAR

CHROME TEMPLE Motors is the safest way to buy an enthusiast car. So if you’ve seen a car on CTm you’re interested in, follow these simple steps:

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Register to Bid

In order to ask the seller a question you’ll need to be registered. If you’re looking to make a bid, you must update your payment methods with a verified credit or debit card.

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Perform due diligence

We do everything we can to give you industry leading transparency, however the responsibility to perform due diligence resides with you. So please make sure you’re happy before bidding. Remember, you can ask the seller anything you like and we can also arrange viewings.

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Money ready

Please ensure you have all the cash available or finance agreed for the total amount of your budget before bidding. The buyer’s fee is non-refundable and we’d hate for you to be disappointed.

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Logistics considered

It also makes sense to factor logistics into your total budget. We can pick-up and deliver the car for you, just get in touch for a quote.

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Bidding

When you’re ready to bid, make sure you’re logged-in and your verified payment method is the one you want to use. Then click place a bid and enter your bid value, equal to or greater than the next minimum bid value. Please remember that all bids are final and binding. We cannot retract bids and buyer’s fees are non-refundable.

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Winning

If you are the highest bidder on a no reserve auction or your final bid is the highest and equal to or higher than the reserve, then you will win the auction and the buyer’s fee will be automatically deducted from your verified debit or credit card. The buyer’s fee will be 5% inc GST, minimum of $1,000 and capped at a maximum of $10,000.

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Final transaction

We’ll introduce you, as the buyer to the seller to complete the final transaction.

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Safe Settlement

If you or the seller decides they’d like a secured final transaction, perhaps you’re buying remotely, then you can opt for Safe Settlement and we’ll safely hold and verify both vehicle and funds.

SELLING A CAR

CHROME TEMPLE Motors is the safe, savvy and easy way to sell your enthusiast car. So if you’re looking to sell with CTm, just follow these simple steps:

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Submit your car

Our application form only takes 2 minutes and it’s completely free to submit your car. All we need is a few details to get the wheels turning.

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Curation

We’ll review your submission, making sure it’s right for our audience and will come back to you within two working days to confirm details and agree a reserve price.

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Listing preparation

If the car is accepted and reserve agreed, we’ll prepare a detailed listing for you from the information provided. As well as the inclusion of a free Pre-Purchase Inspection report and PPSR certificate. If the $249 Platinum (professional photography) or Chrome (hands-free) packages are selected, payment will be taken.

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Final approval

You’ll approve the draft listing before it is pushed live. Please remember that any other listings you may have must be removed, as your listing must be exclusive to CTm during the listing period (agreed auction period, and buy now period if auction passes through).

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Auction live

Once the auction is pushed live, bidders may be asking questions or requesting to view the vehicle, which we will help facilitate privately. To achieve the greatest outcome, it’s important to respond as quickly as possible with all the information requested.

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Auction ends

The auction will end once all bidders have placed their last exciting bid and the final seconds have run out. If it’s a no reserve auction or the final bid exceeds the reserve. Will introduce you as the seller to the buyer to complete the final transaction.

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Buy now

If the auction is unsuccessful, you’ll be given the opportunity to accept the highest bid. If the highest bid is not accepted, the listing will be added to the Buy now section, at an agreed asking price.

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Safe Settlement

If you or the buyer decides they’d like a secured final transaction, perhaps they’re buying remotely, then you can opt for Safe Settlement and we’ll safely hold and verify both vehicle and funds.

COMPLETING THE SALE

Once a vehicle is successfully sold on CHROME TEMPLE Motors, we’ll introduce the buyer and the seller to complete the transaction.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

SELLERS

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO LIST MY CAR WITH CHROME TEMPLE Motors?

You can choose between the Free package, the Pro package that includes professional photography, or enjoy a totally hands-free managed solution with the Butler Package. Either way, you’ll receive 100% of the successful hammer price.

HOW DO I SUBMIT MY CAR AND WHAT ARE THE NEXT STEPS?

Submit your vehicle here, with our quick 2-minute form. After submission, our team will review and confirm if it’s a good fit for our community. This usually takes 2 business days. If approved, the CTm team will be in touch to obtain the information needed for your listing.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR MY LISTING TO GO LIVE?

There are a few things to arrange, such as the PPI report, PPSR history check, gathering all the information and images, then writing and compiling the listing. But we aim to have everything done from submission to scheduling within approximately 2 weeks.

HOW DO I GET PAID IF SOMEONE WINS MY LISTING?

The transaction to complete the purchase of the vehicle or item is between the buyer and the seller. Should the buyer or seller decide they’d like a secured final transaction, perhaps it’s a remote purchase, they can opt for Safe Settlement (from just $495 inc GST) and we’ll safely hold and verify both vehicle and funds.

HOW DO YOU CHOOSE WHICH CARS TO LIST?

The enthusiast vehicles approved for CTm are down to a range of factors. Including being a good fit for our community, overall condition, quality of information shared by the seller, agreeing to a reasonable reserve price, and the current mix of vehicles listed on the site.

CAN I SELL IF I'M NOT IN AUSTRALIA?

Absolutely. We’ll consider vehicles from anywhere in the world.

HOW LONG DO AUCTIONS LAST?

Auctions will last for 14 days, unless otherwise agreed.

HOW DO RESERVES WORK?

A reserve is the minimum price that bids must reach in order for a listing to sell. We only want committed sellers, and so we only accept listings where we can agree on a reasonable and realistic reserve. We also don’t like game playing, so reserve prices are never shown. All listings will have a reserve price, unless the title specifically reads no reserve.

CAN I INCLUDE A PRICE GUIDE FOR MY AUCTION LISTING?

Rather than include a price guide, we believe an honest and well detailed listing will ensure it reaches a fair market price. It’s up to the buyer to review the listing, do their due diligence and decide what it’s worth to them.

WHO WRITES THE LISTING?

Vehicle listings are written by our team of automotive journalists.

WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR SHIPPING?

The buyer is responsible for the arrangement and payment of any shipping. We can assist with the storage, transport and maintenance of the vehicle. Get in touch for a quote.

AS A SELLER, CAN I CHANGE MY RESERVE?

You may lower your reserve at any time during the live auction.

CAN I BID ON MY OWN LISTING?

CTm is all about honest listings and fair market prices. Sellers cannot bid on their own listing or get others to bid for them. We monitor all our auction listings and users to protect against this happening.

HOW DO I CANCEL MY LIVE AUCTION LISTING?

All sellers must agree to the CTm terms of use and cannot cancel their auction once scheduled. Additionally all listings must be exclusive to CTm, with all other ads or listings taken down, while the CTm listing is scheduled or live.

WHAT PHOTOS DO I NEED OF MY CAR?

All listings must be accompanied by professionally shot images to give the best, most honest visual representation of the vehicle. You can organise your own or we can do this for you (see packages). To help you capture the 100+ images that we need, capturing the good and the bad, we can share detailed instructions.

BUYERS

HOW DO I BID?

CTm is a platform for committed buyers and sellers. Which is why we only let buyers, who are registered with a verified debit or credit card, bid on a CTm auction listing or click to buy a buy now listing. Register here now.

HOW CAN I FIND OUT ABOUT NEW LISTINGS?

Subscribe to our latest news & auctions and be the first to know. You can find the subscription boxes at the bottom of the page.

IF I WIN AN AUCTION OR BUY NOW LISTING, WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

The buyer’s fee of 5% (inc GST) of the final successful hammer price (minimum of $1,000 inc GST, capped at a maximum of $10,000 inc GST) is automatically deducted from the buyer’s registered and verified credit or debit card. The transaction to complete the purchase of the vehicle or item is between the buyer and the seller. Should the buyer or seller decide they’d like a secured final transaction, they can opt for Safe Settlement (from $495 inc GST) and we’ll safely hold and verify both vehicle and funds.

WHAT HAPPENS IF THE RESERVE IS NOT MET?

If bidding does not meet or exceed the reserve price, the seller will be given the opportunity to accept the final highest bid. If the highest bid is not accepted, the listing will be added to the Buy now section, at an agreed asking price.

IS THERE A PRICE GUIDE FOR AUCTION LISTINGS?

We don’t believe in influencing the price, so no price guide will be added to the listing. It’s up to the buyer to review the listing, do their due diligence and decide what it’s worth to them.

HOW MUCH IS THE BUYER'S FEE?

The buyer’s fee is 5% (inc GST) of the final successful hammer price (minimum of $1,000 inc GST, capped at a maximum of $10,000 inc GST).

WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR SHIPPING?

The buyer is responsible for the arrangement and payment of any shipping. We can assist with the storage, transport and maintenance of the vehicle. Get in touch for a quote.

WHAT CREDIT OR DEBIT CARDS DO YOU ACCEPT?

We accept all major credit and debit cards.

HOW DO I UPDATE MY CREDIT OR DEBIT CARD INFORMATION?

In the My Account area, you can update your credit or debit card details to provide a new default payment method.

CAN I BID IF I'M NOT IN AUSTRALIA?

Absolutely. As long as you have registered with a verified credit or debit card, you can bid from anywhere in the world. Just make sure you’ve checked associated shipping and import costs.

WHY DOES THE AUCTION END TIME CHANGE?

This is our Anti-sniping policy. We believe everyone should have fair and sufficient time to make their final highest bid. This is why, within the last ten minutes of the auction ending, every new bid will add two minutes to the clock. The auction will end once the clock reaches zero.

CAN I CANCEL A BID?

CTm is all about committed buyers and sellers, so it’s not possible to cancel a bid. Please make sure you complete all due diligence before placing a bid.

HOW DO I KNOW IF AN AUCTION HAS A RESERVE?

All listings will have a reserve price, unless the title specifically reads no reserve.

CAN I BUY A CAR THAT DIDN'T MEET ITS RESERVE?

If after the auction has ended, the reserve is not met, the seller will have the opportunity to accept or reject the final highest bid. If the highest bid is not accepted, the listing will be added to the Buy now section, at an agreed asking price.

DO AUCTIONS HAVE A BUY NOW PRICE?

We don’t include buy now prices in auction listings, as we strongly believe all bidders should have the equal chance to make their final highest bid. If after the auction has ended, the reserve is not met, the seller will have the opportunity to accept or reject the final highest bid. If the highest bid is not accepted, the listing will be added to the Buy now section, at an agreed asking price.

CAN I GET IN CONTACT WITH THE SELLER?

Each auction listing is geared towards transparency for the CTm community, including a comment section. Making it easy for bidders to ask questions, sellers to provide answers and for everyone to see the conversations taking place. Potential bidders must complete their due diligence and have funds or finance in place before bidding. If you’d like to view the vehicle before bidding, get in touch and we’ll arrange it for you.

CAN I CONTACT A SELLER AFTER AN AUCTION HAS CLOSED?

Once an auction or buy now listing ends, we can only share the seller’s contact details with the buyer. If after the auction has ended, the reserve is not met, the seller will have the opportunity to accept or reject the final highest bid. If the highest bid is not accepted, the listing will be added to the Buy now section, at an agreed asking price.

GENERAL

HOW DO I REGISTER?

You can register for an account here.

CAN I CHANGE MY PASSWORD?

You can change your password at any time by going to the account details section of your My Account area and changing the relevant information.

WHERE CAN I GET MY PASSWORD, IF I’VE FORGOTTEN IT?

You can reset your password in the My Account area.

CAN I CHANGE MY USERNAME?

We tend not to change usernames to try to keep transparency between sellers and buyers within the CTm community. If for some reason you need to change your username, get in touch with us.

WHERE IS MY BIDDING AND LISTING HISTORY?

This is located in the auctions section of your My Account area.

HOW DO I SUBSCRIBE TO THE NEWSLETTER?

Subscribe to our latest news & auctions and be the first to know. You can find the subscription boxes at the bottom of the page.

I SIGNED UP TO THE NEWSLETTER, WHY HAVEN’T I RECEIVED ANYTHING?

Have a look in your email’s junk folder. If you find it there, remember to flag it as not junk or move it to your inbox, so you can get the next one in your inbox.

HOW CAN I CONTACT YOU?

For any queries, you can contact us. If you’d like to submit a vehicle for us to consider, just go to Sell Your Car.