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Bring a Trailer Sold $829 Million in Cars in 2021, Walloping Auction Houses

The used-car website rolled over the competition, for the first time ever.

A vintage Porsche 911 that was listed on Bring a Trailer.

A vintage Porsche 911 that was listed on Bring a Trailer.

Source: Bring a Trailer

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A record-breaking $1.9 million Porsche sale isn’t the only big news from Bring a Trailer (BAT) these days. In 2021 the online car auction site sold $828.7 million worth of cars, a 108% gain over the $398 million it sold in 2020—and a full quarter billion dollars ahead of its closest live-auction-house competitor.

The news soundly beats the $578 million in total sales Mecum Auctions reported Dec. 28. It’s more than double the $407 million in total auction sales RM Sotheby’s reported for 2021. Further down the list, Barrett-Jackson confirmed annual sales of $191 million for 2021 while Gooding & Co. raked in $150 million. A representative for Bonhams did not respond to a request for comment.