About Us

Our Story

The Clar Family has been a respected and trusted name in the auction and appraisal business for over 60 years. Our experience, reputation, professionalism and hands on approach is what sets us apart.

Along with the automotive industry, throughout the years we have gained extensive experience appraising and liquidating construction companies, fabrication facilities and retail inventories. We also have been called upon to auction vehicle inventories, schools, restaurants and equipment rental companies. Our clients consist of law firms, automotive manufacturers, dealership groups, individual business owners and lending institutions.

All aspects of our auctions and appraisals are personally overseen by Daniel and Ellie Clar. We understand that when a client chooses to buy, sell or liquidate a business, there is only one opportunity to do it right.

Daniel Clar Auctioneers conducts live auctions and appraisal services on site at our client’s place of business. Our office is located in Placerville, California with a satellite office in the San Francisco Bay Area.  We service clients throughout the United States.

Decades of Experience Bringing You Quality Results

The Clar Family has been a respected and trusted name in the auction and appraisal business for over 60 years.

Proven Results

We are the leading Auction and Appraisal Company in the western United States for automotive dealership liquidations and valuations. We have forged long lasting business relationships with Ford Motor Company, Chrysler Corporation and General Motors. Our expertise in the automotive industry also includes liquidations and appraisals of independent automotive repair shops and auto body shops.


Auction Services

Are you considering liquidating your business or inventory? Daniel Clar Auctioneers provides confidential and complementary consultations. 


Appraisal Services

Are you buying or selling a new car dealership? Which ever side you are on in a new car dealership buy/sell transaction, an FF&E (Furniture Fixtures and Equipment) appraisal will help with your negotiations.


Upcoming Auctions

Are you in the market for quality equipment? View our upcoming auctions and sign up for e-mail notifications to be alerted when new auctions are scheduled.

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