HAA Auction Houses in Japan
Hanaten has 2 houses. One on a Thursday in Osaka and the larger Kobe auction on a Saturday. The Saturday auction has been bought out by the USS auction empire, but still runs on the same name “HAA Kobe”, although officially now a USS auction. The Thursday auction has around 2000 cars each week while the Saturday auction used to have up to 10,000 cars each week, but the number has gone down since USS auction group took over.
HAA’s auction sheets are hand written and at times unreliable. For example, nearly every interior is classed as a “B”: