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Jamie Knight is Bonhams’ much-loved motoring department director. A presence in the department since 1984, Knight might consider taking credit for the department’s pre-eminence in the auction world; but he puts it down to the fact that Bonham’s doesn’t work on commission. ‘We will always send the specialist who is the most knowledgeable about any given car,’ he says. The past year has seen the market ‘let off some steam’, explains Knight. ‘The longer that level of growth and appreciation goes on, the more susceptible it is to a large correction.’ Knight owns a 1954 Austin-Healey 100 Roadster, but concedes: ‘if I had more money I’d buy a Jaguar, and if I had even more money, an Aston Martin.’

James Knight