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STUART BATCHELOR

JD CLASSICS

If you’re after a good investment, Stuart Batchelor, who runs sales at JD’s Mayfair showroom, recommends Ferrari, especially those from the 1960s, as well as Porsches and Aston Martins. ‘You’re not really going to lose,’ Batchelor maintains. ‘Cars are a… Read More

ROBERT BLAKEMORE

ECURIE BERTELLI

Started in 1976 by Pink Floyd’s very own Nick Mason, Ecurie Bertelli specialise in pre-Second World War Aston Martins. From parts’ manufacture, restoration or servicing to race and rally support, they are truly unique in the world: ‘No one can… Read More

DAVID COTTINGHAM

DK ENGINEERING

‘Restoration to perfection’ is the family-run company’s motto, and that they hold to it is reflected in their longevity and their enormous international clientele. Founded in 1977, DK Engineering offer sales, acquisitions, restoration, race preparation, service, accident repair and supply… Read More

DAN GEOGHEGAN

BICESTER HERITAGE

‘We’re offering a one-stop-campus for historic car ownership,’ says founder and director Geoghegan, whose eureka moment came after a 4,500 mile drive around the country with a trailer and a transit van, trying to get a 1929 Austin 7 restored…. Read More

MAX GIRARDO

GIRARDO & CO

What do you get when a suave Italian, who has dreamed of Ferraris since he was a boy, takes 20 years of experience and contacts from the classic car auction world and goes it alone? Girardo and Co. is the… Read More

NICK GOLDTHORP

CLASSIC MOTOR CARS

CMC, which last year turned over £5.2 million, became an employee ownership trust (EOT) at the end of August when its founder Peter Neumark decided to give away his majority shareholding to his 60-plus staff. ‘I am nearer 70 than 60,’… Read More

ADRIAN HAMILTON

DUNCAN HAMILTON & CO

Duncan Hamilton & Co is a world-renowned, well-connected and highly respected specialist classic car dealership. The company, founded by renowned British racing driver Duncan Hamilton in 1948, still holds Hamilton’s burning passion for the finest classic motorcars at the heart… Read More

TOM HARTLEY

TOM HARTLEY JNR

Hartley has a very clear vision when it comes to his eponymous specialist car dealership. ‘I simply like to specialise in the very best, most important automobiles,’ he says. Hartley’s cars vary from pre-war Grand Prix examples, ‘such as the… Read More

JAMES KNIGHT

BONHAMS

Motoring Department Director Jamie Knight is something of a Bonhams personage. Known for his natural wit and affable manner, as well as his skill and engaging style when wielding the hammer, Knight has been in the department since 1984. ‘The… Read More

ALEXANDER LEWIS

ALEXANDER LEWIS CLASSIC CARS

Lewis’ exclusive classic car advisory helps HNWs buy and sell cars, facilitating deals between collectors off-market so that clients can avoid the mark ups that come with buying at auction or from dealers. ‘It became obvious to me that HNWs… Read More

DOMINIC LYNCKER

H&H AUCTIONS

With 23 years in the business, H&H Classics is the longest established classic car auction house in the UK. Based in Surrey, where they also offer a private sales service and storage, they only have six auctions a year, which… Read More

JOE MACARI

JOE MACARI GROUP

Macari started trading cars to help finance his dream of becoming a racing driver, but a racing accident led him to focus on the business, which he did no less passionately: ‘Like everything, the competitive side of you comes out… Read More

LANCE MCCORMACK

ROMANCE OF RUST

McCormack, who started off as a Rolls Royce apprentice in a traditional coach builder’s factory, where he trained as a panel beater, is celebrating his 40th year in the car restoration business. He has just finished ‘building a DB4 GT… Read More

MERLIN MCCORMACK

DUKE OF LONDON

Duke of London sometimes get mistaken for a pub, jokes McCormack, who opened the business in 2014 at the age of 20. It is, however, very much a classic car brokerage specialising in the sale and acquisition of all collector… Read More

PAUL MICHAELS

HEXAGON CLASSICS

Hexagon specialises in Porsches, which make up around 60 per cent of their stock, Ferraris and Aston Martins. Founded by Michaels in 1963, with a classic car sales room in South Kensington, and a sales and restoration department in East… Read More

ALEX PRINDIVILLE

PRINDIVILLE CARS

Perfectly positioned at the heart of Canary Wharf, close to the city and city airport, Prindiville Cars buy and sell a mixture of classic cars and ‘ultra, top end super cars’. ‘We focus predominantly on what people who work in… Read More

CHRIS ROUTLEDGE

COYS OF KENSINGTON

Auction house Coys of Kensington have been dealing with fine motor cars since 1919 when, in their traditional home at Queen’s Gate Mews, they quickly became a mecca for classic car collectors and enthusiasts alike. They have since moved to… Read More

PETER WALLMAN

RM SOTHEBY’S

Ever since he got his first Scalextric, Wallman’s life has revolved around cars. Although he started in advertising, a stint in Milan where he started going to car events led him to make his passion a career. With the contacts… Read More