Classic Cars

Top Recommended Classic Cars Experts

TOM HARTLEY

TOM HARTLEY JNR

Tom Hartley has a very clear vision: ‘I simply like to specialise in the very best, most important automobiles,’ he says. Hartley’s cars vary from pre-war Grand Prix examples right up to modern-day hypercars, like the Ferrari LaFerrari. He left… Read More

DANNY O’KEEFFE

BRADLEY JAMES CLASSICS

Based in Hampshire, Bradley James Classics specialises in everyday working classics mostly from the 50s, 60s and 70s. ‘We want to sell cars you can use every day, rather than a show queen that’s kept in a bubble and taken… Read More

ROBERT BLAKEMORE

ECURIE BERTELLI

Started in 1976 by Pink Floyd’sNick Mason, Ecurie Bertelli specialises in pre-Second World War Aston Martins. From parts,servicing and restoration, to race and rally support, they are unique in the world. ‘The official Aston Martin company comes to us with… Read More

DAVID COTTINGHAM

DK ENGINEERING

‘Restoration to perfection’ is the DK Engineering motto. Founded in 1977, the family-run company offers sales, acquisitions, restoration, race preparation, service, accident repair and supply of parts, with a machine shop, rolling road dynometer, dedicated engine shop and diagnostic equipment… Read More

PAUL DARVILL

RM SOTHEBY’S

The recently merged RM Sotheby’s brings RM Auctions’ renowned classic car expertise and Sotheby’s international reputation together for a ‘level of exposure and expertise that no one else in this business can achieve,’ says Paul Darvill, European car specialist for… Read More

GREGOR FISKEN

FISKENS FINE HISTORIC AUTOMOBILES

Fiskens is the renowned central London-based classic car dealership founded by Gregor Fisken, a British racing driver and businessman who races historic and modern-day sports cars. He is one of a small handful of drivers to have driven in all… Read More

DAN GEOGHEGAN

BICESTER HERITAGE

Bicester Heritage is the brainchild of Daniel Geoghegan, a property investment guru and lifelong classic car enthusiast. His vision was for a ‘one-stopcampus for historic car ownership’ on the site of a former RAF bomber station acquired from the MOD… Read More

MAX GIRARDO

GIRARDO & CO

With 20 years’ classic car auction  experience, Max Girardo founded Girardo & Co. in June 2016. ‘I wanted to combine the marketing and contact base I have, and give a more tailored service to attend to the needs of fewer… Read More

ROBERT GLOVER

ROBERT GLOVER LTD

‘I prefer to sell cars that have an interesting history,’ says Robert Glover, who specialises in the sale of mostly pre-war historic sports, competition and touring motor cars. Formerly of Bonham’s, he set up on his own in 2013. While… Read More

DAVID GODBER

JD CLASSICS

Since starting more than 30 years ago, JD Classics has become well known for ‘quality and attention to detail’. The one-stop shop for everything from sales, restoration and servicing to racing show cars has a Mayfair showroom, but is predominantly… Read More

ADRIAN HAMILTON

DUNCAN HAMILTON & CO

Duncan Hamilton and Co. was founded in 1948 by racing driver Duncan Hamilton, who is most famous for winning the 1953 24-hour Le Mans in a Jaguar C-Type. Run by his son Adrian since 1975, it remains one of the… Read More

DAMIAN JONES

H&H CLASSICS

With 23 years in the business,Surrey-based H&H Classics is oneof the longest established classic car auction houses in the UK. Theauctioneer also offers a private sales service and storage, and with six auctions a year, it is able to give… Read More

JAMES KNIGHT

BONHAMS

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… Read More

ALEXANDER LEWIS

ALEXANDER LEWIS CLASSIC CARS

Alexander 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 wanted… Read More

JOE MACARI

JOE MACARI GROUP

Joe 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. Today, the Joe Macari Group consists of an active, independent used car sales business,… Read More

LANCE MCCORMACK

ROMANCE OF RUST

Lance McCormack began work as a Rolls Royce apprentice in a traditional coach builder’s factory, and has been in the car restoration business for over 40 years. He is acraftsman through and through,and when he’s not beating ‘metal into all… Read More

MERLIN MCCORMACK

DUKE OF LONDON

With the 23-year-old boss Merlin McCormack in charge, Duke of London has grown into a veritable classic car world giant in just four years. The 21,000 square foot Brentford facility includes a 30-car showroom, an engine shop and a servicing… Read More

PAUL MICHAELS

HEXAGON CLASSICS

Founded by Paul Michaels in 1963, from a South Kensington mews, the now North London based Hexagon’s focus is Porsches, Ferraris and Aston Martins. ‘We specialise in low mileage, perfect, historical cars with a really good provenance,’ says Michaels. Few… Read More

JAMES MITCHELL

PENDINE

James Mitchell started out as a showroom cleaner at Fiskens. After a 12 year ascent up the ranks he left, wrote a book about Jaguar and set up Pendine, which specialises in post-war British sports and racing cars. Trading out… Read More

ALEX PRINDIVILLE

PRINDIVILLE CARS

‘Things are going rather well,’ says Alex Prindiville, whose classic car and supercar showroom is at the heart of Canary Wharf, with a brand new showroom opening imminently in an as yet unknown Central London location. ‘The marketplace can be… Read More

CHRIS ROUTLEDGE

COYS OF KENSINGTON

Coys of Kensington has been dealing with fine motorcars since 1919. It’s moved from Queen’s Gate Mews to a new purpose-built facility, with state of the art sales and display facilities, at Manor Court in Richmond. CEO Chris Routledge, who… Read More

PETER VARDY

PETER VARDY HERITAGE

When Peter Vardy sets out to expand his already vast motorcar operation into heritage car sales, restoration and transportation, it’s safe to assume he’s going to make a success of it. A year into the venture, he has sold cars… Read More

NIGEL WOODWARD

CMC CLASSIC MOTOR CARS

Nigel Woodward is delighted about his new role as MD at Shropshire-based CMC. ‘It’s the culmination of my career,’ he says. Woodward started out as a senior technician at BMW, going on to work at Aston Martin. Based in Bridgnorth,… Read More