Dealer profile and featured Classics for Automobiles Historiques

Flavien and Vanessa Marçais are both steeped in motorsport. Brought up around fine motor cars in families rooted in racing on either side of the English Channel, the duo bring huge experience and passion to the challenging and often difficult roles of organising and running events.

French-born Flavien was a very promising competitor who started club racing at 18, progressed through national Formula Renault and Caterham championships then switched to his beloved Historics. Having mastered Grand Prix, sports and GT cars, he starred in a Formula 1 BRM at Monaco. Having worked with the finest cars and written about the sport for many years, Flavien is renowned as a historian and journalist.

Wife Vanessa is British, daughter of leading Jaguar restorer and specialist Aubrey Finburgh. She, too, has raced Historic sportscars. Having carved her career in the historic motoring world from a young age, working with some of the best in the industry, Vanessa founded Automobiles Historiques Limited – parent company of the GT & Sports Car Cup – with husband Flavien some 20 years ago.

As well as dealing in the finest historic cars and automobilia with the utmost professionalism and discretion, Flavien and Vanessa added Ferret Photographic, the motorsport image library built up over decades by Ted Walker, which comprises over 7-million original images to their group in 2017. Augmenting the Marçais family’s extraordinary collection, amassed by Flavien’s late grandfather Serge Pozzoli, it forms one of the world’s finest archives.

All featured Classics from Automobiles Historiques

When the great Enzo Ferrari described the Jaguar E-Type as “the most beautiful car in the world” he had not seen this extraordinary example. [...]
“33 JPD”, the Factory demonstrator is fitted with the desirable front disc brake option and a powerful Bristol 100D2 engine. Resplendent in [...]
Named after “Pegasus” the mythical winged horse, the striking Spanish built Pegaso sports-car emerged at the 1951 Paris Salon, powered by a [...]
Excellent period racing history at the most significant Grand Prix with victories at Geneva and Rheimes in 1931. Maurice Trintignant’s [...]
First of three beautiful and distinctive alloy-bodied two-litre Bristol-engined road-racers built by AFN Limited. Based on fine-handling Frazer [...]
Raced by superstars Stirling Moss and five-time Formula 1 World Champion Juan Manuel Fangio, Maserati’s 300S was among the finest handling [...]
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