Dealer profile and featured Classics for Grand Prix Classics

Grand Prix Classics specializes in the buying, selling and consignment of historic racing cars and sports cars. Located in La Jolla, California, with a beautiful showroom and workshop. The business is run by founder, Mark Leonard, who is truly passionate about his work. Mark has assembled a team of dedicated professionals who contribute specific talents ranging from buying and selling to an international market, researching automotive history, to running the workshop. There are always approximately 20 cars in inventory as well as a collection of rare automotive posters, a large library of books, magazines, videos and other memorabilia.

Participating in historic racing events, rallies, and concours, and with 35 years in the trade, we have gained the experience to give our clients good advice in many areas of the car collector hobby. Historic car racing, rallies, and concours are sports that are growing with events across the USA and Europe. These events are an opportunity for passionate collectors to enjoy using their cars as the original designers intended, in competition. As both an entrant and judge in Concours d’Elegance we understand the collector’s love affair with sharing these beautiful cars with others.

In the small historic racing and sports car community, Grand Prix Classics is a trusted, leading authority in car values and market direction. We understand what makes a car collectible and what gives it value. Our years of experience have given us the credibility to contribute to automotive price guides in the Sports Car Market and the Vintage Race Car Journal. Even USA Today and Forbes Magazine quoted Grand Prix Classics’ opinions on the investment of collecting cars. We have written formal appraisals for finance and insurance purposes and have been called upon as an expert witness in complicated automotive cases.

Our business and the specialty cars we sell have been featured in a variety of automotive publications including: Automobile Quarterly, Autoweek, Excellence, F1 Racing, Porsche Panorama, Sports Car International, Motorsport, Victory Lane and Vintage Motorsport. Mark appeared as a historian on the DVD re-release of the 1966 film Grand Prix. We are privileged to be a guest speaker for many automobile clubs as well as hosting clubs at our business.

Our goal is to get you the right car for your needs. If Grand Prix Classics does not have what you are looking for in our inventory, we can locate it for you – our client base is worldwide. Our standards are high, motivated by a desire to do repeat business with our clients. Our clients look to us as the experts who will guide them to not only a car they love, but one that is an investment they can enjoy. Let us steer you in the right direction with our wealth of experience and personalized service. Getting good advice is crucial to a happy purchase, pride of ownership and a good investment. If you have a car to sell or are looking for a special car to buy, feel free to contact us.

All featured Classics from Grand Prix Classics

Restored and track supported by Veloce Motors West for many years. Then it moved to Brian Garzelli at Competition Touring Cars at Sonoma Raceway. [...]
Only 248 of the Belgian coach built “D’Ieteren” T6 twin grill roadsters were built. They were the last evolution of the Speedster, Roadster line. [...]
Alfa Romeo only produced 500 of the GTA 1600. They came in Stradale and Corsa specification. Largely hand built with a full aluminum body. Full [...]
A complete restoration of frame, alloy body, and all mechanicals by German Porsche specialists with photo and written documentation. Has Porsche [...]
A proper 1600 GTA Corsa (competition car) with a race history from new. Has full ownership history from new! It has been maintained by some of [...]
This is an opportunity to acquire one of the most recognizable, successful and original IMSA racing cars of the era. It is eligible to race today [...]
An extremely original example of an early Cobra, this is the 10th Cobra 289 powered car built. Very low miles. No known accidents. Sound, [...]
Delivered new to Italian Chevron importer Eris Tondelli. Then raced in national sports car events and hill climbs in Italy by several owners [...]
Porsche Motorsports built 17 examples of the 924 GTR. Al Holbert followed, building six 924 GTRs having been supplied bodies and racing [...]
One of two Barclays International sponsored Lola T292s raced in the 1973 European 2-Liter Championship season for sports prototypes by Jim Busby [...]
An exceptionally original example still with original floor pans, longitudinals, and battery box. Original upper body sheet metal with [...]
The original aluminum body has survived its 60 years in outstanding condition with only minor repairs. Recently repainted in the correct silver [...]
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