Adrian Johnson – previously known as Post Vintage – is a family business that has been operating as a classic Aston Martin specialist since 1979 and provides a full range of services for models from the 1950s to the 1990s.
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. Client confidentiality, utmost discretion, specialist expertise, personal attention and ultimately trust are the proud professional hallmarks of Automobiles Historiques Limited. For 20 years principals Flavien and Vanessa Marçais have sourced, researched, bought and sold a plethora of the world’s finest cars. The Anglo-French husband-and-wife team behind the growing business were both brought up in respected motoring families. Passion for motoring is in their blood. Embroiled in collecting, restoring and racing cars since childhood, Flavien and Vanessa can also draw upon a network of discreet contacts globally. Successfully marketing extraordinary classic and competition cars demands an extremely high level of specialist knowledge. A specialist writer and historian, Flavien’s encyclopaedic memory for detail is underpinned by an exceptional automotive library and world-class photographic archive, uniquely in-house. This notably includes the collection of Flavien’s Late grandfather Serge Pozzoli, Christian Moity’s library and Ferret Fotographics, the motorsport image library built up over decades by Ted Walker, which comprises over 7-million original images and was added to the collection in 2017. Wife Vanessa is British, daughter of leading Jaguar restorer and specialist Aubrey Finburgh. She, too, has raced Historic sportscars. Having carved out 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” race series – with husband Flavien some 20 years ago. The majority of cars Automobiles Historiques deal with are not advertised, but matched by Private Treaty to individual requirements. If you are minded to acquire a very special car, or find a new custodian for one you have cherished, Automobiles Historiques Limited’s track record is exemplary. Please do not hesitate to contact them!
At Canepa you’ll find automotive nirvana in their 70,000 square foot facility in the foothills of the Santa Cruz mountains where the world’s best automotive artisans work to preserve the most important road cars and competition vehicles for generations to come. Historic race car owners trust their motorsport team to deliver the expertise to restore and run their vehicles at the highest level. Investors and collectors alike have us breathe new life into cars ranging from the first Duesenberg production car ever built to the 1973 Can-Am winning Porsche 917/30. From paint and bodywork to mechanical repair and fabrication, Canepa’s work is immensely detailed, uncompromisingly correct, and certainly world-class. The Canepa experience is like none other.
"Classics2drive", are a team of very good friends who share the same passion: driving and collecting classic cars. Joining together for the most important events and holidays in Europe with pre-war and post-war classic. Their collection of vehicles is constantly changing and as it is their passion they decided to create their own company. This streamlines the purchase and sales of their classic cars. Therefore they started "Classics2drive" which is under the management of Sandra Hermsen, she will be your point of contact within the business.
Copley Motorcars was established by Stu Carpenter in 1995. Working for other luxury and sportscar dealers in Boston since 1986, Stu has gained a longterm-experience in offering exceptional products at a fair price making the acquisition of a classic and luxury car as easy and as enjoyable as possible. The team at Copley Motorcars has a particular affinity for vintage Mercedes Benz, Ferrari and Land Rover Defender but also other blue chips such as 289 Cobra, BMW Z8 and Porsche 959. Since the market for these cars is a worldwide one, Copley Motorcars ships worldwide and can easily assist with the logistical arrangements. December 2019 marked Copley’s 24th year of buying and selling sports and classics. Their showroom is located in the center of Needham, about 15 miles west of the City of Boston. Copley has an interesting, some would say eclectic, mix of classic cars always on offer and find something to love about each and every one. And because Copley Motorcars is a smallish “boutique” type dealer, their classic cars don’t necessarily run out the door. A new arrival could be there for a day, a week or even six months. That said, all of their classics are different one to the next and are being looked at throughout the USA and the world. If you see a car you like and want to buy it, please contact email@example.com. If you see a car and want to think about it, terrific too. But please, please, please assume that someone else is looking at the very same classic you are interested in so, if it gets sold, they do their very best to find another for you.
In over forty years invested in the motoring collectibles Cristiano Luzzago have developed a wide experience and knowledge through a whole life of passion. Since the 1970’s and through into the growth of collecting he has managed all aspects of the world of classic vehicles: commerce, restoration and service workshop, spare parts, import and export. As promoter of the first collectors’ vehicle auctions in Italy he adopted this primarily Anglo-Saxon merchandising tool in the role of organiser, selector and auctioneer. In the innovative sector of classic vehicle hire Cristiano Luzzago organised motoring rallies and events, offering an original way for companies to motivate and instil trust in employees and clients alike. With experience in the commercialisation of thousands of vehicles and management of the restoration of hundreds, he has a complete professional understanding of the world of classic automobiles. As Consultant he is available for clients who require a stable contact to be able to operate in a risk and trouble-free manner within the often complex world of classic vehicle collecting. Do not hesitate to contact him for information, advice, estimates or even simply just to chat between like-minded people. On his web site every one of you will find interesting opportunities and signing up to the newsletter you will be updated on new initiatives, rallies, events and information from the world of classic vehicles.
Gallery Aaldering is a family owned business since 1975. Founder Nico Aaldering and his son Nick are responsible for operational and executive management. The company has been in Brummen since 1987 and started on the location where they currently have their second workshop and detailing shop. Nico started very small, with only three employees. People who still work for the company today. The company grew rapidly and established a name for itself based on quality. In the nineties it was time for expansions after many years of selling Alfa Romeo, then Italian cars later on followed by British cars as well. At the end of 2000 Gallery Aaldering moved to the current premises at the Arnhemsestraat in Brummen. This showroom was build according to Nico's idea and sketches and has a Neoclassical style to match the classic cars inside. During this time Nick entered the company after finishing his studies and working for different automotive companies. Gallery Aaldering expanded and gained momentum with the decades of experience offered by Nico and the bright new ideas and progressive vision offered by Nick. The collection became more diverse with an important move upwards to higher segments. Gallery Aaldering has grown to become one of the largest classic car dealers in Europe. There are about 350 classic cars on display on four floors with a Grand Café and special rooms for business meetings. As a family owned business Gallery Aaldering is proud of its history and traditions, but the future is just as important. At the heart of this all is the passion for classic automobiles. For that reason they participate in the most impressive classic car rally in the world, the Mille Miglia. A deeply rooted love for cars. You will find this in both their genes and the identity of this family owned business.
With over thirty years of experience in classic motorsport, race preparation, trackside support, restoration, engine and drive train rebuilds Graber Sportgarage caters for a select clientele of classic sports car owners from around the globe. The origins of "Carrosserie Graber" date back to 1925 when Hermann Graber started as an independent coachbuilder in Wichtrach near Berne. In 1929 a Panhard-Levassor bodied by Graber won first place at the St. Moritz concours d`elegace, wich gave Graber well deserved and valuable publicity. In the 1930`s Graber became world famous for beautiful convertible & coupés designs and creations as well as for his perfect craftmanship. Until his passing in 1970 Hermann Graber had designed and built over 800 bodies on chassis ranging from Alvis, Aston Martin, Bentley, Bugatti, Duesenberg, Lagonda, Packard, Rolls-Royce to Rover and others. With Hermann Graber`s demise the coachbuilding activity was discontinued, but the mechanical workshop and body shop were carried on by his widow until 1980. From 1980 to 1996 the Graber company was one of a few hand-picked official Ferrari dealers in Switzerland. Futhermore the company was very active in the field of complete restorations of Italian and German sports cars. In 2001 Graber Sportgarage merged with "Oldtimer Reparatur AG" the workshop of Markus Scharnhorst and moved all activities to a bigger and more suitable location in Toffen, near Berne. The main workshop, the showroom as well the head offices are still located in Toffen until today. In 2014 the company opened a second showroom located in the shopping area in Lyssach near Burgdorf in order to get greater exposure of its classic cars it has on sale. In April 2019 the company is happy to have expanded into second, more modern workshop complete with offices and showroom in nearby Münsingen. The new branch will service and repair some of our customer`s classic race cars but will mainly focus on services, repairs and sales of Ferraris of the more recent eras.
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.
Absolute perfection combined with traditional craftmanship: HK-Engineering is the only company worldwide that is dedicated to the restoration and maintenance of Mercedes-Benz 300 SL cars. That is why the company is now regarded, not only, as a forerunner and pioneer in the industry worldwide but also as the embodiment of exceptional expertise in the 300 SL. During the last years HK-ENGINEERING has extended its sales offering to include classic cars of other makes.
KW (Klassische Automobile GmbH & Co. KG) was established by Klaus Werner more than 40 years ago in Wuppertal, Germany. At this time the company was one of the first in Europe specialising in the sales of fine historic automobiles. At the beginning most of the cars being handled were interesting road going sportscars like a Jaguar E-Type, Shelby Cobra or Mercedes 300 SL. Over the years, the focus was extended with the sales of rare racing cars with important international race history from the 1930s to the 1970s. Although KW always preferred to keep the cars in their original state, some of them needed to be fully restored to original specification. Especially in the beginning of developing their business in the early 1980s, they owned several pre-war cars, that had not been used for some decades. With those projects they were able to establish a good relation to several of the best restoration workshops in the business and contribute to the preservation of automobile cultural assets by bringing those cars back to life. Most of the cars that KW handled over the years were built by the great and successful Italian manufacturers Alfa Romeo, Ferrari and Maserati – but they also were part time caretakers of other important cars like an Aston Martin DBR1, BMW V12 LM, Bugatti Type 57G, McLaren F1 GTR or Porsche 917. Amongst the cars sold are many Grand Prix, Le Mans and World Sportscar Championship winning chassis. Through the handling of this large spectrum, they were able to build up an extensive photographic and documentary archive and a vast knowledge. "Besides the sales business we have always focused on participating in historic race or concours events with our own original cars and by this, showing them in their natural environment to the passionate audience. In the 1980s and 1990s we have organised the Pre-War Sportscar Race at the Nurburging Oldtimer Grand Prix and still today compete in important events like the Le Mans Classic, Monaco Grand Prix Historique or Goodwood Revival." Since late 2015 Max and Moritz Werner, manage the business together with their father Klaus. In November 2020 the company moved to Gruenwald a small village south of Munich, which required Klaus and Max to resign as managing directors. Klaus ist still active as an independent advisor and specialist and Max is running his newly formed company Max Werner Invest GmbH.
Pendine specialise in the sale of historic cars for road and track. Whilst focusing specifically on the immediate post-war period through to the 1970s, their experience ranges from Edwardian racers through to the supercars of the 1990s. James Mitchell: Having worked as Business Manager at the world’s leading historic car specialist for over a decade, James’s specialist knowledge is of post-war British sports and racing cars. He has a reputation for being one of the foremost authorities on early Jaguar E-Type’s. James is also the Senior Editor of Speed Age Books, a publishing company dedicated to the publication of bespoke, limited edition volumes on important cars and collections. Historical research is an increasingly important factor within the classic car market, making his specialist knowledge a great asset. James founded Pendine in 2014. Jonny Shears: Raised in and around classic cars, it was only natural for Jonny to pursue a career in the motor industry. Initially starting as an automotive photographer, Jonny helped build one of the country’s leading auction houses. As such, Jonny has been involved in the sale of a great breadth of significant cars, specialising in both the Porsche and Alfa Romeo marques. As an avid enthusiast and historic racer you will often find him at race meetings, either spanner in hand or piloting his Austin Healey Sprite.
RMD was founded in 2004 by historic racer and collector Marc Devis. RMD has been active in the buying and selling of classic cars for the last 15 years whereby our focus and specialty has evolved towards classic race cars for today’s historic rallying and racing. They have been collecting, racing and rallying ourselves all over the world and they continue to do so with pleasure, professionalism and pride. After all, RMD firmly believes that these wonderful cars need to be driven for full enjoyment!
Speed 8 Classics specializes in the sale of fine, historic and collectors cars. They try to offer unusual and rare cars in exceptional condition and tend to stock cars they would be happy to own by themselves. Wether you are looking for a particular car to purchase or considering the sale of a special motor car, Speed 8 Classics would be delighted to hear from you.
Speedmaster provides a bespoke sales and sourcing service for the world’s finest cars. They are specialists in historic, racing and Formula 1 cars. With a business built on knowledge, integrity and reputation they are in pole position to understand your motoring requirements. Welcome to Speedmaster.
SSR Classic is a family owned company that praises the good relationship with its clients who share the same passion for classic cars. Classic cars were always in their minds, but after travelling and exploring the market SSR Classic felt that they could provide a service that is lacking in the current market. Their service consists in buying project cars, work on them and get the official certifications. Their clients will have the guarantee that they are acquiring an original classic, a car that still mantain its shine. SSR, Lda is a company that besides selling and buying classic cars, has a service of assisting private individuals in selling their classic cars, acting as their agent and with the maximun discretion. They can also provide and take care of all the procedures to obtain the Heritage Certfication. In 2017 SSR Classic has been selected as a recommended garage by MEMBERS of the Rolls-Royce and Bentley Association.
Talacrest’s Chairman John Collins has had a life-long passion for Ferrari and used to run a Ferrari 246 Dino as his everyday road car as a photo journalist 38 years ago. Today his enthusiasm for Ferrari remains undiminished after selling approximately 1700 + classic Ferrari – and the thrill of conducting the next deal and helping collectors obtain their dream classic Ferrari is the driving force behind the company. The business was established in 1987 and has sold just about every classic Ferrari made – it would be easier to draw up a list of Ferrari NOT sold by Talacrest than those that they have sold. "You should bear in mind that with the volume of Ferrari that we have sold – sometimes we have sold an individual car many times over. A classic example being a Ferrari 275 GTB/2 6 carburettor alloy car that we have sold no less than 6 times!" Customers come back to Talacrest time and again – because buying or selling from the best is a straightforward process – and equally whatever cycle the market is in – the very best cars that we sell are always a good long term investment prospect, as well as an exciting ownership proposition.
AUTOMOTIVE EXPERIENCE SINCE 1972: A classic car is not only an elegant means of transportation. Each journey also represents a trip back in time, allowing you to experience a bygone era. On one hand, owning, driving and maintaining a classic car gives you an unrivalled sense of pleasure and satisfaction; on the other hand, classic cars have now become sustainable, tax-free investments with a high return potential in many cases. Since its foundation in 1972, the company Thiesen has developed into one of the leading trading houses for high-quality classic cars worldwide and has traded some of the rarest and most significant automobiles of each motoring era. Take advantage of their international experience.