One of the oldest names in the collector’s car business.
Brian Classic & Co. is one of the oldest names in the collector’s car business, having been in existence for well over 45 years. Over that time we have owned some of the most important cars ever built. Our knowledge and experience across the board is practically unrivaled in the field. Unlike many of our competitors we are not agents or brokers but true dealers so if you have a car for sale we would be pleased to hear from you as we are keen purchasers and will make a competitive offer. Likewise, if you come to buy a car you know you are dealing with the Principal!
Brian Classic’s passion for cars started many years ago, his everyday cars at 17 being a pre-war Lagonda 2-litre purchased for £100, and an Austin 7 for £12.10. A racer by the mid 1960’s, he was the first customer of Chevron Racing Cars with a B1 Sports car, later graduating to international F3 in a Brabham BT21 before reverting back to Chevron in 1968 driving the Works B8 together with Digby Martland. At a less serious level, he continued racing both contemporary and historic cars over many years in cars as diverse as an ERA and endurance-spec Porsche RSR’s.
By natural progression of life his passion developed and the company began. Many of the cars that were yesterday’s racers, Brian recognised as being landmarks and truly iconic cars. In the early days of the company it was not uncommon for him to have 3 GT40’s at the same time, a couple of Jaguar ‘C’ Types, or even a 250 GTO. The only difference from now being the fact that the asking price of the ‘C’ types was £3500, the GT40’s were £3750 and the 250 GTO £5500.
Steve has been part of Brian Classic & Co. for over 25 years, in fact since graduating from university. He is a life-long old car fanatic and has always owned a couple of ‘classics’ since being gifted his grandfather’s Rover P6 on passing his driving test at the age of 17. His current stable consists of Austin 7 tourer, 3.8 ‘S’ Type Jaguar and Land Rover Defender 90. He is also a keen motorcyclist and drummer and holder of an expired commercial pilots licence!