Testimonials from vendors and buyers that have used Historics at
Brooklands auctions and private treaty sales to buy or sell.
Happy buyer & seller all in one calender year!
Just a quick note to say THANK YOU to Mathew Priddy and the Team for all the help and advice this year on my Bentley purchase in August and my record breaking results on the sale of my 1931 Ford Model A Deluxe Phaeton in November. From start to finish the professional team at Historics have made the hole process of buying and selling a great experience.
l would not hesitate to use your services again.
Mr J. Pratt
Successful Bristol sale
Many thanks, Historics, for shepherding my Bristol through your classic car auction at Brooklands. After transporting the car to the auction site to completing the sale on the day I didn’t have to do a thing. Historics handled everything most professionally in a friendly manner – and best of all were always available instantly on the phone to give advice.
I have no hesitation in recommending Historics to anyone selling a classic car, whether it be a Morris Minor or a Ferrari
Record Breaking DeLorean
Hello John, Tom and Michael, I just wanted to drop you guys a note to say thank you for all the help you provided me with the sale of my DeLorean in the June 6 auction last weekend.
Historics at Brooklands is a world class auction house, from the very first phone call I made, right through to the actual sale day, everything was done professionally, according to your commitments and as per plan. Tom, you are great photographer, we enjoyed taking the photos at dusk and still laugh about the session today, your final published photos were stunning and were seen all around the world. Michael, you did a fantastic job with the communications, receiving global coverage in just about every car magazine in the world, staggering really. John, you were an absolute pleasure to deal with, the phone always answered especially after hours and nothing was too much. So guys, great job, I will be your biggest advocate, keep up the good work and maintain your passion.
Made the process a pleasure
For anyone thinking of sending a classic car to auction, it can be a daunting prospect. I chose to go with Historics at Brooklands, and have been delighted with the results. On four seperate occasions, they have sold my rather eccentric and unusual cars. My contact, Mathew Priddy has travelled many miles to my home, advised, valued, and taken studio quality photos resulting in good results. His enthusiasm, knowledge and professional attitude have made the process a pleasure-- Well done Mathew and team, I'll be seeing you in the future.
Thank you Historics
The story starts when I decided to sell my beloved 1966 MK1 1275 Mini Cooper S. I had no real clue as to the value of my car so I took advantage of the Historics Free Valuation, I found on Google. Having presented a brief eMail I was contacted by Matthew Priddy, a very pleasant chap, and during a relaxed conversation he proposed letting Historics auction the car for me. I was completely wet behind the ears as far auctions go but thanks to Historics the process was totally painless – (apart from a few butterflies on auction day). Historics gained brilliant worldwide media coverage including, in my case, a feature in the Sunday Telegraph (Also on-line). Great advice was also given as to where to pitch the guide / reserve price. “a figure you would not necessarily be happy with but would begrudgingly accept” had the desired affect of attracting in a lot of early bids. The car achieved a fantastic price after some frenzied bidding and I believe now resides in France.
Thank you again Historics
Delighted with the result
Following Roger Peirson’s initial viewing advice and recommendation that contact should be made with yourself at Historics at Brooklands regarding the sale of my late brothers XK150 Jaguar. As executors my brother David and I would like to thank you again for all your assistance, advice and guidance regarding the disposal of this car. You were aware of our concern and “duty of care” in ensuring that the maximum market price was achieved to satisfy the family involvement and differing views on how matters should be dealt with. We were delighted with the result which can no longer be questioned.!! We both thought that the Auctioneer Fabian Hine, did an excellent job in working the audience to reach the achieved price, he obviously had very strong feelings about achieving the true value of this lovely well maintained car.
This was the first occasion that David and I had attended a car auction which we thoroughly enjoyed, it was interesting wandering around looking at the huge range of cars being sold and speaking to some of the purchasers as we departed. Many thanks again for all your continued assistance the transportation, remedial works required and the eventual sale of the car.
Out-bid but Happy
I just want to congratulate you on your recent auction at Mercedes-Benz World. I have been to a number of other car auctions, but this seemed highly professional. The cars were well-presented and documented, and your staff were knowledgeable and friendly, so everything inspired confidence to buy.
Unfortunately I was outbid on the car I wanted!
Mathew, Anne and I found the process of arranging our sale of our Morgan 4/4 through Historics to be most professional. From your visit to photograph the vehicle through to the ease of checking the car in at Brooklands everything was trouble free.
We were delighted with the hammer price which I know was due to your pre marketing and compilation of our documentation.
From Adelaide Australia
I bought my Series 111 E-type through Brooklands via internet connection, although a nerve racking experience at the time it could not have gone more smoother, the staff at Brooklands assisted me with storage while I waited for import approval and transit to the docks, my car is now in Australia and I am very happy with it.
I thank the Mathew Priddy at Brooklands for all his help and would not hesitate to do it all over again should I desire another classic.
A really great job!
Mathew I wanted to say thank you very much for all your help and friendly assistance in the auction and sale of my 1967 Ford Mustang - you did a really great job
We all really enjoyed the auction day, the best day out for a long time.
Also, many thanks to you and your colleagues for making all the necessary arrangements
Best wishes, Jim
An excellent service
Historics provided an excellent service. It was my first time selling a car at auction and Mathew was very helpful from the outset and made the process straightforward. I had a last minute mechanical hitch with my car and they were both helpful and flexible about the delivery. Payment was made promptly after the auction. I would definitely recommend them.
Unsuccessful but Impressed!
"The last auction was buzzing. I have missed the last couple of events but I have to say the whole air of this event was a step above previous experiences. The thought given to the positioning of vehicle makes, the general event arena and of course that great weather gave the whole experience a great feel. I was only sorry it generated so much interest! I will have to be prepared to dig deeper into the piggy bank."
High quality of cars
"Thank you for the auction sat march 9th I could not believe the high quality of cars on the day, and the professional way that you and your team ran the operation Regards George."
Professional friendly and well organised
"I am currently in the UK on business and visited your auction on the weekend of the 10th march. I thought I would drop a quick note to let you know what a thoroughly enjoyable day I experienced. The Auction was professional, friendly and well organised"
Buyer of Rolls-Royce Corniche Convertible
"The Auctioneers, Historics at Brooklands, couldn't have been more helpful or professional, the punters in the jam packed marquee were charming and there was much hearty backslapping and congratulation when the hammer fell on my winning bid."
From the buyer of a Jaguar Mk II
"A big pat on the back for a great and very professional first auction by the Historics team. As a Brooklands trust member I am delighted at the partnership formed between yourselves and the museum. Thank you for your warm welcome, help and advice"
From the buyer of a Rolls-Royce Silver Spur.
"I have attended various Classic Car Auctions and purchased several cars both on line and in person, I must say the Historics at Brooklands has proved itself to be one of the best. Pleasant and helpful people and an interesting venue made it a great occasion."