Advising on All Aspects of Buying and
Selling Classic Cars Throughout the UK
Buying and selling classic cars can be a risky business without professional advice and guidance. our Classic car legal services have been designed to advise individuals, private collectors, buyers and sellers and dealers on all matters and disputes concerning the sale and purchase of classic, vintage and collector cars in the UK and internationally.
Contrary to popular belief, lawyers aren’t there just to resolve dispute but to try and prevent them, this has increased in tandem with rise in investors looking to diversify their portfolio into the classic car sector. As a result, our services have extended to include a buyers service, which includes inspection, investigation, negotiation and documenting the transaction
To talk to us about buying and selling classic cars
call 0333 700 7676
Sellers and Buyers
We have acted for both buyers and sellers of historic and classic cars, including the investigation of issues surrounding ownership and title as well as provenance or history, which invariably is central to the current and future desirability and of course value. As a result, there has been a rise in cases surrounding fraudulent history, fake chassis plates and dubious records.
These generally arise when a seller has made various statements or representations which turn out not to be true either as to service history, provenance or condition. Recent issues include a buyer discovering the car which he thought was an original but turns out to have been made up of parts the remainder of which exist in another car with the same registration, a previously damaged Ferrari 458, 550 Maranello and a Porsche 911 (993)
Repair, Renovation and Restorations
All too often, barn finds and cars bought for restoration are a money pit, difficult to accurately estimate and costing more to restore than the car’s worth.
This is made worse with the absence of a schedule of works and prescribed instructions of what to do and how far to go. This leads to either the customer facing a bill much larger than anticipated and/or the restorer doing more than they should have done.
Notwithstanding the restorer biting off more than they can chew and not delivering a restoration to the requisite standard, leaving the owner out of pocket and with a vehicle requiring extensive remedial works. Recent cases have included a Ford Mexico, E-Type Jaguar, VW Camper Van and Lancia Delta Integrale Evo .