‘ There’s a lot still riding on Brexit’
‘Not all fast Fords have been appreciating strongly, and I think we’ve yet to see the market potential of the Escort Mexico MkII, Fiesta RS Turbo, and Escort Turbos of all kinds. I also expect growth for limited edition Ferraris, less so for models produced in higher numbers. And if the market cools, I think values of most air-cooled Porsche 911s will soon run out of steam.
‘Much depends on Brexit. I think there’s been an economic feel-good factor in the UK recently, but we haven’t had Brexit yet. If enough people believe that it’s not going to happen, that uncertainty will destabilise confidence and put the brakes on our market.
‘ The harder the Brexit, the less appetite there will be in the UK for lefthand drive cars, so more of these will leave the country. Currently exports are strong thanks to the pound remaining low against the dollar and the euro.
‘For the market to sustain its bullishness in the longer term, I also think we need to see some new mainstream celebrity faces bigging up classic cars in mass media during 2017. On the whole, ours is still an ageing, nostalgic market.’