‘There’s scope for every­man clas­sics’

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week - ED­WARD BRIDGER-STILLE DIREC­TOR, HIS­TORICS AT BROOK­LANDS

‘ There’s still room for growth at the £5000-50,000 end of the spec­trum. I ex­pect 1980s Mercedes SLCs to rise this year, and to a cer­tain ex­tent the SLs. There’s a mas­sive fol­low­ing for early hot hatches such as the VW Golf GTI MkI and Peu­geot 205 GTI at the mo­ment and there are good-value ex­am­ples of the Jaguar XJ-S around. A fixed-head Porsche 911 (996) is also a par­tic­u­larly good buy – you can get one for £15,000 – and we’re see­ing strong prices for vans and com­mer­cials, often from busi­nesses seek­ing a good van that can wear its livery.

‘We’ve had lit­tle im­pact from Brexit so far, bar an up­swing in in­ter­est from overseas buy­ers. Euro­pean money is com­ing in for good qual­ity left-hand drive cars that are gen­er­ally kept in the UK as an in­vest­ment.

‘We’re in­clud­ing an ad­di­tional sale this year (five in­stead of four) and we’ve just launched fi­nance for the first time, so we cer­tainly have high hopes for 2017.’

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