‘There’s scope for everyman classics’
‘ 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.’