Our six market experts
Justin Banks Justin Banks Ltd
Banks started out at Hexagon before setting up as an independent dealer 15 years ago. Based in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, he specialises in offering an eclectic mix of cars at realistic prices. His personal taste is for Sixties grand tourers.
Edward Bridger-stille Auction director, Historics at Brookland
Accomplished classic car auctioneer, market commentator and founder of Historics at Brooklands, Edward has balanced his love of the Austin Seven with the more esoteric in his past, including the odd Testarossa, Aston Martin, Porsche and more besides.
Emanuele Collo Managing director, Kidston SA, Geneva
While still at university, Collo contacted Simon Kidston asking for work experience. The move paid off – he’s now the company’s managing director. He has a soft spot for homologation specials but that hasn’t stopped him buying a Mercedes-benz 300SEL 6.3 restoration project.
Stephen Halstead Chief operating officer, JBR Capital, London
Halstead has a finance background and his long-standing interest in classic cars made a perfect fit with an opportunity to grow high-end vehicle finance provider JBR Capital. His own preference is for V12 engines and he aims to get a Ferrari with one up front.
Maarten ten Holder Chief auctioneer, RM Sotheby’s
Ten Holder is also the Sotheby’s executive vice president and head of Europe. During a 25-plus-year career that has spanned the globe, his first encounter with cars came in 2005 when the first ‘Sotheby’s at Ferrari’ auction was held at the Ferrari factory in Maranello.
Tim Schofield Director, Bonhams Motor Car Department
A member of the Vintage Sports Car Club and Veteran Car Club, Schofield has been involved in the classic car market since 1994. He has handled the sale of many top collections and runs a 1927 Austin Seven Chummy, a 1934 Lagonda M45, a 1966 Pontiac GTO and a Range Rover.