Christoph Grohe

Classic Sports Car - - Buyer’s Guide -

Christoph Grohe SA: 0041 21 807 35 65; www.christoph­ How long have you been in busi­ness? I started my com­pany in 1991, buy­ing and sell­ing out of the pri­vate garage of my house.

What’s your spe­cial­ism? Any barn­find, long-term fam­ily owned, un­usual, un­re­stored or spe­cial­bod­ied cars. I am more into pre-war French and Ital­ian cars.

What would you never part with? My 1963 Alvis Graber Su­per Cabri­o­let, an ex-geneva show car.

What’s the best clas­sic you’ve ever owned? Maybe the 1936 De­la­haye 135 Com­pe­ti­tion Figoni et Falaschi Road­ster that was Best of Show at the 2000 Peb­ble Beach Con­cours.

How’s busi­ness? Dif­fi­cult. Sellers have not re­alised that the mar­ket is weak and want un­re­al­is­tic prices.

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