Founded by Simon Hope and Mark Hamilton in 1993 H&H Classics has been continuously trading longer than any other UK or European auction house. In fact, you could say that we’ve reached classic status ourselves.
We believe that our expertise is unrivalled in the market for classic and collector motorcars and motorcycles, we also believe that our auctions speak louder than words so here are some highlights from over 30 years under the hammer.
We became one of only five auction houses ever to sell a car for over $11 million when we sold a 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB in 2015 and we’ve sold almost £2m of motorcycles in a single day at our motorcycle auctions. We’ve achieved world record prices for competition cars including a 1968 Lotus 49B and a 1996 Subaru Impreza WRC and we’ve had Royal success stories with The Queen’s Daimler, Prince Philip’s Lagonda and Princess Anne’s Bentley.
We also know that the value of a collectable isn’t just reflected in the sale price or a celebrity’s name. An Austin or a BSA can provoke a passion as strong as an Aston Martin or Brough Superior, so that’s why we operate at every level of the classic & collector car and motorcycle market.
In October 2021, H&H became an EOT (Employee Ownership Trust). This development means that H&H Classics, after 28 years, is now completely employee owned and on the next stage of its continued development as a business.
The model of EOT is similar to that of Richer Sound, a 'passion' business like H&H, where it has proved to be extremely successful.
By speaking to one of our specialists, you are dealing with one of the owners of the business and can be assured of the ultimate level of commitment and service. You’ll soon discover that we share your passion and buying or selling with H&H Classics will be an easy and enjoyable experience.