"After recently selling my Jaguar E-Type Series II Roadster I found myself spending hours searching for a suitable replacement. With so many years being the owner of this stylish ‘Cat’ the search went on day and night, often with a glass of Scotlands finest whiskey in hand! I began working through my ‘wish list’ and couldn’t believe my luck when I stumbled across the Absolute Classic Cars website. A Volvo 1800S was clearly on my radar and Marks privately owned classic was something unreal, the car looked truly stunning.
I instantly called Mark (who speaks great German) and told him I would be on the next available plane. At 2am I booked the flight, organised a rental car and shortly afterwards had boarded a flight to the UK and finally made it to Marks house with enough light left in an otherwise typical grey winters day. Mark opened his garage and rolled out his classic, still wearing its cover, my heart in overdrive and head spinning! Mark removed the cover and there in front me…..every word Mark had used far exceeded my expectations, the exterior colour complimented the shape of the car perfectly, it simply could not be surpassed, the interior was the icing on the cake and the car was in absolutely fantastic order…I needed to buy this car as much as I needed to breath!
The personal touch, the thought of the smallest details that went into restoring this car from a barn-find car to an absolute classic winner just shows the amount of expertise and knowledge about design and how things work to elevate a good car into something very special.
If you are looking for the personal touch paired with knowledge about historic cars, then Absolute Classic Cars is the only way to go."
Peter Hoecherl, Finning - Germany
"Mark can find cars others would never find. He has great contacts throughout the world and he sourced a wonderful Austin Healey for me in Sweden. Accompanying me on the initial viewing meant that all the right questions were asked and no stone was left unturned, which meant I was confident that I was buying a really great car. He’s a tough but fair negotiator which meant I ultimately got a really great deal too. His help in getting the car back to the UK safe and sound was also really appreciated. I really enjoyed Marks company and assistance throughout the whole process. A big thank you Mark!”
Alex Hole, Nottingham
"I purchased my Aston Martin DB9 Volante from Mark and the whole experience was a pleasure. Mark was very knowledgeable and very thorough, he had all the documentation and pedigree ready and available to view, the vehicle was clean and well presented. From the minute we arrived we were made very welcome and Mark made every effort to accommodate our wishes. I would certainly recommend engaging Mark’s services with regards to acquiring or selling high quality specialist vehicles.
Richard Christopher, Cheshire
"I can’t speak too highly of Mark from Absolute Classic Cars. Having know Mark for some time, as he helped my son source a classic car previously, and knowing that he dealt primarily with classic cars I unexpectedly found myself needing to replace my nine-year-old car, at the beginning of June, and he suggested that he might be able to help with his contacts across the various dealer networks. My brief was reasonably flexible, but my budget including finders’ fees was fairly small and I also needed a deal to be completed by the end of July—so no pressure!! But Mark took up the challenge and kept me updated regularly about any potential cars as they occurred and talked me through various options and emailed photos so that I could visualise each model.
One Thursday afternoon Mark called to say he had sourced a brand new car at a dealership, I couldn’t believe it; such an amazing result, in budget and actually saving me £3500 off list price!
Thanks to Mark and his professional and straight forward approach, I am the happy owner of a brand new car, bang on budget and all achieved in my tight timescale. I could not have reached this superb outcome without Mark and thoroughly recommend Absolute Classic Cars. Thank you!!"
JMG, West Sussex
"I have known Mark through the classic car scene for 25 plus years on a personal and professional basis and during this time we have completed several classic vehicle related transactions.
When it came to rationalising my collection Mark was my obvious first choice to market and manage on my behalf the transition of ownership and funding of some of my cars. I was confident Mark would handle this on my behalf due to ongoing business commitments pulling on my time. Marks knowledge of the classic market combined with his integrity and enthusiasm led him managing several potential owners, negotiating a final closing deal with the new owner at a level acceptable to both parties and most importantly with no hassle.
I have now asked Mark to market my next car and also to source a classic Porsche for me.
If you value integrity, enthusiasm and discretion then you will not be disappointed dealing with Mark."
Martyn Linford, Derbyshire
"We wanted to sell our Porsche 911 and were not keen on having to field the calls, arrange viewings and take people on test drives. However we wanted a good price for it too. Mark came up trumps.
His work, both in terms of preparing the car for sale and putting together a brilliantly worded advert (and professional photography), meant we had lots of interest. Mark dealt with all enquiries, arranged test drives and ultimately negotiated a better deal than we were expecting. We would certainly use Mark to sell any classic or unusual car in the future."
Dr AM Kelly, Nottingham
Thank you so much for your services in finding a new owner for my cherished classic car - it was with a heavy heart that the decision was made but fortunately I found Absolute Classic Cars who handled the whole process with utter professionalism and brilliant customer service.
A great portfolio of pictures presented on their own website and other suitable platforms stimulated a lot of interest and the first to give the vehicle close inspection became the new owner. Once the car left my garage I was spared the process of advertising, viewings, etc which would have only spoiled my fond memories of an old 'friend'.
I could not imagine dealing with anyone better than either Mark or Carl when either buying or selling a valuable classic or sports car as they have knowledge and experience to safely guide you through the process - and at the end they have become like friends!
Keith Pollard, Lincolnshire
From the first meeting to help sell my much loved but awkward Jaguar Mark 10, the team at Absolute Classics have been consummate professionals. They prepared the car to the highest mechanical and cosmetic standards, marketed the car widely, dealt with endless enquiries, some serious, many less so. In the end due to their automotive expertise, patience and persistence they achieved a great price in a difficult sector of the market.
Mr J. Birch, Doddington Hall, Lincolnshire
"I write these words with a large childish smile still beaming across my face after driving through the Kent countryside, roof down, summers warmth on my face as ‘il Polita’ my beautiful '82 Fiat Spider 2000. This is now June but the story starts in 2018 February at the London Classic Car Show
Glass of fizz in hand with Paul; very good friend of mine. Gazing at auto-erotica, he spots the 82’ Fiat spider 2000 on the stand of ‘Absolute Classic Cars’, with the team greeting us too look closer. A truly stunning example and honestly priced. The conversation flitters between us, the cars of the show, and the possible purhcase of the Spider!
Days later, I call to make a further enquiry to purchase the Fiat Spider. Excitement in my voice is then inadvertently quelled as I find out that the early bird has truly got the worm. Paul has got in before me and struck the deal! All's fair in love afterall. . .
After carrying out a detailed service and additional works the call comes to collect the Spider and on a damp cold March morning we travel up to Lincoln, where we're kindly picked up at the station. Moments later, after a warming coffee, everybody’s happy! The sale's completed and Paul’s in the 'new owners' hot seat of the Spider raring to go. Myself? Navigators seat, perhaps with the slightest of sighs. 150 miles later, we’re home but the drive South has encouraged me to make the call for Absolute Classic Cars to commence the search for another model. This time, most definitely with my name on it!
Over the next month myself and the ACC team discuss cars in the UK, Germany and the Netherlands, with the Mark and Carl casting their ever professional ‘laser pin point’ eye over several models. Each time highlighting why that may not be the example for me. Rest assured these guys know their onions and you’re in very safe hands; candid and sincere.
Just when I was beginning to feel the summer would pass without a ‘Spider’ for my own Italian passions, I get a phone call from my friend Paul. Whether it was a hint of guilt or just that he had run out of space for his car collection? .....“Would you like to buy the Spider from me”....I think they were his words, as I interrupted with a ‘yes definitely’ before the sentence was cast from his lips!
I inform ACC to call off the search, the Spider has fund its true home! – ‘Perhaps it was just meant to be‘ he wryly says.
From that champagne fuelled car show, meeting Carl and Mark, the roundabout route of having my perfect car in the garage & now chasing summer horizons. I can honestly say it’s been a pleasure both meeting and finally getting ‘the car’ through the Absolute Classic Cars.
As they say in Italy – ‘Le Dolce Vita’ "
Steve Calver, Kent