IN THE FAMILY
Alex has grown up around classic cars, surrounded by a family who have lived and breathed cars and motorsport for many decades. "I grew up surrounded by incredible cars", says Alex. "Noisy, shiny and exotic machines that bore no resemblance to the anonymous metal boxes that most people drove to work everyday, and I was captivated as a tiny lad. I was taught to appreciate the heritage, the build quality, the exquisite design features and the unique aroma of old wood, leather and Castrol R. And it isn't just my father who has collected, dealt and raced old machinery; many members of my extended family are well-known faces in the scene too, so I suppose it's fair to say that the direction of my life was pre-ordained from birth!".
Alex has worked for his family's highly-regarded business in the north of England as well as several years as a specialist with RM Sotheby's, one of the world's most successful auction houses specialising in high-end, collectable classics of all types. It's precisely for these reasons that Alex Classick Ltd can offer clients a remarkable level of service, with the business priding itself on knowledge, integrity and insight.
"Owning a classic car isn't difficult- it's simply a case of buying the right car. And, importantly, that doesn't have to mean an expensive car."
That lifetime of knowledge and experience had developed into a desire to offer a new type of business; one where offering fine automobiles sits hand in hand with an obligation to pass that knowledge onto enthusiasts. We pride ourselves on our open and friendly approach to doing business and we seek to form long-term relationships with all our clients; we have no interest in short term gain at the expense of sound advice. Our sole aim is that everyone choosing to do business with Alex Classick Ltd should have a great experience, and we work tirelessly to achieve that.
Owning a classic car isn’t difficult- it’s simply a case of buying the right car. And, importantly, that doesn’t have to mean an expensive car. It means buying the best car for your budget and the best car for your purposes; whether that’s cruising with your friends, racing competitively, entering shows and concours events or participating in road rallies. If you know exactly what you want, we can find it for you. If you don’t then we are here to help and advise. Let our knowledge be your knowledge.
Buying, owning and selling a classic car shouldn’t be a difficult process – in fact, it should be a pleasure. We aim to make good advice the key to the service we offer our clients. Buying the right car at the right price and the best car for your purposes, is simply crucial. Whether you are buying or selling, let our knowledge be your knowledge.
We offer a full range of services to our clients. Advice and buying and selling is freely given, and we pride ourselves in our ability to offer a discreet and professional service to anybody seeking to purchase or sell a car. From private brokerage and commission sales, through to outright purchase and restoration and preparation services, we offer everything the discerning collector requires.
Whatever your taste and whatever your budget, there is a car out there that will bring pleasure, excitement and a sense of pride that can only be gained from owning a piece of motoring heritage. Whether you're a seasoned collector or someone investigating classic car ownership for the first time, we are here to help with honest and enthusiastic advice.
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The DB5 was essentially the next generation of the very successful DB4 with many improvements particularly in power, with the new 4.0 litre version of the Tadek Marek 6 cyl engine developing 280 bhp.
A new 5 speed gearbox and much improved brakes along with many other refinements made this a superb sports car at the time. Introduced in the summer of 1963, only 898 saloon cars and a mere 123 convertibles were built until October 1965, when production was given over to the DB6. The DB5 remains one of the most Iconic sports cars of all time!