Vintage & Prestige Showroom - Phantom 1

Published on Thu, 20 Jul 2017 08:30

The showrooms at Vintage and Prestige Classic Cars is forever changing its appearance with cars constantly being changed and sent to new owners.

It’s like working in a wonderful classic car museum. We thought it would be nice to regularly give you an insight to our world of classic cars…

Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts' Club Annual Rally & Concours d'Elegance

Published on Fri, 23 Jun 2017 10:15

Rolls-Royce Enthusiasts' Club Annual Rally & Concours d'Elegance at Burghley House, Stamford

Friday 23rd, Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th June 2017

Vintage & Prestige Classic Cars look forward to you joining us in celebrating the RREC's Diamond Jubilee at the Annual Rally & Concours d'Elegance at Burghley House, Stamford.

We will be exhibiting a fantastic selection of fine motor cars at the 3 day e

29th Techno Classica Essen, 2017

Published on Mon, 27 Mar 2017 08:45

Vintage & Prestige Classic Cars are proud to attend the 29th Techno-Classica Show in Essen on the 5-9th April 2017. We are showcasing approximately twenty vintage & prestige cars from our Essex based classic car showrooms.

The fair is the world's largest trading place on the classic vehicle scene. At no other fair do the dealers turn up in such large numbers as in Essen - and, in the meantime, th

London Classic Car Show 2017

Published on Mon, 13 Feb 2017 13:30

See us at The London Classic Car Show!  The London Classic Car Show is the must attend event for any discerning classic car owner, collector, expert or enthusiast. From 23-26 February at ExCeL London, the Show brings together an international celebration of the very best dealers, manufacturers, car clubs and products.  Set in London’s premier events venue, the show features an indoor driving runwa

AUTORETRO BARCELONA 2016, FIRA DE BARCELONA

Published on Fri, 18 Nov 2016 08:15

AutoRetro Barcelona, The Event of Classical and Collection Vehicles, offers to its visitors, amateurs/collectors or general public, a whole display exclusively dedicated to classical motor vehicles. Several hundreds of national and international exhibitors will bring the visitors a catalogue of products going from rebuilt vehicles to pieces and complements, indispensable to bring back all its glor

Classic & Sports Car Show 2016, Alexandra Palace

Published on Mon, 24 Oct 2016 14:45

It’s that time of year again where Vintage and Prestige Classic Cars attend the Classic & Sports Car show at Alexandra Palace, London.

Come and see us at the Classic & Sports Car Show between 28th October - 30th October 2016 at Alexandra Palace. We will be exhibiting a variety of cars from our current stock list.

A show not be missed!

Visit our stand G135 in the Great Hall.

Concours d'Elegance Classic-Gala Schwetzingen - 2nd - 4th September

Published on Wed, 31 Aug 2016 10:45

Vintage and Prestige will be entering one of the major Concours d'Elegances Automobiles in Europe, the 12th Int. Concours d'Elegance CLASSIC-GALA SCHWETZINGEN, 2nd to 4th of September 2016 in the magnificent circular baroque gardens of Schloss Schwetzingen near Heidelberg.

This well reputed event hosts more than 160 Historic Cars of authentic heritage in a unique way, because each segment of the

Mercedes 450 SL For Sale

Published on Fri, 05 Aug 2016 11:06

At Vintage and Prestige Fine Motor Cars we plan to publish photographic overviews on selected classic cars we have for sale.

With over 160 classic cars for sale, this is not as easy as it sounds as we have so many amazing classic cars covering decades of automotive history. However, today we decided to take a look at a wonderful and original Mercedes 450SL.

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FULL SCREEN VIEWING

28th Techno-Classica Show Awards

Published on Fri, 08 Apr 2016 16:08

Vintage and Prestige Fine Motor Cars attended the 28th Techno-Classica Show in Essen on the 6-10th April 2016. We were showcasing approximately twenty vintage and prestige cars from our Essex based classic car showrooms.

The Vintage and Prestige Fine Motor Cars stand 3 was packed throughout the whole show resulting in numerous high value sales and many new clients wanting to visit our Essex based

The Ferrari FF

Published on Thu, 31 Mar 2016 19:52

We took delivery of our latest Ferrari for sale through Vintage and Prestige Cars today. The fabulous Ferrari FF in metallic gun metal grey looked like new but then it has only covered just 1,000 miles!

The Ferrari FF effectively stood for ‘Ferrari Four’ due to its four seats arrangement and the four wheel drive system. Launched by Ferrari on March 1st 2011, this stunning Ferrari offered a genuin

Two Bentley Derby's

Published on Mon, 28 Mar 2016 21:09

At Vintage and Prestige Cars we are regularly finding wonderful examples of classic Bentley cars arriving at our showrooms. Today, is no example. We thought it would be nice to give you a brief look around these two classic cars…

The early series 1934 Derby Bentley Freestone & Webb Drop Head clothed with a very attractive and delicate two door drop head coupe design as found today.  A chrome stri

Rolls Royce Silver Cloud II Convertible 1969

Published on Fri, 18 Mar 2016 12:01

At Vintage and Prestige Fine Motor Cars we plan to publish photographic overviews on selected classic cars we have for sale.

With over 160 classic cars for sale, this is not as easy as it sounds as we have so many amazing classic cars covering decades of automotive history. However, today we decided to take a look at a wonderful and original 1961 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud II convertible finished i

Lola T70 Coupé For Sale

Published on Tue, 15 Mar 2016 13:58

A more modern classic car that you will rarely see. Vintage and Prestige Fine Motor Cars are proud to be offering this Lola T70 Coupé for sale. Based in Pool, Dorset Roger Attaway developed  the Lola T70 Coupé back in the mid-nineties whilst at GT Developments. In fairness, GTD were the best known and most respected builders of GT40 Replicas in the country at that time and had the necessary facili

A rare 1921 Vauxhall 30/98 E Type Tourer for sale

Published on Tue, 15 Mar 2016 13:50

When you speak about classic or vintage cars the name, Vauxhall may not spring to mind. However, we are proud to be offering a 1921 Vauxhall 30/98 E Type Tourer for sale

These Vauxhalls boasted a 4.5 litre side valve engine and were ahead of their time in terms of performance.  Indeed, we are particularly impressed with this Vauxhall 30/98 E Type Tourer as it compares so well against a 4.5 litre

Elite Show Biggin Hill

Published on Tue, 08 Mar 2016 14:14

Vintage and Prestige Fine Motor Cars are attending the Elite Show at Rizonjet, Biggin Hill 2016. We will be showcasing approximately twenty vintage and prestige cars from our Essex based classic car showrooms. If you cannot make it, Vintage And Prestige Cars will post the images shortly after the show. Please see the PDF link….

https://www.theeliteevents.com/wp-content/themes/elitelondon/_images/

28th Techno-Classica Show in Essen

Published on Tue, 08 Mar 2016 14:08

Vintage and Prestige Fine Motor Cars are attending the 28th Techno-Classica Show in Essen on the 6-10th April 2016. We will be  in Hall 3, stand 269 showcasing approximately twenty vintage and prestige cars from our Essex based classic car showrooms. If you cannot make it, Vintage And Prestige Cars will psot the images shortly after the show.

Over 2,500 vehicles were on sale at Techno-Classica Es

The London Classic Car Show 2016

Published on Fri, 19 Feb 2016 10:27

It’s that time of year again where Vintage and Prestige Fine Motor Cars attend the London Classic Car show at the Excel centre, London.

Our first day saw the stand packed with enthusiastic buyers and press men all wanting to know more about Vintage and Prestige Fine Motor cars. Indeed, the stand become so busy, it was heard to attend to everyone’s questions.

Despite the young age of our recent r

See us at The London Classic Car Show!

Published on Mon, 15 Feb 2016 21:15

The London Classic Car Show is the must attend event for any discerning classic car owner, collector, expert or enthusiast. From 18-21st February at ExCeL London, the Show brings together an international celebration of the very best dealers, manufacturers, car clubs and products.  Set in London’s premier events venue and more than 50% bigger in 2016, the Show features an indoor driving runway whe

Classic Cars, Classic Automotive Photography

Published on Wed, 03 Feb 2016 17:59

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Million Pound Motors - Channel 4 at 7.00pm on 27th December 2015 - Dont miss us on TV!

Published on Thu, 17 Dec 2015 16:30

For the last six months we have been host to a film crew from Channel 4 filming the day to day goings on here in the showroom with Paul, and with Richard around the world finding beautiful cars.

Though we have not seen the finished article we are told that it's entertaining and informative. This hour long special is highly recommended by the Radio Times, praise indeed!

Although we are bit alarme

Evans Waterless Engine Coolants

Published on Mon, 07 Dec 2015 16:15

Vintage & Prestige are proud to announce themselves as the latest flagship Evans Waterless Engine Coolants specialist outlet and conversion centre for pre and post war Rolls Royce and Bentley models. We pride ourselves in offering the best quality products that help to keep and maintain these special cars in the highest possible order. Having seen the benefits of Evans firsthand, we now join the l

Classic & Sports Car Show 2015

Published on Tue, 08 Sep 2015 09:00

Come and see us at the Classic & Sports Car London Show between 30th October - 1st November 2015 at Alexandra Palace. We will be exhibiting a variety of cars from our current stock list.

A show not be missed!

Visit our stand D11 in the Great Hall.

Vintage & Prestige Launch New Website

Published on Wed, 26 Aug 2015 14:38

We are proud to announce the launch of our new website. It is now easier and much more user friendly to navigate. Working closely with the site designers "Wallgo" we have created an easier and much more user friendly site to navigate. Some of the new features that we hope you will find useful; Search by filter (make, Model, Year, etc), Integrated large format photo gallery utilising the latest pho

Beaulieu International Autojumble 2015

Published on Tue, 25 Aug 2015 23:45

From 5th - 6th September we will be at the world famous Beaulieu International Autojumble. Pitches D16/D20/D21/21a, opposite the Bonhams Auction tent. We will have a nice selection of cars on show so please call in and say hello!

For further information and ticket purchase, please visit: http://www.beaulieu.co.uk/events/international-autojumble/

London Classic Car Show 2015

Published on Fri, 06 Feb 2015 17:19

Vintage and Prestige Fine Motor Cars took a large stand at the very first London Classic Car Show 2015 and were amazed at how many classic car enthusiates and collectors attended the show. Indeed, Vintage and Prestige had one of the largest stands at the show which dominated the entrance to the large hall where the show took place.

We were indeed, proud to have won many new clients through this w

Byrnes Motor Trust partnership signed by V & P for UK sales and European wholesale

Published on Sun, 16 Feb 2014 17:00

Over the last two years I had several conversations with Mr James Byrnes, the owner & proprietor of The Byrnes Motor Trust.  In talking with him he would casually mention that he had 15 of this model, 20 of that model & 30 of the other model of Jaguar/Rolls Royce/Mercedes etc which I have to say I took with a slight grain of salt, having been previously led down the garden path of fantasy in the p

Another 20hp delivery to France

Published on Sun, 22 Dec 2013 08:30

My old friend Donald was desirous of having his 20hp back at his place in the Dordogne to use for this coming 2014 season.  Accordingly he suggested we give his car a thorough service & drive it back to him by way of a holiday.  Thus last month I loaded the car to the gunnels with wife, two urchins & clothes for a week & off we set.

Our first day was a leisurely drive down to Portsmouth at a stea

London to Brighton 2011 by 6hp Dedion

Published on Sun, 12 Feb 2012 05:30

London to Brighton by 6hp Dedion.

Last year a chap called from Australia touting a 6hp DeDion Bouton that he had found in a barn.  Apparently the car was shipped down under in 1903, hit a stump in about 1910 & was unceremoniously shunted into a barn where it lay undisturbed until recently.  The Australian vendor had got it running (barely as it turned out) & restored its cosmetics beautifully to

Taking the Rolls Royce 20hp to France!!!

Published on Thu, 01 Sep 2011 10:45

I recently bought a delightful Rolls Royce 20hp Barker all weather cabriolet in Dumfries Scotland.  Having parted with my hard earned cash I loaded it upon a trailer & made a slow progress back south to base.  This to me is the best of body configurations allowing for full closed, half open or fully open motoring.

The Rolls Royce 20hp is in my opinion the finest car the company ever built.  It

A flying 1000 mile day in the life of a car dealer

Published on Thu, 24 Mar 2011 12:45

Last Wednesday dawned cold & clear.  I had calls to make to photograph cars in places as disparate as Falmouth in Cornwall & Stranraer in Scotland.  Nothing for it but to fire up the trusty Piper Cherokee & triangulate round the country.  The distances involved meant an early start.  As close to 7 hours flight time was involved I recruited my Brother as a co pilot, whom whilst not actually a posse

Rolls Royce Silver Cloud II to Spain & Rolls ROyce Wraith home by ferry

Published on Wed, 25 Aug 2010 18:00

Last week a customer in Spain called. He had purchased a delightful Mulliner Wraith previously & now wished to trade it against a Silver Cloud II I had in stock. After protracted negotiations involving the two cars, we came to a gentlemens’ agreement over the telephone, & agreed to meet near Santander to do the exchange. Accordingly I made bookings & decided to also to take a couple of extra days

100 year Alpenfahrt re-enactment report in a 1911 Delaunay Belleville & a 1911 Daimler Sleeve Valve

Published on Wed, 16 Jun 2010 01:00

A brief report of driving two 1911 cars in the 100 year Alpenfahrt re-enactment.

The Osterreichische Alpenfahrt was run during the years 1910 through 1914.  It was a contest & reliability trial covering arduous mountain passes & was open to all motor manufacturers.  Many of the majors participated with illustrious names such as Rolls-Royce, Mercedes, Star & Cadillac running along side little hear

Rebuilding & Running a Rolls Royce Phantom 1

Published on Thu, 27 May 2010 01:30

Late last year I acquired a Rolls Royce Phantom 1.  The Derby built car is really nothing more than a Silver Ghost chassis with a more modern engine mounted in it, but at the time was a quantum leap forward replacing the Ghost engine that had been in production for a couple of decades. The good part was its original drop dead body by noted coach builders Thrupp & Maberly, in dual cowl phaeton fo

Dordogne Holidays in a Rolls Royce Park Ward Phantom V

Published on Mon, 26 Apr 2010 16:38

For our Summer holidays my extended family rented a large farm house in the Dordogne at which we were all to gather.  Having  a Rolls-Royce Phantom V in stock, I thought to myself what better car to take?  We duly fired it up, loaded a 10 day supply of luggage & took the overnight ferry to St Malo.  The following day we drove south at a steady 80 mph for a couple of hundred miles before pulling

Using a Rolls Royce Phantom 1 as a daily driver for a year & a half. My first Rolls Royce!

Published on Thu, 28 Jan 2010 15:00

When I was a young man a few decades ago I was driving one day through Winchester in Hampshire.  As I drove along the road by St Cross I came upon a magnificent blue/black  Phantom 1 Tourer sitting outside a church pressed into wedding duties, chauffeur waiting expectantly at the wheel.  I stopped & mused upon the beauty of the car & vowed to myself that I would one day earn enough money to buy su

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