Testimonials

Just some of the things our clients have said about us. Of course, we believe that we are the best at what we do but we also believe that hearing it from our customers speaks far louder than anything we can say for ourselves. 

 

“I, like all of the people that have dealt with Tom have found him straightforward, easy to deal with and always found that he is a decision maker. When he buys he pays. There is not much more that you can ask.”

Bernie Ecclestone
Formula 1 Supremo


“In the classic car business I have met many passionate collectors and dealers, but rarely have I met more of a gentleman than Tom. Not only is he highly respected and a very competent businessman but also extremely passionate about his job. Dedication, Passion along with good Business Ethic is how I would describe Tom! This is why Tom is my favourite dealer and one of my best friends in the classic car world.”

Jean-Claude Biver
Watch Industry Guru & Hublot Chairman


“I have dealt with Tom for over 20 years and have always been very happy with the service and the vehicles that I have had from him.  I have, on many occasions, recommended Tom to family, friends and colleagues.  Tom has always been able to find the spec of car that I have requested, and sometimes persuaded me to buy cars I did not even know I wanted! Always making buying a car an enjoyable experience.”

Peter WG Tom CBE
Chairman Leicester Tigers & Breedon Aggregates


"Tom is obviously well connected and had heard that I was interested in owning a short tail McLaren GTR.  He thus approached me with a great car and offered a fair package that included some servicing work. I found him very pleasant to deal with, not least because of his enthusiasm for the cars and his occupation is clear.  He was also totally true to his word.”

Adrian Newey OBE
Chief Technical Officer of the Red Bull Racing Formula 1 Team


"I have only done a few purchases and sales with Tom, but all of them have been perfect. Car delivered exactly as promised, sometimes even better than promised. It has been a rare pleasure to deal with someone who is both so professional and pleasant.”

Lord Irvine Laidlaw
Successful Businessman, Philanthropist & Car Collector 


“Tom Hartley Jnr is an exceptional individual - probably the most competent operator in Europe. The deal is that he comes up with the cars and I come up with the money - equally quickly! The best thing about Tom is that I can trust his word. He does what he says he will do. His cars are good too…”

Graham Dacre, CBE
Philanthropist, Former Owner of the Lind Automotive Group


“I have known Tom Hartley Jnr for a number of years and have come to esteem Tom as a competent and fully reliable expert. He is always straightforward and no nonsense and a real pleasure to work with. Tom Hartley Jnr is trustworthy and has an outstanding network. His service is first class and very fast, totally professional and his reputation perfect.”

Marcel Massini
The Worlds Leading Ferrari Historian


"I've met Tom through a common friend that we share. I was very close to doing my first investment in classic cars but I was advised not do it before I spoke to him. He came across really well with the difference being that he is frank, honest and direct - running away from the usual sales chat. His knowledge allows us to understand where, why and how you should class your investment in cars as good, bad or pure enjoyment. From that moment onwards I’m able to understand that we have made some great business together and I'm sure that lots more will follow."

André Villas-Boas
Manager of Zenit Saint Petersburg Football Club


"We have been lucky enough to buy some great cars from Tom. The service we have received has always been outstanding.
The cars have all been immaculate, the warmth of welcome, genuine product knowledge and passion for what he does coupled with a genuine interest in people and acute business acumen mean that it is the only place we will go to buy cars. We all have choices, we are very glad we choose to deal with Tom.”

Emer Timmons
President BT GS UK
2012 Business Woman of the Year


“I have been a client of Tom’s since 2002; I estimate that I have carried out more than 40 transactions with him. Tom Jnr has an in depth knowledge of his subject and products. I think that one of the main reasons for his success is that he has professionalism, honesty and integrity in abundance, which is a rare quality these days. I would have no hesitation in recommending his services. Rest assured you wouldn’t be disappointed.”

Michael McComb
Highly Successful Entrepreneur and Car Enthusiast


“I have known Tom Jnr for over 10 years now and have lost track of the number of transactions we have completed in that time. Tom is a real enthusiast as well as a purveyor of excellent examples of high quality Marques and “a man of his word” to boot. It is always a pleasure doing business with Tom Hartley Jnr and I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending the services of him to you”.

David Boland
Property Entrepreneur & Renowned Ferrari Collector


“I have been buying classic cars from Tom Jnr for several years now (Ferrari 275GTB/4, Daytona, Porsche 2.7RS etc).  I have found Tom to be very knowledgeable about high-end classics and more importantly, gives informed advice – he is not looking to sell just one car but rather build an on-going relationship with his customers which is a breath of fresh air”.              

Taalib Shaah
Chief Risk Officer for Investment Banking at Barclays 

“I have bought the majority of my cars from Tom over the last 15 years because I trust him and he makes the process easy plus the deals done have always been fair. He has never put a foot wrong and that is rare indeed, today.”

B Haigh
Successful Businessman and Car Collector


"I have been buying cars from Tom for over 15 years and I can say, without reservation, that I have been 100% satisfied with every car that he has supplied. I have always found Tom to be honest and trustworthy and a pleasure to do business with. His knowledge and experience is superb and puts him at the very top of his profession. I would recommend anyone who are buying or selling a nice car to give Tom a ring, at the very least you will have a very enjoyable conversation."

Leigh Robinson
Successful Businessman and Car Collector


“I have had the pleasure of dealing with Tom Hartley Jnr over a number of years both in the purchase and sale of motor vehicles. I have found him to be excellent to deal with in providing both new and pre-owned vehicles of the highest possible quality with a sensible attitude to pricing. Unlike other car specialists I have dealt with in the past, I have found Tom to also be very realistic in the value he places on part exchange vehicles. They offer a fully bespoke service in terms of delivery, collection and in items such as registration transfers. I would not hesitate in continuing to recommend both Tom and his company to others.”

Andrew Dick
Founding Partner of Begbies Traynor Group


“I have bought many cars from many people over the years but since I bought my first car from Tom around 1999, I have never wanted to go anywhere else. He is clear, knowledgeable, honest, and responsive. What else do you want?”

Dominic Shorthouse
Private Investor

 

“I first met Tom Jnr 14 years ago when he delivered a car to Justin Rose. Back then he was young as we all were, but from that day forward I have become not only a very good friend but also a client. The reasons for this are that I enjoyed and shared his passion in cars. His knowledge for cars is very impressive and stands out from the many in that industry. But his biggest attribute is simply he is honest and a man of his word, that is why I trust him when discussing any level of car from modern day to old classics.”                                                            

Ian Poulter
Global Tour Golfer, Ryder Cup Hero & Ferrari Collector

 

“Tom Hartley Jnr is a total professional. Over the time I have been dealing with Tom, it has been a wonderful experience. He is a gentleman and a man of his word. He says what he means, he means what he says, and he does what he says he's going to do. He has educated me tremendously about collecting Iconic Classic cars and has helped me assemble a world-class collection. He is extremely knowledgeable, helpful, reliable, and an absolute pleasure to deal with. I've also got to know Tom on a personal level and he has become a wonderful, close confidant and friend. I could not recommend anyone more highly than Tom Hartley Jnr.”

Miles S Nadal
Founder, Chairman & CEO
Peerage Capital Group & Peerage Business Partners