About Tom Hartley Jnr

Remarkably, Tom has been involved in the high-end car business since he was 11 years old, working directly in the family business since that time.

This (possibly unique) aspect of Tom’s life made him the focus of media attention from the earliest days of his career, with both print and broadcast media charting his professional life for more than 20 years.

Inspired by his father who instilled a strong work ethic in Tom right from the earliest days, he became a full partner in the family business by the time he was 16 years old, rewarded only on the merit of the work for which he was personally responsible. His success is the result of hard work, passion, and enthusiasm, and it is through this unique upbringing and career path that Tom’s place in the international motor trade was forged.

During his illustrious career, Tom has conducted more transactions on super/hypercars than anyone else in the world. The business specialises in all significant, collectable cars, ranging from vintage to classic (with a particular specialisation in sports, racing and GT cars of 50s and 60s) right up to and including the most modern supercars and hypercars. Tom’s personal passion for classic cars has allowed him to introduce a lot of new customers to the old car market in the last 10 years; many of whom trust him so implicitly that they have invested heavily through him to build fabulous, blue-chip, private collections.

Tom is also a collector and enthusiast away from his day to day business activities. Although it is inevitable that business and pleasure often mix, his involvement in the collector car scene has allowed him to make many great friends, both personally and professionally. A firm believer in the concept that knowledge and passion are the two most powerful elements in business, Tom’s reputation is built on a no-compromise approach to his activities and for his ability to take brave decisions where other dealers often fear to tread.

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Testimonials

  • If I am looking to buy or sell a collector car the first call I make is to Tom Hartley Jr.

    Gary Schaevitz
    Renowned U.S. Car Collector

  • 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

  • We have been lucky enough to buy some great cars from Tom. The service we have received has always been outstanding.

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

  • In every case Tom has been the perfect partner. Deals are always completed as promised – not always true in the old car world. Delivered cars are always to a higher standard than promised. Commissions are fair.

    Lord Irvine Laidlaw
    Successful Businessman, Philanthropist & Car Collector

  • I rarely provide testimonials, perhaps because I am rarely impressed, particularly by people in the car business.
    Tom Hartley Jnr is one of those exceptions.

    Paul Dunkley
    Ex-Car Salesman 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.

    Leigh Robinson
    Successful Businessman and Car Collector

  • Tom Jnr is clear, knowledgeable, honest, and responsive. What else do you want?

    Dominic Shorthouse
    Private Investor

  • Tom is obviously well connected and had heard that I was interested in owning a short tail McLaren GTR.

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

  • Tom Jnr’s 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

  • In the classic car business I have met many passionate collectors and dealers, but rarely have I met more of a gentleman than Tom.

    Jean-Claude Biver
    Watch Industry Guru & Hublot Chairman

  • We rarely find ourselves challenged on the quality of a restoration and on the attention to detail as we are with Tom Hartley Jnr.

    Egidio and Roberto Brandoli
    Regarded as One of the World’s Finest Restorers of Ferrari

  • I have found Tom Jnr 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.

    Andrew Dick
    Founding Partner of Begbies Traynor Group

  • I have been buying classic cars from Tom Jnr for several years now (Ferrari 275GTB/4, Daytona, Porsche 2.7RS etc).

    Taalib Shaah
    Chief Risk Officer for Investment Banking at Barclays

  • 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.

    André Villas-Boas
    Manager of Zenit Saint Petersburg Football Club

  • I have known Tom Hartley Jnr for a number of years and have come to esteem Tom as a competent and fully reliable expert.

    Marcel Massini
    The Worlds Leading Ferrari Historian

  • As a serious long term collector of Classic Cars, I wish I had met Tom sooner.

    Duncan R Barber FRAeS
    Ferrari Collector for Over 30 Years & Successful Aviation Entrepreneur

  • 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.

    B Haigh
    Successful Businessman and Car Collector

  • 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.

    Peter WG Tom CBE
    Chairman Leicester Tigers & Breedon Aggregates

  • 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.

    David Boland
    Property Entrepreneur & Renowned Ferrari 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!

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

  • 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.

    Michael McComb
    Highly Successful Entrepreneur and Car Enthusiast

  • Tom Jnr 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.

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