About Us

Tom Hartley Jnr has built enviable client loyalty and a world-wide reputation upon his exceptional knowledge, impartial advice and commitment to quality in every aspect of his business.

Without a doubt, cars instil a passion in many of us that simply can’t be replicated in other walks of life. Wonderful cars are a perfectly distilled blend of design, engineering, performance and aesthetics; a great car is quite simply a thing of beauty. At Tom Hartley Jnr we operate at the highest end of the market – supplying only the finest cars and providing total peace of mind to our clients. Quality is the key – we often hold stock across a wide variety of price brackets – but each car will be the best of its kind.

Part of our obligation to our clients is to help them navigate through a world that is rife with potential difficulties; an environment often dominated by confusing advice and misinformation which can naturally create costly mistakes for anyone, not in receipt of the right knowledge and guidance. The sale and purchase of any exotic car, be it a 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL ‘Gullwing’ or a 2015 Ferrari LaFerrari, can only be made with sophisticated, professional knowledge and understanding – advice that will ensure that your purchase provides a trouble-free experience and which delivers the excitement and satisfaction you deserve from a such a significant and emotional purchase.

With over 20 years of personal experience dealing at the very top of the market, Tom Hartley Jnr has built enviable client loyalty and a world-wide reputation upon his exceptional knowledge, impartial advice and commitment to quality in every aspect of his business. Operating from a private showroom in Derbyshire, Tom has a truly global reach and has been responsible for several of the world’s most significant private treaty sales of recent times, including several McLaren F1’s, a Ferrari 250 GTO, the only unrestored Ex works 250 Testa Rossa plus several very important Grand Prix cars including the only Mercedes-Benz W125 in private ownership and the championship-winning James Hunt McLaren M23 to name but a few.

The incredible cars that form the basis of our business inspire passions in people that are quite unique. Whether it’s a hypercar that demonstrates the peak of automotive technical achievement or an iconic sports car that has earned its places in history as being the best or the most beautiful of its generation. The best classic cars can move people with their evocative character and beauty. A classic car can be a friend for life – a new member of the family; an heirloom to be handed down from one generation to another. Like old houses, furniture or fine art, a classic car has a fascinating story to tell – the people it has seen, the places it has been – a classic car is a tapestry into which threads of history have been woven.

Furthermore, great classic cars are tickets to great new experiences. Have you ever wanted to participate in the Mille Miglia, that great 1000 mile road rally around Italy? How about competing at the Goodwood Revival or the Monaco Historic Grand Prix? Or perhaps it is the idea of simply driving through the countryside with friends or family in a wonderful and rare piece of automotive engineering and design? Well, whatever it is that fuels your passions, a well-bought classic car is the opening to a whole new world. Be it the period charm and elegance of a pre-war car that appeals or the charisma and sophistication of the post-war period – and whether it’s a sports car, racing car or grand touring car that tugs at your heartstrings – you can trust us to find the right car for you.

And to reinforce both the quality of the cars we supply and our outstanding global reach, we are proud to be have been awarded the Queen’s Award for International Trade in 2018. One of the most coveted and prestigious awards available to a UK based business, the award recognised our hard work in establishing a global presence, with overseas markets extending from the USA to New Zealand. Between 2014 and 2018 our overseas sales grew by 130 per cent; a feat which has positioned the business at the forefront of international trading within the sports and classic car market.

But of most importance to Tom Hartley Jnr, is that buying fine automobiles should be a fun and passionate process. Cars are for driving; they open up a new world of exhilaration, pride and even friendship within a community of likeminded people who own and enjoy their cars all over the world.

If you have a car to sell or wish to acquire the car of your dreams, please talk to us first – it may well prove to be the best decision you’ve ever made.

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We stock only the finest, hand-selected sports, classic and luxury cars.

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Testimonials

  • 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

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

    Dominic Shorthouse
    Private Investor

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • 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 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

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 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 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

  • 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

  • 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 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