Testimonials

I bought the most beautiful shiny red Golf GTI Sportline, my partner Jason’s absolute dream come true and it did not disappoint! Richard was marvellous, friendly and very professional to deal with.

The Golf was immaculate, with every bit of documentation you could ever want or need. Jason loved the car from the moment he saw it and through Richard it was an easy purchase (two petrol heads together)! If you want a classic car from someone you can trust then look no further than “Appreciating Classics”.
Caroline - June 2013
Purchased VW Golf GTi SportLine
I just wanted to drop you a quick email to say how happy I am with my recent purchase of my new 1985 Toyota Celica Supra 2.8i, from the moment I met you Guys. I knew I had met two like minded Petrol heads, although I must just say, I thought I knew my Cars but you two are on another level and as you know I could of left with about four of the Cars that you had for sale, if finances would of allowed it.

The selection and condition of the 80’s era Cars were second to none. I knew it would be hard to find a Celica Supra in the condition I wanted as these are becoming very hard to find but to get one in immaculate condition was absolutely fantastic, with the added bonus of not having far to travel to view the Car. Please feel free to use me as reference but I would have to warn any potential visitors to your showroom, ‘beware you will want to buy more then one’!
Gordon Maclean - December 2013
Purchased Toyota Celica Supra
I would like to wish Steve and Richard (Appreciating Classics) the best of luck in their new venture. Purchasing a classic car can be a risky business at best, especially if you are not in a position to inspect them in person and the car is to go abroad, as in my case . The large amount of information and excellent photographs that they made available to me, plus talking with them both on the phone convinced me that they are serious about selling only quality cars and building an excellent reputation. I have no hesitation in recommending them unreservedly, as the VW Scirocco GL that I have purchased from them, is an excellent example of the selective classic cars that they choose to sell. Another satisfied customer.
Ian Brown - December 2013
Purchased VW Scirocco GL
May I extend my sincere thanks to Steve and the team at Appreciating Classics for a completely refreshing purchase experience. I purchased an immaculate 1986 Ford Capri MK3 1.6 Laser from Steve and the vehicle was exactly as described.

At no extra cost to me, pre sale, they had the car serviced, MOT’d, taxed, and the cambelt replaced – things that 99% of companies leave for the next owner to carry out at their expense – refreshing to say the least and it meant I could drive the 410 mile journey home with complete confidence – the car never missed a beat.

Throughout the whole process Steve kept me informed with pictures, videos, and emails. Steve collected me from the train station (some 15 miles from his business) and was eager to hear I had made it home safely, sending a text to make sure. It is clear to see why the business is a success. The teams genuine enthusiasm and passion for classic cars shines through – I would not hesitate to recommend Appreciating Classics, and certainly would not think twice about making a future purchase. Thank You.
Russell A Macfarlane - January 2014
Purchased MK3 Capri 1.6 Laser
I found Appreciating Classics after a bit of a trawl of the internet. I was so impressed by the detail of pictures and quality of description that I bought my Capri 280 without even seeing it. Although, Mike Brewer (wheeler dealers) would say not to do this, I had a chat with Richard and Steve and they put my mind at rest regarding buying a 26 year old car, they had so much knowledge and car history, and I certainly didn’t feel under any pressure to buy.

When the car was delivered I was truly amazed, the condition was even better in real life than the 30+ pictures on the web site. This is where the problem began, I realised I simply didn’t have the heart to use the car as a 200 mile a week commute vehicle, it was simply too good! I spoke to Richard after 3 months of ownership and explained my thoughts, he totally understood and arranged for collection of the car, (at Appreciating Classic’s cost). Richard then sold the car again on my behalf and hopefully its gone to a good home where someone wants to take it for a blast on sunny Sunday mornings... I can only say it was a pleasure doing business with the boys and would gladly do business with them again.
Neil Edwards - December 2013 / May 2014
Purchased Capri 280 / Commission sale, Capri 280
I made contact with Appreciating Classics, upon seeing their advert for a low mileage Capri 280 for sale, and I arranged to visit them. Given that I was coming from London, I wanted to spend some time discussing the car with them before making the trip. When I arrived, the car was as described to a tee, which was encouraging.

The car had some very minor details that needed attending to, after having a full RAC check. I was pleased with Appreciating Classics genuine desire to have the mechanical work done, and at a highly competitive rate, and completed on time for the delivery of the car.

Richard was a pleasure to deal with. This is a relatively new business in a very crowded market place, where competition is rife. Appreciating Classics have very high quality vehicles, and deal with customers in a courteous and professional manner, this makes them stand out from the rest.
Michael Kaye - May 2014
Purchased Capri 280
I felt that I must write and thank you both for all your help over the last few months. It was a pleasure dealing with you when you purchased my low mileage MG Metro Turbo. How refreshing to deal with people who shared my passion for the car and were not motivated by profit only. I trust that we were both very happy with the final outcome.

When I decided to sell my low mileage Subaru, my first port of call was to contact you. I arranged to bring the car for you to view and I agreed to leave the car with you. Within a couple of weeks a suitable purchaser was found and you put us together to conduct a private sale.

Your business is like the cars you source and sell, Top quality & First class! I will continue to keep your web page open on my laptop just in case. I would like to finish by saying that if you are considering buying a classic car, Appreciating Classics should be your first port of call.
Hugh Lamont - April 2014 / August 2014
Sold MG Metro Turbo to ACL / Commission sale, Subaru WRX
I just wanted to let you guys know that I am absolutely thrilled with my latest purchase from Appreciating Classics. Since buying my 1985 Toyota Celica Supra from yourselves last year, I have been thinking about buying a future classic that can sit alongside it. I had been racking my brains as to what to buy, and have been keeping an eye on yours and other websites to see what may arise, that would take my fancy. Eventually I stumbled across the Subaru Impreza WRX on your website which looked lovely and once I had viewed and test drove the car, I was astounded at the condition of the vehicle, it was truly amazing and I was left with no other option but to buy the car, due to the pure grin factor. I don’t know where you keep finding these gems but please keep up the good work and you will make a lot of fellow car enthusiasts very happy.
Gordon Maclean - August 2014
Purchased Subaru WRX
These guy’s know what it’s all about when it comes to Beautiful Classics! Rich recently bought a car from me, I found him to be a true gent and he made the whole transaction a true pleasure. I would have no hesitation in either buying or selling from him again – he is one of the very best! Customer satisfaction to the highest degree!
Janet Edwardson - October 2015
Sold Focus RS500 to ACL
Eleven cars to date bought from Appreciating Classics, always great service, advice and honesty. All bought unseen, and always perfectly described! So so fussy and always finding the very best, very special cars! Looking forward to many more deals – Thanks Rich!
Nigel Hicklin - March 2016
Car Collector – 11 cars bought from ACL
Rich – Just a quick note to say the car looks great and thanks for the great communication during the entire process.
Simon - April 2016
Purchased Capri 280