H&H was founded by Simon Hope and Mark Hamilton in 1993 as a specialist auction house dedicated solely to the sale of collectors’ motorcars and motorcycles. Some twenty-one years later the company can boast a continuous trading history which exceeds that of any UK rival.
Managing Director and Chief Auctioneer, Simon Hope has over thirty years’ experience of auctioning specialist commodities. A collector since his university days, Simon has owned a wide variety of roadgoing and competition machinery; the latter allowing him to participate in such prestigious events as the Mille Miglia Storica, Le Mans Classic, Monaco Historics and Goodwood Revival.
H&H has had the pleasure of handling everything from 1890s London to Brighton runners through to 1990s Formula 1 cars not to mention a variety of iconic motorcycles and holds a considerable number of world record auction prices. The company’s client database extends to over 50,000 records worldwide and its website is visited by up to 18,000 unique users per week. H&H is staffed by hands-on enthusiasts and its specialist valuers are among the most knowledgeable in the industry. Following Mark Hamilton’s retirement during 2007 the company moved to larger premises and now offers a range of private sales and storage services in addition to its core auction business. The H&H ethos has always been one of transparency, professionalism and client service.
What our Partners say:
“H&H Classics are delighted to be working in partnership with Footman James. H&H Classics has a large and varied client base and needed a market leading provider of classic vehicle insurance with the size, strength and coverage to provide a full range of services to its client base, who include traders and commercial clients as well as private collectors. H&H Classics hold auctions in different locations around the UK to provide vendors and buyers with convenient locations and Footman James are always on hand at the sale to provide instant cover; a commitment integral to the high level of customer service H&H provides.”
Nick Delaney – Business Development Manager of H&H Classic Auctions
H&H holds regular sales at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Pavilion Gardens, Buxton, Chateau Impney, Droitwich Spa and Rockingham Castle, Leicestershire but is headquartered near Warrington, Cheshire. The Registered Office for H&H Classics Ltd is at 8 Eastway, Sale, Cheshire M33 4DX; Company Number 02852199.View website