Duncan Hamilton founded the business in 1948, and it continues to evolve today under Hamilton’s son, Adrian: it has recently moved into a new 20,000sq ft facility in Hampshire. ‘We’re a bit like an art dealer with wheels on each corner of the picture frame,’ says Hamilton, who is eight years into building the tremendous ROFGO collection of Gulf-sponsored racing cars. Recent notable sales have included a Porsche 962, a Jaguar E-Type and a Ferarri 250 short wheel base.
When to comes to investment, its more than just the returns. ‘The bottom line is that it doesn’t attract capital gains tax, is much more fun than having a share certificate in the top drawer, and people can have some fun and drive them,’ he says.