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October 18, 2017updated 30 Oct 2017 11:09am

GREGOR FISKEN

By Rasika Sittamparam

‘Our reputation is built on three rock-solid principles: knowledge, trust and discretion,’ proclaims central London-based Fiskens, the classic car dealership founded by Gregor Fisken, a British racing driver and businessman who races historic and modern-day sports cars. He’s credited with being one of a small handful of drivers to have raced in all four classes (LMP1, LMP2, GT1 and GT2) at the 24 Hours of Le Mans race.

Fisken’s record as a businessman in the industry has been no less impressive, which he attributes to ‘a childhood spent immersed in vintage automobiles’. His interaction with cars as a commodity began when he took on a mechanics apprenticeship for famed pre-war automobile restorer and dealer Bunty Scott-Moncrieff.

Fisken went on to leading auction house Coys, where he cut his teeth doing sales, before opening his own dealership in South Kensington in 1996.

The market can be confusing and murky, Fisken says, and customers are right to be wary of mediocre restoration and suspect provenance. Fiskens, however, can be relied upon for its ‘integrity, impeccable attention to detail, and unparalleled expertise’.

From a trade perspective, the vintage and classic car market has been robust against the troubled global economy, which Fisken argues is because the primary return an investor can expect is pleasure, unlike other markets.

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