Welcome to John Williams Classic Cars Sell your cherished classic car with John Williams
With over 46 years experience with classic motor cars, we may assist you in making the right decisions whilst buying or selling.
Classic Car Courses
For full confidential assistance - please contact John Williams
What we do:
1. Buy and sell classic cars.
2. Source and sell classic motor vehicles for enthusiasts.
3. Carry out vehicle valuations.
4. Provide classic car courses.
5. Workshop facilities.
6. In fact.........just about anything to do with classic cars.
Why choose John Williams Classic Cars? Tap into a wealth of knowledge and experience of owning, restoring and selling classic cars since 1974.
“I have known John Williams for a decade. When I first met him he sold my Jaguar XK 150 very successfully. I subsequently bought an Alfa Romeo 1963 Giuila Spider (not through John). However, when this year I wanted to sell it and buy a Triumph Stag I got in touch. He did a highly successful and professional switch. He sold the Alfa Romeo well and then went to great trouble to find me an excellent Triumph Stag that matched my specifications.
I am no expertly classic cars, but knowledgeable enough in the business to know that you need trusted, unbiased advice if you want to get a “fair deal”. I can thoroughly recommend working with him. He is highly professional, hard working in your interests, completely straight forward in dealing with his clients, finances etc. and very well connected “in the trade”. He consistently gave me excellent service and very clear unbiased advice” - Rodney Baker-Bates - January 2022
I had been thinking about selling the Alfa for some time but never took the next step. With the recent change in my circumstances I could see that I would use the car less and less and with a heavy heart decided to let it go after 42 years of ownership.
The next question was how and where to sell it. I knew that at this time I didn’t want the hassle of advertising it and then having to deal with assorted punters who might want to buy it and then haggling over what it was worth. So, I wondered where I could find someone trustworthy who would do all the above for me. I knew that you had been writing articles in the Alfa Owners Club magazine about auctions and other things because I have always found them an interesting insight into which models are ‘in vogue’ and which are not. I remembered I had seen your advert for providing assistance to buyers or sellers so decided to contact you.
I was impressed with your prompt response to my initial contact and that you were able to come and see the car shortly after that. Having looked the car over I thought your comments were fair and helpful and where you were impressed you said so but also pointed out things that could be improved so as not to give any potential buyers reason to quibble. When it came to the thorny question of the selling price I thought your approach was about right in establishing the minimum acceptable price to me, the seller, but with the proviso that you would endeavour to maximise the selling price.
Although it was a bit of a leap of faith seeing the car disappearing out of the drive on your trailer it was important for me to see that things moved on fairly quickly once the decision to sell had been made. Your updates on progress were useful so I knew what was happening and the money side went so smoothly.
Finally thank you for all your efforts in selling the car and I would recommend your services to anyone who wanted to sell their car. - Roger Monnery Alfa Romeo 2000 GT Veloce - August 2021
“Buying an Alfa Romeo Alfetta from John was a pleasure.
His knowledge and enthusiasm for classic cars, particularly Alfa’s, is infectious and reassuring.
John went the extra mile to source an original jack and alloy spare wheel as part of the deal.
I have no hesitation in recommending his services.” Charles Batt - Alfetta GTV.
"As a young person I was extremely nervous about buying my first classic car. I had always thought Alfa Romeos were beautiful but I knew absolutely nothing about them. Dealing with John made the entirety of finding, negotiating and then becoming an owner of an Alfa incredibly easy and actually a rather joyful experience, taking all of the stress and hassle out of the process. When I come to buying my next classic car John will definitely be the first person I call." - William Butler - Alfa Romeo GTAm Evocation.
"When we wished to sell part of our small collection of cars to fund further purchases we approached John to help us market them with John. From our initial meeting at the Alexandra Palace Classic car show, John looked after us and our cars with the utmost professionalism and integrity. We listened to and took all his advice especially his specific suggestions about selling the right cars at the right price. To say that we were delighted with the final result is an understatement! We would not hesitate to contact John again if we were selling or indeed buying classic motor cars." - Andrew and Sarah Martin Land Rover, MGB Roadster & Lotus Elite 504.
"I have been very happy with the way you have dealt with the sale of my much loved Spider! I will not hesitate to recommend you to anyone I know who wished to sell their classic motor car.” - Michael Bennett - Alfa Romeo Giulietta Spider.
"It is important that I write and thank you for your help and understanding with regards to the sale of my Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Tourismo." Your attention to detail and presentation of the car was superb, inspiring confidence, which made selling much easier for me. Everything you said you would do, you did. I could not ask for more.
David Phillips on the sale of his 1929 Alfa Romeo 6C 1750 Turismo.
HOW IT WORKS: I offer you a professional, inexpensive and effective route to market; to discuss the sale of your classic car or motor cycle, please contact me.
If you are new to the classic car market, I can also offer you introductory courses on, How to Buy and Sell a Classic Car, How to become a Classic Car Dealer and How to Buy and Sell at Auction.
READY TO TALK? Please call me on 07967 203007. I may be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org