Collector Cars

Goodman Derrick’s collector car practice advises individuals, collectors, dealers, brokers, race preparers and auction houses on all aspects of their collector car affairs.

Damen Bennion and Martin Emmison specialise in transactions and disputes in the field of collector cars. Their practice deals with domestic and cross border purchases, sales and exchanges of expensive vehicles, including issues of title, provenance, deferred payment and security, import, taxation and registration. 

The resolution of disputes often relates to transactions that were not properly documented, and disputes about dual identity cars, replicas, fakes and recreations; and problems arising from restoration and race preparation. Where litigation arises, Damen and Martin are supported by Nigel Adams whose litigation team specialises in the resolution of collector car disputes.

The Collector Car practice is international in reach and experience, with Damen and Martin having handled many transactions in the US, Europe, Middle and Far East as well as the UK. 

Damen and Martin have unparalleled sector knowledge and they use that to achieve the very best results for their clients. This has resulted in them being involved in some of most significant collector car transactions in recent times, both public and private, involving the following important cars: AC Cobra and Daytona Coupe, Alfa Romeo 8C/2300 and 8C/2900, Aston Martin DBR1, DBR2, DB3S and DB4 GT Zagato, various pre-war WO Bentley, Bizzarrini A3/C, various Bugatti including Royale and Veyron, pre-war Delage, several Ferrari 250 GTO and F1 cars and Ferrari 166MM, 335S, 375MM, 250 TR, 250 TDF, 250 SWB, 250 GT California Spyder, 250LM, 275 GTB, NART Spyder, F40, F50, Enzo and La Ferrari, Ford GT40, Jaguar C, D and Lightweight E-Type, Jaguar XJ220, Lamborghini Miura, Lancia D24 and B24 Spyders, Lola T70, Maserati 250F GP cars, A6GCS, 200s and MC12 GT1, McLaren F1, Porsche 804, 917, 911S/T, 908 and 904/6, Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost and pre-war Talbot Lago.


“Straight Torque: why do you need a lawyer to buy a collector car?”

An article about buying a car within the EEC.

An article about the Historic Technical Passport needed to race a car in FIA events in Europe.

An article addressing disputes over "dual-identity" historic cars.

An article about the disputed history of the two Jaguar C-Types, both claiming identity as the original chassis number XKC 023.

The $175k Missed Shift - an article about sharing racing cars.

Press release detailing Goodman Derrick’s success on behalf of J D Classics in relation to an import duty and VAT case.

Collector car funds: is this the next market development?

If you require any more information about the services offered by the Collector Cars team or wish to make a specific enquiry, please contact Damen Bennion by email or call 020 7404 0606.