Do you have a classic car or exotic collector car you wish to sell? We are always looking to buy on our own account pristine classic cars and modern Super cars. We are buyers for individual cars or even entire collections. Mr. Thomas Hamann has an impressive record of buying and selling some of the most amazing classic automobiles over the past 40 years.
With a continuously growing customer base of first-time and repeat buyers, Mr. Thomas Hamann can locate a client to purchase your vehicle anywhere in the world. Exotic and classic collector car sales are Mr. Hamann’s specialty. There are very few people who can handle the sale of an automobile like Thomas Hamann, whose clients include both first-time buyers and owners of the largest classic car collections in the world. We always have a list of automobiles our qualified clientele is looking for.
Please fill out our sales entry form for a noncommittal inquiry.
Often the Hobby and passion of collecting cars can become overwhelming. What often starts with the passion for classic cars turns into a buying spree as the spectrum of classic cars is so extremely wide. We often find that those fortunate collectors who have the financial means to buy whatever suits their fancy at the time come to a point where they realize that they simply have assembled too many cars, sometimes more than one of the same model.
At this time we start consulting collectors based on which themes they like to focus and build their collection. It often results in the sales of existing cars within the collection and the acquisition in additional classic cars. Our Collection Management helps the collector to decide which cars to part with and with which models to replace them with. Just a the curator of a Museum has to invest a lot of time and research before considering which artifact or artwork would be a worthwhile addition we need do the same with classic car collections. This is where we consult the collector and help him or her with the decision making. This includes searching for that automotive jewel the collector has decided to add to the collection.
Classic car collections are becoming more and more also part of the investment portfolio of their owners. Our expertise in market values and trends helps the collector not only to build their collection but also give valuable investment advise.
Classic Cars require frequent Service and Maintenance and at times also Restoration. Our collection management takes the burden of arranging for all such work of the owner’s mind as we will supervise and necessary work and use only the best craftsmen and specialists for such work while still making sure that the associated costs are reasonable and not getting out of control.
Collection Management goes beyond just the philosophy upon which a collection is built and focused on. It even includes helping with how to position the cars within a building and may even include working together with architects to build the ideal environment to showcase the collection.
Logistics are also a vital part of true collection management. We consult the collector which events with which cars to attend. This may be historic Motorsport track events, hill climbs. Tours and Rallies or Concours d’Elegance events and in some cases even attending your local Sunday Morning Cars & Coffee meetings. Registration for the events, filing all necessary documents and applications, FIA and FIVA certifications are as much part of this as Transporting the cars safely to and from the events.
This is where Thomas Hamann’s experience of more than 40 years in the business with excellent contacts to event organizers, reputable transport companies allow the collectors to enjoy their hobby stress free.
Our collection management includes helping well established long term collectors as well as those who are in the beginning of building up a collection.
Please reach out to us if you need any help with managing or building your collection.
We are here to help you if you plan to sell a car via auction rather then using our sales services. We help you to decide which auction company to use for the sale of your car and which auction venue. Not every auction reaches the same clientele and certain collector cars might not be suited for a successful sale at any auction venue. We do not only help you to choose the right auction company and auction event. We also negotiate terms of sale such as reserve, lot placement and commissions on your behalf with the auction companies to help you achieving the best result.
Should you plan to buy a car at an auction and can not be physically present during the sales event? We will gladly represent you as your agent. This includes inspection of the automobile as well as necessary due diligence prior to the moment the car appears on the podium. We can also bid as your agent on your behalf. Being physically in the auction room often has an advantage over bidding by telephone or online with the auction company. We can tell who is really bidding on a lot and which momentum the bidding has. Many bidders are often concerned how real telephone bids might be and it often seems to be just too much of a coincidence that bidding stops just short of the reserve the consignor might have set. It is not unusual that those owners who have a car consigned to an auction are asking friends to bid on the car up to below their actual reserve. Although never admitted sometimes the auction companies themselves sadly help with that practice.
We have also been bidding on certain cars despite the factor that the buyer has been in the auction room himself. Sometimes a collector does not want it to become public knowledge on which car he or she is bidding on or buying. In other events the buyers do not want to disclose to the auctioneer that they are interested in a certain lot.
Time lines or budgets might not being met by restoration shops often resulting in disappointment, frustration and in the worst case confrontation with the restoration shop. Our involvement helps to minimize the risk of such experiences. We help you to choose the best restoration shop for your project with our vast knowledge and experience in the classic car industry. We know which restoration shops to trust, which one might be the best for your specific automobile and which one not to use.
We accompany your car from day one on during the entire restoration process. This is being accomplished by selecting the best qualified shop and negotiating acceptable time frame and budget. Frequent visits to the restoration shop to check on the progress as well on the quality of the work are also part of our restoration management duties as is frequent checking of the ongoing charges. Often owners complain that they are being overcharged. This can be avoided by frequently checking time cards and billing. We want to help you to make the restoration of your automobile a pleasant and exciting process and not a frustrating experience.
Some manufacturers are meanwhile offering factory certification of your collector car. Best known is Ferrari with it’s Classiche certification program. Just as with restoration shops problems and delays can happen with such factory certifications. Our relationships with factory divisions or factory authorized centers often help in an expedited process and satisfying result for you. We have helped with Ferrari Classiche alone to certify cars such as 225S, 250TR, 250MM, 250SWB Competizione, 250GTO, 250LM, 275GTB/4, 330GTS as well as other models. Certification of your collector car often increases the actual value of the car and improves your chances to sell it whenever that moment might come.
Please contact us before you consider restoration or certification of your classic or collector car and we will accompany you from day one on until the final satisfying result.
There is a wide variety of events you can participate in, may it be showing your car in a Concours d’Elegance and have it judged or take it to the limit in historic track events or hill climbs. There is a multitude of Rallies and Tours you can participate in with your classic car.
We do not only help you to decide which event to attend, but we also help you with the sometimes time consuming entire application process. Our excellent relation-ships with various event organizers are often helpful with registration of those events, which only accept limited number of participants.
Leave the event planning to us including transportation to and from the various events as well as service assistance during any kind of event.