Three Investment Grade Cars From Three Decades Presented Over Three Days at London Concours
Summer descended upon the City of London last week for three spectacular days at the capital’s dominant luxury automotive garden party. The sun shone warmly and brightly upon 100 of the world’s greatest cars at the 7th annual London Concours.
EMM London Private Office presented three incredible investment grade cars in front of a record crowd of over 10,000 people across the three days on the beautifully manicured lawns of the Honourable Artillery Company, situated in the heart of the capital. A last minute opportunity saw an incredibly rare and low mileage Jaguar XJ220 arrive instead of the Ferrari 458 Speciale which was initially planned.
EMM London CEO Richard Hawken was on hand to judge a selection of 10 cars titled Wild Cards which included some of the slightly rarer versions of models we would ordinarily recognise. Without doubt the stand out presentation came from Harry Metcalfe of Harry’s Garage that presented a beautifully and sympathetically restored Lancia Fulvia Zagato.
“What convinced Anna-Louise (artist Anna-Louise Felstead) and I was the fact Harry had bought along all the old rusty, rotten parts of the car from the restoration including a 50cm long part of the passenger door which was used to scan and perfectly match the original shade of paint. Combined with a well-thumbed driving records book, which Harry continues to use to record each journey to this day. The whole presentation are what cars and car collectors are all about – a massive passion, so that’s what we awarded him the trophy for” – Richard Hawken.
Watch the Harry’s Garage Video From the 2023 London Concours Below
As well as the honour of judging the Wild Cards class, the team from EMM London also proudly sponsored the Evolution of Aero class which included some seriously iconic, and somewhat familiar machines. Cars such as the famed Ferrari F40, mighty McLaren P1 and the quite superb Schuppan 962 CR which took not just the EMM London sponsored Evolution of Aero class honours, but also the overall main London Concours prize of Best in Show.
Three Investment Grade Cars from Three Decades
From the 1990s. One of the three cars on stand to seemingly attract a fair bit of attention was the one of 80 RHD Jaguar XJ220s - 1 of just 14 in RHD finished in the stunning metallic Le Mans Blue having covered an astonishingly low 295 miles from new. “With such low production figures (281 cars) it’s hardly surprising it attracted attention, as you just don’t see them. As a private office we are strongly recommending them as an investment grade car at current levels. We think they’ve just entered the startof the upward part of the ‘J’ Curve. Everything else in its class trades in seven digits, so it won’t be long before the super-cat plays catch up” - Richard Hawken.
It just seems the story is a bit misunderstood. EMM London intends to write an investment piece on the car, but savvy investors have already started buying as we saw last month. This time next year we predict the car will be valued at least 40 to 50% higher than today.
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Special thanks to Don Law XJ220 specialist for the assistance in helping us secure the XJ220 for London Concours.
From the 2000s. The an absolutely outstanding 2006 Porsche Carrera GT. It’s hard to grasp these cars are almost 20 years old, they stil llook like they’ve just rolled off the 2023 production line. 1 of just 41 (of 1270) finished in Metallic Basalt Black over black leather with only 2800 miles and a full Porsche Reading history.
“As a company we are big Porsche fans, so we’ve seen a few of CGT over the last few years as they were a key pick for our investors in 2019/2020, but none as immaculate and original as this car. At a shade over 2800 miles the car is as new, a huge credit to the owner. It even has all the factory stickers on the drive shafts, and you don’t see that often.Testament to how well cared for this car is and that it’s never been out in the wet”. - Richard Hawken
You can always tell a painted CGT as they are just too perfect on the body. If you can’t see the carbon weave on the rear spoiler or the carbon weave joins on the side of the body, chances are it has been painted; or worse, suffered some carbon fibre damage then repaired. Being wonderfully analogue with none of the intrusive electronics, they can be quite a handful to drive, so many got damaged in their early days. This is one of, if not the best example we’ve ever seen with just a shade over 2800 miles from new. One thing is for sure, Porsche definitely won’t be building any more V10 engines firmly cementing its future investment grade credentials.
From the 2010s, we present the Ferrari F12 TDF, a car we advised investors into in 2022, and a key pick for us as a future classic. This super-low delivery mileage example lit up the event with its Giallo Triplo Strato (triple layer yellow) paint. With arguably one of the lowest mileage and best spec cars built, collector car fans swarmed to see the iconic F12 TDF in the flesh.
“I always love a launch spec car” explains Richard. Hawken. “Manufacturers spend ages working out the best colours and specs to define a car, so to see a car that matches that, but with the added bespoke Atelier additions such as the gloss black wheels, just makes this car extra special in my opinion and worthy of any investment collection.”
In fact, if you look at the LHD market the F12 TDF is trading some 20-30% higher than in the UK. An arbitrage gap that is sure to close as UK cars play catch up.
The same applies to all investments, but the UK needs a little macro financial stability; a pause in interest rate hikes and inflation having peaked will be a good start. However in the words of Warren Buffet “be greedy when people are fearful, and fearful when people are greedy”.
We would strongly recommend an F12 TDF before they breach the £1m resistance level as the next stop will then be £1.5m