25 04 2016


Silverstone, UK, Apr 25, 2016. Hagerty International, the classic car insurance specialist, has announced the success of their first classic car Live Valuation Arena on 24th April 2016 (Drive it Day) at Bicester Heritage’s Sunday Scramble event. The Valuation Arena is supported by H&H Classic Auctions, Classic Cars magazine and the online classified site ClassicCarsForSale.co.uk.

Angus Forsyth, Managing Director of Hagerty International, said: "The Valuation Arena was a huge success- the team of experts from Hagerty, Classic Cars magazine, H&H Classic Auctions and Classic Cars For Sale inspected a total of 20 cars with a combined value of over £1/2m. Every car was professionally photographed, inspected, the owners quizzed about the car’s history, and given a value. The owners were then presented with a signed certificate and a goody bag."

"There were a huge range of cars- from an immaculate Volkswagen Golf GTI which had been rebuilt with extraordinary attention to detail, right through to a beautiful Jaguar XK140 that had the most wonderful patina. We were also lucky enough to have an exceptionally rare MGB V8 Prototype and an unusual right-hand drive Datsun 240Z.

"One owner brought along his lovely Triumph Spitfire that he had just bought. It was his first classic car and he wanted to know our opinion. Fortunately, we were able to reassure him that he had made a good buy."

"We will obviously honour any of the valuations made for insurance purposes, and we encourage other insurance providers to do likewise."

The Valuation Arena team were as follows:

  • John Mayhead Hagerty Price Guide Editor
  • Russ Smith Classic Cars Magazine valuation expert
  • Damian Jones H&H Classic Auctions Head of Sales
  • Calum Brown Classic Cars For Sale

Hagerty’s Live Valuation Arena returns at the next Bicester Sunday Scramble on 22nd May 2016.

Entry into Hagerty’s Valuation Arena is only available to people attending Bicester Heritage’s Sunday Scramble. The Valuation will cost £15, all of which will go charity, and will include a certificate and goody bag of classic extras from all participating partners. Go to http://bicesterheritage.co.uk/event/sunday-scramble-tickets to book your tickets for Bicester Heritage’s Sunday Scramble and add your valuation as soon as possible as spaces are limited.

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