Anthony Moody – 5 Star Google Review – September 2020
Owning, collecting and using our beloved cars is meant to be fun, with the inevitable steps along the way where we face the realities of both buying and selling. And it is during these two steps that we hope to find professionalism, expert counsel, transparency, ethical conduct, and of course performance. After almost six decades of car collecting my experience is that these attributes are very hard to find, but having dealt with Robin and Michelle on three cars I can recommend them unequivocally.
calum Hamilton – 5 Star Google Review – June 2020
This is the second motorcar that I have bought through Robin and Michelle Lawton. Both times the service has been extremely courteous. The descriptions have been 100 percent open honest and above all accurate.
They install a confidence through their thorough knowledge of the Edwardian, Vintage, Post-Vintage and Classic car market.
In effect they are exactly as stated on their label. I am now the incredibly proud owner of the unique Riley Big 4 Lynx, a motorcar that has evaded me for approaching 40 years. Robin and Michelle have an incredible attention to detail, an unsurpassed relationship with their clients and..."The Knack".
If you are not right for the car, or the car is not right for you they will say.
"Correct Placement" is more important than a sale. They will source the correct vehicle for their clients. That is the essence of "The Knack" and they have a bucket full of it! Thank you both. We shall no doubt meet again on our highways. With a wave and a smile, we shall pass, knowing that were it not for you The Big 4 Lynx would have escaped yet again.
Stuart Cleaver – 5 Star Google Review
Can selling a classic car be a pleasurable experience? Yes, if you go to the right people. Robin & Michelle Lawton become friends through the experience, because from the start you know where you are. They will give honest advice and valuation, and you know from the start what the costs will be. My 1928 Austin didn't sell immediately, but the preparation of the car and the way it was advertised, made eventual sale inevitable.
I have never seen such a collection of beautiful cars in one place as in the Lawton’s' showroom. These people just love classic cars.
1947 MG TC
Dear Robin & Michelle - Having spent a lifetime repairing and restoring other peoples cars it’s now that time for me to treat myself to a classic car, so began the search for a car. After some unsuccessful viewings fate lead me to Robin Lawton’s place near Winchester to view a gorgeous MG TC, an unhurried look around the car and a test drive lead to a civilised negotiation and agreement on a price followed by a gentlemen’s handshake to seal the deal ( no deposit needed with Robin his word is his bond). Good old fashion values and fine attention to detail are Robins trademark, if you are thinking of a similar purchase treat yourself to a view at his current treasures , you won’t be sorry. David Weinland, London
1933 Riley 9 Lynx
Dear Robin & Michelle - Thank you for dealing with the sale of our Riley so expeditiously (within 3 days of the car arriving with you) and by achieving a higher sale price than we had anticipated. Great service and you fully deserve your excellent reputation. Mike Baker, Gloucestershire
1947 MG TC
Thank you for making the process simple without the normal stress I associate when buying or selling cars. I would have no hesitation of recommending you to anyone interested in a classic car. Colin Moss, Brighton
1937 MG VA and 1936 MG PB
Hi Robin and Michelle - Many thanks to you both for arranging the recent sales of Dad’s PB and VA. We could not have wished for a more simple means to dispose of the vehicles. The service you provided was just what we needed to ensure that the cars found new homes. Should the situation present itself, I would have no hesitation in recommending your services. Roj and Jean Brazel, North Wales
Austin 7 Chummy
Thank you for having completed the sale of my 1930 A7 Tourer so efficiently. I am delighted with the swift sale you achieved. It was the fact that you focus on niche classic and post vintage makes and models, and always have a considerable monthly turnover that made me come to you rather than selling by auction. I guessed too that having observed your monthly ads in The Automobile for many years you would have built up an impressive database of possible buyers. I was right! - Richard Purdy, Kent
‘Good news, Robin. Many thanks for getting a speedy and satisfactory sale for me’ – Ian Ritchie, Berkshire
Austin Healey Sprite
"The Sprite was delivered yesterday and is just great and better than described , the documented history is fascinating and includes the first service receipt ! Thank you again for your patience as the deal went through a few “ twists and turns “ . Its nice to deal with a “proper motor man“ who know his cars and is a straight dealer." Jackie and Bill Parfitt C.B.E. Dr BA (Hon)
"Thank you ever so much for your efficient and charming service. We are enjoying the Daimler thoroughly. I drove it up to the NEC show yesterday and it went like a bird." Roger French
"I have recently purchased a 1937 Riley Adelphi from Robin Lawton. I travelled from Cornwall to view the car and was delighted to discover that the description of the car on Robin's website was absolutely correct (which is not the case with some other dealers). I highly recommend Robin as a true professional in the vintage car market. The experience of purchasing the Riley from another enthusiast with so much knowledge was both enjoyable and reassuring. It was almost a pleasure to part with the money!". Gerry Nesling, Cornwall
"Thank you so much for handling the efficient and speedy sale of the Alvis together with the prompt settlement of the funds. I'm currently 'improving' another project (TR3A) and I shall know where to come if I decide to get it sold. Not having to deal with the 'tyre kickers' is a godsend to me. My best wishes for your ongoing business success."
"Thanks for your e-mail. After many years of selling old and newer cars privately, being able to pass a car on to you for a commission sale and simply wait for the cheque is very pleasing. As before with the Hornet, I was impressed with the advertising we got in all the right places, and the sale has been completed in good time with a return of an amount equal to what I could have expected from a private sale. So many thanks."
"As you well know this is the second MGB that you have sold for me in two years, I give you top marks for both my experiences. My enthusiasm for the MGB was reflected in my cars, & this I hope made your job a bit easier. However, as a customer I valued your broad knowledge, your energy and your clear thinking about classic cars & the market forces that prevail in this fairly niche market. I had every confidence & trust in you and your supporting network and especially appreciated the clear & timely communications at all times."