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Paul Michaels, Chairman of Hexagon Classics started the business in 1963 from a small mews in Hampstead, North London. Hexagon quickly built a reputation for being passionate about road and racing cars.
They became the official dealers of some of the most prestigious brands in the world, including Porsche, Aston Martin, Alfa Romeo, Lotus and Reliant, not to mention becoming London’s leading BMW dealer for over 45 years.
During that time, Hexagon also committed to motor racing. They began racing D-Type Jaguars, Formula 5000, and during their most adventurous period they entered Formula One in 1973/74, with driver John Watson driving a Brabham BT44 to their best finish of 4th at the Austrian GP and picking up a very respectable six points for the season.
Racing, with an emphasis on history, remains a passion, evidenced by the purchase of a 1987 Porsche 962, which raced twice at Le Mans – finishing 4th and 8th, respectively. It’s one of the most original examples in the world and can often be seen on display in our East Finchley showroom.
Paul and his team – led by Jonathan Ostroff – are harnessing their wealth of experience to bring you the very best the market has to offer.
Their unrivalled contacts and reach across the world mean that if the car you desire is not in stock, they are very likely to know exactly where one is, and how to secure it. And no car at Hexagon is offered to customers until a full and detailed inspection has been undertaken.
Hexagon Classics focuses on the rarest and most collectable marques in the world and is the first port of call for any serious collector or investor.
We also specialise in the collectable air-cooled Porsches, and we usually have over 40 Porsche models in stock at any one time. In fact, given that Porsche was one of the marques Hexagon sold new, it’s entirely possible that we will see a vehicle that we originally sold in the 1970’s, re-enter our inventory as a classic!
Hexagon's representation of Lotus Cars marks our return to the sale of new cars. Lotus is a brand that we proudly sold and serviced from 1964 until the mid-1970's. With the Lotus heritage steeped in racing and some iconic road-going models, it's a move that fits in with the ethos of the Hexagon brand. New owners Geely are investing heavily in Lotus, and with Feng Qing Feng and Phil Popham at the helm, there are some very exciting new developments coming to the Lotus range.
To find out more about Hexagon, or to talk more about an investment you can cherish – whether you’ve never bought a classic before or you’re looking to extend and refresh your current collection, please contact us now, we’d love to hear from you.