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Hexagon of Highgate was founded by Paul Michaels, who began the business in 1963, operating from a small mews in Hampstead, North London. He made sure that Hexagon quickly built a great reputation for being passionate about both road and race cars.
Hexagon became the official London dealers for 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 and Formula 5000. In their most adventurous racing period, they entered Formula One in the 1973/74 season. Lead driver, John Watson, drove a Brabham BT44 to their best-ever finish at the Austrian GP, finishing 4th 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, Jonathan Ostroff, Philip Kyriacou and Caspar Eccles-Williams, are harnessing their wealth of experience to bring you the very best that the classic and sports car 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 often 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-entering our inventory as a modern classic!
Hexagon Classics continue to offer a full service and re-commissioning facility from their newly-refurbished Fortis Green premises, keeping the likes of Porsche, Ferrari, Aston Martin, Lotus, BMW, and Jaguar and other classic cars all ready for their next big road adventure. They also offer a facility for detailing, body shop, leather repairs, carbon paint protection and even full restoration. Long-term storage for customer’s cars is also offered.
To find out more about Hexagon, or to talk more about an investment you can cherish, we’d love to talk to you. Whether you’ve never bought a classic car before or you’re looking to extend and refresh your current collection, we can discuss your requirements discreetly and confidentially.