Our heritage

A love and passion for the finest classic motor cars led Duncan Hamilton to establish his own company in 1948.

From 1947-1957 Duncan was one of Britain’s celebrated racing drivers. He drove Formula One and Two Grand Prix cars from Lago-Talbot, Maserati, HWM and Gordini, plus works team sports cars for both Jaguar and Ferrari. He won two legendary endurance races – the 1953 Le Mans 24 Hours and the 1956 Reims 12 Hours.

More than 60 years on, Duncan Hamilton & Co Limited is internationally recognised for being one of the most respected and well-connected specialists in historic cars.

Our achievements stem from our intimate involvement with the high performance motor racing scene. We are proud to have placed more than 60 historic Formula One Grand Prix cars and some of the most significant ‘works of art’ ever sold.

We pride ourselves on delivering a personal service. We befriend our customers and advise them on every aspect of owning a classic car. It is our honesty and expert understanding that keeps these customers coming back time and time again.

Adrian Hamilton

Adrian Hamilton took the reins of the business following his father’s retirement in 1975. Adrian was no stranger to racing, having competed in touring cars and also the iconic GT40.

His passion for cars and determination to make people’s dreams come true has steered the company to purchase and sell some of the world’s finest classic road and competition cars.

Over the years Adrian has been responsible for the sale of some spectacular cars: nine Ferrari 250 GTOs, 20 Ford GT40s, seven Porsche 917s, numerous Jaguar C and D Types, and many more.