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January 14, 2019

Classic cars are in the fast lane of luxury assets, but what are the nuts and bolts of collecting to consider? James Beech is in the driving seat

Classic cars are in the fast lane of luxury assets, but what are the nuts and bolts of collecting to consider? James Beech is in the driving seat

Each year East London’s vast ExCel centre is overrun by more than 40,000 discerning owners, collectors, experts, and enthusiasts who flood the events space on the banks of the River Thames for the London Classic Car Show. Hidden among the masses, passion investors from global multigenerational family businesses are hard to spot, but they are here.

August 20, 2018

Holidays half-way through 2018 gives us the chance to reflect on the tumultuous year so far. One way to do so is to look back on the most-read articles on CampdenFB.com, from January's bold investment predictions for families to June's glamorous awards for excellence among European family businesses.

Holidays half-way through 2018 gives us the chance to reflect on the tumultuous year so far. One way to do so is to look back on the most-read articles on CampdenFB.com, from January's bold investment predictions for families to June's glamorous awards for excellence among European family businesses.

August 16, 2018

Ahead of the concours season of supercars, hypercars and classic cars, CampdenFB asks Florian Seidl, founder and president of the independent collection manager Carficiando in Germany, for his thoughts on those dream machines as passion investments.

Ahead of the concours season of supercars, hypercars and classic cars, CampdenFB asks Florian Seidl, founder and president of the independent collection manager Carficiando in Germany, for his thoughts on those dream machines as passion investments.

What is the state of the classic car market at the moment?

In the last 10 years, the classic car market has been the strongest of all the alternative markets and it’s also true that in the last 12 to 16 months we have had a slightly downward or sideways market as well.

May 11, 2018

One of the main risks associated with so-called “passion investing” is in its name—the high level of adoration and emotion involved, which sometimes takes the place of rational decision-making.

One of the main risks associated with so-called “passion investing” is in its name—the high level of adoration and emotion involved, which sometimes takes the place of rational decision-making.

James Haithwaite, a classic car specialist and director at First Names Group, tells of one collector who had his heart set on a classic Mercedes-Benz Roadster and was set to throw down $1.5 million without an inspection—largely because he liked the colour (green).

February 23, 2018

Passion investors ride a bumpy road in the classic car market, but with the highest standards of restoration, proof of origin and exclusivity, returns are there to be made, say market specialists.

Passion investors ride a bumpy road in the classic car market, but with the highest standards of restoration, proof of origin and exclusivity, returns are there to be made, say market specialists.

Almost 40,000 exhibitors, buyers, restorers and enthusiasts attended the London Classic Car Show, the capital’s premier classic car collection, at Excel London on 15-18 February. Some 700 of the world’s finest classic cars were on display, with a combined estimated value of more than £300 million ($419 million).

January 22, 2018

In the second of a two-part special on passion investing, Lowrie Robertson, a paralegal in the Art Law Group at Slaughter and May, studies the surprising number of hidden costs involved in passion investments, which can prove a pitfall for the unwary investor. 

In the second of a two-part special on passion investing, Lowrie Robertson, a paralegal in the Art Law Group at Slaughter and May, studies the surprising number of hidden costs involved in passion investments, which can prove a pitfall for the unwary investor.

September 8, 2017

Classic cars remain in top gear of passion asset performance as a spectacular collection of the world’s rare and exclusive cars gleamed in the gardens of Hampton Court Palace for Concours of Elegance.

Classic cars remain in top gear of passion asset performance as a spectacular collection of the world’s rare and exclusive cars gleamed in the gardens of Hampton Court Palace for Concours of Elegance.

Owners, guests, enthusiasts, and media on the Friday then the ticket-buying public over the weekend admired about 60 international dream machines on display on 1-3 September in the beautiful grounds of King Henry VIII’s country retreat.

January 8, 2014

Classic cars have topped a new passion investment index released this week, while when it comes to fine art, traditional Chinese works have provided the most lucrative returns.

Classic cars have topped a new passion investment index released this week, while when it comes to fine art, traditional Chinese works have provided the most lucrative returns.

According to The Coutts Index: Objects of Desire classic cars saw a 257% return on investment over a seven-and-a-half year period, starting in 2005, well ahead of the next most profitable passion investment, classic watches, which saw returns of 176%.

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