Established in 2009, Classicmobilia is one of the most passionate classic vehicle dealers in the UK.
The Classicmobilia approach emphasises friendliness and approachability so that we can make your visit to us as enjoyable and engaging as possible. Our doors are always open to visitors and customers alike by appointment, so come to our showroom in Milton Keynes and meet the classic car of your dreams.
Whether you’re at Classicmobilia to buy a piece of history or just to browse through our impressive collection, your experience, as our client, must be unique and make you want to come back for more. That is why our knowledgeable and professional enthusiasts will do everything they can to make the process of buying, selling, or even admiring your next dream car as easy and hassle-free as possible.
Our commitment to providing the highest quality service and the confidence and pride we have in our classic vehicles and ethos are the reasons for our glowing reputation which we have earned through years of hard work. To help you with your decision we want you to book an appointment, so you can visit us and enjoy the Classicmobilia experience. At our showroom you will be able to see and feel your dream car.
We care about cars just as much as you do, and that is why we understand how important it is to own the one you dream of. At Classicmobilia we will provide you with professional specialist advice on the buying process, as well as a helping hand and an extensive, well-connected platform of classic car lovers and enthusiasts readily available if you would like to sell your car.
Come visit Classicmobilia in Milton Keynes and find out how we can help make your dreams a reality.
Classicmobilia are Supporters and Attendees of the Mille Miglia
Supporters and attendees of the Mille Miglia. Not only do we attend the event each year, we are also able to locate cars, also arrange support, transport and entries.
Ask for details for the coming event and cars we have entries for.
The Mille Miglia (Thousand Miles) was an open-road; motorsport endurance race established in 1927 by the young Counts Aymo Maggi and Franco Mazzotti, which took place in Italy twenty-four times from 1927 to 1957 (thirteen before the war, eleven from 1947).
First race: 1927
Last race: 1957
Distance: 1,000 miles (approximately)
Since 1977, the "Mille Miglia" has been reborn as are regularity race for classic and vintage cars. Participation is limited to cars, produced no later than 1957, which had attended (or were registered) to the original race. The route (Brescia–Rome round trip) is similar to that of the original race, maintaining the point of departure/arrival in Viale Venezia in Brescia.
Classicmobilia are Supporters and Attendees of the Grand Premio Nuvolari
Supporters and attendees of the Grand Premio Nuvolari.
The race began as a commemoration of racing pilot Tazio Nuyolari, who died on 11 August 1953.His death shocked motor sports community; including the organizers of the existing 1000 mile race Mille Miglia.
The commemorative road race had its starting point in Mantua, went through the Po Valley, over Cremina, to the finish in Brescia.
In 1955, the British racing driver Stirling Moss completed the Gran Premio Nuvolari with his navigator Dennis Jenkinson in a Mercedes SLR with the starting number 722 in just 39 minutes and 54 seconds with an average speed of 198.496 kilometres per hour.
In 1957 the Italian government banned the Mille Miglia and Nuvolari road races, and they were no longer run.
We ask Keith 10 Questions
1/ What was your first car?
When I was 15 I was given a Ford Popular, which sat in my parents’ garden under a tarpaulin cover. The car was so badly rusted, it was a project, which was way beyond my capabilities.
My first real road-going car was a 1960 Mini: I used it to go anywhere, therefore many engine and gearbox changes, more power and faster acceleration were the order of the day.
2/ When did you first get behind a wheel?
Whilst still at school I had a part-time job in a local garage. One weekend I was asked to accompany the head mechanic to a breakdown callout. When we arrived the CA Bedford was a total non-starter, so a 4ft towrope was attached to our CA Bedford and then to the broken down van. Off we went, with me at the wheel of the customer’s vehicle; the only problem was that I could not see ahead as we were so close together and the sliding door had broken: every time we slowed down it slid shut and then opened again. Not the best first time experience.
3/ What do you drive now?
My everyday car is a BMW 3-series Touring. I love it, it does cover a lot of miles. My summer car is my forever faithful Pininfarina Spider, I have owned if for 10 years and with 60,000 miles on the clock it goes everywhere in the summer months. When I collect clients, they look at me and then the car… I can see what they are thinking. “Seriously, Keith?” But after a couple of miles, they start to ask questions about the car and with the roof down, it is a real experience.
4/ What do you wish you could drive now?
There is a number of cars I have always wanted to own and drive, but it is not until you get to drive them that the disappointment sets in. I have always wanted a Ferrari Dino, my childhood dream was a Lotus Europa JPS, but if I had a choice, it would be an Aston Martin V8 Vantage X Pack Coupé, as I love them.
5/ If you were on James Corden Carpool Karaoke what would be the three tracks you would sing along to?
Having music in the car makes the journey move, but in a classic, I would rather hear the engine and transmission noise.
I am a ‘60s and ‘70s person and do like listening to a good Rolling Stones track or The Who, then I do like a bit of Coldplay or Inxs.
The three I would hold out for are ‘Sympathy For The Devil’, Rolling Stones, ‘Won’t Get Fooled Again’, The Who, and ‘Stairs’, Inxs.
6/ What is your favourite classic car event/motoring event?
I really enjoy Essen each year, as I meet up with so many old friends and get a chance to put the world to rights.
The Mille Miglia is just a must for me, I am sure there are far more events with great driving experiences, but the whole event is just magical.
Goodwood Revival is still one of my favourites, as I was heavily involved with the first one, it just moves forward every year.
7/ What is your most memorable journey?
When the BMW M1 was first launched in the UK, I was very fortunate to be asked to drive one back from the South of France to the UK. I never thought I would enjoy a better experience than that. However, while working at Aston Martin, I could reel off numerous journeys with memorable cars; my trips to Le Mans, Goodwoood and Mille Miglia always happen in very special motor cars, ones many people would never have the pleasure of even sitting in. I am a lucky man but I appreciate it.
9/ Who was the best driver you have sat next to?
On the launch of the BMW M6, I had the pleasure of sitting shotgun with my then F1 hero Nelson Piqué when he did his warm-up laps of Brands Hatch. It was truly breathtaking.
My all-time drive must be with F1 Peter Gethin in the Aston Martin Virage 6.3 coupé (‘Minky’ the Works demo car) around Goodwood for the day, I learnt so much!
8/ What is the finest motorcar you have ever sold?
The saying goes that the best car is the next car, but I have been involved with a number of very special motorcars and they all hold a memorable point in time in my mind. Just thinking about the fabulous cars I have been involved with over the years, it is so so difficult to name one, but the process and the people involved make the whole experience just unique.
9/ What is the best part of your job?
Sometimes you have to stop and think what you have just experienced, a drive in a special car, meeting some very knowledgeable and very special people, visiting some of the most beautiful parts of the world.
The most enjoyable part of the job is just loving everything I do and waking up to another eventful day somewhere in the world.
10/ Where do you see the future of Classic Cars?
Classic cars throughout the world play big parts in so many people’s lives, as family heirlooms, enjoyable rallies, collections and investments. Too many influential and important people own a classic or two, which means they will not fade away, but owing to environmental issues in the future, will see far fewer on the road in the future. I just hope it will not be in my lifetime.