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Five top tips to help first time buyers of classic cars

For many motoring enthusiasts, the first purchase of a classic car can be a memory that you’ll remember forever. Whether you’re purchasing your first Porsche, Ferrari or Lamborghini, the buzz you’ll get when you’re in the dealership and signing that first deal will be indescribable.

Unfortunately, even the most finance-savvy can fall prey to the excitement and adrenaline and don’t fully weigh up the options for classic car financing. Many accept the classic car financing rates provided by the dealership, not knowing that it’s possible to arrange car finance in principle (as you would with a mortgage), allowing you to act quickly if a car comes up at auction that you want to bid for, or if a dealership has a car suddenly available for sale.

Here, Fast Car Finance managing director Andy Wise and business development manager Steve Kayll discuss some of the common mistakes they’ve seen first time buyers of classic cars make and the simple things you need to look out for as you begin the incredible journey into classic car ownership.

If you’d like to discuss how you can drive your first dream classic car, give the team a call on 01635 785 400 or Contact Us to find out more about how we can help you.


  • Land Rover Defender 110 XS 10-2020

    Thank you for your speedy and comprehensive service as always ...


  • BMW X5 3.0 XDrive 08-2020

    Just got back with the car, it was a nightmare trip in this weather on a bank holiday. The car is awesome though, thank you for sorting everything your end for me ...


  • Mercedes Benz E53 AMG

    Thank you so much for your help and excellent service. Will be recommending you. Thanks!     ...


  • Range Rover Sport SVR

    Thanks for such a professional and amazing service ...


  • Audi A1 TFSi Sport

    Many thanks for all your help. I know it wasn’t easy but it worked out great in the end. I have a very happy daughter and wouldn’t have been able to do this without all your help ...


  • Jaguar F-Pace R Sport

    Picked up the car this morning. Just wanted to say a huge thanks for getting it sorted ...


  • BMW M3

    I cannot recommend Andy Wise and his team high enough at Fast Car Finance / Thames Valley Asset Finance his personal touch, customer service, dedication in looking after customers is second to none, over 5 years of giving my business to him he never fails to deliver. Thank you for organising the latest finance on ...


  • Porsche Panamera 3.0 V6 S E-Hybrid 28/11/2017 09/2013

    Awesome personal service from Andy – No hassle, barely any work from my side and finance sorted in under 24 hours from the go-ahead. Answered my (inane) questions on weekends and evenings and even phoned the dealer to try and sort out a problem I had with delivery ...


  • Honda NSX

    Thank you for what is probably the most easy finance in the history of mankind. If I can send more customers to FCF I certainly will ...


  • Mercedes E400 04/2019

    New car is amazing and thanks for all your help getting everything done in time. Hugely appreciated as always ...


  • Range Rover Vogue 11/2018

    Great Job. You make it look as effortless and hassle free as ever, but I know how much skill and attention to detail this takes on your behalf! Very much appreciated and thanks for getting this arranged ...


  • Ferrari California August 2018

    Brill! Thank you to you and Carol for excellent service! I’m sure we will do business again in the future ...




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