08: Simon Kidston

Simon Kidston is known around the world as a multilingual classic car commentator and columnist, consultant and entrepreneur. Above all, he is recognized as a deeply knowledgeable adviser on the purchase and sale of rare classics. The company Simon founded in 2006, Kidston SA, has been responsible for the sale of some of the world’s highest-value motor cars. Simon developed this knowledge through his early working life in the auction world, co-founding Geneva-based Brooks Europe, lately Bonhams, and staging some of the most glamourous classic car sales ever experienced. More recently, Simon devised and launched K500, an online resource that gives honest opinions and unbiased insights into the automotive collector car market.

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THE COLLECTOR CAR MARKET AS YOU SEE IT TODAY
American Car Market – Pragmatic
European Car Market – Hesitant

THE VEHICLE YOU BOUGHT
Mercedes Benz Gullwing

THE VEHICLE YOU SOLD
McLaren F1

THE VEHICLE YOU WILL NEVER LET GO
1973 Porsche Carrera 2.7 RS
1973 Lamborghini Miura SV

THE ULTIMATE COLLECTOR CAR
Ferrari 250 GTO
Porsche 911 2.4 S

YOUR BUSINESS
The market today has polarized and there aren’t as many people out there to buy the highest-priced cars.

PARTING ADVICE
I only buy the best because I can’t afford to buy the second-best. – Simon’s friend

WHERE TO FIND SIMON
Kidston.com
Instagram  
K500 

If you have any questions or comments about the podcast, you can email Keith at [email]keith.martin@sportscarmarket.com[/email].

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