Company

Collectors’ Car Sales and Acquisition

Whether you are considering selling, looking for the right car for investment, to build your collection, or looking to realise a lifelong passion of owning, driving and even racing some of the iconic cars of your dreams, we at William I’Anson Ltd are perfectly placed to act on your behalf and take care of all aspects of achieving your ultimate goal with the utmost discretion and integrity.

With a beautifully presented secure showroom in a stunning rural setting, we are able to create the ideal canvas for your car. Whether acquiring or selling, William I’Anson Ltd offers a transparent yet confidential sales and acquisition service.

  • About William I'Anson

    About William I'Anson

    Beautiful cars and motor racing have been a lifelong passion. William's father Richard set up Tula Engineering the internationally renowned specialists in the restoration of Grand Prix Bugatti. William spent much of his upbringing at some of the greatest race tracks and meetings around the world.

    William's first experience of the business came in the early 1990's working with Brooks Auctioneers while studying engineering and working for his father's company. This was followed by a successful career of professional yacht racing, culminating in sailing for the British Americas Cup Team in the 2003 Americas Cup. Finally, the cars and the desire to go motor racing won and he returned to England to work for leading Auctioneers Bonhams. From Bonhams William moved to the well-known collector's car dealership Martin Chisholm Collectors Ltd. before setting up William I’Anson Ltd. in 2010.

    Racing has continued to be a passion throughout. With many years racing both single seaters and sportscars at some of the most prestigious events throughout Europe and in the US, combined with the privilege of handling the sales of a wide array of fabulous and important cars over the years, he has amassed an extensive bank of knowledge of the cars, the market and, most importantly, a wide network of contacts, clients, and experts around the globe.

  • Alec Griffiths

    Alec Griffiths

    With a lifelong fascination that began in his formative years spent alongside his father in the world of rallying. His insatiable curiosity led him to explore race meetings, where he eagerly immersed himself in conversations with like-minded enthusiasts, absorbing knowledge and forging connections.

    With a solid foundation in historic road and competition cars, Alec dedicated three years to Hi-Tech Motorsport. Here, he honed his skills in restorations, preparation, and on-event support for some of Europe's most prestigious motorsport events. His expertise spanned a diverse range of historic GT, sports and Grand Prix racing cars, often with cars on the front row.

    Since joining William I'Anson Ltd in March 2018, Alec has seamlessly melded his passion with his profession. In his role, he not only delves into the rich histories of collectible racing cars but also shares his meticulously detailed technical knowledge with a wide array of owners and collectors. His unique insights allow him to provide invaluable advice and in-depth information about the exceptional cars available through William I’Anson Ltd.

    Alec's enviable position has offered him the remarkable privilege of getting behind the wheel of some truly iconic vehicles. His hands-on experience includes driving a diverse range of models from renowned brands such as BRM, Lotus, Maserati and Ferrari to name a few.

  • Michelle Vandekleut

    Michelle Vandekleut

    Michelle has been involved in classic and collectors cars for many years, both professionally and personally.

    Some of you will know her from her work as a Legal Executive working for a prominent firm of solicitors, specialising in classic cars.

    Michelle joined William I’Anson Ltd in December 2022 as Business Manager and her 13 years experience in law have been invaluable in both agreeing Sales Agreement, negotiating Contracts and liaising with clients to ensure the smooth completion of all acquisitions. In addition she has been instrumental in setting the company up as an HMRC Approved Customs Bonded Warehouse Storage and Sales Facility.

    Michelle’s interest was sparked at an early age when her father imported Rolls Royce and Bentley cars from Holland, and she has gone on to develop her 4-wheeled passion, to now include 2-wheeled interest as well.