John Varrasso, Dutton Garage talks of collectable, classic and exotic cars from Dutton Garage.
The Dutton Garage team is made up of industry leaders in collectable, classic and exotic cars. They bring decades of experience in buying and selling rare and exotic cars. Their passion and dedication put’s them amongst the best in the automotive industry. Today, we chat to John Varrasso who has forged a successful career managing iconic brands such as Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, Jaguar and Volvo since the late 70s.
John, how has the classic car industry evolved from when you first started to present day?
With the development and growth of the internet, consumers are more informed especially about classic cars. Furthermore, word of mouth is still a massive factor in the equation. Today, I see more people worldwide wanting to buy and invest in the classic car market. I’ve also observed a substantial growth in the value of the modern and classic car markets in the last three years which has in some cases performed better than real estate.
Can you tell us about some of the collectable cars currently at Dutton Garage?
Yes, we’ve currently got a 1953 Lancia Aurelia B20- Series III, it’s one of the most collectible models in the Lancia stable. It has had a total nut and bolt restoration, which was done in 2007 by Historic & Vintage Restorations in Melbourne to Concours-standard. The car is also eligible for 'Mille Miglia'.
We also have a highly sought-after Ferrari Enzo, which was the only Enzo to be delivered new into Qatar. It has stunning Rosso Corsa coachwork with Rosso leather interior, it’s an absolute highlight from the Ferrari Scuderia Stable.
Looking into the future, how do you see the luxury and classic car market changing?
I think it will keep growing and the demand for cars like the early Ferraris, Bugatti’s, Porsches and the McLaren F1s will be strong.
In 2015, John celebrated his 25th anniversary as part of the extended Dutton team.
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