Our Jag made it home from CHCH to Tauranga, without missing a beat! The car is everything we wanted and we are very pleased with the purchase. You guys made the difference when buying a vehicle unseen, from a long distance away and nothing seemed an issue and your communication was reassuring at all times. Thanks for taking the time to handover the vehicle on a Friday afternoon and giving us a tour around your collection of beautiful cars. I wouldn’t hesitate buying another vehicle of you and I’m pretty sure we will be back again 😊
S&N, Bay Of Plenty - New Zealand
Recently I purchased a wonderful old car from Gloria and Jesmond whom own and operate Waimak Classic cars. There were some minor issues which required rectification.  Gloria and Jesmond attended to these immediately and with great goodwill, they did everything to ensure that I, the customer was happy, and that the car was as it should be. Gloria and Jesmond are throughly open, honest and reliable, and it was a great pleasure doing business with them. So, to anyone whom might be considering buying a car from them; be assured that you can do so with utmost confidence. I thoroughly recommend them.
Des Brown, Canterbury, New Zealand
Gloria & Jesmond. Many thanks for the wonderful communication, Val & I are more than happy with our car. Meeting you both was a bonus. So rare to find someone in a premium business “WAIMAK CLASSIC CARS” to be so honest and caring. Would definately trade again (10/10).
Des & Val Harvey, Auckland, New Zealand
Hi Gloria & Jesmond, I wish to express my sincere gratitude to you both for taking the time to walk me though the ins and outs of the Triumph. I’m now more knowledgeable thanks to the patience, in-depth knowledge and endless time Jesmond  gave me. Going the extra mile made all the difference. All the best to you both.
Dennis & Viv, Rolleston, New Zealand
Hi all at Waimak Classic Cars, I would like to take this opportunity to thank sincerely for the great service you provided nothing was too much trouble for you and we really appreciated you going out of your way for us, also the Jaguar we purchased is quite remarkable for its age and , is a pleasure to look at and drive , we get so many comments about it. Again many thanks for everything.
Simon Cherrington, Whakatane, New Zealand
Like most baby boomers I have bought and sold many cars over my lifetime, but none came close to the pleasure of dealing with Gloria and Jesmond. Jesmond insisted  I get an independent assessment of the car and any repairs needed would be on him. It turned out that the car was not quite what we thought, but true to his word and without protest or negotiation, he took care of all the repairs, to the extent, that I doubt there was anything left in for them. There was total transparency on what was going on as I was kept in the loop by Gloria. Classics are, by their definition, older cars that may have hidden problems, but dealing with Jesmond and Gloria you can be assured that the process of purchase will be worry free and you will receive the car that you desired.
Steve Gibb, Nelson, New Zealand
Thank you Gloria and Jesmond!!  I bought a car from you guys online without viewing it in person. But talking to Jesmond on the phone it was obvious he was a genuine classic car enthusiast. I always wanted a DS since I was a boy.  Thirty years later finally own one. Absolutely stoked with the car !! Love learning all of it's quirks !! Shipping up to Auckland and insurance were provided by Waimak classic cars and car arrived in great condition considering wild weather at the time. Great communication and a hassle free purchase. Once again thank you very much !!
Karl Partridge, Auckland, New Zealand
Hi Gloria, I have arrived home back in Auckland after an uneventful, but very enjoyable drive up. The car and I are slowly learning about how each other works etc. Thank you and Jesmond very much for the assistance and advice you gave me when we met. It was very much appreciated and you made feel comfortable with the whole process etc.
Paul Hesseling, Auckland, New Zealand
Hello, our car arrived in Napier. Bad weather..other commitments etc etc BUT today all the ducks were in a row. Finally we have been out for a drive…it was fabulous just love driving it it’s a great one to alternate with the MGA…but only when the sun shines. The roofs off it’s polished to perfection and I can only say many thanks to being 100 percent accurate in your description of the car…always a little unnerving when buying site unseen. This is my third time with you guys and you have always been honest. Many thanks once again..it will be looked after as always.
Stephen Beaumont, Napier, New Zealand
Dear Jesmond and Gloria, Thank-you so much for the purchase of my Classic Car and for organising the shipping of it to Australia. It was a pleasure visiting your amazing museum and dealing with both of you. Also, the shipping process was managed excellently. I also want to say thank-you for the gift of the drawing of my car which is now proudly hanging in my office. Best of luck for the future and hope to see you both in Australia sometime.
Marcus Upton, Brisbane, Australia
If you’re looking for a classic car then Waimak Classic Cars should be high on your list. Gloria and Jesmond have a large selection of quality classic cars and are very accommodating and easy to deal with. I am very happy with my TR6.
Alastair Ross, Albany, Auckland
Our group had a wonderful time, they were all very delighted with the high tea experience and seeing the museum.
I think lots of people who "hesitated" will be thinking they should have joined in for the fun outing.  
Thank you for hosting, food was just perfect and lovely serving ware. 
Paula from Amberley Friendship Group, Christchurch, New Zealand
I recently bought an MGA from Waimak Classic cars and the whole experience from my first visit to view the car and then the process of purchasing it was made easy by Jesmond and Gloria. I totally recommend dealing with Waimak Classic Cars. 10 out of 10.
Ray Stark, Hamilton - New Zealand
Just wanted to say a massive thank you to the whole team for the experience of purchasing the charade. From the first minute talking through the car details and history I was filled with complete confidence that I was purchasing from genuinely kind and helpful people who have the best interest of the car and future owners in mind. Sorting through insurance and the shipment to Auckland was an absolute breeze, and the car arrived in 4 working days! The car on arrival was better than my wildest dreams, not a single ding, scratch or issue in sight - I am absolutely blown away by the quality I received! Feeling very blessed, thank you so much for the experience and I will absolutely be using you again for any future classic car purchases. Have a great remainder of the year, you have made mine!
Jack Varndell, Auckland, New Zealand
Gloria and team...Thank you!...From my parents driveway in Rangiora New Zealand to the Lincolnshire Wolds in England....... your care and attention has been so supportive and more than just a job. You have helped transport a car and memories. Without your help at Waimak Classic Cars, this journey for the 1974 MGB would have been more difficult, or still just a dream. Thank you for making this dream come true. Can not thank you enough.
Susan C Waller, Lincolnshire Wolds, United Kingdom
I have been busy pottering around with  the car. I am very Happy with it. It seems to be the more I drive the car the better it goes. The Car I purchased is everything it was promised to be and more. I have enjoyed the comments people make about the Triumph, they are amazed at the condition. Thanks for the goodie bag that you gave us, the car is giving us much pleasure.
T Boss, Hastings, New Zealand
From our dealings by email and phone both Jesmond and Gloria's service was 100%. We found both Jesmond and Gloria to be outstanding people with a great passion for the preservation of classic cars in New Zealand. Thank you Gloria for collecting us from the airport so early in the morning and taking us to meet our new vehicle. It was also a wonderful chance to see your amazing / splendid collection of beautiful vehicles. Jesmond and Gloria never ever lose your love and passion for classic vehicles and the preservation of Kiwi classic vehicles. Thank you both once again for your amazing service.
C & E Collins, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Jesmond and Gloria have done a fantastic job for us in finding a new home for our classic Jaguar (which originally came into our family from Waimak Classics ten years ago).   We enjoyed the open and friendly personalised approach and the professional and responsive service. Its clear the Waimak classics team are genuine in their care for customers and their cars, and we would thoroughly recommend them.
Garry & Emma Bell, Invercargill, New Zealand
Wow, what can I say! It has been an absolute pleasure dealing with you in the recent purchase of our classic car. You went over and above to ensure everything was 100% with the vehicle before taking possession, and we could not be happier with the car, so thankyou very much! The tour through your building was a highlight for my parents, reminiscing about the Jaguar days all those years ago. They will not forget the day and your hospitality. I dont think this will be our last purchase from WCC.
Matt Withers, Rangiora, New Zealand
Having bought our 1968 340 Jaguar unseen we are more than happy with our new purchase. It looks and drives just the way you folk at Waimak Classic Cars described it and would deal with you ones again. Cheers
Dick & Margaret Shanks., Queenstown, New Zealand
With over 20 years in the motor trade, I suppose my expectations were higher than most. But happy to say Jesmond and Gloria didn't disappoint. To be honest they exceeded my expectation! I had previously seen vehicles for sale on their website,  but like most "experts" in the trade thought I could get cheaper. However its a case of 'you get what you pay for.' And for the peace of mind of dealing with genuine honest people, and getting a car that really is as good as its described - you cant go past Waimak. A thank you gift and free drop off to the airport were great touches. And while this was my first experience, I'm sure it wont be my last. Will definitely be in touch for my next classic.
Andre Rabbitte, Auckland, New Zealand
Hi Gloria and Jesmond, What a neat experience it was purchasing a car from Waimak Classic Cars.  I LOVE IT !!  It’s in amazing condition for 25 years old, a great driving experience and very very pleasing on the eye to look at. You’ll remember my wife called first and said she wanted to buy this car for her husband’s Christmas present, she had only looked at it online for 30 seconds haha. Buying a car sight unseen is quite a leap of faith to be honest, however we were really inspired by the magnificent array of cars you have sold over the years, what an amazing tribute to motoring, we feel quite honoured to have purchased a car from Waimak Classic Cars. Thank you. Kind regards Bill & Michele.
Bill & Michelle Fisher, Tauranga, New Zealand
I really couldn’t be any happier with the Mercedes, that I purchased. The car really is every bit as good as you described – actually, better. It is absolutely mint. Pretty much everything works perfectly – incredible for a 27 year old car. The drive up from Christchurch to Auckland was a joy. 100kmh the whole way (in cruise control) with the V8 whisper quiet for the entire journey. I’m forever looking for reasons to take it for a spin! And the car constantly draws admiring looks and comments. For a ‘sight unseen’ transaction, where I relied entirely on your word as to the condition of the car, it really couldn’t have gone any better. Your professionalism and pre and post sales service is outstanding. Looking forward to my next purchase from you guys (still very tempted by black the R107!). I’ve joined the Mercedes Owner’s Club and am looking forward to showing it off at the next of their events.
Peter Missingham, Auckland, New Zealand
My recent purchase of a classic car from Waimak Cars, makes me want to share my experience. Jesmond and Gloria are fabulous to deal with. Very professional, and obliging.They love their classic cars with a passion! From their place to my door, has been a fabulous, no fuss experience. Buying sight unseen was a bit nerve wracking but the car, and everything I was told,  turned out to be a true and honest record of it all. (Complete with "Goodie Bag")☺ I would not hesitate in recommending anyone to this business.
Carol Johnson, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Thank you for the car. It arrived about 2pm yesterday, and is now safely in my garage. I have had a positive, caring and reliable experience throughout the entire process. Both Gloria and Jesmond have made a novice re buying a Classic Car pleasurable.
Robyn Forbes, Christchurch, New Zealand
Hi Gloria & Jesmond, thank you very much for picking me up from the airport & I'm so pleased with the Jaguar, it's such a nice car & it  drives beautifully. Thanks again.
Ken Nevis, Russell, New Zealand
Hi Gloria, Sorry to take so long to be in touch, but I have to let you know I have nothing but pure pleasure in me every time I drive that beautiful car. I can’t thank You and Jesmond enough for your very genuine care and organising which allowed me to purchase the car without worry. Everything you both said you would do, you did, without delay. Rest assured the champagne didn’t last long, that was a lovely surprise when I opened the boot.  Thank you, such a lovely touch. Wishing you both all the very best, again you were so wonderful to deal with!
Louise Stuart, Auckland, New Zealand
Hi Jesmond & Gloria ,Thank you both very much for giving us the opportunity of owning the Beautiful Daimler. We will treasure her very much and have named her Demelsa , she is a friend to our other beautiful classic. Thank you for the bottle of wine and the Driver of the Transport co was a inspiring young gentleman. thank you once again.
Gavin & Cherri Logie, Dunedin, New Zealand
I just wanted to thank you for the beautiful 1974 XJ6 that I have purchased from you. I live north of Auckland and so I did not view the car prior to purchase, but after speaking with Jesmond I did have the confidence to buy the car from the photos only. I’m very happy to say that my confidence was not misplaced and when the car arrived on the transporter this morning I was totally thrilled with the car. I have wanted one of these cars for 50 years and now I have achieved my ambition! Many thanks once again, I would recommend your company and service to anyone.
Bob Stride, Auckland, New Zealand
Hi Gloria, thank you for the lovely bottle of wine you gave us with the car. Murray drove the Jag down to Mosgiel last Saturday and said it drove extremely well. I must say that I am very impressed with the car. It looks even better than the photos show. We went on an outing Sunday afternoon and I drove it for the first time. It went well and is so nice to drive. Both my wife Anne and I love it.  I must also say it has been a pleasure doing business with you and Jesmond and I hope to be able to work with you again in the future.
Stu McEachen, Dunedin, New Zealand
Hi Jesmond, Thank you for all your help with the purchase of my classic car. We had a lovely drive home and am very pleased with my purchase. Its running well and now at home in my shed and thank you for the bottle of wine. Very nice doing business with you.
Kevin Keane, South Canterbury, New Zealand
Buying a classic car is a very special experience for the enthusiast like myself. It often involves a long period of searching for just the right car culminating in some nervousness once the deal is done that it will live up to one’s expectations. Those of us with a long history of owning classics will have probably bought at least one lemon – mine was a Lotus Europa! Hence why the pleasure of dealing with Waimak Classic Cars, Jesmond and Gloria was so refreshing. True enthusiasts with integrity, knowledge and patience. My Jaguar XK8 was part of an extensive collection of high quality classics which were a joy to behold. Thanks for all your help, it was the best experience of buying a classic in over 50 years of my involvement.
Gordon Hosking, Mangawhai Northland, New Zealand
A huge thank you to Gloria and Jesmond from Waimak Classic Cars for selling my classic Jaguar. Jesmonds expert advice throughout the entire process from start to finish was absolutely first class. I strongly recommend Waimak Classic Cars for anyone wanting to sell their beloved Classic. No doubt I will be investing in another Classic car in the near future, one things for sure I will be calling Gloria and Jesmond first. I have had the pleasure of viewing Jesmond's classic collection and I was blown away, every single car has the Wow factor. First class Cars, first class service thank you Jesmond and thank you Gloria.
Damian Pelaez, Christchurch, New Zealand
I've bought 2 cars off Jesmond and Gloria at Waimak Classic Cars and both vehicles and my customer experience exceeded expectations.   The cars were both as promised and the transactions were as smooth as could be possibly hoped for.   Exceptional customer service is one of the hallmarks of your operation.  Both purchases were done remotely - sight unseen, the first an outright purchase, the second a trade, but I was totally confident throughout the process given the pictorial overviews on the website and your obvious honesty and integrity and willingness to facilitate any independent mechanical/body inspections and in turn correct any faults found.  I was not let down on either occasion and would not hesitate to buy another vehicle from you in similar regard.   It was great to meet Jesmond and Gloria on a holiday down south and your hospitality in showing us around you classic car storage facility was much appreciated.  I keenly look forward to catching up again sometime.  Thanks again
Garry Butler, Auckland, New Zealand
To Whom It May Concern...I am a naive seller, who didn't know where to start marketing and preparing my vehicle for sale. The team at Waimak Classic Cars have done an amazing job by sorting everything for me from A to Z. They advised, groomed, repaired, collected, advertised and sold my vehicle for just under it's registered valuation. I am so very grateful for their assistance. I would certainly recommend them to any prospective seller. May others also benefit by entrusting their vehicles into the hands of the professional team at Waimak. Good job. Great result. An Effortless Successful Sale! Thank you.
Melva, Christchurch, New Zealand
I was delighted to find Waimak Classic Cars’ website and to have dealings with Jesmond and Gloria. From my first telephone contact with them to driving away with a perfect classic car they went above and beyond in ensuring that I found the car of my dreams. The time and care they spent with me was exceptional, and I recommend them very highly.
Peter Lord Cowell, Hamilton, New Zealand
It is with great pleasure I share my thoughts on the team at Waimak Classic Cars. It is a rare moment in a person’s life when they can honestly say that someone has gone above and beyond what was expected of them. What a journey it has been to take possession of my beloved 1959 Sunbeam Alpine. From the get-go, Jesmond and Gloria have been truly professional, honest, trustworthy and honorable. They have not only delivered a beautiful car that runs like a dream but have renewed my faith in humanity. It was Jesmond who encouraged me to fly down and view the car, spending an entire day answering my multitude of questions as I gradually gathered the information I needed to be confident about the purchase. There was never any hint of pressure, only gentle assurance that Waimak’s ethos and excellent reputation was a complete reflection of the team’s long-held passion for high quality classic cars. In the background, Gloria efficiently set up the transportation logistics-her emails always prompt, positive and clear. Then what an absolute joy to finally receive the car in mint condition, start it up, and take it on the ultimate road trip-530kms across the Southern Alps under cloudless blue skies. I felt like the luckiest man alive! I would recommend Waimak to anyone who is considering a classic car purchase. You will be in the best and safest hands possible.
Stewart, Auckland, New Zealand
Once again a pleasure to deal with two professionals. My little piece of ‘Nostalgia ‘ arrived safe and sound into Napier today. A wash and a polish and it looks just like the photos….beautiful ! A quick call to Jesmond and I now have a handle on how to operate her. A short…if steep drive from Ahuriri up to Milton Terrace and she is sitting in the garage alongside the MGA. Should be a lot of fun come Art Deco season….I may even get in the parade with the other 500 classics. Many thanks for the wine & card and of course for your accurate description of the car….always good when your buying sight unseen. Last time I had this car I was sixteen and a half…had to wait six months before i could go on the road, im now 70 ! Take care till next time you have something that takes my eye.
Stephen Beaumont, Napier, New Zealand
We recently purchased a Classic Car from Waimakclassiccars and cannot thank them enough for their superb level of service. The car we chose, needed a little bit of extra work done, by mutual agreement, and Jesmond organised for that to be done and the car presented to us in prisitine condition. The communication from Jesmond and Gloria is prompt, personal and informative. Put simply, Jesmond and Gloria are a pleasure to do business with. We thoroughly recommend Waimakclassiccars.
Bernard & Sally Feely, Timaru, New Zealand
My father recently turned 80. He had worked hard all his life and gave his children everything and taken nothing. He had always dreamed of owning a E Type Jag and talked about the cars with such affection when we were kids. So between the team at WCC and I we made his dream come true as a surprise on his birthday. The team at WCC were professional, responsive and a pleasure to deal with. I never even sighted the car but they had it independently assessed, repaired a few minor issues, assisted with transport and we did all this over a very short time frame. I would thoroughly recommend WCC as a family business you can trust and I could not recommend them more highly. Thank you for helping me make my fathers dream come true!
JTM, Wellington, New Zealand
Hi Jesmond, We met up with you in May 2017 to view the low mileage Imperial Maroon Mk2 Jaguar 3.4 which you had for sale at the time (advertised in a Car magazine as ‘The Loveable Rogue’) - which we subsequently purchased - photo attached. I expect that as with most people, there is always likely to be a bit of apprehension when buying anything mechanical second hand – especially a 60 year old vintage / classic motor vehicle - and we were no different. You will possibly recall that it’s body and interior is in excellent original condition, and it has proven to be in equally outstanding condition mechanically as well. Just to let you know that this car (as I suspect you expected it to be) is a real gem and we are very very happy customers of yours. Up until now it has been used largely on VCC outings, but we have recently joined the Manawatu Branch Jaguar Club so that we can further enjoy the car.
Brian & Catherine Abraham, Manawatu, New Zealand
Having purchased two cars from Jesmond and Gloria, we can’t thank them enough for their service and warm and friendly approach to the transactions. Both cars were purchased sight unseen having total confidence in Jesmond’s description, detail and assurances that the cars as presented on their web site were every bit as good as they looked, if not better…and they were. Jesmond is totally professional in his approach and true to his word in all aspects of the sale. Gloria is an absolute delight to work with in handling the logistics and transportation arrangements. If you are looking for a quality classic car look no further than Waimak Classic Cars”!
Murray & Anne, Auckland, New Zealand
I had been looking for a classic car for a while, when a friend suggested Waimak Classic Cars,he purchased his MGB from them a few years earlier and was totally satisfied. I searched their stock on the internet and found a lovely classic. I was going to fly down from Auckland to view it, but after talking to Jesmond as to the condition, decided to buy it sight unseen. Gloria organised the shipping and when it arrived it was exactly as Jesmond had described. If you're looking for a quality classic you can't go wrong with Jesmond & Gloria at Waimak, I highly recommend 100%.
Dave Snell, Manly, Auckland, New Zealand
I purchased a Jaguar XJ 40 with a/c that did not work he said he would fix it at his cost and he certainly followed through on his promise. I would most certainly recommend Jesmond to anybody considering buying a high-quality classic car. Honesty, Integrity, and knowledge. Peter From Orewa.
Peter Daye, Auckland, New Zealand
It is rare that the opportunity to purchase high quality classic cars exists these days. Waimak Classic cars provided me with this opportunity recently with the purchase of a pristine TR3. The process of purchasing the car from being picked up from the airport to viewing the car and completing all necessary paperwork was seamless. I was soon on my way for an epic 3 day drive to Auckland and the car performed faultlessly. Thanks for the great friendly service. I would highly recommend Waimak Classic cars for providing high quality cars.
Bruce Rosie, Auckland, new Zealand
This was our first purchase from Waimak Classic Cars and has gone very well. Jesmond and Gloria were very attentive thru the complete process and nothing was a problem. Small issues were promptly fixed and attention to detail was good. Thank you and we look forward to many happy years driving our new classic. Best Regards
Mike Holden, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Dear Jesmond & Gloria, A very big unexpected surprise on a perfect Wednesday afternoon 22nd May, our lovely Triumph arrived at the front door. She travelled very well and arrived with no damage, just a couple of rub marks which polished out. We were very pleased and excited to meet her, as you can imagine she got a thorough looking over and out for a short drive. We have booked her into our mechanic this coming Monday for a full mechanical service before we take her out on the open road, this is a good way to get to know her and to understand what her future needs will be. Thank you so much for your card, bottle of wine and Classic Driver magazine, the seat belts are still in the box and will probably stay there. You have been a lovely couple to deal with, everything and more has progressed as you said it would, our very best wishes for your future success.
Gary & Joyce Parker, Hastings, New Zealand
Having purchased two cars from Jesmond and Gloria, we can't thank them enough for their service and warm and friendly approach to the transactions. Both cars were purchased sight unseen having total confidence in Jesmond's description, detail and assurances that the cars as presented on their web site were every bit as good as they looked, if not better… and they were. Jesmond is totally professional in his approach and true to his word in all aspects of the sale. Gloria is an absolute delight to work with in handling the logistics and transportation arrangements. If you are looking for a quality classic car look no further than Waimak Classic Cars”!
Murray & Anne, Auckland, New Zealand
I had been looking for a classic car for a while, when a friend suggested Waimak Classic Cars,he purchased his MGB from them a few years earlier and was totally satisfied. I searched their stock on the internet and found a lovely classic. I was going to fly down from Auckland to view it, but after talking to Jesmond as to the condition, decided to buy it sight unseen. Gloria organised the shipping and when it arrived it was exactly as Jesmond had described. If you're looking for a quality classic you can't go wrong with Jesmond & Gloria at Waimak, I highly recommend 100%.
Dave Snell, Manly, Auckland, New Zealand
I purchased a Jaguar XJ 40 with a/c that did not work he said he would fix it at his cost and he certainly followed through on his promise. I would most certainly recommend Jesmond to anybody considering buying a high-quality classic car. Honesty, Integrity, and knowledge. Peter From Orewa.
Peter Daye, Auckland, New Zealand
Hi Gloria & Jesmond, I would just like to say a big thank you for the recent purchase of our classic car. Granted this vehicle was probably one of the lower priced vehicles in your extensive and stunning range of vehicles, you treated us just as well as I imagine as you treat anyone in your dealings. The way you conduct business and treat your clients & vehicles makes it a very memorable and wonderful experience. The passion you have for classic and “pure” vehicles is amazing - alongside your knowledge! We can see why you have long-standing clients and hope to continue to purchase from you ourselves in the future. Thank you both and thanks for finding us such a lovely car that makes us smile, it is a pleasure to drive
Neil & Maria Clarkson, Christchurch, New Zealand
Just a quick note to say thanks for the great service. Would like you to know the pleasure we have in recommending you to our various contacts, & trust that business continues to prosper into the future.
Ashley Mullholland, Christchurch, New Zealand
I purchased a 1973 Jaguar xj6 series 1 from Waimak and would just like to share my experience with dealing with Jesmond and Gloria who have made the whole process very easy and stress-free. I am an international buyer and needed the car shipped to the UK which Gloria was only too happy to arrange , I would like to say to anyone who is considering purchasing a vehicle from Waimak that they have earned their reputation for being a caring and trustworthy classic car dealership who go above and beyond to keep customers happy . I will look forward to buying more cars from them in the near future.
Matk Cowan, United Kingdom
Hi Gloria, just to let you know I received delivery of the bike today (Thursday 14th June) I have not taken it out of it's crate yet and probably won't for a few days, but from what I can see from looking between the crate boards the bike looks fantastic, and it has been crated up very well. I will let you know more once I de-crate it, but it looks just as you described in your advert, immaculate and I'm very very pleased with what I've seen so far and I do not expect that to change, so a very big thank you to You and Jesmond, for all your time and effort to get the bike to me. I'm also very pleased with your agent here - she was absolutely brilliant and without her help and commitment I would not have been able to navigate my way around the import regulations, it would have been a nightmare. Thanks Mike.
Mike Hawkins, United Kingdom
My Car has arrived safe and sound; so here's a big 'Thank you' to yourself and Jesmond for making it such an enjoyable experience dealing with you. Your friendliness and expertise made it go so smoothly. I just love the car you've provided.............now the fun begins."
Bob Ward, Auckland, New Zealand
I have had a yearning to purchase a vintage or classic car for a number of years and have read Classic Car magazines and trolled internet auction sites until I came to the Waimak Classic Cars Web site. There was a certain classic car listed that was very close to marque and vintage of my first car I ever owned. It was early 50s English favourite. I contacted Jesmond by email as an initial inquiry and he responded promptly and gave me background of the vehicle in addition to what was described on the web site. Obviously an inspection was vital. With then roading problems between Marlborough and Canterbury a convenient time to visit Waimak was agreed given we decided to include a family visit to CHCH to coincide Jesmond was extremely flexible and agreed to meet us in Rangiora to take us to his display site. It certainly was a pleasure to meet both Jesmond and Gloria and it was clear from the outset we were dealing with very good honest and genuine people. We did not purchase the vehicle of initial choice. Whilst a lovely car heart was not where the head was. It just would not fit in my garages! After inspecting and admiring many fine examples we fell in love with a rare for NZ near finished restored 1947 Rover P2. The purchase including a service plus up to date warrant and registration was completed and Gloria arranged the transport of the vehicle to us here in Blenheim. I could not fault the professionalism coupled with warm friendly attitude of both Jesmond and Gloria and strongly commend them to anyone seeking a purchase and or sale of their classic car. Post purchase communication and advice was excellent.
Mike & Barbara, Blenheim, Marlborough, New Zealand
Over the years I have purchased numerous vehicles, but found with the Jaguar purchase Gloria and Jesmond provided a more genuine and personal service than I have previously experienced. Prior to uplifting the vehicle, Jesmond organised an oil change, WOF, and installation of an isolating switch, all at his cost.
Dave Johnson, Christchurch, New Zealand
Hi Gloria and Jesmond, Best wishes for Christmas and New Year. This is a really good car and I am so glad I purchased it. Thank you for the happiness and joy it has brought to us and the very efficient way you got it across the world to Northern Ireland
Keith & Adelaide Moore, Northern Ireland
I have now received my XK8. The car is just as you described it - in excellent condition.This is the second car I have purchased from you - sight unseen. I am very happy . The quality of both cars I have purchased to date confirms my belief that you provide a first class service to your clients. We have had the opportunity to have the top down in this lovely spell of weather and a cruise around the Coromandel Peninsula - the car drives very well.Once again - thank you .
Paul Barlow, Coromandel Town, New Zealand
I met Jesmond a few years ago when viewing his very fine collection of vehicles. I was impressed with the high standard of all on show, all looking in showroom = condition and Jesmonds knowledge was impressive also. When the time came to sell my classic, Jesmond immediately came to mind and following a very easy and friendly discussion, Jesmond bought and took my loved car into his care. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Jesmond and Gloria to anyone in the market for high quality vehicles, they will receive the best honest,professional, friendly service they could wish for. Wishing them all the best for the future.
Cliff Bond, Tauranga, New Zealand
Hi Jesmond, the car arrived safely. Thank you very much for the prompt delivery and courteous attention. It has been our pleasure to have had dealings with you. We look forward to meeting again in the future.
Colin & Jenny Fox, Akaroa, New Zealand
I recently bought an XJS from Waimak Classic Cars. Bought sight unseen.The process was very smooth and professional.Road transported to Coromandel without a hitch and arrived in A1 condition. Exactly as described - in fact, better than I had expected ! I am looking forward to getting out and about in the car around the Coromandel Peninsula over the coming summer. If you are considering buying a car from Jesmond and Gloria - do so with absolute confidence.
Paul Barlow, Coromandel, New Zealand
We recently bought our second classic car from Waimak Classic Cars. Our treasured Alfa went back to North Canterbury, to be replaced by an MG. They have both been bought sight unseen, and shipped up to Wellington. Once again, we enjoyed our dealings with Gloria & Jesmond. The MG is in lovely condition and we are looking forward to lots of pleasure from our ‘new' car!
Mark & Gail Holman, Wellington
Hi Jesmond & Gloria, Confirming my email of earlier today the Jag arrived early this morning understandably extremely dirty after weathering the worst storm to hit the country so far this year while being freighted, but has washed up beautifully and we look forward to taking it for a spin or two - or three - over the next couple of days before the next storm hits the country. We have nothing but praise for the professional way in which you both dealt with us - right from when we turned up in ChCh to take a look at the Jag - storing it for a few weeks for us and arranging the freighting of it to Palmerston North. The whole process was totally flawless and after having purchased a vintage/classic car from you cannot imagine buying an older car any other way than through Waimak Classic Cars. It has been a real pleasure dealing with both of you and thanks very much for the bottle of Moscato Rose.
Bryan & Catherine Abraham, Palmerston North
Dear Gloria and Jesmond, we are very happy with our recently purchased Daimler Sovereign and thank you for the helpful and supportive way you have enabled us to complete the purchase transactions. For us, this was the first time we bought sight unseen. It was also the first time we have used a transporter to convey our our purchase home. Needless to say, the vehicle, on arrival, was found to be in the excellent condition relative to age which we had come to anticipate. So far, whenever we have used it, complimentary comments have been in evidence. We look particularly look forward to being able to allow our grandchildren to travel safely on the rear seat. The anticipation of our future vintage motoring experience is palpable!
Peter & Rosalie Donovan, Whakatane, New Zealand
Thank you again Jesmond for your part in the sale. We were all so impressed with the presentation on your website. Couldn't have been done better. We are so happy that the car is staying in this country, and has ended up with another owner who will also treasure it. Many kind regards to yourself and Gloria.
June & Terry Beresford, Masterton, New Zealand
Thank you and Jesmond for your very rapid selling of my Classic Car. I have had a lot of enjoyment from participating in various rallies and outings with the car and I hope whoever purchases the vehicle gains as much enjoyment from it as I have had. It has been a pleasure dealing with Waimak Classic Cars over the last few years. Thank you once again and best wishes to you both, I will continue to regularly watch your website as I have it on my “favourites” bar.
David Lockhart, Christchurch, New Zealand
Over the last 30 years I have had many exotic cars, but I have only recently become interested in classic cars. This interest led me to Waimak Classic Cars website and subsequent visit to Jesmond and Gloria's premises in Rangiora. Through their honest interest in providing only quality cars at a fair margin, I quickly gained faith and ended up buying three vehicles from them, including the 1934 Bugatti featured on their website. I am a discerning buyer and my confidence that Jesmond and Gloria were fair traders made the experience uniquely enjoyable. I cannot recommend them highly enough.
Steve Lockwood, Auckland, New Zealand
Good morning Jesmond and Gloria. Just to let you know the Jag is now in Kerikeri. Picked it up from Capital City Ford on Sunday as arranged. They contacted me last Friday to say it was there and that they had given it a wash. (Nice of them). We took the trip North over three days and arrived home last night. Travelled 1000kms with no hitches. Yesterday was a good test for its water tightness as we had periods of torrential rain between Auckland and Kerikeri. No problems at all though. Thanks for the bottle of wine and best regards,
Peter & Pam Scahill, Keri Keri, New Zealand
Hi Gloria & Jesmond, i couldn't wait for next week to get the car so on a whim i flew down and picked the car up from Wellington, i must say apart from the flight lol it was the most enjoyable day i have had in a long while, and on my way home i had heaps of beeps, toots and thumbs up from other travellers and well wishers who were obviously admiring the car. The car is everything you and J described it as and much much more, my wife who isnt a huge car fan absolutely loves it as well.............so once again many thanks for you help and service.
Derek Leef, Rotorua, New Zealand
Hi Jesmond and Gloria , I am very impressed with the very professional way you conducted the recent sale of my treasured Classic Car for me. Your communications , assistance , your web site and courteous manner were exemplary at all times . You have both been a pleasure to deal with . Many Thanks .
Terry Moses, Masterton, New Zealand
We bought a sports car from Waimak Classic Cars earlier this month. As we do not live in Rangiora, most of our dealing had to be with them by phone. Gloria was extremely helpful - laying to rest any fears we had on the reputation of the company. She went out of her way to give us the information we needed and more. She was honest in giving answers e.g. she warned us that the car may not suit a very tall person and gave us records and photographs to assist in the purchase. Both Gloria and Jesmond were incredibly pleasant, easy to deal with, did what they said they would do, and we would thoroughly recommend any one to do business with them. The car has been a great success - in perfect condition and my wife has fallen in love with it. What an amazing selection of cars they have. Thank you to Gloria and Jesmond
Athol Dixon and Diane Hart, Queenstown, New Zealand
Hi, the old darling arrived this morning. She has out exceeded my expectations. Thank you for your help and making the process a very enjoyable one. Hope we can catch up at Art Deco.
Michael Hudson, Napier, New Zealand
Many Thanks to Jesmond and Gloria for the successful marketing of our vehicle. We didn't want the hassle of non-genuine buyers wasting our time requesting views and drives. Waimak Classic Cars specialise in the type of vehicle we had to sell and that's important. Jesmond removed all that and secured a satisfactory result for us.
John & Lynda, Christchurch, New Zealand
Dear Gloria and Jesmond, Thank you for a most enjoyable experience while purchasing the Velox. This model is very rare, my research shows there are only four 1950 cars at this time that are registered in the UK . What a great surprise when it was delivered on the transporter for it looked magnificent, my neighbour next door came running out to admire it together with the transporter driver. The shipping went without a hitch, as you recommended Natasha to handle the red tape at Southampton, she managed to establish historical ruling with HMRC which saved me a considerable amount of money in import taxes. We would recommend you to anybody looking to buy a vintage or indeed any car from yourselves, whether buying unseen as myself or otherwise. We have christened the car with your name Gloria, to remind us how lucky we are that we found your very professional website and your friendly advise. We look forward to meeting you both in Napier for the Art Deco Weekend Classic Car Raleigh during February. Best wishes Leslie and Alison.
Leslie & Alison, Wiltshire, United Kingdom
We wanted to sell our Vintage Car and were directed to Jesmond & Gloria of Waimak Classic Cars. The association was a pleasant experience as Jesmond was a dependable, helpful and considerate person to deal with. And so too was Gloria. Richard and I are happy to recommend the services of Jesmond at Waimak Classic Cars.
Richard & Jean Gluyas, Christchurch, New Zealand
Hello Jesmond and Gloria, I am writing to express my appreciation for the first class service that you have given to me. I would recommend you and your company to anyone wanting to buy or sell a classic car. Good luck for the future and continue with the great work. Best wishes,
Ian Tarpey, Matakana, New Zealand
I feel I must write to you a letter that you may like to put to your customers. As you know I missed on a couple of your cars because of a car I was selling . However a lovely looking car came up on trade me .It was in North Auckland. I rang the older owner and found he had brought the car off a neighbour, I asked him about any rust problems . He said any rust that was there had been cut out and repaired properly. It had just been re upholstered and as the paintwork was original he had only the mudguards resprayed. It had new tyres and new wheel cylinders and brakes relined.As it had been in storage for 8yrs it had to be certified. But where he lived he said would pose a problem for getting it to the testing station. He said would I get it done from my end. He said everything had been done and it would fly through.I said I would and got it Transported to Palmerston North. When it arrived the first thing the transporter driver said was be carefull it has very poor brakes. Then takingit up a small rise to get it into my garage the clutch was slipping badly. The paint was far from original and the mudgaurds had been sprayed with an aerosol can . These are just a few problems with the car. I rang the seller up told him how disapointed I was and said if I transport it back to him will he refund my money. He said no. As all the dealings I had with him were on the phone and nothing in writing. My hands were tied. Not all Trade Me sellers are honest. Make sure you go to Waimak Classic Cars who I know deal in quality cars.
Willy and Jan Whittingham, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Sir thank you for your approach towards me as a client, you provide a very good service. Also thanks for the length of time your allowing me to have the car stored at your premises.
Scott Gentry, Napier, New Zealand
I have now sold three cars through Waimak Classic Cars and have found each set of negotiations honest and accurate. Everything that they say they will do happens and communication is clear and prompt. They run a very neat and totally professional business and I have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone looking to purchase or sell a classic vehicle. I wish them every success for the future.
John, Nelson, New Zealand
Jesmond and Gloria I happened to read some of the testimonials posted on your website and after our recent dealings feel compelled to add my two cents worth despite the fact I never usually give written testimonials other than in my work environment .Firstly I have to say that everything I have read pretty much sums up your combined service and approach to selling and buying of the classic cars you represent .Secondly having brought two cars , one sight unseen, and sold two cars in the last 12 months I can only reiterate the comments of others regarding your honesty and integrity and good communication. As for Gloria's attention to getting the logistics arranged smoothly and other follow up given the unfortunate delivery issue with one of the cars I bought, I cannot say enough and appreciate the efforts .It truly is a pleasure working with you on my NZ fleet of vehicles. Having also had the chance to meet you and spend a few hours looking at and talking classic cars during my last visit to NZ it is a pleasure to see someone else with the same passion and knowledge of classic cars .I see that your business is not just a business but is a passion to do the right thing by the people you are working with, be they buyers or sellers and also to do the right thing by the cars you sell .Given we are now working on another sell and buy opportunity I am sure we will continue to have more dealings in the future as my little fleet takes further shape Best Regards
Don Learmonth, Asheville, NC USA
I have, for many years, hankered after a Saab 900 Classic (pre 94) Convertible. For good measure the car needed to be a manual transmission. This model is very thin on the ground in New Zealand but I was lucky enough to spot one that turned out to be from Waimak Classic Cars. Buying a car unseen from 1500 km away was made very easy by Jesmond and Gloria. An inspection was quickly arranged and completed, and was accurate. Excellent communications made me feel very comfortable with the deal and now I have the vehicle I must say it is fantastic - exactly as described and promised.I highly recommend Waimak Classic Cars should you be in the market for such things.
Stuart, Auckland, New Zealand
I would like to thank you and Gloria for your professional services in the purchase of the Rover and the sale of the MGB. You showed us every consideration when we visited and we are very happy with our new classic car. We have no hesitation in recommending you to others, who may need your services to buy a vehicle or have one sold on behalf.
Norm & Alison Scott, Hastings, New Zealand
"Thanks again Jesmond and Gloria, for another great car. I did dally and bought something between this car and the first one, and instantly regretted it, so will never stray again! The Mustang was exactly as described and a joy to behold! And I find any excuse to drive it! As usual, your service was impeccable and follow-up outstanding, and I will continue to ensure anyone I meet looking for a quality classic, will be referred your way".
Kevin Chappell, Auckland, New Zealand
Just viewed your ad on internet and after having bought and sold over 500 vw's over 35years would like to compliment you on your photography and presentation,Well done.
Lismore Classic Cars, New South Wales, Australia
To Whom It May Concern. I have just completed the purchase a 1937 Vintage Car from Waimak Classic Cars. I attest to the professionalism of both Jesmond Micallef the Sales Director and Gloria Micallef the Operations Director who was responsible for organising the delivery of the sedan to the shipping company, and its safe arrival in Sydney. I can personally recommend that any potential buyer become associated with these representatives of this fine Classic Car Company, representing this specialist motor trade in New Zealand. I would be very pleased should any potential buyer wish to contact me, I would be happy to speak with that person.
Peter Noreen, Sydney, Australia
Hello Jesmond, I wish to express my appreciation to you and Gloria for selling my car. It is a bitter sweet emotion, but the time is right to move on. I have never regretted taking it to you guys for a second. You have been great.Even though you have a stable of cars one gets the feeling as a vendor that yours is the only car you are selling.The continuous contact and attention to detail was excellent. I hope we will do business again when the opportunity presents itself.
Peter McIlraith, Waitaki Valley - New Zealand
Our family wishes to thank Jesmond for his professional services in the selling of Dad's treasured Mercedes. Jesmond was recommended to us and he truly lived up to his reputation. At a time when we had so much to deal with, the time of Dad's passing, Jesmond made everything so easy for us. He came and inspected our vehicle and took it away. He gave us progressive updates and before long we viewed the amazing advertising video. We were impressed at every stage of dealing with Jesmond. Thank you again.
Barbara Giles, Rangiora, North Canterbury, New Zealand
I have purchased many vehicles over the years, but never have I been treated as a friend rather than just another customer like Jesmond treated me on purchasing my classic car. A good honest chap with no pressure to buy, and quality classic vehicles that have been thoroughly vetted by himself before he even considers adding them to his vast inventory. If you are considering purchasing a classic car as an investment ,you can't go wrong with Jesmond and Gloria. Another satisfied customer
Steve, Auckland, New Zealand
Matilda is settling down well in her new home, very cosy in our double garage, the paperwork is getting sorted, She has been cleared by HM Revenue & Customs, and I and now in the process of getting her UK registered and licensed, and then the fun starts. I would like to provide you with the following testimonial. 'While searching on-line for a classic marque I chanced upon Waimak Classic Cars and they had the very car I wanted to buy. The whole process of acquiring the car and transporting it from NZ to the UK was made easier by the professionalism of both Jesmond and Gloria, from making contact with an acquaintance of mine in Christchurch and assisting with the viewing of the car including a test drive, and their very friendly and reassuring contact throughout the purchase and shipping of the car, notwithstanding the significant time lapse between our two countries. I have no hesitation in recommending Jesmond and Gloria of Waimak Classic Cars to anyone interested in buying a classic car from them.
Hugh Ivins, Norfolk, United Kingdom
Thank you Gloria - and Jesmond. Our experience in purchasing a classic car from you has been very agreeable and we are very pleased with the presentation of the car, its mechanical integrity and your attention to all essential paperwork.
Ian & Sue McCracken, North Canterbury, New Zealand
Having recently made my second purchase from Jesmond, I would just like to endorse the comments I made when I making my first purchase , in that once again I have not been disappointed or disadvantaged in not having physically seen the vehicle prior to its delivery in Auckland , finding the description regarding condition both visually and mechanically to have been spot on. As in the first transaction all matters of payment and delivery were professionally carried out, I can recommend Jesmond and Waimak Classic Cars to anyone seeking a quality , reliable , Classic, Vintage or Veteran vehicle .
Rob Andrew, Auckland, New Zealand
Hi Jesmond, Re Jaguar - I am most grateful for what you have done. It is a measure of your integrity and commitment. The brakes were superb and I confess that the first time I touch them, I realised that there was a full pedal and likely new pads all round. Once again, thank you.
Terry & Helen Bryne, Richmond - Nelson, New Zealand
Hi Jesmond & Gloria, Thank you so much for the wonderful surprise in mail last week. Even though we only had the car for a short time we enjoyed every moment. We trust the new owner will have lots of enjoyment and maybe we will sight it on the road one day. Thank you both so much for the wonderful service and communications and we certainly will recommend you to others.
Bev & Peter Gallavin, Nelson
Hello Jesmond,just letting you know we are pleased with the service you provided in selling our Jaguar in a relatively short time after we tried for several months without success.If I wanted to sell another classic car sometime in the future I would definitely consider using your services again. Kind regards Ed
Ed & Julie, Blenheim, New Zealand
Hi Jesmond, The Daimler Double Six you sold me late last year has been an absolute pleasure. Its a great car for weekends away and Sunday drives. It was also my main car for a while and was fabulous and faultless. Thanks again for your service; efficiency, honesty and integrity over the sale. I'd not hesitate to buy another car off you again and have recommended you to many people.
Garry Butler, Wellington, New Zealand
Once again, Jesmond and Gloria at Waimak classic cars have delivered service beyond all expectations. The whole process was totally professional and at the same time, relaxed and enjoyable. Many thanks.
Ian Tarpey, Gulf Harbour, New Zealand
Hi Jesmond, I don't know if I told you when we were corresponding that I am member of the South Canterbury Vintage Car Club. Last Saturday the club held one of its more important rallies of the year called the Mid Island Rally. I went in the Austin A55 and was one of about 68 vehicles that went on the run. It had a good showing of vehicles some old model Ts right through the years, the latest one being a 1964 mini. You name the brand of vehicle and it was there. Mine was the only Austin. We had good weather and I understand it was about 180 miles start to finish. It extended from Timaru through to Geraldine and then into a private forest. That was a bit challenging climbing up to the hilltops on roads only made for logging trucks. I was pleased to get back onto tarseal once we were on our way home. As usual I didn't get anywhere in the rally, thats not my luck. Prior to starting off from the Clubrooms they had a Concours display . About a dozen or perhaps eighteen vehicles went in it. I decided to put the A55 in the display. I don't know when the judging took place and we heard nothing until after the placegetters in the actual rally were announced. There was a table of Cups and Certificates being handed out . All went until only one big cup remained. I thought it won't be me because Ive never won one yet and next thing my name came up. I won the 2014 Concours Cup in my class which was (Post War Vintage) Every comment about the A55 on that day was good and she's going well. So there you have it Jesmond,I don't know if any other vehicles you've had have won Concours but now you know at least one has.
Bernie Fairbrass, Timaru, New Zealand
Thank-you for the smooth sale of my classic vehicle. Your detailed description and superb photos made for a trouble free transaction. It was a pleasure doing business with you and a process that you made effortless for me.
Peter Evans, Christchurch, New Zealand
I still can not believe that I've changed these cars basically on the computer without leaving home. It was just by chance I saw your website and things went well from there. Sometime in the future I would like to come up with a mate and meet you in person. Also sight the fleet of vehicles you have.Thank you Jesmond
Bernie Fairbrass, Timaru, New Zealand
Hello Jesmond, It's been 2 weeks since the Alfa Sprint arrived, and we have covered around 750 km in that time. We are both loving driving the car, and are so glad that we managed to find such an amazingly original example of this classic model. The Alfa is absolutely correct to your description, and we would like to sincerely thank you for carrying out the sale process in such an efficient and correct manner; everything you promised was done, and it was delivered ahead of time, so that we could display it at the major Blenheim Classic Car day as we had hoped. We would certainly recommend you, and Waimak Classic Cars as excellent to deal with.
Ash & Sandra, Motueka, New Zealand
Hi Jesmond, Thank you for the trade, the truck is great. We had a beautiful drive back to Auckland and are really happy with the truck.
Arno Nothnagel, Auckland, New Zealand
Dear Jesmond, You've been really good with the whole process of buying the car and it's very much appreciated. Thanks especially for bringing the car into the city, I didn't expect that and it's super good of you.
Daniel Mahon, Christchurch, New Zealand
Hi Jesmond, Vehicle purchased "sight-unseen" and arrived just as described - well pleased - thank you. Regards
Brian Mudge, Auckland, New Zealand
I purchased an 1974 MGB from Waimak without actually physically inspecting it myself. I relied on Waimak's reputation and the testimonials of others. Waimak did not disappoint and is an efficient and professional company.
Chris, Wellington, New Zealand
My wife and I recently flew to Christchurch from Auckland to view one of Waimak Cars we were interested in purchasing. 1965 Rover P5. We found Jesmond to be professional, friendly and extremely easy to deal with. He made us feel totally welcome and at ease. Viewing his large collection of wonderful classic and vintage cars was a very enjoyable experience and a privilege Once we decided to purchase the Rover, Jesmond took care of all the paperwork and made all the arrangements to transport the vehicle to us. He was very accommodating. Any one looking to purchase a genuine classic or vintage vehicle we highly recommend using Waimak Cars and would certainly use them in the future if the need arises. Thank you Jesmond for your hospitality and for making our purchase an enjoyable experience.
Colin & Carol Gussey, Auckland, New Zealand
Hi Jesmond, Just a line of appreciation for your sterling efforts in selling my classic car . Your efforts have been , as always , first class.
Rodney Laredo, Christchurch, New Zealand
Jesmond, Thank you for the valuation supplied for my Alfa Romeo GTV6. I am very impressed by your prompt service and astute appraisal.I will not hesitate to recommend your services to other classic car owners that I know.
Mike Hill, Ashburton, New Zealand
Hi Jesmond, Well done that man. Margaret & I are delighted with your very professional dealings with our beloved car. It has always been to the benefit of us. The way you front your business made it very much a pleasure to have our vintage car sold by you.
Peter & Margaret Holdaway, Blenheim, New Zealand
We brought a Vauxhall off Jesmond a few weeks ago. We never sighted the vehicle owing to us living in the north island. We had to rely on Jesmond's description and honesty.After we brought it, it arrived at our house in Tauranga a few days later in the condition described. Since then we have had it at several club runs and a trip to Auckland. It gets a lot of admiration wherever it goes and is very reliable and a pleasure to drive. Thank you for the gift that was in the car.
Willy & Jan Whittingham, Tauranga, New Zealand
Jesmond & Gloria - WOW, what a great team. They sold three exotic sports cars for us. Your commitment is fantastic, communication & personnel service excellent and the attention to detail outstanding. A true car lover who helps other car lovers. Our dealings with you could not have been better and we would have no hesitation in advising ANYONE to use you truly amazing service. Keep up the great work, and stay in touch.
Bev & Martin, Nelson, New Zealand
Dear Jesmond, Just a note of thanks for the professional process you adopted in the recent swift sale of my classic vehicle. Every thing about your marketing strategy was first rate, as was your pictorial and video presentation which was second to none. Look forward to catching up with you in the future.
Rodney Laredo, Christchurch, New Zealand
Jesmond and Gloria are a great team and ensure the best price for your car. Communication and personal service are excellent.
Peter Chapman, Christchurch, New Zealand
I received car this morning. All went well and I've taken her out for a few spins already.Very happy with her.Thanks for the great service.
Sylvia Van der Oest, Murchison, New Zealand
Jesmond &Gloria You are doing a great service in preservation of Classic Cars. We have found you to be honest reliable and friendly to do business with. wishing you both all the best keep up the good work .
Brian & Jesse Morton, North Canterbury, New Zealand
To Waimak Classic Cars I would like to thank you for your professional service in marketing and selling my car. Jesmond and his team were very easy to deal with and provided me with regular updates. All the worry and hassle of selling my classic car was taken by Jesmond and his team. I would recommend your service to anyone selling a classic car. Thank you Jesmond
Julian Van Dyk, Christchurch, New Zealand
Jesmond, we have to say that our dealings with you could not have been better. Your helpfulness and attention to detail were all that one would want when trying to make up ones mind over buying a classic car. Also what you were prepared to provide as part of the sale was excellent and setting it all out in writing was good as there could be no mistakes. We will have no hesitation in advising friends and acquaintances to contact you when looking for a classic car. Thank you for your patience and we wish you well in your venture.
Selwyn & Enid Warren, Dunedin
Jesmond, I enjoyed our dealings, always very professional and I would certainly recommend your services to anyone in the classic car field.
Hamish Jacob, Wellington, New Zealand
Thankyou Jesmond for the great deal you did for us. We are very happy with the Mercedes as you said we would be. It was great to meet you and your family and be able to talk with you about your experience and knowledge of the vehicle. It was a pleasure dealing with you and hope to have further dealings in the future.
Brent Slade, Christchurch, New Zealand
After looking for a while, and not having any particular marque in mind, we have just taken delivery of an Alfasud Ti; our first non British classic car. Bought site unseen from a specialist / collector dealer in North Canterbury, she's a 2 owner 38000kms car that has been comprehensively restored. First impressions have been good, and the experience of dealing with Jesmond and Gloria was a positive one; they provided lots of information and answered any questions, but didn't put any pressure on us to decide.
Mark Holman, Wellington, New Zealand
I had been trying to sell my classic car through “Trademe” for months with no success. A couple of people had mentioned Jesmond so in desperation I contacted him. He very promptly arranged to inspect the car and having already done his homework gave me an idea of what he could sell the car for and confirmed it in writing a day later. The “on behalf” deal was written up and I knew what was happening at all times with constant correspondence. The car sold in a couple of weeks and everything was taken care of by Jesmond. I am very happy with the result and felt I could trust him from the moment I met him. He's too trust-worthy to be a car dealer. He's more a car lover who helps others move on from their indulgences.
Brian Campbell, Rangiora, North Canterbury, New Zealand
Hi Jesmond and Gloria, I am writing to say thank you for all your help regarding the Jaguar that I bought from you. All the way through the process, you provided a highly professional service, showing total integrity and a personal touch which is hard to find. I would not hesitate to purchase from you again in the future and will recommend you to other prospective buyers. Best wishes with your business, and keep up the good work.
Ian Tarpey, Gulf Harbour Auckland, New Zealand
We are delighted to tell you that our MG has arrived safely in Auckland on schedule. We are thrilled as the car far exceeds our expectations and it looks stunning. Dealing with Jesmond has been easy and straight forward. Your media, the detailing of the car and your communication has been to a very high standard. We felt from the start we could place our trust in you and that you would deliver. This was done to our complete satisfaction and we are happy for you to tell others of our experience. It has been a pleasure dealing with you and we look forward to meeting you sometime as we feel we have got to know you so well. Best wishes for the future.
Jane & Peter, Warkworth, Auckland
I have owned & run quite a number of classic performance cars over the years - and this time I brought a really nice little Ferrari from Jesmond As I brought the car un-seen I needed to totally trust Jesmond & his company if we were going to do business on an older Ferrari. I was not disappointed - he is NO second-hand car dealer - more a collector. Every aspect regarding buying an older performance motorcar of this type was covered professionally and in a timely manner. Not one of my questions and many requests were forgotten through-out the process of perhaps buying the proposed Ferrari. The car was just as he had described and he even paid for the inspection at his own cost. Not an issue. I must say I couldn't have been more pleased with this company and even when the transaction was well & truly finished. Jesmond's team followed-up more than a couple of times to make sure I was 100% happy with my new car and if I had any questions in regards to on-going ownership. A very good experience here. Great stuff guys!
Matthew Sollis, Waiheke Island - New Zealand
Having bought this car site unseen, it was exactly to the standard described. Jesmond even went as far to see to all any repairs it required prior to me collecting it. He never cut corners. I can only say that it was a very good experience dealing with Jesmond. Very honest and reliable people whom I would recommend to others.
Brian Robinson, Palmerston North - New Zealand
Jesmond. Car arrived early this morning. Will give it a clean and stuff but it drives very nicely and I am sure I will be very happy with it.Thank you for everything and for the bottle of wine.
Tony Steiner, Picton - New Zealand
Just a quick note to say thank you for everything regarding my recent purchase.From my first telephone enquiry, I was left in no doubt about your knowledge, professionalism, & customer focus. I also appreciated you meeting me at the airport and dropping me back after we had inspected the car and taken it for an independent inspection as per your advice. I am very happy with the overall buying experience and the car was delivered to Auckland with everything done as agreed. Nowadays it's a rarity to find people who "do what they say they will do" and I would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone else who is looking for a classic car.
Brian Gibbs, Campbells Bay, Auckland, New Zealand
Hi Jesmond & Gloria, The car arrived yesterday. I am very impressed! - She's lovely. She must have been well packed as there is no damage at all, and nothing has gone missing. The guy who dropped the car off on a transporter was really impressed too, I think he wanted it for himself. Jesmond, your description of the car was spot-on, the Velox is just what I had hoped for.In the UK these cars are hard to find, and one this good is a real rarity. I am very pleased, and look forward to many happy years of ownership.
Richard Crossley, Thamesport, United Kingdom
I have just recently had dealing with this firm and i found them to exceed my expectations they went far and beyund their requirements and my car was delivered to my gate exactly as advertised highly recommend them AAA+
Stan Middlemiss, Dunedin, New Zealand
Jesmond has now sold two Jaguar cars for me and at very acceptable prices. Their marketing and website coverage is first class and your vehicle is displayed to it's absolute best advantage. I found Jesmond Micallef, owner, to be a pleasure to do business with. He is very professional, realistic, strictly honest, polite and always keeps you well informed on progress. Whenever I e-mailed him I always received a prompt reply. Obviously he has a vast network of contacts in the classic car industry. I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending him to anyone who wishes to sell their classic car.
Neville Christian, Timaru, New Zealand
I found dealing with Jesmond easy and straightforward . The vehicle was true to description and presented in immaculate condition, as all his cars appear to be. Jesmond was extremely helpful and made sure that the car was licensed and warranted and serviced ready for use without any worries on my part. I can thoroughly recommend Jesmond to anyone looking for a good classic car.
J K Donald, Pleasant Point, Canterbury
ATTENTION JESMOND, registration for car arrived in mail yesterday at my son's home address. Thank you for the bottle of sparkling wine , much appreciated and we christened the car with it last night!!!! You wouldn't recognise the car now it looks a million dollars as my son and I have really gone to town on it! Started on under the bonnet today as we want that to match the rest of the car ! appreciate the dealings we had with you.
Trevor Beard, Uper Hutt
Thanks Jesmond - Very impressed with the way you do business and particularly with your honesty. Would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending you to other people. Thanks once again.
Neville Christian, Timaru, New Zealand
Thank you very much for your expert assistance. Very pleasing result. Will be pleased to recommend you if the opportunity arises.
Peter Daniell, Dunedin, New Zealand
I am very pleased with my 'new' Daimler, a 1959 Majestic whom I call 'Dawne'. I acquired her in October from you and the transaction, which involved the sale of my previous Daimler, 'Juliet', went very well, even if it inevitably took a while for so specialised a car as a 1956 Daimler 104 to be sold at a satisfactory price. I was impressed with your courtesy and efficiency throughout. While I miss Juliet, her replacement was everything that you claimed, and when I took Dawne on a round trip to Christchurch and Akaroa, she went like a dream and I managed 12.8l/100 km from her, which is pretty good for a car of that size and age. I look forward to enjoying her in the years to come. Thank you!
Mark Stocker, Dunedin, New Zealand
A short note of appreciation for the manner, knowledge and quiet enthusiasm you showed towards ourselves when deciding to sell our old '64' Classic Car. Your approach is one of confidence within the Classic Car Industry plus the bonus of nationwide and global contacts helped attain a very rewarding outcome for ourselves. We have no hesitation in recommending your services to other people.
Margaret & Miles Jacob, Christchurch, New Zealand
This trader is an outstanding professional, extremely polite, helpful and informative. He made the process of purchasing a pleasure due to his efficiency and knowledge. We were very impressed with the standard and presentation of our purchase. Many thanks, we are extremely happy.
Keryn Burroughs, North Canterbury, New Zealand
Thanks so much for the prompt correspondence regarding the XJ6. At some point in the future I may have a car to sell and will make use of your services. I enjoyed meeting you on Tuesday, people like you with definite views and a good measure of enthusiasm are a tonic for all of us. Best wishes for 2012, may the wind be at your back.
Warwick Naish, Christchurch, New Zealand
"I have just sold a vehicle to Jesmond and throughout the deal found him and his company very easy to deal with. I found him to be totally honest and fair with a genuine affection for old cars. Such things are rare in business today. The money was in my account the same day. All in all a friendly and hassle free deal and I would have no hesitation in dealing with Jesmond again and can highly recommend him. I wish Jesmond every success for the future."
John, Nelson, New Zealand
Hi Jesmond, Car arrived yesterday, I am thrilled with it, it looks and drives very nice. Thank you also for the wine in the boot, much appreciated. It has been a pleasure to do business with you
Ian Bloxham, Cromwell, New Zealand
Jesmond, Suffice it to say that I am a very happy man with my Rover, and enjoy it immensely.
John Jardine, Coromandel, New Zealand
It was a pleasure to meet Jesmond, someone who is so passionate about classic cars. Professional, easy to deal with, and prepared to go the extra mile. Thoroughly recommend.
Stuart Castle, Christchurch, New Zealand
I started dealing with Jesmond several months before finally purchasing from him. Being my first purchase, I was careful and perhaps even pedantic, but Jesmond was patient and gave sage advice. There's a couple of things about him. Firstly he's completely honest - and in this world, that's not common! And secondly, he knows his cars, which gives a buyer absolute confidence. The car was exactly as he said it was. The delivery went ahead without fault and arrived in Auckland from Christchurch within 48 hours! Thank you Jesmond, I appreciate the quality of both your service and the cars you have on offer.
Kevin Chappell, Auckland, New Zealand
"Living in Australia we first contacted Jesmond seeking to buy a veteren vehicle and we were impressed with the clarity and detail of his site. A vehicle we were interested had been sold and as a result of our enquiry regular updates of new vehicles were sent to our address. It was from this list we inspected and purchased a vehicle recently and were impressed with the service offered by Jesmond during the sale process"
Noel Rogers, North Canterbury, New Zealand
I had been looking for some months to purchase another classic car when I came across a 1998 Jaguar XJ8. Jesmond gave me the history of the car and explained everything he knew about the car. I found Jesmond to be extremely helpful, courteous, honest and a true gentleman. When I went with my son to collect the car, it was in a sparkling condition after a wash and polish with a nice bottle of wine in the back seat. Such a treat! I am absolutely thrilled with my purchase and would not hesitate in dealing with Jesmond again.
Pamela Bell, Christchurch, New Zealand
Found Jesmond very professional. My Jaguar was marketed well and sold a lot quicker than I thought. To not have to advertise and have all drama of dealing with all sorts, found this to be the best way to sell or buy a vehicle . Thanks Jesmond for a good straight forward deal,which I recommend to all.
Eddie Clark, Christchurch, New Zealand
My dealings with Jesmond have been done in an honest & forthright manner ,his payment was sent when he said it would & cleared by the bank with no problems ,I would not hesitate to recommend Jesmond to anyone buying or selling a classic vehicle.
Graham Stewart, Christchurch, New Zealand
It was a great pleasure to have recently completed a buy / sell transaction with Jesmond Micalef. The transaction involved vehicle transportation from Canterbury to Auckland and then Auckland to Canterbury. This was completed seamlessly in a very efficient manner as was the financial aspect of the deal , Attention to detail was great and communication during and post the purchase has been excellent . I would have no hesitation in recommending Jesmond to anybody seeking to acquire a quality classic motor vehicle .
Rob Andrew, Auckland, New Zealand
I have had a very good experience dealing with Jesmond, both buying a 68 Jaguar and selling a 1917 Veteran. They are honest, reliable people and trustworthy operating a very clean and tidy business. I would be happy to do business with them again and would recommend that others do so too.
Bruce Oliphant, Waiheke Island, New Zealand
I would like to say that my experience trading with you was pleasant and fast, everything with the trade was first class and professional. I can recommend you to any and all who are thinking of doing business with you.
Chris Bain, Christchurch, New Zealand
Earlier this year, Jesmond bought on auction our 1958 Wolseley. Firstly, it was quite amazing how the auction went and that people did actually want to buy our little car. Secondly, it was more amazing how easy it was to deal with Jesmond, things just ran so smoothly and the speed at which this happened was only a matter of a few days, he had organised everything to the last detail. Totally a professional all the way, we would definitely hope to sell or buy from Jesmond another day and are looking forward to visiting his showroom sometime in the near future. It is great that someone cares so much about Classic Cars in New Zealand.
Brian & Viv Guest, Warkworth, New Zealand
I recently purchased a vehicle from Jesmond and found the whole process to be a great experience. I found Jesmond to be a very obliging and forthright person to deal with and felt quite quickly, that he is a man of integrity. He was very accommodating and allowed me all the time I required in making my purchase, never at any time did I feel pressured or unduly influenced in any way. Having said that he did take the time to find out what my needs and wants were regarding my vehicle purchase and was able to steer me on the right path with his vast knowledge of European cars until I was able to decide clearly what it was that I wanted. Once I had made my choice of vehicle he supplied me with all of the relevant history on it (where it originated from, work history etc) and familiarised me with the vehicle covering its performance and general running and how to get the best out of it. He encouraged me to get a check on the car prior to purchase and informed me of the best agents and automotive engineers that were locally available. His obvious love and passion for his vehicles and European vehicles in general came across strongly and only enhanced my faith in him and the car I was considering to purchase. When the sale was made and upon uplifting the vehicle I was delighted to find a full tank and a bottle of wine included. A nice touch. In short I found Jesmond a very professional and amiable person to deal with and would have no hesitation doing further business with him and would recommend him to anyone that could benefit from what he has to offer.
David Dowell, North Canterbury, New Zealand
I have recently sold my car to Mr Jesmond Micallef and found him to be a very pleasant and straightforward Classic Car enthusiast. I would have no hesitation in recommending Mr Micallef to anyone who might want to buy, or sell a Classic car to him.
Adrian Chandler, Nelson, New Zealand
The purchase of my vehicle through Jesmond was a breeze. I did something I've never done before & that was to buy without my own personal inspection. Jesmonds photos & descriptions plus getting the car checked by an independent garage convinced me & I was not disappointed. Thank you very much Jesmond for your honesty & going that extra mile, your cars are immaculate.
Wayne Donaldson, Gisborne, New Zealand
The car is as you described beautiful and I am more than pleased with the purchase and I will not hesitate in recommending you and your fine selection of vehicles to friends and family. Once again I cannot thank you enough, you have helped me achieve a lifelong ambition.
Les Claxton, Christchurch, New Zealand
In February of this year I sold our 1980 Jaguar XJ6 classic car to Mr Jesmond Micallef of Rangiora. Our business dealings for the sale was straight forward and punctual. I would recommend Jesmond and his business to other persons wishing to sell their Classic Cars.
Garry Linkhorn, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
Jesmond... wow wow wow.... I'm just blown away with the Morris. I cannot thank you enough. My sincere appreciation and gratitude. thank you seems such a very small thing to say. God bless you.
Brian Holmes, Kaiapoi, Canterbury, New Zealand
I can only say that the purchase of my Daimler from Jesmond was a flawless experience. Considering that I bought the car sight unseen I have no complaints. The car was presented just as advertised and with very friendly and honest service. Should I be seeking another car at any time I would certainly have no hesitation in contacting you again. Once again many thanks.
Brian Rooke, Napier, New Zealand
When I was looking for a classic car recently, Jesmond was very helpful and attentive, providing me with options that were exactly what I was looking for. I had never met him or been in his showroom but he impressed me with his knowledge and experience in the industry. Jesmond answered all my questions with patience, going above and beyond to ensure I was satisfied with my purchase. Not everyone would buy a car sight unseen from the internet, but I did and it worked out really well. I would definately buy from him again in the future.
Anne Gosnell, Cromwell, New Zealand
It was a pleasure dealing with Jesmond. Very easy and the car was very well presented. first class service. Thanks
Eddie Parker, Christchurch, New Zealand