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Nick Whale Sports Cars


We are a thoroughly experienced, independent sports car company located in Warwickshire and headed up by Mark Hickman, our passion for what we do is clear in the service we provide

Mark Hickman

My early years in the Motor Trade were with Ford in the late 1980s before I was lucky enough to join a family business where I was to remain for the next fifteen years. As well as selling new cars from a number of major manufacturers, they also specialised in quality pre-owned sports and prestige cars, and during this happy period, I learned as much about every aspect of the motor trade as I could, working my way up from a Junior Salesman to Sales Manager and finally Dealer Principal.

I had got to know Nick Whale quite well over the years, doing business with his family dealerships, and I joined him when he created Nick Whale Sports Cars working from Nick's home and building a bespoke business sourcing the absolute best examples of whichever model our customers required. Dealing in both modern sports cars and a variety of classics, the idea was formulated to start an auction company offering really interesting and well cared-for 'classics', so, in 2011, Silverstone Auctions was created and has gone on to become one of the UK's leading auction houses. There is a certain amount of synergy between the auction operations and the sports car business, and it made sense to link them more closely geographically, so we have recently formed Silverstone Auctions Sportscars as a retail arm working from the same offices, however the brief remains as ever, to find the best quality modern and classic performance cars and offer a personal, professional, and friendly service.

Having been in the business for approaching 30 years, I consider myself to be very fortunate as cars are in my blood, it’s a passion, a hobby, and a great business to be in.

What our customers say?

Just wanted to let you know I'm really happy with my Jaguar I bought from you and I wanted to thank you for making my buying experience really easy and a pleasure. I really liked the way you left me to look the car over without watching over me all the time and when you showed me round the car you were most helpful and knowledgable. Also the showroom and your new premises look top quality which also goes for all the cars you stock. I wouldn't hesitate to visit you again when I am looking for a car in the future. Also thanks to all the staff I met who were all very friendly and made me feel welcome. Thanks again for everything.

They were very knowledgeable, I was very impressed with the customer service it all went very smoothly and I would be happy to recommend them

... you were easy to do business with and I felt you were keen to ensure that I was happy and well looked after at all points and the car was very well prepared ready for handover. I have had no issues with the car and would consider purchasing a car from you in future.

The team made the car buying experience a breeze, were very helpful and it was an effortless and pleasant transaction, the car was perfect as described

Being in the trade previously I was refreshingly surprised by Silverstone Auctions Sports Cars.  Extremely professional from start to the handover. The car's presentation was at the highest level and I was a very happy with the overall service. I would highly recommend buying a car from SASC

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