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Collector Vehicle Valuation -

A comprehensive collector car valuation service

Collector Motorcycle Valuation

Classic, veteran and vintage motorcycle collecting is on the increase. Make sure you don't pay too much for yours.

Automobile memorabilia, books and curios

Automobilia is hugely popular and some of the more decorative items can command high prices.

After Dinner Speaking

I have a lifetime of stories and anecdotes that will lend an amusing and informative highlight to your evening 

Schools and Colleges

Using a number of unique resources I can provide any number of one off lessons based on the history of transport

Clubs and Special Interest Groups

Let me enhance your evenings as guest speaker with a variety of transport based lectures.

Short Biography of Michael Penn

           Michael Penn    Michael was born in Kingston upon Hull in the UK.    After leaving college at age 16 he joined the Fleet Air Arm as an apprentice engineer. After serving 20 years he was discharged in 1984 after being injured in a helicopter crash during flight-testing. 

  Michael joined John Haynes OBE to form the Haynes International Motor Museum in 1985 where he served as Curatorial Director and oversaw growth of the museum from just 29 cars to its present level of over 400 major exhibits. He retired from day to day running of the museum in 2016 after helping procure over £18 million worth of exhibits for the museum. 

   He has presented five papers to the World Forum for Motor Museums and is currently Chairman of its Secretariat and advises motor museums worldwide. He is a member of the Society of Automobile Historians in Britain(SAHB), an advisor to Bonhams Auctioneers and has judged concours competitions worldwide.

   He is currently a Trustee for the Haynes International Motor Museum, The British Motorcycle Charitable Trust and Somerset Heritage.  He has over 35 years experience valuing both historic and current vehicles of all types. 

He has acted as expert witness on numerous occasions in both civil and criminal courts.   He now runs a small company, Heritage Motor Services, which deals in all aspects of procurement and valuation in the automotive world.   

www.worldforumformotormuseums.com (docx)




 Operating throughout the UK, Michael Penn provides specialist valuations of veteran, vintage and classic cars, classic motorcycles and Automobilia for insurance, finance, legal reasons for acquisition and sale.  Expert Witness work both civil and criminal

As an independent valuation expert I will provide you with professional advice based on my extensive experience, knowledge, the highest ethics and thoroughness at the heart of what I do. Valuations are typically presented either as a full appraisal report tailored to the specific type of appraisal required or as a simple one sheet analysis. Please note I will not provide valuations over the phone or from photographs.  

Model J Duesenberg Derham Bodied Tourster

Purchased in 1994 at $500,000 valued today at over $2 million.

Find out how to reducer the risk of buying a lemon that will hang heavy on your bank balance.

Collector car valuations regardless of age

Values of cars like this Ferrari can fluctuate wildly. You would be wise to ask for professional help before purchasing such a car

Lectures and Talks

  1) The Origins of the Motor Car....The Truth

2) The art of Coarse Curatorship.  

3) Art and the Automobile 

 4) A Funny Thing Happened to me on the Way to the Museum  

5) Lies, Damn Lies and the History of the Motor Car  

6) Collecting Automobilia, Buttons to Bentleys.   

Each lecture is approx. 40 minutes but this is flexible. 

Subjects for schools and colleges depend on the school curriculum and the school in question.

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Heritage Motor Services

1 Church Street, Ilchester, Somerset, England BA22 8LJ United Kingdom

07774 125528, 01935840919


Monday - Friday: 9am - 5pm

Saturday:Morning Only

Sunday: Closed