International Track 200

Essex-based JD Classics sells and restores classic cars, with a special expertise in Jaguars. Founder Derek Hood restored vintage cars as a hobby before starting the business nearly 25 years ago. The company also races its own JD cars and clients’ cars in competitions around the world, including at Silverstone, Monte Carlo, Laguna Seca in California and Le Mans. As buyers are increasingly viewing classic cars as a viable investment, international sales have grown by 77% a year, from £2.1m in 2008 to £6.5m in 2010.

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Company details
Year2011
Rank48
CompanyJD Classics
ActivityClassic car restorer
LocationEssex
2-yr av intl sales growth pa77.23%
International sales £000s6,470
Total sales £000s24,326
Staff28
Founded1987
Websitewww.jdclassics.co.uk

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