Robert Glover Ltd. specializes in the sale of historic sports, competition and touring motor cars to an international collector client base. Although there is a leaning towards the sale of pre-war motor cars, the company also caters for road-going sports cars that were produced from the 1940s – 1960s as well as competition motor cars from almost any era.
An in-depth knowledge and understanding of the global collectors’ car market enables Robert Glover Ltd. to assist clients in making informed choices about ownership and collection. The company aims to create long-term relationships and further its reputation for integrity and enthusiasm.
Robert Glover Ltd. was founded in 2013 and operates from a former RAF base in the United Kingdom located around 60 miles/100 kilometers to the northwest of London.
Well-known for his dedication to the use and enjoyment of vintage sports cars in every field, Robert Glover leverages his extensive network to enable him to source and sell the very best historic motor cars.
As is so often the case, Robert’s father inspired his initial passion and enthusiasm for vintage motoring. From a very early age Robert attended motoring events in the family Alvis 12/50s and Vauxhall 30-98. He has participated in most types of competition events, mainly with the Vintage Sports Car Club as well as the Gentleman Drivers’ Series.
With a solid understanding of Vintage Sports Cars, Robert joined the international auctioneer Bonhams in 2003, having completed a marketing degree at Manchester University. The various roles he undertook further developed his knowledge and interest in motorcars from other eras and motoring disciplines.He managed the sale of Veteran, Edwardian and Post-Vintage Thoroughbreds as well as Sports-Racing and Grand Prix cars from all eras including a number of high-profile single owner collections.
Having worked at auction events in the UK, he headed up Bonhams’ motoring department in Australia for over four years and attended USA-based auctions and events. On returning to Europe, Robert was based in Paris managing the complicated logistics of Bonhams’ mainland motoring auctions. He was responsible for organising a plethora of events in France, Germany and Monaco.
These experiences have resulted in an extensive network of international clients and suppliers, as well as the invaluable knowledge of the whereabouts of many of the world’s most desirable and rare cars and their associated commercial values.
The company premises are located at the Bicester Heritage in Oxfordshire, a venue dedicated to vintage motoring and aviation businesses and enthusiasts. This last remaining intact, pre-war former RAF station is conveniently situated within an hour of central London and is easily accessible from Heathrow, Birmingham and Luton airports via rail or road. Light aircraft and helicopters can fly in directly by arrangement. Being very nearly the central point of England, Bicester is easily accessible from most parts of the country, and only about 15 miles from the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit.
The showroom is aptly named “The Motor Bays” and was originally constructed in 1927 for the storage and maintenance for the vehicles which supported RAF Bicester. Somewhat of a “barn find project” itself, the building has undergone renovation, preserving as many of the original features as possible. It has been subtly converted into a superb showroom space for veteran, vintage and classic motor cars being, as it is, very much of the period.