Pendine specialise in the sale of historic cars for road and track. Whilst focusing specifically on the immediate post-war period through to the 1970s, our experience ranges from Edwardian racers through to the supercars of the 1990s.

Who we are

James Mitchell

Having worked as Business Manager at the world’s leading historic car specialist for over a decade, James’s specialist knowledge is of post-war British sports and racing cars. He has a reputation for being one of the foremost authorities on early Jaguar E-Type’s.

James is also the Senior Editor of Speed Age Books, a publishing company dedicated to the publication of bespoke, limited edition volumes on important cars and collections. Historical research is an increasingly important factor within the classic car market, making his specialist knowledge a great asset.
James founded Pendine in 2014.

Jonny Shears

Raised in and around classic cars, it was only natural for Jonny to pursue a career in the motor industry. Initially starting as an automotive photographer, Jonny helped build one of the country’s leading auction houses.

As such, Jonny has been involved in the sale of a great breadth of significant cars, specialising in both the Porsche and Alfa Romeo marques.

As an avid enthusiast and historic racer you will often find him at race meetings, either spanner in hand or piloting his Austin Healey Sprite.


We aim to help both aspiring and established collectors. We will work with you to define your requirements by filtering from the plethora of international road, race or rally events those that best suit your expectations.


We are committed to carrying out a discreet, personal service whilst negotiating the best result for buyers and sellers. We believe that the only way to build long term relationships is through honesty and integrity whilst always staying focused on the best interests of our clients.


As enthusiasts ourselves, we understand that classic cars are no longer simply a hobby, but a way of life and recognise that there is a new generation of enthusiasts who want to use historic cars in a contemporary world. We will use our experience to introduce you to those specialists within the historic car industry best able to help you achieve your goals (one of the great advantages of being based at Bicester Heritage is that many of these services are within a 5 minute walk).

The Blast House & Bicester Heritage

‘The Blast House’ is Pendine’s showroom at Bicester Heritage, Oxfordshire. Formerly RAF Bicester, Bicester Heritage is the country’s only site dedicated solely to historic car, motorcycle and aircraft specialists. It is also the best preserved pre-war aerodrome in the country.

The Blast House is an imposing, free-standing building best known for its two striking architectural details; its mighty second outer wall and beautiful interior tiles. The great half-height concrete wall that surrounds the building was built to deflect even the most powerful of enemy bombs. In stark contrast, thousands of glorious green tiles adorn the showroom and office walls. Such a lavish interior reflects the forgotten belief that even in an industrial building, form can overrule function.

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