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Now for something a little bit different… We are Evoke Classics

Once upon a time there were three boy bears wandering around in a forest of Classic Cars, baffled and bewildered. Then two lady bears, Joanne Lawrance and Sarah Crabtree, came along and they sorted ’em right out…nostalgia isn’t what it used to be is it? But thank goodness the Classic Car business isn’t either.

The boys started, as boys do, tinkering, fixing, working on, and then working in car businesses. They collided, literally, around the late 1990s forming a collision repair business. That has morphed into a group which now employs 50+ people across seven sites in London and the South East, and turns over around £4m per year. Apprenticeships featured a great deal in their youth and still do today, as the group is proud to employ at least six new apprentices every year.

As they look back to those early days, there are stark differences. Back then there was no ‘elf and Safety, the term PC related to the Old Bill and females were invisible in the trade.  

Fast forward a few years and the boys collided again, this time with Jo and Sarah. It was clear early doors, that with Jo’s operational expertise and Sarah’s experience of classic cars that there was a proposal to be chatted over. The reality was, Sarah and Jo said to the boys, “this is how it’s going to be” and hey presto the boys found themselves two new bosses, and Evoke Classics was born.

Evoke Classics is different, we’re not just an auction site or events guide, we’re a place where you can meet old friends, make new ones, chat, share, get advice, read news, buy and sell at auction and via classifieds, find specialist trades, search for events and owners’ clubs. It’s our neighbourhood.

The business is based on a few simple principles #TrustConfidenceValue with some fun along the way too. Alongside that is a culture. A friendly, warm environment led by women that is welcoming and helpful. #NotThe1970s

You’ll meet all of them as customers but become friends. #TrustSarah

About Us

With over 80 years experience in the motor industry you can trust Evoke Classics to sell your classic or offer advice.

Read about Sarah and the Team here

Our Auctions

Coming Soon! Hoping to buy your first classic or add to your special collection? Take a look through our auction lots, there are no Buyer fees and we have the lowest Seller fees around


Got some parts or automobilia to sell, looking for a special item for the she-shed or man-cave or hunting down a part for your classic resto? Check out our For Sale and Wanted adverts

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Welcome to our Neighbour-Hub. Connect with other enthusiasts, chat about all things classic in our forums, share tips and advice, read stories and Buyers Guides, find an Owners Club or a specialist trade and more!

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Get advice or just air your views (within reason!) on any automotive related topics that take your fancy

Looking for a show or a classic car meet? Want to add your own event? Check out our calendar

Catch up on the latest news and views in the world of classics motoring

Crabbers Corner

Find out what Sarah’s been up to, read her musings and follow her adventures in Ivan the Ital!

Owners Clubs

Add your own Owners club or check out our list of UK clubs to find the right one for you

Buyers Guides

Looking for tips about buying a classic?

Check out our Classics Buyers Guides

Your Stories

Remembering your first car, classic restorations and rebuilds – read stories that will evoke memories

Trade Directory

Searching for a classics specialist or have a business you’d like to tell us about? Look no further!

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