Vintage Motors of Sarasota was established in 1989 by its founder and proprietor Martin Godbey and is today globally recognized in the classic car industry. Vintage Motors of Sarasota offers many of the world’s finest cars to the most discerning collectors from all around the world. Vintage’s specialized services include sales and acquisitions, appraisals, collection and estate sales and consolation, importation, exportation and transportation. They are known for high quality examples, many national show winners.
Vintage Motors has an extensive and diverse collection for all types of classic and exotic car collectors and enthusiasts. They have a wide knowledge for Pre-War American and European classics, Pre-War and Post-War European sports and racing cars, Rolls-Royce/Bentley motorcars, significant 50’s American chrome embellished flagships, Mercedes-Benz open cars, very low production Coachbuilt and prototype vehicles to supercars. Their knowledge and experience is vast and varied and they look forward to each new acquisition with enthusiasm. After all the greatest fun is the chase and acquiring the next car. They frequently drive the cars to shows and weekend excursions. They feel these wonderful machines were meant to be enjoyed, driven and preserved. Every transaction Vintage handles is influenced and benefits from their years of industry achievements and each proposes a new and exciting challenge by fulfilling the world’s elite collectors needs one classic car at a time. Vintage’s Car Specialists combine decades of experience in buying, selling, trading, racing and restoring notable automobiles.
Buyers and sellers both have come from all over the globe, and are represented by many different countries, from Europe, Russia and the Middle East to Asia, and the Americas. This cultural diversity extends to their team of car specialists, who are also known and respected around the world. Buyers and sellers both benefit from this knowledge base…
At Vintage Motors of Sarasota, they actively stay current in the market through attendance at many auctions and automotive related events. They regularly attend auction events promoted by RM, Gooding & Co., Mecum, Bonham’s, Worldwide Auctioneers, D.E. Foeller, as well as a number of local and regional events. They frequently attend prominent local, regional and national shows including Amelia Island Concours, Lake Mirror Classic, ACD National Meet in Auburn IN, Cavallino Palm Beach, Pebble Beach Concours, and hosting their own car show once a month.
Vintage Motors business has always been fueled by its love and passion for classic cars and a compelling desire to satisfy its clientele’s every need producing outstanding results. To date, nine figures in worth of unique automobiles have been bought and sold by the Vintage Team. Their clients and associates have found them to be knowledgeable, confident and reliable for whatever classic car business needs are requested of them – this is one of the reasons their clients continue to come back to them on a regular basis and rely on their ongoing assistance.
“I have bought two cars from Vintage Motors of Sarasota and found the people great to work with and I have loved the cars. Some people get confused between the old car museum and the dealership which is around the side. The dealership does not charge an entry fee and the people are very knowledgeable.” – Anne Vose
“I have bought several cars here … You couldn’t find nicer or more knowledgeable car people!! The only place to buy true classic cars in the Sarasota area…. Many hard to find Packards, Rolls, Bentleys, etc.” – Carol Caprio
“What an amazing Showroom. These cars blow my mind… I encourage everyone to stop by.” – Robin Dumas
5500 N. Tamiami Trail, Suite B
Sarasota, FL 34243