since 1994


Ignition Classics is brought to you by Paul Stephens Ltd. Paul Stephens started in 1994 specialising in the consignment, purchase, and sale of classic and sports cars. The company soon evolved to focus on Porsche and the development of PS Autoart, a collection of bespoke high-end products based on Paul’s passion, vision and experience with this iconic marque. 

While the Paul Stephens brand continues to pursue the dream for perfection, Ignition Classics takes things back to the original roots of the business by keeping to its true core values while focusing on the market and the enthusiast. We believe the market is changing in the way that people view and buy their classic and sports car. We still take pride in our traditional values of honesty and transparency when dealing with either buyers or consignees.

“The car has arrived at my home in California. First, above and beyond anything else, I want to say the car is absolutely brilliant and utterly enthralling. The paint fixes you did on that rear quarter panel is just fantastic. I can very well see the loving care taken by yourself and your team to prep the car for delivery, to really dial it in. You could not have a happier customer than me.”
Frank Darabont
Porsche 911 2.7
"I was a first time Porsche buyer and was supported by Tom and Paul in the purchase. The culture of the business is welcoming, open and honest. On top of which they are absolute enthusiasts and specialists in their field. It was a pleasure to buy from Paul Stephens and I will have my car maintained there."
Mr Brinkmann
Porsche 993 C2S


There are many routes you can take when buying your classic and sports car. It is crucial to understand if a car isn’t perfect, what are the potential costs that may be looming in the future. If your brave and take a chance at an auction or deal with someone privately, you ultimately have very little come back once you have brought the car.

Cars featured on Ignition Classics are supplied with a full inspection report. You can view and take your time to look over the vehicle in a stress-free environment, as well as taking a test drive before you buy. Unlike an auction, there are no costly commission fees on top once you have taken delivery. Supplied with your car will be a written report and a minimum three-month driveline warranty for peace of mind.

“The professional advice and service I received were excellent. I would have no hesitation in recommending your company to anyone looking to buy a Porsche. It’s never easy parting with large sums of cash to chase a dream, but with your guidance, I was reassured that I was making the right decision. Three weeks and a thousand miles on, the car is performing perfectly."
Chris Poole
Porsche 993
"I was thrilled when my Paul Stephens 911 was delivered. I hadn’t seen or driven the car, so had placed a lot of faith in the firm’s reputation. The car was immaculate when it arrived, and for a 40 year old car the driving experience is fantastic. It really goes! I am a convert..."
Ben Marnham
Porsche 911 S


There’s a point in the road when you are looking to sell your pride and joy. The question is, what is the best price or is it the right time to sell? These are the questions we’ve been answering for over 25 years. With the ever-changing market, we are confident to be able to achieve the best possible result for your car.

Selling your car with Ignition Classics couldn’t be any easier. Everything from insurance, storage, test drives to final delivery and payment is taken care of for you. Here at Ignition Classics, we pride ourselves with our honesty and provide a transparent relationship with our customers to ensure the best possible service.

Unlike many other services, we offer competitive rates compared to the online and traditional auction platforms with the added benefit of our extensive knowledge of the market, relaxed environment and transparency and honesty we provide. For further information, please do not hesitate to contact our team.

"Dealing with Paul Stephens Porsche was problem-free from first contact to taking delivery of the car, which was absolutely as described and accompanied by a monumental history file. I now have a very, very special car in my garage, and I would recommend Paul Stephens to anyone with a passion for historic Porsches."
Mark Griffiths
Porsche 911 2.7 RS
"For a business to stand above its peers, it’s all about post sale care and to this regard Paul Stephens excels. I noticed one or two concerns with my car shortly after taking delivery, but Paul and Tom couldn’t more helpful in discussing my options and resolving these issues. I wouldn’t hesitate to buy another car from Paul Stephens – a genuine company run by fellow car enthusiasts."
Matthew McCarthy
Porsche 996 GT3 Clubsport