Justin first towed home a rusty but cheap Triumph Spitfire when he was 15 and has never stopped searching for interesting and rare cars.

He started out in the music industry as a Bass Player and failed Rock Star before opening a small chain of Record shops in the home counties. It wasn't long, however, before his first love, classic cars, came to the fore.

He cut his teeth working for Nick Nicholas at Lombarda Sport in Notting Hill before moving to Hexagon BMW in Highgate. He was always destined to work for himself, however, and started Justin Banks Classic Cars Ltd in 2001.

The company was a success from day one and he grew it every year, finding an incredibly eclectic range of stock, and also finding eager clients who shared his love of the more interesting cars available.

Justin relocated to the South of France in 2005 with his French wife and young family whilst continuing to trade with the help of Damon Milnes at Cheshire Classics. This was a great period and Justin cemented his reputation for finding interesting French cars including Facel Vega, Delage, Delahaye & Talbot Lago.

Justin came back to Kent in 2010 and formed Godin Banks Ltd. with his good friend Anthony Godin, this was also a very productive period but, due to a difference in business direction, Justin started trading independently again in 2013.

Justin has an undeniable reputation as a first class buyer and he has an extremely broad range of knowledge of cars of all eras and can help you build the eclectic collection he and his clients find so irresistible. He is probably the premier dealer and collector of the Facel Vega Marque.

Justin is also the guy to speak to for Riva Boats, wristwatches and Lalique mascots.