Historic Auctions Pvt. Ltd. is founded by renowned collectors, connoisseurs and automotive historians of international repute with a collective industry experience of over 150 years.
Historic Auctions provides a complete solution for buying and selling a wide variety of classic automobiles and automobilia, across the eras, via online auctions, live auctions and bespoke private sales through a transparent and convenient platform. All sales are backed by credible information and research and a deep understanding of the collector automobile market.
The Historic Auctions team of highly knowledgeable and experienced Directors, Advisors and Specialists offer the best advice with respect to collectability, condition of the automobile and future investment value, across all tastes and budgets for both newcomers and seasoned collectors alike.
Manvendra Singh Barwani belongs to the erstwhile royal family of Barwani. Keenly interested in automobiles from an early age, he successfully combined his passionate hobby with work, starting India’s first vintage and classic car restoration workshop in 1978. He is the most well-known and respected authority on vintage and classic cars in India.
He has researched and written the histories of many marques and co-authored the book Automobiles of the Maharajas with Sharada Dwivedi. A founding member of the Vintage and Classic Car Club of India, Manvendra Singh served as Curator for the Cartier Travel with Style Concours d’Elegance in India and judges many other Concours events in India and abroad,
including the Pebble Beach Concours. He is a member of the Society of Automotive Historians and represents India on the FIA International Historical Commission. He is also on the jury panel of the annual Peninsula’s ‘Best of the Best’ Award, and Autocar India’s ‘Car of the Year’ Award. He received the prestigious Pebble Beach Lorin Tryon Trophy in 2018 for his enormous contribution in preserving India’s rich automotive heritage and GQ Magazine’s Man of the Year Award for ‘Outstanding Achievement’ in 2019.
Madan is the Founder & Managing Trustee of the 21 Gun Salute Heritage & Cultural Trust, and the organizer and promoter of the 21 Gun Salute International Concours d’Elegance. A passionate classic vehicle collector, he has over 300 vehicles including military vehicles and motorcycles, encompassing all eras which he has collected over the past twenty-five years.
He is also the Vice-President of the Heritage Motoring Club of India (HMCI) and the President of the MG Owners Club. Madan is the Managing Director of Deneb and Pollux, a major company in the travel and hospitality sector.
With over 20 years in the financial services industry, Amal has dealt with institutional clients in the equity and commodity markets in India, as well as private investment banking; but his passion lies with classic cars. He is a prolific collector of highly sought after and rare cars and a large collection of die-cast models and automobilia collected the past twenty years.
A prominent member of the classic car community, he serves in the Planning & Support Committee of the Vintage and Classic Car Club of India, as well as the Vice President – West of the MG Classic Car Club.
Born in a family that is extremely passionate about cars, Siddhraj was drawn to automobiles from infancy. He started his career with a role at Porsche when they first entered India. As an Automobile Journalist and automotive historian with over twenty years of experience, he has worked for Autocar India, Auto India and Autobild Magazines, as well as contributed to Forbes, Robb Report and The Hindu amongst various other publications.
He has also served as the coordinator and media consultant for the Cartier ‘Travel with Style’ Concours d’Elegance since its inception in 2008.
A hotelier by profession, Avijit is a keen classic car and motorcycle collector and a major proponent of the movement in Rajasthan. Hailing from the royal family of Badnore, Avijit caught the classic car bug early from his father – a collector and a major advocate of the hobby in India.
Avijit serves as the Secretary of the Rajputana Automotive Sports Car Club, based out of Jaipur and is a key figure in organising the annual Jaipur Vintage Car Rally. He also serves as an Executive Committee Member of the Heritage Motoring Club of India (HMCI) and works extensively towards the rights of vintage and classic vehicle owners.
Diljeet is the Founder and Managing Partner of Titus & Co., Advocates; a Star Export House in Legal Services representing multinational corporations and Foreign Governments in India.
Diljeet founded ‘The Titus Museum’ which houses his private collection of vintage cars, motorcycles, as well as other antiques and collectables, collected the past over twenty years. He is also the Secretary and Founding Member of the Heritage Motoring Club of India and Vice President – North of the MG Classic Car Club. He is a key figure in working with the government on policy decisions regarding classic cars, securing their future and advises Historic Auctions on Governance matters.