Client testimonials

Stocks Sports Cars would like to assure all our customers that all of our testimonials are 100% genuine and represent individual experiences using our services.

Below is some of the feedback we have received from our clients. If you would like to leave your own feedback on your experience with Stocks Sports Cars, please click here.

  • "I have always wanted an Giugiaro Esprit. At the time I was ready to buy, the selection was a little thin here in the US, so I started looking in the UK. I thought it would be a bit more interesting to get a RHD. I came across Stocks Sports Cars, who had several for sale. From my initial contact, Mark has been very prompt in getting back to me via email and/or phone calls to answer all of my questions. I arraigned a trip to the UK to see a car that fit my needs/desires (mainly air conditioning because I live in Phoenix, AZ) and he had the car out and clean, ready for me when I arrived. It was in mint condition, clean and low miles. From first sight, I knew I wanted that car. We went for a test drive and made the deal. Mark recommended a shipper and made himself available for the loading of the car. Mark continues to promptly answer any questions that I have. I keep up with his website and he always has many interesting cars posted. I highly recommend Stocks Sports Cars. "

    John Martin
  • "I had hankered after a Giugiaro Esprit for many, many years, but only recently was able to start looking in earnest. I swapped a couple of emails with Mark about what I was looking for. Having provided me with very helpful and unequivocal advice, he invited me to Stocks Sports Cars to discuss things face to face and to see the wide selection of Esprits that he had in stock. I spent a great morning chatting with him about the earlier Esprits and really appreciated his knowledge and experience of not only buying & selling them, but more importantly of owning them. To cut a long story short, I agreed to buy a low-mileage and stunningly presented Esprit S2 that he had for sale. A real credit to Mark for its re-commissioning after a long time in storage, as well as to its previous owners, the car sailed through an MoT with no advisories. To anyone who is thinking of buying an Esprit, and especially to those who are seriously on the hunt for one of these iconic cars, I would thoroughly recommend that you contact Mark and seek his help and advice. I am sure that you would enjoy the same level of attention, patience, customer care and helpfulness that he afforded me. Highly recommended!"

    Chris Pye
  • "I can only describe my purchase of a 1985 Turbo Esprit from Stocks as a complete pleasure. From the initial phone conversations with Mark to flexible viewing times and test drives, everything was spot on - nothing being too much trouble. On collection day the Esprit played up, but Mark sorted the problem out and I am extremely happy with the car. He knows the Esprit inside out and his passion for them is obvious, I would not hesitate to recommend him to any one else about to embark on dream of Lotus ownership."

    Patrick Dyer
  • "I bought a beautiful HC turbo from Mark. He is extremely knowledgeable on Lotus Esprit's and has been exceptionally helpful since I have had the vehicle.
    Mark sells very well sorted and great value Lotuses. I would recommend him to anyone.

    David Lawrence
  • Its been just over a year now since I purchased a Turbo Esprit from Mark and I am very pleased with it. Shortly after I collected it the car experienced an over fuelling problem but Mark sorted it out quickly and I have not had any issues since. Routine inspections undertaken by Bell and Colvill and GST Performance since then have turned up only minor non essential work and both commented how unusually good the car is."

    Lucas Reynolds
  • Bought my very first Esprit off Mark. Fantastic service and a great honest down to earth chap. Very professional, knowledgeable and smoothes the path into Lotus ownership. Wouldn’t hesitate to use again

    Barry Kearley
  • I found myself in a position to realize a lifelong ambition to own a Giugiaro Lotus Turbo Esprit. After looking at a number of cars I heard about Stocks Coachworks. I called Mark and then went to see him to discuss what I was looking for. He had in stock an '84 Turbo Esprit that needed some work but would be within my budget. I agreed in principle to buy the car if all works that were needed and what we discussed were carried out. 

    I went away working to China for 6 weeks or so. During that time Mark updated me with emails and pictures of the progress. On my return I went to see the car. The work had been completed as promised. We did the deal and away I went away very happy. 

    I have since purchased a second Turbo Esprit from Mark which caught my eye and have been very pleased. In fact both cars I have been pleased with. I would have no hesitation in recommending Mark to future potential purchasers at all.

    Phil Wilkinson
  • I had been looking for an original white S1 for a couple of years, when I came across a restoration project advertised at Stocks in May 2014. I went up and bought it on sight and Mark and his team then spent 7 months fully restoring the car back to its original factory spec. Mark kept me updated every step of the way with pictures and emails and happily tolerated my obsession with authenticity. The end result was outstanding, underlined when Mike Kimberley awarded it the Best in Class award at the 2016 Lotus Forums International Lotus Day Concours event at Brooklands. I cannot recommend Stocks highly enough - the work Mark and his team did on my car was second to none.

    Jonathan Hackford
  • Bought an esprit turbo off Mark 8 years ago and have to say car was well worth the money mark sold it for and any small niggles were soon sorted by him

    Peter Hutchin

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