Sunday, 22 January 2017

New Document File will transform Classic Car History

A brand new classic car history file, designed to set a new industry standard in formalising the way in which a cars history is documented, will be launched at the Practical Classics’ Classic Car and Restoration Show in April.

The new De Bowers motor file helps classic car owners and sellers easily organise and document a car’s history, providing complete, comprehensive, clear and concise sections in which to display vital paperwork.

The high quality, hand-crafted British leather folder features three sections, Legal, Technical and Provenance, to cover items such as registration, modification history, restoration, and vehicle test history. Each section is clearly labelled and ordered for importance of use, meaning that owners can easily document their cars history, and potential buyers can quickly find the information they are looking for.

Speaking ahead of the launch of the new product, managing director of De Bowers, Kim De Bowers, said:

“A quality history file and documentation is a vital component of a car’s value, and can make or break a sale. The idea for the product came about when I had a stressful and unnecessary buying experience, struggling to find important documentation as part of the cars paperwork. To my disbelief no folder existed on the market that was able to organise documents for classic car owners in a simple, concise way. So I decided to produce it myself!”

The importance of a good history file to a car’s value and saleability should not be underestimated. In fact there is a legal precedent that supports this importance.

In the case of Hubbard vs Middlebridge Scimitar Ltd in 1990 presided over by Mr Justice Otton, the Law Courts of London stated that on the question of a car's ownership, a Continuous History is defined by, "A full unbroken and authentic set of documents which identify in a reliable manner who has owned the car, the uses that it has been put to and a description of its service history and any restoration, rebuilding, or reconstruction work that the car has experienced throughout its life since originally leaving the factory".

“A De Bowers history file does exactly this and transforms inert paperwork into a clear concise chain of events that create trust, aids security and ownership title, makes the buying and selling experience more pleasurable, whilst increasing the value of a car, and simultaneously creating a valuable asset for any classic vehicle. I hope that De Bowers will set the industry standard for classic car provenance", added Kim.

For more information on De Bowers please visit or see the new file on Stand CT92 and CT93 at the Practical Classics’ Classic Car and Restoration Show -

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