The Dutton Garage Team

The team at Dutton Garage are industry leaders in collectible, classic and exotic cars. They bring with them decades of experience in buying, selling and investing in these rare and exotic cars.

Shaun Baker 
  (General Manager)

Shaun has worked in the high end motoring industry for the past 18 years.  He has headed up the Robert Lane Alfa Romeo/Prestige as the GSM. In 2004, he joined the Rick Damelian group in NSW and built his career to become EGM/DP for Pertersham dealerships. Shaun assumed the role as brand Manager for Ferrari and Maserati in 2007. He has also consulted as a specialized trainer for Ferrari and Lexus. In 2014 Shaun was appointed General Manager of Dutton Garage.

Shaun is renowned for his love and passion for all things AMG.

​Jeff Dutton
(Senior Classic Car Specialist)

As the third generation Dutton, Jeff began his career in the family workshop as a mechanical apprentice where he honed his skills in repairing Porsches and Ferraris. During his tenure in the family workshop Jeff saw the opportunity to begin buying the exotic cars he was repairing and began forming his talents in buying, selling and advising on rare and collectible cars.

Over a career that spans over five decades, Jeff has been humbled to have the rare opportunity to be involved in the purchase of some of the most important car collections in the world. He is considered a doyen amongst motoring enthusiasts and is, without a doubt, one of the most prolific classic car experts.

John Varrasso
(Classic Car Specialist) 

John began his career in the late 70s at Henley’s. He was promoted to group Sales Manager in 1980 where he forged a successful career in managing the sales process for iconic brands such as Ferrari, Alfa Romeo, Jaguar and Volvo. In 1990 he joined Dutton’s and began paving a successful career in classic and collectible cars. He is one of Australia’s foremost experts in classic cars.

In 2015 John celebrates his 25TH anniversary as part of the extended Dutton family.

Rowan Thomson 
 (Porsche Specialist)

With a love of all things Porsche, Rowan began as a child, developing an in depth understanding for this classic marque. His childhood obsession forged on to become an adulthood career path. He joined Dutton’s in 1994 and from that day forward he set about turning his dream of selling and collecting Porsches into a reality. His knowledge for rare Porsches is second to none in Australia.

Rowan is also the proud owner of an extensive collection of classic Porsches.

Matthew Lodder
(Mercedes-Benz Specialist)
Matthew found his love of cars at a very young age. While other kids were playing video games, Matthew was studying the works of classic cars and the motor trade. Choosing his career path early, he began working at Mercedes-Benz as a technician at the age of 16. Matthew has since worked in sales at several Mercedes-Benz dealerships across the nation and also the Classic Throttle Shop in Sydney. Matthew has been collecting classic Mercedes-Benz and Austin Healey’s and is involved in many car clubs around Australia.

With over 10 years of experience in the motor trade and a passionate love of the Mercedes-Benz marque, Matthew has now achieved his dream to be a valued employee of Dutton Garage.