ABOUT US

Dutton Garage is one of the world’s premium retailers of classic, collectable, exotic and rare cars with our iconic showroom based in Melbourne, Australia. With a global buying power and an extensive international network, we are able to source, purchase and sell vehicles for customers worldwide. Our expert staff provide a fully tailored services for customers looking to purchase their next collectable, classic or exotic car.

Ownership

Dutton Garage is a subsidiary of the Dutton Group. The Dutton Group is owned by its founders, Gavin Fernandez and George Nakas, alongside CHAMP Private Equity. With an investment history dating back to 1987, CHAMP’s primary investment objective is to achieve long-term capital appreciation in mid-market businesses located in Australia and New Zealand. CHAMP acquired its interest in Dutton in early 2017, and since then has successfully partnered with the founders and management to grow the business both domestically and internationally. 

Adding to this, Dutton Sporting Cars has a lineage that brings over a hundred years of classic car expertise. First established in 1911 by Albert Octavius Dutton - the Dutton brand has a legacy of auto racing in Australia that is beyond compare.

The Dutton family known as the 'the first family of automotive style' are renowned 
for their unique presentation of retail buildings and showrooms.

They have created exquisite homes for exotics, automobiles, automobile and motorsport art.
Their interior design of this amazing building has taken them to even another level.

Jeff, Gay and James have sourced and installed design features to further enhance the Karl Fender creation with a museum likes exhibition providing a welcoming meeting place to peruse in comfort. A fusion of culinary and automotive passion can be discovered within the showroom.

A cafe within a retail showroom was introduced by the Dutton family in 1991 and set the pace throughout Australia.

To find out more, please visit duttongroup.com.au

Our 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)

Cars were destined for Shaun from a young age, his passion for them grew rapidly and still does to this day. Over his career, Shaun has been a part of some amazing, high calibre Dealer Groups such as Ferrari, Maserati, AMG, Lamborghini, Lotus and Alfa Romeo. His roles and responsibilities have varied, from General Sales Manager to Dealer Principle and his love for all things AMG is infectious.
Hence, it is his life and calling to be involved with classic, bespoke and collectable cars – Dutton Garage has provided him with this phenomenal opportunity. To be surrounded by some of the best cars in the world and to work with a highly knowledgeable, experienced and inspired team means that Dutton Garage really is the pinnacle in the automotive sales sector.
The Dutton brand has seen massive global growth with representation in Australia, New Zealand and the UK and are the only dealer in the Southern Hemisphere to have hosted all the hyper cars, LaFerrari, Porsche 918, Bugatti Veyron and the McLaren P1 to name a few. Shaun’s role managing Dutton Garage is a challenging but extremely rewarding experience.

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 (SENIOR 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 celebrated his 25th anniversary as part of the extended Dutton family.

ROWAN THOMSON (SENIOR CLASSIC 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.

MARCO RAMIREZ (MODERN PRESTIGE SPECIALIST)

Marco has had a huge passion & involvement in cars since he was young. His father has been a collector, which has helped with the research, locating and restoration of classic cars for 7 years in Mexico.

In addition to classic cars, Marco had grown up racing go-karts for seven years and has had a life-long dedication to learn about sport cars and hyper cars.

Marco started his car career in sales with Chrysler, Jeep & Dodge for five years – moving on to Alfa Romeo and Fiat for three years and eventually to Mercedes Benz as an AMG specialist for four years.

Since starting at Dutton Garage, Marco specialises in the modern/prestige vehicles and is increasing his experience in the classic car market.

BEN STACK (CLASSIC, MOTORSPORT & MODERN SPECIALIST)

Barossa Born & Adelaide raised, Ben moved to Melbourne to work for Porsche, before being lured to Formula 1 brand McLaren, as Brand Manager for Melbourne. He has close ties with the McLaren F1 outfit, assembling the Factory McLaren GT3 car & driver line up for the 2018 Bathurst 12 hour.

Ben's involvement in the collector car scene has allowed him to make many great contacts, both personally and professionally. He subsequently joined Dutton Garage to assist, acquire and retail the classic & bespoke models across all brands.

Ben's personal passion for modern collectables & classic cars has allowed him to introduce many new customers to the collector car market, many of whom trust him so implicitly that they have invested heavily through him to build diverse, blue-chip private collections. Ben competes Nationally in the Porsche Michelin GT3 Cup Challenge Category.

KARL HUGHES (CUSTOMER SERVICE MANAGER)

From a young age, Karl has been immersed in luxury car brands. Through spending time at his family’s large prestige dealership in the UK to attending classic car shows and auctions, he has acquired a thorough knowledge of the automotive market. Furthermore, working as a Fraud Strategy Analyst at the Royal Bank of Scotland for five years enabled Karl to review business procedures and streamline processes to improve customer service. Hence, the role of Customer Service Manager at Dutton Garage was a natural choice. Here he manages and motivates staff to enhance the customer experience and directly liaises with the GM to expand markets globally, particularly in the UK and Europe.

NATASHA HARRIS (CORPORATE RECEPTIONIST)

Natasha is Dutton Garage’s front of house and first point of call for customers. She is no stranger to the limelight as she has spent many years in pageantry and has thus acquired a high level of confidence. Moreover, her experience in the luxury hotel industry has made her the perfect fit as reception for the company.

MICHAEL AMARICO (SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER & PHOTOGRAPGHER)

Michael is our talented in-house photographer who has years of experience in both photography and film-making as well as social media marketing. He specialises in car photography and modern street photography which he intertwines into his work. His creative work is perfect for Dutton Garage’s environment and is a vital part of our team. 

RADHIKA SUD (MARKETING MANAGER)

Growing up, Radhika has always had a love for motorsport with a particularly strong interest in Formula 1. She attended Monash University, where she studied Commerce and Science. This in combination with three years spent on the university’s Formula Student team has put her in good stead as the Marketing Manager for Dutton Garage. Here she works closely with Michael to develop and implement marketing campaigns for the business. Furthemore, she is continuously looking for new avenues to grow the brand both in Australia and New Zealand.

SERVICEs INTERNATIONAL CLASSIC CAR SOURCING

Finding a car of your dreams can be a very complicated, time-consuming process. At Dutton Garage, we pride ourselves on sourcing all kinds of rare and collectible cars. Having a truly global sourcing network, Dutton Garage has the ability to source any car, no matter how rare or collectible. This enables collectors to focus on enjoying their vehicles rather than going through the tedious painful process of sourcing them.

SELL YOUR CAR

If you’re planning on selling your collectable car, we’d love to hear from you. At Dutton Garage we’re always on the look out for the highest quality luxury, prestige and classic cars from all over the world to add to our ever-changing showroom. We actively seek to find collectable cars that will meet our demanding standards and those of our international client base. We have a waiting list of buyers looking for something that’s more than a little bit special so please give us a call to find your car a new home.

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