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About the Dove House Motor Company

Dove House Motor Company Ltd
"the difference is our commitment to exceptional service"

About DHMC

Dove House Motor Company was founded by a car enthusiast and collector who originally started the business from his home in 2001. 'We decided to start Dove House Motor Company after a series of disappointing experiences suffered when buying cars for personal use and then decided that we wanted to ‘change the face of the pre-owned prestige buying experience’.

The business quickly outgrew the owner’s home and in 2003 we commissioned our current premises to be purpose-built to support the rapidly expanding business and since then we have continued to grow in all areas. In addition to the original showroom, offices and hand over facilities, Dove House Motor Company had valeting and detailing bays built in 2006 and a new fully equipped workshop was constructed in 2010.

Dove House Motor Company are an independent car dealership specialising in Porsche, Ferrari and Aston Martin, situated in Northamptonshire (East Midlands/Anglian Region) conveniently located for easy access from the M1, A1 and A14. Vehicles can be viewed at our showroom, which is open 6 days a week with Sundays covered by appointment. If we do not currently stock the vehicle you are looking for, we will endeavour to source the marque and specification you desire.

Dove House Motor Company can cater for all of your prestige sports car sales and servicing needs.


How We are Different

We pride ourselves on the quality of our service as well as the quality of our vehicles, as we recognise the importance of our customers’ requirements. This ethos applies as readily to the sale of a mini as it does to the sale of a Ferrari. All of our cars are displayed inside our purpose built temperature controlled showroom, so no matter what the weather you can view your dream car in comfort. We do not believe in the high pressure sales of other dealerships, at Dove House we want to build long term relationships with our clients. That begins with the first car being the right vehicle for our client and it affects how we handle all areas of the sale from first enquiry through to our warranties and our inspection and preparation checklist.

With everything from factory trained technicians in our fully equipped workshop through to our highly skilled detailer being located on-site, we can ensure that all or our cars are prepared to the very highest standards.


Dove House Motor Company Warranty

All of our cars are supplied with a comprehensive warranty of at least 3 months/3000 miles.

We have found insurance backed warranties inadequate for the needs of our clients and as such the Dove House Motor Company warranty is professionally administered by ourselves with reserved funding. We go the extra mile to make sure that we look after our customers’ needs and attend to problems promptly.

Pre Sale Checks

From the initial stages of us selecting a car for sale, this begins with the selection and rejection of vehicles by our buyer, ensuring that that only the best vehicles are bought into the Dove House Motor Company stock. In all cases we ensure that only the best cars are available to our customers by putting each of them through a series of rigorous tests.

Firstly we ensure that all of our cars have been HPI checked and are clear of any outstanding finance, have not been involved in any major accidents (and therefore recorded on VCAR) and there is no discrepancy with regards to the mileage. Also we check to make sure that each car has comprehensive service history.

As soon as the car arrives at our showroom it is taken straight into our on-site workshop where our highly skilled technicians put the car through a 111 point check to give us full satisfaction in the mechanical condition of the car.

It is paramount when dealing with high performance cars that safety always comes first, which is why we will always make sure that there is at least 3mm of tread on all the tyres, otherwise they are replaced. Safety is a major factor in the design of our 111 point check and the technicians ensure that the cars are not beyond the MOT standard but to Dove House Motor Company standards.

The final touches to preparing a car for sale at Dove House Motor Company is for the workshop to then pass the car to our expert Valeter/Detailer who ensures that each car is valeted and presented to the highest standard.

Meet Our Team

Simon Lenton

Simon Lenton
Director

Simon joined Dove House in 2003 when we moved to our current premises and is the General Manager/Buyer overseeing the day to day running of the business.

With a strong passion for everything automotive since childhood, Simon has always had a love for Porsche, Ferrari and Aston Martin’s.
He’s been with us for 20 years and has the knowledge/ grey hairs to prove it.

Brendon Hurn

Brendon Hurn
Head of Dove House Detailing

Brendon joined Dove House in 2015 having spent many years as an expert detailer.
Since joining he has set up the detailing arm of the business as a retail outlet which has previously been exclusively in-house.
He has also been credited as the first Certified Platinum Gtechniq dealer in the UK, he has given us firm foundations in order to launch our detailing business which is now a certified Wax Is Dead Centre.
Brendon can typically be found at many Porsche Club GB events and meetings up and down the country when he’s not working on his 1964 MK1 Mini.

Andy Robins

Andy Robins
Service Manager/Workshop Controller

Andy joined Dove House in 2023 bringing with him a wealth of knowledge after starting his motortrade life as an apprentice technician in 1981.

He spent almost 30 years at a prestige dealership, starting as a technician before becoming workshop controller and finally service centre manager.

Tony Whitcombe

Tony Whitcombe
Senior Technician

Tony joined Dove House in 2010 when we expanded to open our own workshop. We spent almost six months finding the right person to set-up and run the workshop, as we wanted to make sure the right candidate had both an abundance of experience in high performance and prestige cars and the ability to connect with our clients and deliver the Dove House Motor Company experience into this area.

Tony spent 7 years at a franchised Porsche dealership and prior to that 8 years at Silverstone Circuit preparing all the track day Ferrari, Porsche and Lotus giving him both the benefit of factory approved training in Porsche and a wide knowledge of other marques.

Ryan Bale

Ryan Bale
Technician

Ryan joined Dove House in 2018, bringing with him a fantastic mechanical knowledge of all things automotive and an enthusiasm that's second to none.

He has extensive Porsche experience in all models and is the epitome of tech geek. If he's not working on cars at Dove House, then he's either working on cars at home or researching issues to further enhance his knowledge.

Paul Green

Paul Green
Technician

Paul joined Dove House in 2022 after 8 years with OPC's, firstly at Porsche Centre Leicester and then most recently before joining us working as Workshop Controller/ Technician at Porsche Centre Silverstone.

Bringing to the team a wealth of knowledge not only of combustion engine Porsches but also the later Hybrid and Electric versions.

Prior to working for Porsche Paul also spent 7 years at BMW Leicester and before that 3 years at Noble Automotive.

James Moore

James Moore
Technician

James joined Dove House in 2023 after spending the last 8 years working for both Porsche main dealers and independent Porsche specialists, more recently specialising in classic Porsche restoration projects.

Prior to Porsche he was still working within the VAG network for both Audi and VW.

Jordan Harris

Jordan Harris
Accounts Manager

Jordan joined Dove House in 2022 as our account manager and has dabbled into the world of car reviewing on YouTube!

He has had a passion for all things cars from a young age, his favourite brand is Ferrari. Although his all-time favourite car is a R34 Nissan Skyline V Spec II Nur.

Sophie Beeston

Sophie Beeston
Social Media and Marketing Co-ordinator

Sophie joined Dove House in 2002 when she entered the world. Forced to endure all things automotive from a young age, she is now a keen Formula 1 enthusiast, her favourite driver being Daniel Ricciardo.

After studying marketing at university she is now honing her skills in the family business.

Anne Leach

Anne Leach
Head of Housekeeping

Anne joined Dove House in 2007 and looks after us all.
She has trained in many holistic therapies which has led to her running her own mindfulness-based life coaching business.

Anne is also an exceptional baker and regularly treats us to her latest culinary masterpieces.

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