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. We also ensure that all Porsche sports cars (registered after 2008) are supplied with Porsche approved ‘N’ Rated tyres. 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

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.

Chris Smith

Chris Smith
Site Manager

Chris joined Dove House in 2018 with extensive motor trade knowledge, having worked in the industry since 1989.

His experience is all encompassing having worked for various different manufacturers over the years, spending over 13 years with BMW but most recently with Porsche, Ferrari and Aston Martin.

When not discussing cars you will no doubt find him on the golf course or walking his dog.

Tony Whitcombe

Tony Whitcombe
Workshop Manager

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 the last 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.

Marc Coombes

Marc Coombes

Marc joined Dove House in 2020, bringing with him an extensive wealth of knowledge earned from working as a motorsport technician since 1995.

Spending many years working as No. 1 mechanic for BTCC, WRC and ASCAR, he has more recently been working for corporate motorsport driving experience companies such as Palmersport and Everyman Racing.

Ryan Bale

Ryan Bale

Ryan joined Dove House in 2018, bringing with him a fantastic mechanical knowledge of all things automotive.

Since then he has been working under the intensive tuition of Tony Whitcombe, building him into a strong well-rounded Porsche technician.

Brendon Hurn

Brendon Hurn

Brendon joined Dove House in 2015 having spent many years as an expert detailer.

He has been tasked with the job of launching the detailing arm to the business as a retail outlet which has previously been exclusively in-house. Having 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.

Brendon is a keen cyclist, having covered more miles on his bike in the last 12 months than that in his car but is still passionate about all things automotive.

Katie Burgess

Katie Burgess
Accounts Manager

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