The expert: Alan Jones

Spokesman (and F1 champion), Lloyds Classic Car Auctions, Australia

Australia is an untapped market for overseas buyers. Enthusiasts world-wide are noticing this market, with prices for European road and race cars raising the game to a new level. In 2017 Lloyds sold a Brabham BT21B–Cosworth S for a record-breaking £130,000 and continue to offer European race and road cars to customers who see the value in cars from Australia’s dry rust-free climate. Collectors looking to Australia also enjoy good value due to the exchange rate. Being so far from Europe and the US, we’ve had this market to ourselves for years, but now people overseas are realising you can pay the same amount in dollars you would in pounds for the same car and get a rust-free vehicle – plus free shipping.