Cornwall LivingIssue #65

The drive of your life

We discover the secrets of one of life’s most pleasurable investments, with vehicle finance expert, Ignition. 

Whether it’s a ‘Back to the Future’ DeLorean, James Bond’s Aston Martin or Ferris Bueller’s Ferrari, most of us have a dream car we would love to own to help make life taste just that little bit sweeter. One Cornwall-based vehicle finance provider is helping to transform its clients’ dreams into reality by providing innovative solutions for funding aspirational vehicles of all shapes and sizes, models and ages.

“…simply the fastest, most efficient finance company I have ever dealt with…”

Ignition has been established in Truro for more than 13 years, and in that time has carved out a sound reputation for providing competitive finance deals for hundreds of high-value prestige and classic cars from top-of-the-range sports cars to vintage collectables.

According to Managing Director, Alan Tutte, whilst some consider aspirational vehicles an indulgence, they can in fact also prove a fruitful investment. “We recently helped a client fund a very rare, classic car,” explains Alan. “He was delighted with his purchase, as it fulfilled a childhood dream, but was even more delighted when the vehicle had appreciated in value by some £500,000 less than a year later.”

As a direct lender, Ignition prides itself on its personal and confidential service, and as a result, enjoys long-term relationships with many of its customers. With decision-making undertaken in-house, the team can focus on understanding the particular requirements of each individual and tailor a suitable solution.

Packages available include hire purchase, vehicle lease and personal contract hire, as well as a wide range of specific funding solutions including refinancing of other assets or securing bridging loans. The principal aim is to maximise spending potential whilst minimising repayments.

One of Ignition’s regular customers is CEO of a manufacturing business, who has been using Ignition to help finance his own private collection of prestige cars, as well as numerous vehicles for the business, for over a decade. His business vehicles include a fleet of 14 commercial HGV vehicles, as well as around ten company cars for employees. But his real passion is his private collection of top-of-the-range sports cars, which include a Lamborghini and a Ferrari. The latest addition to the collection, and one of his favourites, is a brand new McLaren 675LT Spider. This limited edition model, restricted to just 500 examples, is the fastest and most exhilarating open-top McLaren has ever produced, and is clearly great fun to drive.

“I like dealing with Ignition because it just takes one quick phone call to let them know what you’d like to purchase and they come back to you the same day with a great deal,” he says. “They know the car market well, and are not afraid of putting together deals on rare or classic cars.”

Another customer, the Managing Director of a property group, recently contacted Ignition to help finance his beautiful new Bentley Mulsanne Speed. The most powerful four-door car in the world, the Mulsanne Speed is both ultra-luxurious and fast. Delighted with his new purchase, and with the service offered by Ignition, he comments: “Ignition Credit is simply the fastest, most efficient finance company I have ever dealt with. From first contact to drawdown of funds took just 48 hours.”

For those who have a clear idea of their own perfect car, but are simply unable to find it for sale, the Ignition team is happy to offer assistance. They have a number of preferred suppliers and contacts in the prestige and classic car trade and will do all they can to make that dream car purchase come true.

"...simply the fastest, most efficient finance company I have ever dealt with..."