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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. We also ensure that all Porsche sports cars (registered after 1998) 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
Director

Simon joined Dove House in 2003 when we moved to our current premises. Initially joining as a Sales Executive, Simon is now 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.

Harvey Beaumont

Harvey Beaumont
Sales Executive

Harvey joined Dove House in 2007 with over nine years experience of the luxury boat market. At Dove House he is able to apply his sales skills to a market where he really has a passion for the product and likes to offer the customer 'the ultimate car buying experience' in a professional manner.

Give him a call today to talk through any of our extensive stock.

Nick West

Nick West
Sales Executive

Nick joined Dove House in June 2012 with over 10 years experience in the retail motor trade and 4 years prior experienece in motoring journalism. He has a very strong knowledge of all things automotive, bordering on the side of being a motoring geek.

Give him a call and he will be happy to discuss any stock.

Tony Whitcombe

Tony Whitcombe
Workshop Manager/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 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.

Philip Long

Philip Long
Senior Technician/Foreman

Phil joined Dove House in 2010 to further enhance our workshop expertise. Phil previously worked at a Porsche franchised dealer for over 7 years where he completed his apprenticeship along with a comprehensive Porsche training programme, where he bacame a Porsche Master Technician as well as achieving ATA Gold Level status.

Henry Davies

Henry Davies
Technician

Henry joined Dove House in 2016 having previously worked as a technician within the Porsche main dealer network since 2007.

Prior to working for Porsche Henry worked as a technician for a Bentley and Rolls Royce specilaist for 4 years, so he has a very good broad knowledge of a range of sports and prestige vehicles.

Ryan Powell

Ryan Powell
Technician

Ryan joined Dove House in 2013 at the tender age of 16, as our first apprentice technician. Splitting his time between college and Dove House, he is being expertly guided by Phil Long.

He obviously has a good eye and a steady hand as he is also a registered member of Northampton Target Shooting Club and a member of Archers of Raunds.

Sam Eaton

Sam Eaton
Technician

Sam joined Dove House in 2015 having previously working for Ray Mallock Ltd for 7 years as a race technician, specialising in historic race cars as well BTCC and WTCC.

During his time there he also worked as a race technician at Le Mans in 2008 & 2009 for RML.

Sam also worked as the No. 2 technician on the development of the very rare Nissan Juke R of which only 3 production cars were produced.

Sean Mallinson

Sean Mallinson
Technician

Sean joined Dove House in 2015, having run his own business for the previous 2 years.

He also worked as a mechanic for 2 race teams at Santa Pod, building and re-building race engines.

His experience is very broad and has always held positions as either the lead mechanic or foreman at other garages he has worked. He was very keen to join Dove House to broarden his knowledge even further and take him to the next level.

Brendon Hurn

Brendon Hurn
Valeter/Detailer

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.

Kevin Smith

Kevin Smith
Office Manager/Accounts Manager

Kevin joined Dove House in 2015 after spending many years in high level accounts positions for various large multi-national companies.

He is a keen clay and game shooter, taking his classic Land Rover Defender on his shoots.

Kevin is also a master diver spending a lot of time in Egypt and the Maldives on dives.

Michelle Wheeler

Michelle Wheeler
Service Administrator

Michelle joined Dove House in 2015 after spending many years as an International Supply Coordinator for the export division of a large food and drinks company.

She is a keen theatre goer enjoying regular trips to London's theatre district. Also a big Northampton Saints fan, you will often find her on the terraces of Franklins Gardens and Twickenham.

Anne Leach

Anne Leach
Domestic Goddess

Anne joined Dove House in 2007 and looks after us all and when she's not doing that, she studies crystal and other complementary therapies.

She is a keen horse rider and spends a lot of time at the stables looking after her horse.

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

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