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Written by Angus Frazer for JBR Capital

Entrepreneur and petrolhead Andrew Barnes talks us by his eclectic automotive assortment and explains why it makes sound enterprise sense to borrow funding from JBR Capital even when you should buy outright.

Barnes, who splits his time between his winery on Waiheke Island off the coast of Auckland and his nation home close to Tilford in Surrey, has a long time of expertise within the monetary trade. He based New Zealand’s largest company trustee firm, Perpetual Guardian, specialising in estates, charitable trusts, charitable foundations, wills, and supervising capital markets. Having just lately offered the supervisory a part of the enterprise, Barnes now focuses on advising personal purchasers and operating the winery in New Zealand and a expertise firm within the UK.

Financially astute to the very best doable degree, Barnes is an advocate of funding a few of his vehicles by JBR Capital, and later we’ll hear him clarify his logic for doing so. However first, let’s discover out extra about a few of the vehicles in his assortment.

“My son tells me that I’m a number of generations old-fashioned”, admits Barnes, “however I’ve all the time loved traditional vehicles. I hate the trendy vehicles that beep and shout at me and second-guess all the pieces that I wish to do once I’m driving”.

Nevertheless, don’t mistake the person’s love of machines made a few years in the past for any type of automotive snobbery. Nothing might be farther from the reality, for Barnes’s core automotive perception might be summed up as: ‘higher an evocation for driving arduous on the highway than an unique that by no means strikes from an air-conditioned storage’.

“4 of my vehicles are evocations”, explains Barnes. “The MG K3 duplicate is constructed on an MG KN chassis, so it’s interval in that respect, as is the Jaguar C-Kind on an XK 140 chassis and the Petersen 4.5-litre Blower, which is on a 1935 chassis. The Bentley Blue Prepare is constructed on a 1951 R Kind Chassis, versus an unique

Nevertheless, don’t mistake the person’s love of machines made a few years in the past for any type of automotive snobbery. Nothing might be farther from the reality, for Barnes’s core automotive perception might be summed up as: ‘higher an evocation for driving arduous on the highway than an unique that by no means strikes from an air-conditioned storage’.

“4 of my vehicles are evocations”, explains Barnes. “The MG K3 duplicate is constructed on an MG
KN chassis, so it’s interval in that respect, as is the Jaguar C-Kind on an XK 140 chassis and the Petersen 4.5-litre Blower, which is on a 1935 chassis. The Bentley Blue Prepare is constructed on a 1951 R Kind Chassis, versus an unique Nineteen Thirties chassis.

“I might have an unique Jaguar C-Kind. However do I wish to spend £5 million on a automotive? And would I truly drive it? Or would I’ve it primarily as a museum piece? One factor I do know is I’m not fascinated with museum items; I like driving vehicles. I’m happier having a pile of various vehicles for various days and totally different moods, whereas if I had one unique Jaguar C-Kind, then I wouldn’t be capable of afford the rest”.

Barnes’s gathered assortment is undoubtedly an eclectic one which admittedly makes a
few concessions to modernity. Together with the aforementioned evocations, it contains an Aston Martin Vanquish, an Aston Martin Rapide, an Austin Healey 3000 MkII, an MG J2, a Rolls Royce Silver Cloud II Drophead, a Morgan 3 Wheeler, an Alpine A110 and a Land Rover Defender. Oh, there’s additionally rally-prepared 1941 Chevrolet Coupe wherein he did the 2019 Peking to Paris. And there’s an Aston Martin DB9 Volante, an MGF and a few Mini Cooper Convertibles for tootling round Waiheke in.

“There are some good roads on the South Island in New Zealand, however a number of them are grime, which is okay for the rally automotive, however not nice for traditional vehicles generally”, explains Barnes. “On high of that, you don’t have occasions just like the Goodwood Revival and the Concours de Magnificence at Hampton Courtroom in NZ, which is why I maintain the vast majority of the vehicles within the UK”, explains Barnes. “My companion Charlotte and I normally take the Blower and the Blue Prepare right down to Goodwood with a celebration of buddies for the Revival”.

Whereas Barnes likes to show again the clock to the romance of an earlier age for his motoring adventures, his method to financing them is fully up to date. Regardless of being within the lucky place to just about be capable of purchase any automotive he desires by buying it outright, Barnes has chosen to finance a number of of his vehicles by JBR Capital.

“I’ve financed the Blue Prepare, the Rolls Royce Blower and the K3. Financing with the present rates of interest is sensible. It provides me an opportunity to unfold a little bit of the capital that I’m deploying in vehicles”, explains Barnes. “Utilizing finance intelligently lets me leverage capital and helps me create a extra balanced portfolio of belongings and enterprise pursuits. Buying a portion of a automotive by finance provides me the liberty to order funds and purchase one thing else if it comes up”.

Due to his background throughout the finance sector, Barnes can recognise organisations which are good at doing what they do, which are versatile and in a position to present the kind of service that he wants. And those who aren’t.

I simply researched who was on the market available in the market. My affairs are barely advanced dwelling
within the UK and NZ. Typical funders typically can’t get their heads round advanced affairs,
however in equity to the group at JBR Capital, they shortly obtained their heads round it. Now, when I’m trying to purchase one other automobile, they’re swift to present me the choice I want. You want to have the ability to have the boldness that whenever you’re placing a proposal down on a automotive, you’re going to have the ability to see it by”.

Whereas there’ll all the time be one other automotive to purchase, Barnes admits he’s conflicted over whether or not he’ll unload any of his current assortment.

“I used to personal a Rolls Royce Ghost once I lived in Australia, which I want I’d by no means offered. Each time I promote a traditional automotive, I remorse it”.

Nevertheless, there’s one automotive that Barnes simply may let go of — the MG K3 duplicate. “It was constructed as a racing automotive, and it scares the dwelling daylights out of me each time I drive it. It’s like a rocket on wheels. So perhaps that one might go. And because the late nice Australian media tycoon Kerry Packer used to say, ‘By no means fall in love with an asset!’”



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