Camberley Marine and Sports Cars Ltd is a well-established company dealing worldwide in prestige, classic, vintage, sports and race cars.
The Managing Director is Grahame Bull who was driving by the age of eight around his father's builders yard in an old Austin 7. Although his father would have liked him to join the family building business, it was too late after he had taught him to drive at such an early age as this only fuelled his enthusiasm for cars, motorcycles and boats.
Having been raised in a family business environment Grahame understood that delivering a good service was of the upmost importance but was also keen on the practical and mechanical side, working and renovating cars and motorcycles. In 1975 he combined the two and launched the company with the sale of his first car, a 1967 MG BGT.
At that time he dealt mainly in British sports cars and speed boats from a shop and small showroom in Blackwater, near Camberley. As the company grew, the specialist and performance motor car side expanded and is now the major part of the business.
The founding premises back in 1975.
FROM THEN TO NOW
Although interested in all performance marques, Grahame has a particular passion for Jaguars which began when his father purchased a Jaguar Mark 1 saloon in 1962. It was this car that led to his enthusiasm for Jaguar and he was soon familiar with all models, especially the E Type which had not long been on the market. As a young boy he decided that one day he would be an E Type owner, and purchased his first at the age of 20, a Jaguar E Type series 1. He kept this car for a few years then replaced it with an E Type 3.8 roadster, previously belonging to the famous Dave Clark Five. This car is still in his collection today.
His love affair with the E Type has inspired his car collection, fulfilled racing ambitions and led to the buying and selling of around 500 various E Type models. Being a true enthusiast the majority of his private collection of cars are Jaguars, the earliest being his Jaguar SS100.
Starting out with his first two E Types back in the 70s.
When Grahame first started out in 1975 all the sports and performance cars he was dealing in were current everyday vehicles. As the years have passed not only have the cars evolved into classics but he has also evolved as a classic car specialist himself, having had years of experience with these models.
In 1980 Camberley Marine and Sports Cars Ltd moved premises to a larger motor retail outlet, The Plough Garage near Farnham in Surrey, and continued to specialise in sports cars, performance cars, and the up-and-coming hot hatchbacks. Ten years later the company moved to its current premises in Fleet, Hampshire where the family run business is still expanding.