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Below is a small selection of testimonials from our customers.

Nigel, Suffolk

Dear Barry

Just a quick note to let you know that I have been busy putting some miles on the MGB some 200 – 300 from the day that I collected. It just seems to get better and better each time I go out. It was clearly the right decision to purchase through you. Service and process of the whole transaction was so easy. Good honest description of the car, plus service and test prior to collection. This was a factor in that I decided to drive it 75 miles home and not collect on a trailer. For my budget I had expected to get a car that was going to need some work over the summer to get right, what I have purchased is a car that I can just use and enjoy straight away. Excellent service from yourself. Not many places would accommodate a viewing on Good Friday. And to then have the car prepared and ready for collection in 3 days that’s great service No hard sell, more of a chat on a common interest, such a nice change. When people ask me about the car I will always make sure that I mention your name.

I am looking forward to taking it out again over the weekend,


Wendy & Jeremy, Cornwall

Good morning Barry, I hope everything went well for you on your long journey home yesterday.
We wanted to thank you for all you have done for us from our initial search for a car to the delivery all the way to Cornwall. You have been so generous with advise and your time, and it was truly a pleasure to meet you and purchase our car from you. We would recommend anyone looking should contact you and arrange a visit.
I never thought I would see the day Jeremy would be so happy about buying a car!
We had an amazing 1st drive out and did not stop smiling long into the evening, having spent most of the day and evening in the garage lol admiring our beautiful MGB

Kindest regards
Wendy and Jeremy

Mike, Hertfordshire

I bought a 1958 MGA from Barry, having initially seen it in December 2021 in his garage and then again in July 2022. I was initially concerned why it hadn’t sold as it was in a beautiful Honolulu Blue and looked in very good condition.

Barry was very honest and open, and a real pleasure to deal with. Well, two months after I bought it, and with a little work carried out, my wife and I drove it over 1800 miles to the South of France. The car was fantastic, drove beautifully, had no problems and attracted a lot of very positive attraction. I cannot thank Barry enough and am delighted with the MGA.



Peter, Devon

Hello Barry
It was great meeting you on Sunday at your beautiful place and showing my family your hospitality.
I would like to say thank you for all your help completing my purchase every detail was true as your word coming up from Paignton to view the car was without concern that the car was not up to my expectations however quite the opposite a great WOW factor.
The car performed like it had just come out of the showroom when it was new we certainly did a good test for her queuing on the M25 then a hold up at Exeter (truck on fire ) we did a steady 60 mph all the way and fuel worked out at 40.5 mpg so that was fantastic.
Thanks again Barry and I will highly recommend your business.
Best wishes,


Chris, Ayr

Dear Barry,
I hope you had a safe onward journey to your next port of call; it was a pleasure to meet you yesterday.
I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you once again for all the honest, unbiased and detailed information you provided prior to purchase and the care and attention you have so clearly shown in preparing my car for delivery. I cannot fault the process of buying from you in anyway whatsoever, such was the smoothness of the transaction and the confidence you inspired through your attentiveness and communication throughout. I will not hesitate to recommend your services to others in the market for a quality classic car and it was an absolute pleasure doing business with you.
Best regards,

Tom, London

Dear Barry,
I cannot tell you how much a success the MG has been. We managed to get the car outside the church unseen-it was such an amazing surprise!
Lulu (my now wife) loves it so much, it has been on lots of outings in the last couple of months and we both love driving it. So far it hasn’t broken down either! Thank you for all your help and support, for someone who did not have much knowledge in MGB’s your advice was invaluable and you got us a great deal!
Thank you so much and I am sure we will speak again.
All the best,

Robin, London


good morning, thanks for the update.

In my various roles I’ve dealt with very many suppliers, from the small to the giants like Microsoft as well as numerous national and international customers with deals spanning a few thousand to multi million global contracts..

I am very pleased to report that doing business with you was very straight forward, clear objectives and communication from the outset, regular updates and a satisfactory conclusion.

I can honestly say that doing business with you was a pleasure and most importantly no surprises or challenges along the way.

You and your team are a credit to UK businesses and set a great example for others to follow.

I haven’t forgotten the ‘jack’ so not sure if this is still required, let me know.

Once again a real pleasure and many thanks. Be assured that I will happily recommend SMR to any interested parties.

Have a great Xmas and New year and I wish you every success in 2020 and beyond.

Regards Robin

Pauline, Malta

Hi Barry,

I would just like to thank you for all your help in making my father’s dream come true.
The car arrived safe and sound and my father is so happy.
You are a very honest person in speaking the truth of the car and its needs.
Thanks once again.


Alan, Derby

If you are looking to buy a classic British sports car look no further than Barry Pryke and his team.
I purchased an MGB Roadster from him back in September last year.
However, after a few hundred miles the engine developed a problem and a loss of oil pressure. I dropped a quick call to Barry and arrangements were made to collect the car.
I am pleased to say that within a few days the car had a low mileage replacement engine fitted.
Even though the guarantee had expired, there was no cost to me and also whilst there a few complimentary other jobs were carried out.
Many thanks to Barry and Neil.
Best wishes, Alan

Sian, London

Hi Barry,

Spoke to my dad yesterday he’s very happy with his new car!
Thank you so much for your care and genuinity towards my father, we are both very appreciative of your kind and extra professional service he received.

Many thanks,


Ian, Thailand

Hi Barry
A quick line to thank you and express my full satisfaction with your commission sale of my 1959 Austin Healey Frogeye Sprite. Although I was overseas at the time you kept me well informed and I felt in safe hands at all times. You collected and sorted minor niggles on the car efficiently and without fuss. Your advertising, including your web site video was great, your pricing advice was spot on and resulted in a sale that was fair for both me and the enthusiast buyer, and finally your commission fee was very reasonable. Great service all round!
Take care & Kind regards,

Phil, Cheshire

“Not being particularly mechanically savvy I was concerned about purchasing a classic.
Therefore, I was a little apprehensive about “wasting so much money” (a quote from my wife)

I needn’t have been worried; the experience of buying a car from Barry Pryke and his small team couldn’t have gone better.
He has reinvented excellent Customer Service; nothing has been too much trouble and had the patience to explain rudimentary mechanical issues to me, had to keep it basic.
He drove several hundred miles to deliver the car and then repeated the same journey when the car developed a small issue.
He was concerned that I was satisfied with everything to do with the car.

Thank you Barry, I am now driving round the country lanes of Cheshire with a big grin on my face”


Malcolm, France

Hi Barry
It has taken me a lifetime to acquire my MG. I thought it might be difficult living in Europe. But luck was on my side I found SMR The classic car specialist.
Barry assisted me in everyway organising accommodation nearby & transport etc. I could not be more happy with the service, assistance & consideration shown to me by all the team.
You hear in the media of so many rogue dealerships it was encouraging to find one with honesty & credibility.
As the Aussie’s would say ” Good Onya ” Barry !!
Thanks again kind regards


Dave, Bideford, Devon

“Hi Barry, I honestly can’t thank you enough for your assistance patience and open and honest approach in buying our first MGB The whole experience was an absolute pleasure – and when you delivered the car the extra time spent in preparation was very much appreciated On behalf of myself my wife and daughter who now thinks the car is cool a massive thanks to you and your team”

Doug, Hemel Hempstead, Herts

“Hi Barry,
In celebration of another ‘no advisories’ test on Saturday and readying it for its drive down to LeMans Classic in July, I’ve brought it into work today (100 mile round trip).
Still delighted with the MGB.
I had the dashboard out over the winter and it now looks superb inside with its repainted crackle finish fascia.
Hope you’re well.
Regards, Doug”