Martin Godbey started this lifelong adventure with the classic car industry as a child in native England, where at a very young age he realized his interest for cars. Martin moved to the United States to central, Illinois and found himself at the ‚Äúultimate car enthusiasts playground‚ÄĚ … his uncles Lincoln Mercury – Studebaker Dealership. It quickly became apparent that the trade of American finned and chromed cars, as well as British and European classics was not only going to be his passion, but also his lifelong profession. Martin started out by selling one car to buy the next better car, and then began collecting and selling cars throughout the United States and Europe. He quickly developed a compelling reputation and a strong following among car collectors worldwide, and as his reputation grew, so did his business.
Since its inception in 1989, Vintage Motors of Sarasota has enjoyed an excellent worldwide reputation for having extraordinary knowledge in the car collectors domain and a conscientious, reliable trade history. As chairman and founder of Vintage Motors of Sarasota, Martin Godbey‚Äôs entire career has been devoted to the classic car industry. His ‚Äúhands on approach‚ÄĚ has afforded him the distinction to have seen many of the world‚Äôs highest acclaimed cars pass through Vintage‚Äôs doors. A life-long love for cars and an authentic entrepreneurial spirit has driven Martin to build a choice collection of distinguished cars, making his knowledge of classic cars unique.
Martin spends a great deal of time traveling the globe in search of rare cars. In his leisure time he enjoys watching the Rays play baseball, relaxing on his boat and spending time with friends and his two sons, Blake and Brandt … cherishing in the activities that go along with living in Sarasota.
Vintage Motors Owner