About Us

BAINS CLASSIC MOTOR HOUSE is a low volume boutique classic car broker located in North Canterbury, just a short scenic drive from the picturesque and internationally renowned Waipara wine region of New Zealand. Viewing of available vehicles is strictly by appointment, meaning clients experience a truly personalised visit to the Motor House. Quality stock and low volume means that BCMH not only have the time to spend with loyal and often repeat clients, but vehicles that BCMH present to the market have been handpicked to meet our high standards and strict criteria. Whether it be significant motoring history in New Zealand or internationally, an original barn find preserved in a moment in time, or the recipient of a ground up restoration; every vehicle is special to us and tells its own unique story. From a humble yet iconic Fiat 500 to a stately Roll Royce Phantom II landaulet BMCH broker vehicles from all ends of the spectrum.

Rare memorabilia fills the antique display cases that line the walls of the Motor House. A significant amount of memorabilia is available for purchase, as BCMH are constantly obtaining collections of memorabilia both nationally and internationally. A substantial amount of memorabilia is not for sale and this is part of the BCMH private collection. Items in this collection include rare and sentimental pieces from all over the word including car events that members of the Bain family have attended and competed in over the last 50 plus years such as international Bugatti Rallies, Mille Miglia, Prescott Hill Climb and many more.

Andrew Bain, Director of BCMH is the 5th generation of Bains to proudly trade in Canterbury under the family name. Having been brought up in Christchurch and attending Christ’s College Canterbury in his senior years of education Andrew says that history, tradition and good values hold a very special place in his heart. It is clear that these vital and very important traits make BCMH the very successful and personal business that it is today in the 2020’s. Andrew believes that clients not only become lifelong friends but part of the wider motoring family that he is so proud to be a part of.