A few weeks ago Street Gentry visited the Hexagon Modern Classics car showroom in Fortis Green, North London. An offshoot of Hexagon Classics in Kensington, the Modern Classics range holds a host of predominantly German cars from 80’s, 90’s & 00’s. Upon entering, it’s evident that this is more a museum than a typical car showroom – a homage to the history of Porsche, Ferrari, BMW, Mercedes and more. Through the showroom, visitors can peer at Hexagon’s technicians tweaking recently acquired cars. Hexagon is far more than it’s impressive venue. It’s a story of classic cars coming back into fashion; cars like the 80’s Porsche 911 seen as the domain of rich bankers when released, now treasured as timeless statement pieces with appreciating values. We were lucky enough to be given a tour by the chairman of Hexagon, Paul Michaels, an encyclopedia of knowledge on classic cars. He tells of the identity, feel and beauty that a classic car brings, compared to the mass produced machinery of today. Paul speaks with such passion that after a short time in the showroom most visitors are likely to be more than willing to part with their money. And this is precisely what is unique about Hexagon Modern Classics; The cars are affordable. With classics available from as little as £13,000, Hexagon proves that prestige can be affordable. The centrepiece of the collection is the Porsche 962 C Le Mans Racer. Battle worn after competing in two Le Mans races, it sits pretty at the front of the showroom. Visiting Hexagon is a reminder that classic cars are a statement piece, of individuality and quality and what’s more, that they can be affordable. Hexagon certainly is the place to visit. A place for a Gent to admire and likely to dip into his pocket and make an investment. To whet your appetite, Hexagon is hosting a special “Question Time” with legends of motorsport on 4th June at the Fortis Green showroom, in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital. Panellists include former Mercedes F1 team principal, Ross Brawn. For more information on this and Hexagon’s cars, visit Hexagon Modern Classics.