A Family Tradition Continued
As the great-great-grandson of Henry H. Rogers, one of the co-founders of Standard Oil, Henry comes from a long line of car enthusiasts.
His great uncle Huttleston Broughton, 1st Lord Fairhaven, a life-long devotee of Rolls-Royce commissioned, in 1937, a pair of Phantom III Sedanca de Ville by the prestigious Coachbuilder Barker, one of which would later feature in the film ‘Goldfinger’. At the same time his cousin Millicent Rogers, one of the great style icons of the 20th Century, could be found touring Europe in her Delage D8-120 Aerosport Coupé, her Mercedes-Benz 500K Convertible or her Cord 812 Supercharged.
Henry’s father continued the tradition, indulging his passion for Alvis, Jensen and Bentley motor vehicles and Henry continues to do so. Having been exposed from a young age, a memorable experience at age 10 was being taken on a high speed drive by his godfather in a 1986 Aston Martin Vantage Volante ‘Prince of Wales’ specification and once off the public roads ‘piloting’ the car back to the family garages, Henry’s very first driving experience.
Turning his hobby into a profession
Throughout his youth Henry spent his free time learning about cars, whilst seizing every opportunity to drive and be driven in as many interesting motor cars as possible. Henry himself has owned a number of Aston Martin, Bentley and Porsche. It is therefore no surprise that there was only one ambition – to become a professional car dealer.
In 2013, Henry founded Henry R Broughton Automotive, making use of his long standing and world wide connections, relations and friends. With an office in Mayfair, London and show and storage facilities outside London, Henry buys, sells and brokers collector's cars and looks after all of his clients’ needs regarding advice, maintenance, logistics and storage.
Established connections with some of the leading specialists in the collector’s car field will enable Henry to make sure his clients have access to the finest automobiles in the world. His principles are absolute honesty, integrity and discretion.