Mecanicus drives a revolution in the classic car market to ensure its transmission to future generations. They offer a tech-driven marketplace, own most of the stock to ensure quality & leverage double-digit million social media outreach to sell the cars. With €1.75m rev in Y1, they aim to grow in France & launch in the UK.
We founded Mecanicus out of a passion for classic cars. We believe that the classic car market is archaic, highly fragmented and intermediary-driven, putting the transmission of this passion to future generations at risk.
We provide a tech-driven classic car marketplace based on three key elements:
1. We mainly own the cars to ensure our own quality & reliability standards, providing a different client experience as the relationship is based on car ownership and not acting as a broker.
2. We leverage our double-digit million outreach built through our social media in-house content to sell fast (less than 3 weeks).
3. We provide an AI-driven pricing and scouting tool to challenge the current market opacity and create a modern deal-flow source.
Since launching operational activities in 2020 we have sold 43 cars in less than a year, achieving €1.75m in revenues, and have worked with key clients incl. Fiat, Peugeot, Retromobile, Citroen.
We estimate a 50bn$ global market (France at $1.5bn, UK at $4bn), growing each year by 2-digit % in value. Using our tech-led model, we aim to take advantage of that growth and increase the size of the market via existing buyers/sellers, but also bring new people into the collecting world with easier and more transparent practices.
We raise funds to recruit mechanics, create a place to stock and refurbish, hire tech engineers, & launch into the UK market.