About Us

Who are we and how did we start?

Free Spirit Automotive Ltd is a specialist independent Car Sales, Service and MOT Centre owned by Jamie Derbyshire and operating from attractive spacious and modern premises in Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire. They have a close association with the family’s franchised dealerships in Northamptonshire, started by Jamie’s father Philip with Volkswagen in 1991 and now representing Hyundai & MG for the whole of Northamptonshire in Northampton and Corby.

Free Spirit first opened its doors in 2004 and has since sold around 10,000 cars to customers locally and across the UK, Ireland and into mainland Europe. Collecting customers from the airport who have bought over the internet is a regular occurrence.

Free Spirit holds the widest variety and broadest price range of cars in the local area.

In 2013, the new Free Spirit Service Centre opened its doors. In 2015, MOT testing facilities were added, making Free Spirit the widest choice and most affordable one stop shop for all your motoring needs in this region.

You will find between 80 and 100 cars on display in an informal, relaxed and friendly environment with a no-pressure selling culture. Competitive finance options are available through a number of lenders, for example Alphera – BMW’s independent, non-franchise arm. Free Spirit will guide you smoothly through any finance application process.

Free Spirit has a fine reputation with its customers and is very proud of the number of repeat customers in both its sales & service departments.

We look forward to welcoming you…

Owner, Jamie Derbyshire

Background and interests

One of three brothers, Jamie is married with two young daughters. He has completed two London Marathons, raising many thousands of pounds for mum-in-law’s favourite charity. He is also an accomplished racing driver with numerous race and class wins to his name in the UK, Europe and even the USA.

He has competed in cars as diverse as the classic Caterham sports car right up to the mighty 600hp Lister Storm, which he raced in the FIA GT world championship in 2004, and the 7 litre Mosler MT900R in FIA GT in 2005 and 2006, and in which he won the Silverstone 24 Hours in 2005 and set the outright lap record for the same event in 2006.

Jamie is a member of the prestigious British Racing Drivers Club (BRDC) which owns Silverstone Circuit.

So you’ll be in safe hands on the test drive.

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And finally…

Free Spirit Automotive Ltd is a successful, stable and honest family business established for the long term and who provide terrific value for money. When you meet the team and see what we do, you will understand why. Come and see for yourself. We will make you very welcome.

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