Searching for uniqueness
What does a collector look for in a Ferrari? This issue, we learn the answer to this and other fascinating questions from Prancing Horse collector Jon Shirley whose cars include the 1954 375 MM Scaglietti Coupé that won Best of Show at the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance at the exclusive Carmel golf club last August. “All Ferraris are marvellous,” says Shirley, “but the ones I like have a backstory that makes them unique. It could be because of victories on the track or famous previous owners, as is the case with the 375 Scaglietti Coupé that won at Pebble Beach and once belonged to the great director, Roberto Rossellini”.
Shirley also told us he likes driving his Ferraris on both road and track. He revealed too that, over the years, the classic cars have not only proved to be enormously powerful but also extremely reliable: “I did once get a flat battery,” he joked, “but I’ve never had an engine breakage.”
Watch some clips from the interview here.