John Collins is a man who knows his collectable Ferraris and I guess that if a Ferrari 250 GTO was going to turn up anywhere in the UK odds on it was going to be at Talacrest.
You've got to admire the way in which the car is being offered. In a short video on the Talacrest website Mr.Collins appeals directly to buyers with the required financial firepower to get in touch. youtu.be/6qjA4-V0nME
He's one of a very small number of dealers who would try this very direct approach - no doubt he is trying to dissuade the usual gaggle of brokers, middlemen, chancers and dreamers from wasting his time and convoluting what will already be a transaction of some complexity.
But why is it on the open market? Most of these cars are alleged to be sold in private transactions, out of the spotlight - so why sell it publicly? It's certainly a great PR opportunity and it won't do 250 prices any harm so why not. Let's see how fast it sells - maybe we'll even find out what for.....