Talacrest’s Chairman John Collins has had a life-long passion for Ferrari and used to run a Ferrari 246 Dino as his everyday road car as a photo journalist 38 years ago. Today his enthusiasm for Ferrari remains undiminished after selling approximately 1700 + classic Ferrari – and the thrill of conducting the next deal and helping collectors obtain their dream classic Ferrari is the driving force behind the company.
WITH 30 YEARS EXPERIENCE TALACREST HAVE SOLD MORE THAN $1 BILLION WORTH OF FERRARI
“We are the world’s most experienced classic Ferrari dealer – having sold in excess of about 1700 Ferrari – ranging from the earliest Ferrari road car models to the last Ferrari Sports Car Prototype – the 333sp. We routinely discreetly trade some very serious Ferrari and other exotic classic cars outside the public domain and we represent your ultimate destination if you are serious about buying or selling blue chip, collector Ferrari road or racecars. Whether you are buying or selling classic Ferrari, contact Talacrest.”
The business was established in 1987 and has sold just about every classic Ferrari made – it would be easier to draw up a list of Ferrari NOT sold by Talacrest than those that they have sold. “You should bear in mind that with the volume of Ferrari that we have sold – sometimes we have sold an individual car many times over. A classic example being a Ferrari 275 GTB/2 6 carburettor alloy car that we have sold no less than 6 times!”
Customers come back to Talacrest time and again – because buying or selling from the best is a straightforward process – and equally whatever cycle the market is in – the very best cars that we sell are always a good long term investment prospect, as well as an exciting ownership proposition.
The Talacrest Team
“Our buyers and researchers ensure that all cars that we offer for sale have the most comprehensive history dossiers substantiating a car’s provenance. If we come across really good cars which require minor remedial work to make them perfect – we use the best restorers and marque experts to ensure that all cars prepared for sale are in the best possible condition and the work undertaken has added value without compromising originality. ” Find out more
DEALING IN DREAMS
A fascinating book by John Collins.
This book is a fascinating insight into the world of dealing in classic collector Ferraris and other exotic cars from John Collins. It tells the inside story about John Collins and Talacrest, from its beginning to present day and is also a wonderful catalogue of the world’s most fabulous cars that Talacrest and John have been involved with.
With approximately 350 pages, the book is prolifically illustrated with stunning archive pictures from Auto Italia and Marcel Massini amongst others and includes many important Ferrari road and racing cars. Many are accompanied with histories, track tests and how the deals were done.
The book has been published to commemorate Talacrest’s 30th Anniversary and documents the start of the business with borrowed capital from mates in the local pub, to the development of an enterprise which became the first Classic Car dealer to win a Queen’s Award for Export.
A must read for all Ferrari enthusiasts! Learn more here!