The amazing Jon Shirley classic car collection.

  1. As part of our Fantasy Garage obsession I read with interest an article by Dennis Gray for Sports Car Digest, entitled Jon Shirley Collection – Interview and Profile.  Now this guy has some great car collection, okay we mean EPIC.

Mr Shirley guided Microsoft through its initial public offering, hence he is worth a few pounds (understatement!).

He has an overwhelmingly impressive collection of vintage Ferrari‘s, Alfa Romeo‘s and significant sports racers from the 1950s and 1960s.

Some of the cars he owns include:


Giallo Fly 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 NART Alloy Spyder


Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona Spyder


1949 Ferrari 166 MM Touring Barchetta (finished 1st overall at the 1949 24 Hours of Spa at the hands of Luigi Chinetti and Jean Lucas).


1962 Ferrari 250 GTO


1954 Ferrari 375 MM (a one-off Carrozzeria Scaglietti body commissioned by Robert Rosselllini).


Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa racing at Sears Point during the 2009 Wine Country Classic


Maserati 300S of Jon Shirley inside turn eleven at the 2011 Monterey Motorsports Pre-Reunion.


1934 Alfa Romeo Tipo B P3 chassis number 50005 (Ex-Tazio Nuvolari).


1938 Alfa Romeo 8C2900 Coupe


1932 Alfa Romeo 8C2300 Spider


1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing


1967 Jaguar E-Type 4.2 Roadster


1954 Jaguar XK120


1997 F310B Ferrari F1, ex-Michael Schumacher


That’s by no means all his cars, but a few that stood out for me.  I’m so very jealous.  If you could have only one of the cars here, which one would be and why?


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