‘I heard there had been a substantial offer. But I knew a Ferrari 330 GTC was worth much more than that, even though this one had been in what I could see from the pictures was a not inconsiderable crash – which I could see, however, was thoroughly fixable. In fact, it was because of that accident that the owner had put the car away, never getting round to fixing it up. What could have been a problem to others, was an advantage to me: I suspected if it had been off the road for a while, it would mean it had low mileage – which turned out to be true. First, however, I wanted to see it, to physically touch this peerless beauty.