Jon Shirley is long time and enthusiastic classic car collector. He was an active vintage racer for 20 years, has driven in rallies around the world, and has won a multitude of concours awards in both the USA and Europe including Best of Show at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Jon worked with Tandy Corporation for 25 years and left to join Microsoft Corporation in 1983 where he became President, Chief Operating Officer and a director. He retired from Microsoft in 1990 and from their board of directors in 2008. Jon is also an avid fine art collector and philanthropist in the art world.
THE COLLECTOR CAR MARKET AS YOU SEE IT TODAY
THE VEHICLE YOU BOUGHT
1954 Ferrari 375 MM (pictured above)
THE VEHICLE YOU SOLD
1957 Testarossa 250 TR. #066
THE VEHICLE YOU WILL NEVER LET GO
1949 Ferrari 166 MM
THE ULTIMATE COLLECTOR CAR
Ferrari California Spyder
Jon’s Alfa 8C 2900 that won Pebble Beach
PARTING WORDS OF WISDOM WHEN BUYING, SELLING, OR HOLDING CARS
Look for things that are amazing buys and for what you love. Having an active club is a huge bonus too.
If you have any questions or comments about the podcast, you can email Keith at firstname.lastname@example.org.