Super Salesman Tom Hartley Jnr sells Ferrari 250 GTO 3527GT.

Super Salesman Tom Hartley Jnr sells Ferrari 250 GTO 3527GT.

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miurasv

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427 posts

154 months

Tuesday 30th April
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Super Salesman Tom Hartley Junior has sold the (now ex) Lord Irvine Laidlaw Ferrari 250 GTO #3527GT.

See here: http://www.tomhartleyjnr.com/used/1962/classic/fer...

Drclarke

885 posts

118 months

Tuesday 30th April
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Hasn’t the Talacrest dealer sold almost ten of them?!


miurasv

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427 posts

154 months

Tuesday 30th April
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Drclarke said:
Hasn’t the Talacrest dealer sold almost ten of them?!
8 I believe.

andrew

8,782 posts

137 months

Tuesday 30th April
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"rosso with tan"
always sad when gto owners have to specify colours for resale smile

CoolHands

9,906 posts

140 months

Tuesday 30th April
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I know nothing but it hardly takes a good salesman does it? Surely if someone wants an ultra rare Ferrari they want it.

Drclarke

885 posts

118 months

Tuesday 30th April
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Who on earth would entrust a sale of that magnitude or purchase to him anyway?

If I were in the owner or buyer I would want someone like DK Engineering, Gregor Fisken or Talacrest to oversee the sale for me.

Edited by Drclarke on Tuesday 30th April 19:24

miurasv

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427 posts

154 months

Tuesday 30th April
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Drclarke said:
Who on earth would entrust a sale of that magnitude or purchase to him anyway?

If I were in the owner or buyer I would want someone like DK Engineering, Gregor Fisken or Talacrest to oversee the sale for me.

Edited by Drclarke on Tuesday 30th April 19:24
Clearly Lord Laidlaw must have been impressed with the way Tom Hartley Junior also handled the sale of his 275 GTS/4 NART Spyder #11057GT.

thegreenhell

6,108 posts

164 months

Tuesday 30th April
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Anyone know what it went for?

Drclarke

885 posts

118 months

Tuesday 30th April
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miurasv said:
Clearly Lord Laidlaw must have been impressed with the way Tom Hartley Junior also handled the sale of his 275 GTS/4 NART Spyder #11057GT.
My god, I think I’m going to throw up at your level of bum kissing

miurasv

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427 posts

154 months

Tuesday 30th April
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Drclarke said:
My god, I think I’m going to throw up at your level of bum kissing
That's fine. I make no excuses for taking my hat off to anyone who sells a car for a new World Record price. Carry on and throw up some more!!!

LotusOmega375D

4,321 posts

98 months

Friday 3rd May
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Here's a photo of it in the early 1990s when Stephen Pilkington owned it.


MDL111

3,750 posts

122 months

Friday 3rd May
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miurasv said:
Drclarke said:
My god, I think I’m going to throw up at your level of bum kissing
That's fine. I make no excuses for taking my hat off to anyone who sells a car for a new World Record price. Carry on and throw up some more!!!
what was the price?
Also curious what the commission on something like this would be

LotusOmega375D

4,321 posts

98 months

Friday 3rd May
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At the end of the day I assume it's just a SOR car sale. I find it strange that there's so much commission earned on something like this. As a previous poster stated, it's not exactly a hard sell is it? Probably tougher to shift an old Mondeo and make five hundred quid nowadays. Also interesting that Lord Irvine appears to have been selling off his collection of blue chip cars in recent years...

thegreenhell

6,108 posts

164 months

Friday 3rd May
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The blue GTO at Talacrest last year seemed to take a few months to shift. I imagine the market of potential buyers is quite small.

footsoldier

1,450 posts

137 months

Friday 3rd May
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He was acting as a broker/middleman rather than SOR surely (i.e. it was never advertised before the announcement).

I've used THJ before, and was very professional. Has a good reputation for being straight, and is well-backed as well as profitable.
He makes money, but so do most people who are good at what they do! There are others who look bigger/more established but are not as financially secure.

Offered me a good price to buy car in to stock, which I turned down, and he then got a bit more for me, by selling SOR. (But in hindsight I should have taken his offer, as the gain was marginal and it could easily have gone unsold)

Similar cars with others, have not shifted since, and I'm sure I'll buy or sell with him in future.

RDMcG

13,612 posts

152 months

Friday 3rd May
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I believe that the highest price was $70 million a year or two ago to the guy who started Weathertech in the IS. Private

DBSV8

4,864 posts

183 months

Wednesday 11th September
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LotusOmega375D said:
Here's a photo of it in the early 1990s when Stephen Pilkington owned it.

should be in the poor parking thread ...not much gap to get through

scratchchin