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Marcus Willis

Marcus has transformed a life-long passion for classic cars and motorsport into a successful career within the research sector of the classic car world and is now the main point of contact for clients at Girardo & Co. with any questions relating to the motor cars being offered. His passion for classic cars was encouraged from a young age by his father, who was a keen club racer, and it wasn't long before Marcus found himself attending many of the events.

By the age of eight he participated in his first competition karting race, remaining active within the sport for the next ten years. Marcus studied both Motorsport Technology and Computer Aided Automotive Design at university, working on the weekends and holidays at a workshop in the Cotswolds which specialised in Ferrari & Porsche and also prepared and ran historic competition cars, focusing on Group C, Formula One and GT cars.


Once his studies were complete, Marcus moved from the workshop and into the office, learning how to manage a small business before moving to London and working at RM Sotheby's as the Research Specialist and Catalogue Coordinator. During his time at RM Sotheby's, Marcus built great relationships with many marque and image archives, circuits, racing drivers, owners and specialist workshops, allowing him to uncover a great deal of unknown history and add value to many recent headline sales. Also during this time Marcus participated in many classic car events including the Modena Cento Ore, the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este, Concours d'Elegance Suisse, Pebble Beach and numerous Goodwood meetings.

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1960 Tour de France Automobile competitor, the only DB4 GT to enter the gruelling event, Matching Numbers engine, The fastest production car of its day Sold 1960 Aston Martin DB4 GTVideo
1960 Aston Martin DB4 GT
Presented in its original colour combination of Cardinal Grey over Red, One of the final Series 1 cars built, Retaining its original engine Sold 1960 Aston Martin DB4 Series 1Video
1960 Aston Martin DB4 Series 1
Displaying less than 27,000 kms, Number 145 of only 310 'Martini 6' special edition examples manufactured Sold 1992 Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evoluzione 1 'Martini 6'
1992 Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evoluzione 1 'Martini 6'
Fabulously original, US-Supplied, Ferrari Classiche Certified 'Daytona' presented in its original colour combination of Rosso Chiaro Ferrari over Pelle Beige Sold 1972 Ferrari 365 GTB4 'Daytona'Video
1972 Ferrari 365 GTB4 'Daytona'
Sold 1995 Lancia Hyena
1995 Lancia Hyena
Matching numbers, One of 40 right-hand-drive Plexiglas ‘Daytonas’, The only originally ordered in Verde Pino Metallizato Sold 1970 Ferrari 365 GTB4 'Daytona' Plexiglas
1970 Ferrari 365 GTB4 'Daytona' Plexiglas
One of only 70 examples ever produced, Engine upgrade to 4.2-litre specification by Aston Martin specialist RS Williams Sold 1963 Aston Martin DB4 Convertible
1963 Aston Martin DB4 Convertible
Unique period Spiaggina design with iconic wicker seats, The ultimate chic holiday runabout Sold 1954 Fiat 500 C Spiaggina
1954 Fiat 500 C Spiaggina
Exotic sports racer built and raced by Autodelta, the Alfa Romeo works team, Road registerable and highly eligible for many of the world’s greatest historic motoring events, including Tour Auto, Le Mans Classic, Monterey Historics and the FIA Masters Historic Sports Car Championship Sold 1968 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33/2 Daytona
1968 Alfa Romeo Tipo 33/2 Daytona
Ex-Works Lancia Martini Racing Team car, The first Works Lancia Delta S4 to compete in the Group B category, and the first Works Martini Racing Lancia Delta S4 to compete at an International Championship event, claiming 22 stage victories Sold 1985 Lancia Delta S4 Corsa Group BVideo
1985 Lancia Delta S4 Corsa Group B
Concours-quality restoration by Carrozzeria Quality Cars and G.P.S Classic, Alloy bodied Lancia with the iconic Zagato design with the ‘Double Bubble’ Sold 1961 Lancia Flaminia Sport by Zagato
1961 Lancia Flaminia Sport by Zagato
Just 4,700 kilometres from new, Ferrari Classiche certified at Matching Numbers, Fully restored by Official Ferrari Agent, Rossocorsa S.r.l. Sold 1977 Ferrari 512 BB
1977 Ferrari 512 BB