Meet Marcus Willis
Name: Marcus Willis
Role: When he’s not greeting the postman delivering yet another car book or getting lost in the depths of the Girardo & Co. Archive, our resident research guru Marcus Willis is not only adding value to the cars we encounter, but also helping to safeguard their futures by extensively fact-finding and investigating their histories.
From collectors and renowned marque historians to history-steeped restoration workshops and archivists, there are few people in the collector car world who Marcus doesn’t regularly engage with, all in the name of research.
In authenticating and uncovering the remarkable stories of many of the world’s most significant cars, Marcus has forged a reputation that’s led him to judge prestigious international concours events such as the Cavallino Classic in Florida and the Ferrari 70th Anniversary Concorso d’Eleganza in Maranello.
Likes: Books, barbeques, driving other people’s cars
Dislikes: Travel bans, Ferrari service bills
The Girardo & Co Team
Whether he’s discreetly sourcing an ultra-significant 1960s Ferrari on behalf of an ambitious collector, finding the perfect home for the greatest collector cars or compering the most prestigious international concours events in one of the myriad languages he fluently speaks, Max boasts a reputation that truly precedes him.
Fluent in English, French, Italian and Spanish, Cat is the first point of contact for our clients. She’s always one step ahead of the game and relishes the opportunities to engage with and support our wonderfully diverse network of clients during every stage of the buying or selling process.
Yes, he boasts an obscurely niche knowledge of noughties Formula 1 cars and yes, he keeps team Girardo & Co. fuelled with his beautifully crafted coffees. But Peter Macalpine is also a key cog in the research side of Girardo & Co. – a pillar on which, as you know, we place so much value.