The 27th of January marks a special day on our calendars. No, not National Chocolate Cake Day but the birthday of one of the most avid vehicle collectors; Nick Mason.

Originally of Pink Floyd fame, Mason has developed his love of motorsport and collecting cars into a full blown hobby, which has seen him participate in motorsports as a competitor rather than a spectator!

Nick owns a variety of classic cars which he also races, through his company “10 Tenths”, including competing in the Le Mans 24 Hour from 1979-1980 and 1982-1984. Nick has one of the biggest car collections of all time and with this in mind, he has been rated “5th Largest Celebrity Car Collector”. His collection consists of:

  • McLaren F1 GTR 1995 (Test Car).
  • Bugatti T35 1927 (Runs on alcohol).
  • Maserati 250F 1957 (Gran Prix Racer).
  • Ferrari Gran Prix 312 T3.
  • 1930’s Aston Martin.
  • Ferrari F40.
  • Ford GT40.
  • Alfa Romeo GT1934.
  • Ferrari Enzo2005.
  • Porsche 962 Le Mans Edition.
  • Piper Super Cub, (The last one!).
  • Aston Martin LM18.
  • Maserati Tipo T61
  • Frazer Nash Le Mans replica
  • Bill Masons’ Bentley Racer.
One of Nick’s most prized possessions is the Ferrari 250 GT and for those who are now aware, the 250 GT is one of only 39 ever made in the world and is estimated to be worth around £20 million. So Nick is not just a classic car collector, but an enthusiast with an expensive hobby!

It’s hard enough buying a present for the normal budding enthusiast, but what do you buy someone who’s turning 70 and owns one of the most expensive car collections in the world? A car cleaning set? He probably has some one that does that for him. A car cover? Unless you plan on going to a wholesaler and they’re of the highest quality – don’t bother!

 

Happy Birthday Nick!

 

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