With a passion for cars, Luc Poirier has created an impressive collection to get his hands on a limited edition Ferrari.
About two-and-a-half years ago, the businessman tried to get hold of the 488 Pista Spider model, but even though he was the biggest buyer of Ferraris in the country, they refused to sell it to him.
“I was told: ‘You buy them, but you don’t collect them,'” Mr. Poirier explained in an interview with the QMI agency. That’s how he got the idea of having a car collection. The latter is now worth just under $50 million.
The businessman, who has a soft spot for luxury cars, says he likes “having new things” and “changing cars”. Hence he did not start his collection earlier.
Luc Poirier, who owns a large number of Ferraris, explains that he loves the brand for several reasons.
“Since my childhood, these are the cars I love. It’s like works of art,” he says, referring to both the history of these vehicles and their value on the motor racing circuit. “These are cars that hold their value high,” he said.
Luc Poirier owns several limited edition cars, including a Ferrari Aperta and a Lamborghini Aventador, but the rarest is a Formula 1 car. It was rebuilt with parts from the single-seater that Michael Schumacher won his seventh championship in 2004. .
“These are parts left over from cars on the circuit, but the car didn’t race,” Poirier said, calling it “Demo carThe collector said the car, valued at $2.5 million, is rare, with only three or four in existence.
However, the Ferrari Aperta remains a favorite of Luc Poirier’s because it “Super car» Comfortable to drive. “I only take it during the Grand Prix,” he said.
Part of his collection is also the talk of the town at the Montreal Auto Show, which runs through Sunday at the Palais des Congrès.
“I have always loved sharing my passion with the world, especially with children,” said the man who agreed to display his cars.
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