Hey Everyone i did some extensive research into the many many claims against Lord Brocket READ THIS! http://www.absolute-speakers.co.uk/afterdinnerspeakers/brocket.html "In the Eighties, he started to buy classic Ferraris as an investment. They increased their value tenfold in just a couple of years and his bank funded him to develop a proper business buying and selling Ferraris. Then the classic car industry collapsed virtually overnight and the bank reclaimed the loan * and planned to seize Brocket Hall. Faced with losing his family home and business, Lord Brocket made what he now says was the most foolish and wrong decision of his life, for which he will always be desperately sorry. He and his wife and two mechanics arranged to have four Ferraris dismantled, pretended they had been stolen, then they put in an insurance claim of £4.5 million. In fact, he never collected any of the money because the bank came up with a rescue package and the insurance claim was withdrawn. Nothing would have happened had Isa not later been arrested for forging drug prescriptions and she told the police about the plot. Brocket was arrested and imprisoned for conspiracy to fraud..." THIS IS WHAT HE DID!!! from QV500.com Later supposedly stolen by thieves overcoming an intruder alarm system at Brocket Hall in 1995 (along with a 250 GT Europa, 195 Sport and Maserati Tipo 61 Birdcage) it is now known that 0138 A's bodywork was removed from it's chassis, cut into pieces with an axle-grinder and destroyed by none other than the good Lord himself. The remaining components were hidden and recovered intact while Brocket went onto be charged some years later for attempted fraud. A Vignale Spyder style body has now been fitted to the car that, whilst very attractive, is nevertheless incorrect. http://www.maranello.cc/german/pirro/Galleries.Eventi/f50anni/250GT.SWB.3565GT.F50a.01.htm Note: Lord Brocket created a 250 GT SWB Comp with the number 3565GT may be inspired by the Jesse Pouret Book, the car was sold via Prancing Horse Farm to Jon Shirley as a genuine one. Thought i should share!