Mr. Edwards from the Fairmont Hotel is holding on line two for you. Brian picked up the phone, “This is Brian Burnett, may I help you?”
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“This is Mr. Edwards. I’m staying at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, and I’m looking for a few cars for Christmas presents. If they are available, I’ll need you to deliver them to my hotel by 8 pm Christmas Eve. And, I’d like a big red bow on the roof of each one of them. Is that possible?”
“Well Mr. Edwards, what are the actual vehicles you are looking for?”
“A Ferrari Daytona Coupe, a 330 GTC and a Dino,” he rattled off.
That’ll run you somewhere between $350,000 and $375,000.
“Then it’s possible.”
The Fascinating Gentleman Arrives in Luxurious Style
The day before Christmas Eve, Mr. Edwards pulled up to the curb outside Ferrari of Los Gatos in a Rolls Royce limousine with three doors on each side. He was all about business despite the upcoming holiday and needed to make sure the cars were paid and delivered in December. He wanted to qualify for the Investment Tax Credit on the current year’s tax return.
After seeing the cars, bows and all, he instructed the chauffeur, “Go out to the car and bring me my briefcase.”
After opening the briefcase and exposing packets of $100 bills, the two ladies who worked in Brian’s office counted all the cash. Everything was there, and the transaction was completed in time to have the cars delivered on Christmas Eve.
It must have been a heck of a Christmas party at the Fairmont!
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