Nick Mason is a very serious car guy; he did a book a decade or more ago,
i forget the title, it may be 'At Speed,' where in conjunction with a
professional driver they road tested a number of cars in his collection.
I seem to recall that he has some form of the old Auto Union race car as
well, though I may be wrong.
I gather that he attends one of the Goodwood Festivals each
year and is pretty down to earth about it all, at least with other gearheads.
The 250 GT0 never did it for me; the 250 SWB, a little earlier, had that
more traditional shark nosed, aggressive look. Similarly, while the collectors
go 'gaga' over the pontoon fendered Testa Rossa, the 375 MM+ is more
appealing to me. These cars are now all unobtanium. Back in the late 60's
and early 70's, they were buyable by mere mortals. Look up Ed Niles and
the cars he owned back in the day. The coolest of the 250 GT0's I saw in
the flesh was one that had chipped paint, tatty interior, and was the
complete opposite of a Pebble Beach restoration.
PS: one of them was the high school 'shop' car for kids to work on until
someone realized the value of the car. There are several pretty decent
books on the GT0s, and they get them together on occasion.