Yet another amazing find, and this time the list of items is in fact rather incredible, as a plethora of classic vehicles have been discovered in an all but forgotten barn collection in France, and discussions of an auction that can garner quite a bit of money are already being heard on the World Wide Web.
With the multitude of reality-based television shows on TV and the internet nowadays, finds like this are a dime a dozen, especially with shows like American Pickers and the like doing quite well for themselves in terms of viewer support and in the actual finds they’ve made all over, some of their finds bringing them loads and loads of cash and recognition.
So, maybe a barn-find such as this one isn’t all that much to be shocked about, but a closer look definitely says different, as this find has brought some very rare classic cars to the surface and gearheads all over the world are excited about this one.
A total of 81 cars were found in this collection and among them, a 1968 Lamborghini Miura P400, a 1961 Jaguar E-Type, a 1953 Porsche 356 “Bent-Window”, and alas, a bunch of Oldsmobile Toronados! All of the vehicles have been subject to some weathering and decay, of course, depending on how long they’ve been at rest, and they do look a little worse for wear, but apparently and according to driving.ca, many of the vehicles are all complete with original engines and parts. That being said, at auction, this fact is a very good selling point, as the cars are worth much more with original factory parts—although some of the vehicles in the collection have been restored, it seems.
The buzz that this find is generating is definitely quite normal, as finds like these are quite rare. Usually, a collection will feature a few good cars, but at this volume, there’s reason to get excited, after all, this number of cars are likely to bring in quite a bit of dough overall.
The combined collection is said to be of a value of about 400 000 to 600 000 Euros, which equals close to a million Canadian and in the US, but only time will tell what collectors are willing to pay for this treasure found in the French countryside.
As it turns out, we won’t have to wait all that long to see just what the collection garners, as the auction is set for Jan 20, 2019.
Going once … twice … sold, to the gentleman with the overcoat and top hat at the back.