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60 Classic cars found in French farmhouse Barn , a Restorers Dream.

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posted on Feb, 5 2015 @ 08:24 AM
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How many more old barns out there with hidden treasure just waiting to be discovered !
The contents of this particular find are impressive and expected to sell for at least £12m , the cars discovered include a Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder one of just 37 ever made and once owned by actor Alan Delon.

Here's some rusty old car porn.


A treasure trove of extremely rare classic cars, discovered on a farm in western France last year after lying forgotten for almost 50 years, is expected to fetch €16m (£12m)at auction.

The cars, described as sleeping beauties by the Artcurial auction house, will be sold in the state they were found on Friday, some rusted and weather-beaten, having been kept in makeshift shelters exposed to the elements.

The 60 classic gems, bearing names like Bugatti, Hispano-Suiza, Talbot-Lago, Panhard-Levassor, Maserati, Ferrari, Delahaye and Delage have been described by Artcurial as works of art.
www.theguardian.com...



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posted on Feb, 5 2015 @ 08:37 AM
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Oh man that's the same music that plays in my head when I go treasure hunting at u pull it auto lots. Some people just do not take car of extraordinary machines. Even high end sports and luxury cars sit there getting picked on by ebay vultures from people who just ran them into the ground. I don't know what the car is at about the 2:50 mark but that's the one I wouldn't mind taking a crack at hotrodding. Original restoration would be too much, might as well have some fun. That Spyder deserves the absolute best though.



posted on Feb, 5 2015 @ 08:42 AM
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Years ago I met this eccentric guy name Bowie Jackson . He had been commissioned to purchase all of the Hudson's and Packard's so the company wouldn't have to provide service to them . He also was in the habit of buying old farm's on the cheep because the Govt. wanted to discontinue services in these outlying areas . When he died he was worth millions .I am not sure what ever happened to all his stuff but I did hear about his wife selling some of the cars off . Every barn he owned was chalked full of old cars .He wouldnt sell any of them though . :>( .....great guy though .a reply to: gortex



posted on Feb, 5 2015 @ 08:54 AM
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a reply to: the2ofusr1

There must still be many of these automotive treasure troves still out there waiting to be discovered around the world , it never ceases to amaze me when they turn up that they have remained undiscovered for so many years.

It's kinda sad to see these once spectacular cars in the state they are now but at least they will give someone the opportunity to return then to their original condition and hopefully put them back on the road ... not in another collection in another barn.



posted on Feb, 5 2015 @ 09:37 AM
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Is there a red Barchetta?



posted on Feb, 5 2015 @ 12:42 PM
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Sad actually. All those relics, rusting away. Many appear to have been there for ever. And the hulks just kept on collecting. Looking around the farm, we can see piles and piles of other stuff to. Rusting away, stuff that had been stacked and never moved again for decades.

This guy is not a collector. He is a hoarder. Look at the crammed surroundings of most of the hoarders on that hoarders show and look at their piles of stuff. Then look at this place and it is the same, just more spread out. Sad really.



posted on Feb, 5 2015 @ 02:56 PM
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originally posted by: gortex
How many more old barns out there with hidden treasure just waiting to be discovered !
The contents of this particular find are impressive and expected to sell for at least £12m , the cars discovered include a Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder one of just 37 ever made and once owned by actor Alan Delon.


Brilliant stuff, I love this.

There was a brief piece on BBC news last night, but this video shows a lot more. I see a Facel Vega, Cortina and a S-Type Jaguar, also an early Porsche. I'm still looking!



posted on Feb, 5 2015 @ 03:33 PM
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a reply to: smurfy

Thanks mate.
Yeah I spotted the Cortina , a touch out of place given the esteemed company it finds itself in I thought ... although I along with practically everyone else in the UK (perhaps yourself?) owned one (I had two) so I guess it's a classic in it's own right.



posted on Feb, 5 2015 @ 03:44 PM
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Most of these cars it would cost more to restore them than what they are worth. But there were a couple of them in the video that didn't look all that bad but I have a had time seeing them getting what they quoted for them.



posted on Feb, 5 2015 @ 04:32 PM
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originally posted by: gortex
a reply to: smurfy

Thanks mate.
Yeah I spotted the Cortina , a touch out of place given the esteemed company it finds itself in I thought ... although I along with practically everyone else in the UK (perhaps yourself?) owned one (I had two) so I guess it's a classic in it's own right.

I did have a Cortina, a Ghia Coke bottle one, it was a decent Ford and seriously quiet and fairly reliable, and although not a Ford man I quite liked that car. My oldest son has driven a lot of Fords, Mondeos but all of them were problematic in just about anything. Over the years, I suppose you could say I was a car collector, but I was happy enough to eventually pass them on. I think that's where the subject of the OP went wrong, and just couldn't let go.
It would be interesting here, to hear what posters cars have been over the years and why, and if they always stick to particular Marques. I don't think that should be off topic.



posted on Feb, 5 2015 @ 08:34 PM
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It's like a wealthy man's grab bag. I anticipate that this auction is gonna be heated and exciting for French car enthusiasts and perhaps foreign enthusiasts willing to travel.



posted on Feb, 7 2015 @ 09:26 PM
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a reply to: buster2010

Problem is to some car guys that some of these are priceless, and if you have the money and are willing to spend it on parts and labor how is that a bad thing vs just hoarding it into exuberant amounts? Money doesn't buy happiness but it does buy a classic Ferrari convertible and that will surely put a smile on my face. Grease munkeys are a very odd group of people you see.


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