Massive Collection of Classic Cars Found In Old Barn

Dec 22, 2014

Category: Rides

Car enthusiasts should probably sit down for this one. There has been a massive discovery of a collection of incredibly rare Ferraris found in various flimsy sheds and barns in France. The Collectors’ Car Deparment at Artcurial, an auction house in France, recently made the discovery of the forgotten trove of classic cars.

The car collection originally belonged to a transport entrepreneur and car enthusiast named Roger Baillon. Baillon began collecting pre-war vehicles and contemporary sports cars back in the 1950s. According to reports, the collection was nearly twice as big before Baillon was forced to sell off more than 50 due to a business setback. The most impressive and rarest find of them all is a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider — there were only 37 ever made. Also among the found cars is a Talbot Lago T26s, and a 1956 Maserati A6G Grand Sport Frua. There were over 60 cars found, and the worth of these cars is estimated at over $18,900,000. The managing director of Artcurial compared the find to Lord Carrington and Howard Carter entering Tutankhamun’s tomb, calling it a “once in a lifetime discovery.”

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