Vintage Cars Found after 50 Years of Neglect on French Farm

Vintage Cars Found after 50 Years of Neglect on French Farm. These days, when the entire world has been mapped by GPS, there’re still prized hidden treasures left to discover. After calling in auctioneers, the grandchildren of entrepreneur Roger Baillon found 60 vintage automobiles from the era of 1930s to the 1950s left to rust in sheds on the family’s farm in western France that could be worth £12 million or more at auction.
These aren’t your run-of-the-mill 1930,s vintage automobiles, either if such a thing exists. One Talbot-Lago in the collection had earlier been owned by Egyptian King Farouk and a Ferrari had been used in the filming of a movie with Jane Fonda.
Along with the sporadic Maserati in this collection, Baillon had intended to construct a museum with his unique collection. But when things didn’t go as anticipated, though, he had to sell 50 cars, and the rest of the collection was forgotten. The vintage collection will be put up for auction in Paris on February 6th, 2015. Moreover, any cars unfit for restoration will be sold for spare parts.
This type of thing doesn’t happen often enough and above all, you go into this profession for discoveries like this. Indeed, this is actually a treasure. I’ve to say that when we arrived here, we found ourselves overcome with emotion. It was really a case of waking up sleeping beauty. This was everywhere between a metallic graveyard and a museum.
Nature had taken hold, over many years. Ivy had invaded a car and completely covered its wheel, while weeds had taken root in a passenger compartment as easily as in a greenhouse. It was thought that everything had been sold, and its existence had been elapsed about. And here, just found the magnificent lost collection! Certain cars, much like paintings or sculptures, are works of art, created by artists!
Not only the engineering, but their styling reflects the history of design. Ferrari 250 GT California SWB is a legendary name in the automobile world. And without any doubt, this car is surely unique. Only 37 examples of this model were built making it tremendously rare. Every example has been carefully documented by historians and this one was thought to be lost. We have luckily found it.
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