Barn finds are always fascinating, but this one tops most! Check out this video of 100 rare exotic cars unearthed in a French barn! The stockpile of Ferrari sports cars, Bugatti models and more is simply astounding!
The clip above shows the loot discovered in a barn in France. The collection likely left it’s discoverer awestruck! Just 60 of the 100 cars will make it to auction.
The collection of abandoned exotic cars belonged to the late Roger Baillon. It was trusted to the classic car department of a French auction house, where buyers can opt to restore the vehicles and get them back out onto the roads or simply preserve them for future generations. Baillon was in the transportation industry, and it was reported that he hoped to restore the collection and display them in a museum. The collection of cars was closer to 200 at one point, but half were sold in the late 1970s when his business took a turn from profitability.
Baillon spent the majority of his life collecting exotic cars, and the end result would make any automotive aficionado green with envy. While only 60 of the 100 cars will hit the auction block, the profits of the large-scale sale will benefit Baillon’s family.
Some of the rare models in the vast French barn find include:
- Avions Voisin
- 1956 Facel Vega Excellence
- Bugatti 57 Ventoux from the 1930s
- Ferrari: Including a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California spider (One of 37). It is expected to net $10-15 million at the event.
- Maserati: Including a 1956 Maserati A6G Gran Sport Frua.
The cars in this forgotten fleet collected dust for about five decades. It is reported that some are not even salvageable, which is why 40 were not offered up for the auction. The luxury auction will take place February 6th, 2015 at the Retromobile classic car event in France.