60 Rusting Classics Cars Found In French Farm Garage After 50 Years are Worth at Least £12 Million.
The collection belonged to late Roger Baillon, an entrepreneur who collected these cars from the 1950s to 1970s and who dreamed of restoring the cars and displaying them in a museum. However, as his business did not go as smoothly as expected, he had to sell 50 cars from his collection, which had been much larger at the time. After his death, the remainder of his historic vehicle collection was inherited by his son, who died last year. The collection’s enormous value ( of £12 million or more) was discovered by the owners’ grandchildren just months ago.
Paris – The Collectors’ Car Department at Artcurial has discovered 60 collectors’ automobiles, all major marques dating from the early days of the motor car through to the 1970s. Found following fifty years of lying dormant, the Baillon collection will be sold by Artcurial Motorcars in the first part of the traditional sale at Retromobile Salon, on 6 February 2015, in Paris. These motor cars have been tucked away in a property in the West of France, under makeshift corrugated iron shelters and in various outbuildings.
60 Rusting Classics Cars Found In French Farm Garage After 50 Years are Worth at Least £12 Million: