Check Out This Massive Collection Of Barn Finds Someone Started In The 70s
Most barn finds reveal a single really cool “missing in action” car. Some, if they are lucky, might reveal two or three old classic cars. But how do you think you would react if you found more than three hundred?
That’s what happened when a car retailer went to prep a very valuable car for a new customer. The AMMO NYC YouTube channel got access to what has to be one of the coolest barn car collections in history. Over three hundred amazing cars spread over three buildings. And they’re all part of a collection that one man has been building since the 1970s.
First glimpse of the collection premises
In this short video, you can see the designer working inside one of the premises on one of the cars: a very rare 1960s Italian racing car. A Bizzarrini P538, one of only four, worth over a million dollars. For him, it’s a dream come true.
With special permission from the owner, he filmed inside one of the storage buildings, which includes some of the jaw-dropping sights he encountered.
The owner, who wishes to remain anonymous, has asked that the location of the cars be kept secret. He’s been collecting cars for decades, and for him, it seems the fun is in the hunt. Find a car that makes him smile and secure a purchase.
Since the 1970s, he has been buying cars and putting them away. So far it has filled three large storage buildings. Accumulating more than three hundred cars. Most of them have been there for decades. And the majority of them have not seen the light of day for over twenty years. Now he is ready to reduce the size of the collection. And most of the amazing cars are for sale.
The complete visit of building 1
Entering one of the large warehouses that house some of the cars is like entering Aladdin’s cave. There are no windows in the place so the lighting is very dim inside. And there’s not much room to move around because the whole building is full of fabulous cars. There are cars stacked in two levels and three levels as far as the eye can see. They are so tight that in some places it is impossible to move in them.
But these are not just any cars. It’s like a who’s who of the best cars in the world. There are supercars, classics, luxury sedans, race cars, hot rods, prestige trucks and sports cars, and more. Most of them have low mileage and are completely original.
As the retailer walks around the building with his camera, he keeps repeating one word, almost chanting it: “Wow!”.
There are literally dozens of supercars scattered around the square. Countless Ferraris, Porsches and Lamborghinis. Lots of extremely rare racing cars from around the world sit alongside the most amazing sports cars. Prestige sedans include Rolls Royces, Mercedes, Cadillacs, BMWs and Lincolns. There are also incredible muscle cars, two Shelby 500 Mustangs, Camaros, Chargers, GT40s, Cobras and tons of Corvettes.
Beautiful, low-mileage European sports cars are well represented with Maseratis, Jaguar e-Types, Porsche 911s, Lotuses, Morgans and BMWs. Many classic trucks, street rods and even Nick Cage’s old Mercedes SUV, and a Ferris Buller movie car are all crammed inside. The number of cars is completely overwhelming. In some places, the cars stand five deep from the perimeter wall, and it is even difficult to reach those in the back. And this is only the construction of one of the three.
It’s hard to believe that these vehicles haven’t seen the light of day for almost thirty years. Some of them are covered with thin plastic sheets or tarps, but most languish under a thick layer of dust. The owner, who has hardly driven any except for a few race cars, plans to auction them off once they are ready.
A corner inside the dark interior of the building looks like a tire warehouse. There are hundreds of wheels and tires stacked from floor to ceiling. And in one of the side rooms, there are dozens of new and old engines, gearboxes, axles, and other random car parts packed into shelves.
If ever there was a sweet shop for car enthusiasts, this is it. There’s something for everyone here, among this endless sea of really nice cars. And to say that most of them are completely original, in top shape and with low mileage is insane.
Estimating the value of all these cars will not be easy, as it will require a lot of zeros. The local auction house will certainly smile when they show up with all these lots, what a nice little source of income this will be for them. And let’s not forget the retailer, because they really have their work cut out for them.
The concept of barn finds has exploded in recent years.
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