60 Rare Cars Unearthed from Dilapidated French Barns

Talk about hidden treasures - and in this case incredibly valuable garage gems!

In just a couple months, a breathtaking menagerie of barn finds known as the Baillon Collection will be going up for auction at Artcurial's Retromobile sale. The 60-car collection was discovered just three months ago in France (where else?) and it contains cars that even discovered alone will make collectors faint.

  • Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder
  • Bugatti Type 57 Ventoux
  • Maserati A6G 2000 by Frua
  • Talbot Lago T26 Saoutchik cabriolet that had at one point been the property of King Farouk of Egypt
  • The gallery above is just a mere taste of what will be offered on Feb. 6 at Artcurial's flagship sale in Paris.

According to The Telegraph, citing Pierre Novikoff of Artcurial, the collection was the property of a French shipping magnate who had a passion for pre-war cars. "The discovery of these cars is actually due to a friend of the [selling] family. The crazy thing is it [the collection] was unknown by motor car specialists,".

Read more about the collection here: http://www.artcurial.com/pdf/presse/2015/cp-Collection-Baillon-en.pdf

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