When They Went For A Walk In The French Countryside, They Didn’t Expect To Stumble Upon A Treasure Trove.
Classic car experts Matthieu Lamoure and Pierre Novikoff stumbled upon a rare collection of 60 cars. The estimated worth of these cars is said to be close to $19 million dollars.
The cars belonged to Roger Baillon, an French entrepreneur who started collecting cars in the early 1950's.
He hoped to restore them and put them in a museum.
Unfortunately, Baillon passed away without fulfilling his dream. His son inherited the cars, but he died last year.
The huge collection was discovered by Baillon's grandchildren just a couple of months ago.
The 60 cars will be up for auction in February of 2015 in Paris.
These 60 cars will be available for preservation or restoration.
An additional 40 cars will be offered for spare parts.
A rare Ferrari 250 GT California SWB is one of the most expensive finds.
A vintage Ferrari on the left and a Maserati A6G 200 Berlinetta Grand Sport Frua on the right. One of the only three in the world!
A Facel Vega and a Talbot-Lago. Pretty exclusive!
The collection also had A Talbot-Lago T26 Cabriolet that was once owned by Egyptian King Farouk.
The cars are worth close to $19 million dollars.
Matthieu Lamoure and Pierre Novikoff, the two classic car experts who found the collection.