Wednesday, March 30, 2016

A discovery in a Texas barn just made a lot of dreams come true. The old barn was untouched for 40 years and what they found will cause the hearts of car collectors to beat a bit faster.

A number of antique cars that were discovered. And since they were protected from elements, they were in good condition.

The collection included:

1932 Cadillac 370B V-12 Victoria Convertible which has an estimated value of $285,000-$350,000
1933 Cadillac Model 370C V-12 Town Coupe with an estimated value of $55,000-$75,000
1938 Cadillac Series 90 V-16 Fleetwood Limo valued at $45,000-$65,000
1923 Milburn Electric Model 27L valued at $90,000-$125,000
1908 REO Model G Boattail Roadster/Sedan Tonneau valued at $75,000-$95,000
1937 Kozy Coach Travel Trailer, twice used, valued at $75,000-$100,000

Chairman and founder of Motostalggia Auctions, Antonio Brunet, was thrilled to hear about the car collection.

“I think the main reason why barn finds are so exciting is that most car guys like originality,” Brunet said. “Cars that are 40, 50, 80, 100 years old or more … They’ve transitioned from basic transportation to collectible vehicles. And during that transition, most cars are repaired and modified here and there; they evolve over time. But with a barn find, it’s like time stopped. The cars haven’t changed, other than getting older. They’re just as they were when they were put away, right down to the smell. It’s incredible.

He really took the time to put the cars away properly,” Brunet said. “They were on blocks, perfectly spaced, waiting for the day they would be on the road again.”

He helped the owner take these prizes to auction, selling them for over $700,000.

Brunet absolutely loves barn finds. “It’s the Holy Grail for a car guy,” Brunet told Hagerty Classic Car Magazine. “Opening the doors, seeing the cars covered in dust, untouched for years … It’s like you’re in a time machine.”

Thankfully, this isn’t the only recent barn find as 18 vintage cars were recently found in a New Hampshire barn as well. Check out the video below to see these beautiful cars!

What’s your favorite vintage car? Please join the discussion.


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