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Event Coverage Forgotten Treasure Trove of Sixty Cars Worth Millions Found Untouched After 50-Years

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  1. T-Head
    Joined: Jan 28, 2010
    Posts: 3,935

    from Paradise.

    Last edited: Dec 17, 2014
  2. 1low52
    Joined: Oct 26, 2007
    Posts: 268


    WOW! Just amazing to see. I wonder how many Leno will buy?
  3. That white car in the first pic. would look great draggin tail! what is it????????
  4. birdman1
    Joined: Dec 6, 2012
    Posts: 695

    from USA

    call the scrap-yardLOL!
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  5. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 26,238


    Reminds me of the Bugatti collection from years ago, think they were featured in Automobile Quarterly. Bob
  6. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 17,437

    from California

    wow... great video. they should have sent a couple photographers out there and make a big picture book out of it.
  7. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 26,238


    Go to The Old Motor and view the vedio, what a great collection of cars, several future Pebble Beach winners in there . Bob
  8. saltflats
    Joined: Aug 14, 2007
    Posts: 9,644

    from Missouri

  9. Long way from pebble beach.
    There's enough work there to keep 5 of the highest skilled craftsman busy for 10 years, probably 20 years.
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  10. gnichols
    Joined: Mar 6, 2008
    Posts: 10,542

    from Tampa, FL

    AMAZING. And really sad that so many great cars were stored like logs in sheds. IMHO, the family members, or anyone who knew about or worked around these cars (even the guy who mowed the grass!) should be ashamed for not telling someone about them years ago and let them get to their deplorable conditon. Gary
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  11. jimdillon
    Joined: Dec 6, 2005
    Posts: 2,831


    David, looks pretty cool. I imagine some of the cars may be a stretch but others due to their nameplate will be brought back to life and will see a revived fancy debut here and there. The style of building looks a tad familiar to me. Jim
  12. oldpl8s
    Joined: Apr 11, 2007
    Posts: 1,279


    This is the first car I have ever seen with a corner window in the A pillar. OK, all you chop jockeys, try that one!
  13. ronnieroadster
    Joined: Sep 9, 2004
    Posts: 718


    Dam how depressing looking at such a collection and never doing anything with it what was the owner thinking?
  14. He was probably like all of us,he kept buying and intended to build or restore these cars and then one day he realized he was ether too old to do the work or his health took a nose dive.

    He did save them for someone else. HRP
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  15. seatex
    Joined: Oct 24, 2006
    Posts: 2,661


    What are you trying to say, HRP? Having a "garage sale"?:D:D:D
  16. Un@#$%believable!!!!! All I can say is I'm glad they're over there and not old Fords. BTW: how can I send that link via email?
  17. Saved them?
    He Sold off 1/2 and let the second half rot. His business to do so.
    But he could have sold off another 53 of them, kept restored and enjoyed 1 for each day of the week AND built a decent building to S A V E them.

    I guess it could be fun to ask the wrecker driver if he has any grey poupon on the way to the junk yard.
  18. saltflats
    Joined: Aug 14, 2007
    Posts: 9,644

    from Missouri

    Dang guys I have seen some of you save worst stuff than these.
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  19. chrisp
    Joined: Jan 27, 2007
    Posts: 793


    It's a Panhard Dynamic 1936-39 6 cylinder valve sleeve engine and it's a coupe, if it's a short wheel base (which apears to be by the lack of a 1/4 glass but could be an early long wheel base coupe) it will be the second one known to exist, talk about rare and pricey. Chopping it would like chopping a Tucker... a big no no.
    Only 2500 of those cars built in 9 different body styles.
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2014
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  21. 296ardun
    Joined: Feb 11, 2009
    Posts: 4,134


    I do hope that as many as possible get auctioned and restored, though some look like they may be beyond saving...sad that they sat exposed for so long.
  22. I don't think anything in that collection is worse than some of the amazing work I have witnessed on the HAMB.
    I would like to see those photos turned into a calendar.
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  23. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
    Posts: 7,690


    Unbelievable, what a collection. Any car aficionado would be impressed, I saw Ferrari, Porsche and Maserati there as well. At least they will be saved. How has been looking after the property all this time? Sad to see them in that condition but at least they will be given a second chance at life and hopefully be around a lot longer than me preserved for future generations.
    That Panhard bears a striking resemblance in some way to similar year Hupmobiles with that wrap around front windscreen.
  24. lewk
    Joined: Apr 8, 2011
    Posts: 742

    from Mt

    Man, it would be cool to stroll through that pile. At least they weren't recycled.
  25. Beautiful collection and nice film.
    Call me crazy but I prefer the cars in the state as they are now, all together in this forgotten place. It has so much history and makes you wonder what story these cars would have to tell.

    When they will be auctioned off, many of them will become speculation objects of the high-end classic car market, overrestored to the last bolt and end as the toy of some super rich dude - not my world at all.
  26. low budget
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
    Posts: 5,523

    low budget
    from Central Ky

    All these darn manuals and I still dont know how to fix it.:mad:
  27. Wow, and damn at the same time.
  28. Road Runner
    Joined: Feb 7, 2007
    Posts: 1,244

    Road Runner

    Some ambitious producers at the History or Speed Channel should start another reality show on this find, covering everything from past history to auctions, restoration/hot rodding to successful high $$ sales and the non-camera shy happy final owners.
    Call it: French connection
    I'd watch every episode.
    Just too bad that European prewar cars don't have a large enough target audience over here and its never gonna happen.
  29. flthd31
    Joined: Aug 5, 2007
    Posts: 561


    Fascinatingly haunting how even the epitome of regal can be reduced to nothing over time.
  30. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
    Posts: 6,101

    from Nicasio Ca

    It is kinda neat seeing them this way. Maybe if we sent over a pallet of Eastwood patina preservative and they could fog the whole place with it.

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