Forgotten treasures garages
Fifty new "Chevrolet" 60's release in an abandoned dealership in Nebraska, dozens retrokarov and race cars "Formula 1" in the hangar of farmers in Portugal, about one hundred vintage models, including private transport the king of Egypt, under a wooden canopy in a small French town - amazing collection of cars in its scope and then turned out to be for many years abandoned and forgotten.
Abandoned stores worldwide from dust and humidity die unique cars formerly owned by kings and movie stars. We remembered a few cases in recent years, when a collection of retro cars, the cost of which is measured in millions of dollars, suddenly found new owners.
Under an awning in the French countryside
A few weeks ago, in a small provincial town of Mulhouse in France about a hundred rare car it was found in the barn. Among the forgotten retrokarov were instances Ferrari, Maserati, Porsche and Bugatti.
collection cost tens of millions of dollars. So, according to experts, only one Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider 1961 issue today can fetch at least $ 14 million, and the Maserati A6G Gran Sport Frua, descended from the conveyor in 1956, will take at least $ 3 million.
It is already established that the car "Talbot-Lago" from this collection in the middle of the last century moved King Farouk of Egypt and Sudan I, and one of Ferrari 250 used in the filming of Los Felinos with Jane Fonda and Alain Delon.
As reported by foreign media, discovered a collection of previously owned by local magnate Roger Beylon. It is known that the car he had a lot more, but when in 1970 its financial situation deteriorated, he was forced to sell part of its collection. For some reason, the car left to rust under the eaves, it remains unknown.
About 40 unique cars and all were left in the open air the former owner and completely rusted over the years. But about 60 well-preserved specimens.
Warehouse in New York
Abandoned garages lacking not only in provincial towns and villages, but also in the cities. A quarter-century in one of these places in the New York gathering dust curious collection of cars, consisting mainly of the models Chevrolet Corvette different years of release.
Until recently, the car belonged to the time the artist from Germany by the name of Peter Max. The story of this collection can hardly be called normal. In 1988, VH1 music channel conducted a contest among the audience and presented the winner of the 36 "Corvettes". This rather strange prize went to the carpenter Danny Amodeo - he was able to get through the first channel in the studio.
Almost immediately, the collection passed to Max - he bought it from the hard workers for $ 250 thousand of today, the cost of these cars has increased several times..
Max is not going to use the machine bought on purpose - they needed him for some art project. However, a creative idea has not been implemented, and sports cars for 25 years, just standing in the garage.
It was only this year, two American families agreed with the artist to acquire his collection and now are engaged in the restoration of machines.
The farm in Portugal
An old New Yorker, having retired, decided to invest their savings in real estate. He chose long been vacant estate in Portugal. Previously, the land and buildings owned by the couple, and after their death for lack of heirs moved to the state. After 15 years, the land with the house and the hangar was put up for sale.
The American, who has acquired property, did not know about the contents of the hangar - the massive iron gates are well welded, and look inside it was not possible.
An interesting new owner, and open the gate, found that in the hangar apple fall nowhere - it was literally packed with retro cars.
In this collection were models such as the Porsche 356, Lotus Seven, Alfa Berlina, Austin A40 Somerset, De Ville, Renault Dauphine, Opel Rekord, and another 90 retrotehniki units, including unique fighting race cars "Formula 1" .
the entire collection experts have estimated by eye at $ 35 million.
Basement house on the outskirts of Brussels
In the basement of the half-destroyed house on the outskirts of Brussels for 40 years stood idle retroavtomobili Italian brand Alfa Romeo.
Among the dusty copies were model Spider, 1300 Sprint, Clean Me and many others.
The owner of the mansion was a Belgian who was engaged in car rental. In the 1970s, a man went to travel the United States, but for unknown reasons did not return to their homeland.
For the right to ownership of a warehouse with machines for many years local authorities sued the heirs of perished missing businessman. But as a result of the 2012 families have been able to defend its interests and to get a unique collection.
On how the heirs dispose of the property is unknown, but the desire to buy their cars, some expressed their largest museums of Europe.
Garage in Texas
A few years ago in one of the abandoned hangars in New Hampshire, Texas, were accidentally discovered three vehicles worth several million dollars.
Rare Ferrari Dino 246 GTS 1974 issue (with mileage 4, 5 thous. Km), the Ferrari 365 GTB / 4 Daytona 1972 (15 thous. Km) and the Maserati Bora Coupe 1977 (1, 5 thous. Km) We stood in the garage for about 40 years.
Status sports car was almost perfect. Moreover, Ferrari Dino, according to experts, was in a better condition compared to all preserved by collectors cars of this model.
As it turned out, in the 1970s, the Italian sports cars belonging to other Italian racer Luigi Chinetti, who has long owned the first in America Ferrari dealer network.
In what circumstances the machine and who have become their new owner was not specified were found. And the discovery of the most learned not once, but only in the summer of 2011 when all three cars were for sale on eBay.
Abandoned dealership in Nebraska
In 2012, Nebraska also under unknown circumstances was found abandoned a few decades ago, the warehouse of the brand dealer Chevrolet.
under a thick layer of dust 50 pieces of brand-new Chevrolet stood in the room with the middle of the last century.
Among the found items - Chevrolet Cameo 1956 release, Chevrolet Impala 1964, Chevrolet Corvette 1978, Chevrolet Corvair 1960.
All the machines run no more than a few miles.
Save and stickers on the windows of cars prices, and even the cellophane on the chairs. Body of the car almost touched corrosion, so they are successfully sold at the local auction.