Under that pile of newspapers and magazines, lies an $18 million dollar Ferrari GT 250 SWB California Spyder. At least that is what it sold for a couple of days ago at an auction – not bad for a barn find. The other one is a Maserati A6G 2000, it sold for $2.2 million.
Lost for decades in a French barn, a former collector let sit, roughly 60 rare cars: all the nameplates evoking starry eyes among the cognoscenti – Ferrari, Maserati, Bugatti, Delahaye, Hispano-Suiza, and Porsche. These cars, the oldest from 1914, the newest from 1971 (a Ferrari Mondial, most likely the collectors daily driver), with the bulk coming from the 30’s, 40’s, 50’s and early 60’s.
Lost for decades, and now found, and hopefully, those new buyers will restore them all to original glory, but what does an already $18 million dollar Ferrari sell for once it’s restored.
The moral, keep looking in barns.