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Ewww, most of those cars should be in a dump!
Busted up trash. Nothing nice except that old porsche.
There all junkers like MG's, VW's, a datsun, an old mini cooper.....its not even worth the money to tow them outa there.
He bought the house, the land and everything that stands on it. Certainly under UK law he has the right to make the seller clear/pay to clear the junk off his land as it was not in the description of the property, or he can decide to clear the junk out himself.
A 356 a poor man junker? An original Elan? Or an original Seven? None of them touched for god knows how many years? Lancias, Bertones, a P6, and a few Guiliettas?
You obviously missed the old BMWs and Mercedes.
Don't know what you're talking about mate. That lot is worth millions at auction, let alone what each car would be worth to an enthusiast.
If these cars with in Class 2 condition when they were stored, I bet most of them would only need a really good clean, polish, and service to be treated as current classics, rather than restoration projects.
$100K? Be sure to take wage-paying jobs and don't pursue speculation/investment as a career. I have organized auctions that grossed over $9M each selling militaria, firearms, etc, and I can tell you that the collector market is much healthier and stronger than you might believe, and that there are niche markets for items that were produced in small numbers, even if they are not "hot" or popular. There is tremendous potential in that barn, and I would be proud to bring it to market.Maybe 100k for the entire lot because some of them might be good.
$100K? Be sure to take wage-paying jobs and don't pursue speculation/investment as a career. I have organized auctions that grossed over $9M each selling militaria, firearms, etc, and I can tell you that the collector market is much healthier and stronger than you might believe, and that there are niche markets for items that were produced in small numbers, even if they are not "hot" or popular. There is tremendous potential in that barn, and I would be proud to bring it to market.
Originality, for one. Even the cars that are a really rough can have nice original parts that can be sold and rebuilt as opposed to using newly-fabricated copies. To collectors that are serious about keeping their restorations as true-to-life as possible, this is huge! You can part out a 10-year-old Camry for way more than what the car would bring as a whole. What do you think would happen to a 70-year-old car with low production levels in a market with collectors who are serious about originality? There is a nice comfortable retirement sitting in that barn.Really? What is so great inside that barn though!? I just see a bunch of old common cars. What exactly in that barn, appart from quantity, is great?
What exactly is so great about a bunch of old fiats, VW, lotus, MGs, and alpha romeos?
Even fully restored, those cars look like rubbish. I still have yet to see any 'rare' cars in that collection. I just see a bunch of 'old' cars, a lot of cars on ebay that would sell for 5k in much better condition.
No good mercedes, no old ferraris, no old lamborgini, no old bmw. Just poor man junkers. Its like finding a barn full of old honda civics and toyota carollas from the early 80s.
As with so many things, one mans junk is another mans treasure. And oddly enough today's junk has a way of becoming tomorrow's treasure. 15 years ago the old Chey truck in the link below was junk.
http://auctions.yahoo.com/i:1950 Chevrolet 3100 !!!:225890231
You got me there, all of the early 50's trucks are very desired.No way. that era (through the '55s) of Chey PU has NEVER been junk.
(of course that is just my opinion) I learned to drive in one. My dad passed away while I was in the service so I had no say in what happened to our '55 Chevy PU or the '51 Willys Overland (with a chevy 265 V8). I often wonder where they got off to.