Collection of 60 Classic Cars Left Untouched in France for 50 Years to Be Auctioned

In May 2014, Paris auction house Artcurial announced the discovery of the Baillon collection, a trove of 60 classic cars stored on a property in Western France for 50 years. The cars originally belonged to Roger Baillon, a French entrepreneur who began assembling the collection with an eye toward an eventual car museum in the 1950s. After a business setback in the 1970s, Baillon sold 50 cars and left the remaining 60 in outbuildings and corrugated iron shelters on the property near Poitiers. The collection, which includes a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spider valued at $11.8–$14.8 million, remained undisturbed until the recent discovery.

photos via Artcurial

via Todd Lappin

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