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

60 classic cars found in France

Back in May, Paris auction house Artcurial announced the discovery of the Baillon collection, a trove of 60 classic cars that had been 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. The cars will be sold at auction on February 6, 2015, at Retromobile Salon in Paris.

60 classic cars found in France

60 classic cars found in France

60 classic cars found in France

60 classic cars found in France

photos via Artcurial

via Daily Mail Online, Todd Lappin