BARN FIND: Lost cache of 81 cars discovered in rural France

By: Alex Affat, Unique Cars magazine

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81 car barn find includes some serious metal: Lamborghini Miura, Porsche 356 and Jaguar E-type

BARN FIND: Lost cache of 81 cars discovered in rural France
BARN FIND: Lost cache of 81 cars discovered in rural France

We have yet another barn find to report! But this one’s a bit different.

Uncovered in a barn in rural France, the massive cache of classics spans a total of 81 cars!

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There’s some pretty high-end metal in there too, with the likes of a 1968 Lamborghini Miura P400, a 1964 Jaguar E-Type Series 1, as well as a Porsche 356 Pre-A all found looking rather worse for wear.

All vehicles were sent to French auction house, Interencheres, and crossed the block just days ago.  

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The results have yet to be published at the time of writing, but the Miura P400 was expected to fetch between A$637,000 and A$955,000 – even in its exceedingly degraded state.

The Jaguar E-Type Series I looks to be all there, though was estimated to go for one tenth of the price of the Miura.

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The Porsche 356 Pre-A looks like it’s been rolled a couple of times, but there were a number of other cars that looked mostly intact; including a C3 Corvette.

The collection at large spans over 100 years and bears models from all over the world: even some more obscure pieces such as the Packard Super Clipper and Stutz Speedway Six.

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Obviously all cars will need incredibly heavy attention before they’re returned to the road, but it’s a rather astounding find and a truly diverse collection.

All of which begs one to question; just how were they lost in the first place?

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Like countless of other cars still hidden in barns around the world, the answer to that question, is yet to be discovered.

 

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