Something remarkable is starting today on ClassicCars.com. A very special piece of California sports car history with a fascinating back story comes up for sale today.
The lure of a great “barn find” has taken on a life of its own in the world of classic cars, with many musty relics being hauled from long-term storage, some of them achieving startling prices at auction.
A classic “barn find” story covering 40 years of good intentions will be rolled out in all its dusty glory.
A car billed as “the ultimate barn find,” the last original Aston Martin DBS to come off the assembly line, sold for $64,600 earlier this week at Coys Spring Classics auction.
'The Past Still Has a Future” is the theme for the 40th Salon Retromobile, Europe’s massive annual classic car celebration and break from winter, which this year takes place February 4-8.
'Certainly for 2014, this is the barn find of the year. We’ll have to see how it shakes out if it’s the barn find of the decade, or even the barn find of all barn finds.”
“Barn finds” are all the rage at collector-car auctions. Dirty relics pulled from long-term storage have become an auction staple, with sought-after classic cars earning top dollar.
Everybody dreams of making a “barn find,” discovering a dirt-encrusted classic car forgotten for decades in some musty outbuilding.