Recently, a huge vintage car collection stored in a London warehouse for years was unveiled and went up for auction on Monday.
Over the last week, a company unveiled 175 classic automobiles covered in dust and bird droppings . London Barn Finds has managed the promotion and sales of the rare collection. They didn’t release specific details about how long the massive collection sat parked in the warehouse. But from the looks of it, the collection may have sat still for decades.
The warehouse is located in an industrial park near English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur’s stadium in London. Most of the advertised cars are without service histories. Yet the owner of the collection supposedly drove each vintage car into the warehouse in working condition. Additionally, they all have the proper paperwork.
The 175-car collection consists of mostly British and other European vintage models. The collection includes old cars made by BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Porsche, Land Rover, and more. Some of the highlights include a 1957 Mercedes 200 Ponton, a 1973 Porsche 911, a 1948 MG, and multiple Volkswagen Microbuses.
London Barn Finds held a closed auction on Monday from 11am to 4pm at the warehouse. The owner of the vintage car collection is currently going through offers and accepting closed bids. The rest of the unsold collection will be listed on eBay in the near future. You can get a detailed look at the amazing car collection below.
Missing Vintage Car From 007 James Bond Movies Possibly Found
While the London vintage car collection hit auction, another famous British car may be one step closer to coming home because of recent findings. One of two gadget-filled 1964 Aston Martin DB5s of James Bond fame went missing in 1997. However, Art Recovery International CEO Christopher A. Marinello revealed that he thinks he knows where it’s located.
Legendary actor Sean Connery popularized the silver coupe when driving it in the spy thrillers Goldfinger and Thunderball. Since its 1997 disappearance, the car’s whereabouts have been a total mystery. Marinello’s company has been on the hunt for the 007 Aston Martin for over a decade. Yet he’s pretty sure he knows where it’s located, and said recent reliable information says it’s in the Middle East. Additionally, Marinello thinks one of the top car collectors on the planet possesses the famous vehicle.
“If I’m right, it’s part of a collection of around 4,000 vehicles,” Marinello said.
Marinello isn’t accusing the current owner of thievery. In fact, he says the owner probably doesn’t realize that the famous vintage car is a stolen vehicle.
“These sorts of people buy a lot of luxury items, often without going through due diligence. And when they find out something is stolen, they think they’re above the law and that it’s not their problem. But it is their problem,” Marinello explained.
Marinello said he wants to discreetly talk with the car collector in hopes of working out a deal for the Aston Martin’s return.