60 Vintage Cars Found After 50 Years Of Neglect On French Farm Are Worth At Least £12 Million

1) Mr Baillon’s grandchildren had no idea of the extent of the collection, calling in car specialists Matthieu Lamoure and Pierre Novikoff of auctioneers Artcurial Motorcars to estimate its value


2) Mr Baillon’s grandchildren had no idea of the extent of the collection, calling in car specialists Matthieu Lamoure and Pierre Novikoff of auctioneers Artcurial Motorcars to estimate its value


3) The collection has sat dormant in makeshift corrugated iron shelters and outbuildings on the farm since the 1970s. Pictured: Facel Vega (left) and a Talbot-Lago (right)


4) The cars were collected from the 1950s to the 1970s by entrepreneur Roger Baillon, who wanted to restore and display them in a museum


5) While many of the vehicles are rusty and covered in moss, they could still be worth £500,000 each on average


6) Some of the vehicles may be too rusted to be restored, but many of the cars are worth hundreds of thousands of pounds


7) The Ferrari (left), once sat in by Jane Fonda, was found under newspapers in an outbuilding on the French farm, alongside a Maserati A6G 200 Berlinetta Grand Sport Frua – one of only three in the world


8) The £12million treasure trove of cars, including this Ferrari 250 GT California SWB, was left languishing on a French farm for 50 years before its discovery


9) A Talbot-Lago T26 Cabriolet owned by Egyptian King Farouk is also among the vast haul of classic cars found on the farm


10) King Farouk was known for his extravagant lifestyle, which included owning dozens of expensive cars such as the Talbot-Lago


11) Some of the cars were bought by Mr Baillon, an entrepreneur, in the 1950s and have been parked on the farm since


12) The family of Mr Baillon, who died around 10 years ago, had no idea the collection was worth so much. Pictured: Hispano Suiza H6B Cabriolet Millio


13) The collection will be sold by Artcurial Motorcars in Paris on February 6 next year, with hopes of raising more than £12million


14) Mr Baillon, a transport and truck company owner from western France, bought most of his cars from the 1950s to the 1970s





15) Auctioneers and classic car experts Matthieu Lamoure (left) and Pierre Novikoff (right) found the haul of motorcars