A FULLY restored "barn find
" Rolls-Royce once owned by King Edward VIII and two star TV cars are to go under the hammer at the celebrated Beaulieu International Autojumble.
* "The Barn Find
Hunter," an automobile focused show on YouTube with more than 500,000 subscribers.
The barn find
display (above) saw 20 discoveries, in various stages of decay, including a Triumph TR6, an Austin A35, a Singer Gazelle and even a vintage caravan.
Most people who restore antique farm equipment fantasize about making the perfect barn find
. Few, however, would accept the challenges presented to Jim Arends, Conklin, Michigan, by his "under-the-barn" find.
A 'BARN find
' vintage Bentley has been restored to its former glory in a project that took more than 1,800 hours to complete.
Not only did we have the equivalent of an automotive barn find
, we agreed; we had found the original driver's manual.
Collectors seeking a special low mileage classic were spoilt for choice, a time-warp 1974 Volkswagen Beetle barn find
with just 90km from new selling for [euro]38,250 while a 1991 BMW 850i with just one owner and an indicated mileage of 1,759 km sold for [euro]87,750, a believed new world record price.
"The problem with this one is that it's not a low mileage, highly original, but neglected, barn find
. Rather, it's a car with no known history nor provenance, that has been horrendously abused to the point of near-destruction by some clown who left it in a field -- probably the worst place on Earth to abandon a car.
His title rivals include a Cumbrian farmer who restored a 1968 Wolseley 16/60 found in a barn find
a Scottish man who found a 1961 BMW Isetta 300 in a shortbread bakery.
Another DBS barn find
, a 1970 V8 Series I, proved equally popular selling for PS49,450 in the auction at Birmingham's NEC, and another bidding war saw a low mileage 1983 Fiat X19 Bertone sell for PS17,940, more than twice its lower estimate.
However it was this "barn find
" 1954 DB2/4 Aston that set the saleroom humming.
A WHAT a fantastic barn find
! There's a huge appetite for original, low-mileage, unmolested classics and, if the 17k is genuine, it could be worth pounds 20,000.
PEOPLE in the Porsche community are getting very excited about a 'barn find
' 1973 Carrera RS 2.7 (above) which was the last RHD one to be made.