What if Infiniti had chanced upon an unrecognised race car - a barn find
- hidden deep in the Japanese countryside.
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 barn find
is the piece that escaped the scrapper.
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.
Author of Barn Find
Road Trip, Cotter spent two weeks tooling around the countryside looking for lost collector cars.
The problem with this one is that it's not a low mileage, highly original, but neglected, barn find
A barn find
of sorts, it was discov-ered in recent years and fully restored by experts at Land Rover.
Then, in 1996, he stumbled upon a blue 1974 35S as a barn find
, which had been left untouched for 13 years.
An incomplete barn find
Bond Minicar went for pounds 425.
Having had three points deducted after their game with Crumlin United was abandoned - a game they were leading 2-1, resulting in a potential net loss of six league points - Barn find
themselves fourth from bottom and still looking over their shoulders.
With barn find
cars the potential subject of much intrigue, the models could prove to be a fantastic investment.