A rare Porsche 356 coupe was also discovered.
We’ve seen some breathtaking car barn finds over the years, but few have matched the scale of this incredible discovery. In rural France, no less than 81 cars from the 1950s, '60s, '70s, and '80s were recently discovered gathering dust in a massive barn. It’s a dream come true for classic car enthusiasts.
Among the highlights in the collection include a 1968 Lamborghini Miura P400 and a 1964 Series I Jaguar E-Type coupe, but the variety of rare cars that have been rediscovered is remarkable. Best of all, every single one of them is looking for a new home and will be sold at an upcoming auction in France.
While it’s seen better days, the neglected Miura is expected to sell for the highest price. It has just 48,396 miles on the odometer and still has its original V12 engine. Despite its condition, the supercar is expected to fetch between $456,000 and $684,000 when it goes under the hammer at Intrencheres's auction this month.
Other notable cars up for sale include a rare Porsche 356 coupe, a C3-generation 1981 Chevy Corvette, a couple of Lincoln Continentals, some Lancia Flaminias, and a 1930s Citroen van, as well as an assortment of Audis, Volkswagens, Peugeots, Oldsmobiles, Alfa Romeos, Renaults, Chryslers, and Cadillacs.
While there are some coveted gems in this collection, the condition of each car varies significantly. The Lamborghini is still in relatively good condition, but the rusted Porsche is in a sorry state and described as "very incomplete.”
Some of the more severely decayed cars aren’t expected to fetch more than €50 ($56). As well as the classic cars, the auction includes around 100 loose items including rare engines, transmissions and wheels, as well as a Ferrari GTO body kit.