Imagine stumbling across a warehouse full of hundreds of cars, some of which are rare and collectible. Sounds like a dream for automobile enthusiasts, right? A few days back, a YouTuber with the channel name TFJJ came across the mother of all barn finds. Describing it as the most incredible thing he’d seen, a dilapidated warehouse in Tottenham, North London was hiding inside it a total of 174 classic cars, with the oldest one from the 1940s. However, most of these motors were found in bad shape. The incredible car collection belongs to a passionate collector who built the collection over two decades. However, the city council is claiming back the warehouse, which has forced the mystery collector to sell all the cars.
London Barn Finds has taken over the responsibility to do all the necessary paperwork for the cars and find them new homes. Most of the vehicles are covered in dust, grime, and bird droppings, and years of neglect might have severely diminished the value of many of the cars. According to the initial estimate, the most expensive car is a 1960 MG MGA which has been valued at £25,000 (about $35,000), while the cheapest is a 2000 Citroen Berlingo, valued at £100 (roughly $139). That’s quite a surprise as the collection includes collectible cars like a 1975 Mercedes 350SL, a 1989 BMW 635CSI, a 1973 Porsche 911, a 1983 Mercedes 280SL and a 1981 380SL, 1971 Triumph Spitfire MK4, a 1973 MG MGB, a 1989 Nissan 300ZX, and a 1986 Mercedes 300SE. The total collection has been valued at $1.4 million.
Some of the cars have already been sold during the public viewing that took place last week. The remaining cars will be individually listed on eBay in the following days. London Barn Finds says some of the cars are lacking necessary paperwork, while many have outstanding taxes for years. A total of 15 boxes full of documentation has been provided to the auction house by the owner. Nevertheless, the owner claims that all the 174 cars start and drive, which is definitely positive news. We hope none of them end up at the crusher.