For the past 50 years, these beautiful cars were collecting a considerable amount of dust hidden in a dilapidated barn in France. Fortunately for us, many of these treasured cars were found before it was too late, and went up for auction. There were 59 cars in total sold and brought in a staggering $28.5 million! Along with the final selling price, we included the estimated price for each of these 21 classics.
1963 Porsche 356 SC
This Porsche is completely original with 54,000 miles on the odometer. The expected auction price was set between $22,600 to $34,000. It ended up selling for $98,403.
1936 Audi 225 Avant
This rare Audi comes with front wheel drive and a six-cylinder engine. The expected auction price was between $6,800 to $9,000. The car ended up selling for $62,978.
Singer Roadster 1500
This roadster had just over 36,000 miles on the odometer. Even though it’s missing some engine parts, the expected price was between $226 to $905. The car was sold for $11,808.
1911 Delahaye Type 43
This Delahaye Type 43 is one of the oldest cars in the collection. It was expected to sell anywhere from $2,264 to $3,400. The car actually sold for $27,553.
1927 Amilcar CGSS
This Amilcar has its original body, but the engine was replaced. The expected auction price was between $3,400 to $5,600. The CGSS was sold for $60,354.
1936 Talbot Lago T11 Cadette
It’s not sure if this car is from 1936, but it’s a pretty good guess. This “fairly well preserved” car was set to go between $2,264 to $4,530. The car ended up selling for $21,648.
Sandford Type S
This rare cyclecar sits on three wheels. Powered by a four-cylinder engine, this Type S was expected to go between $17,000 to $22,600. The cyclecar sold for $65,602.
1923 Voisin Type C3
This fixer-upper was expected to be sold anywhere from $1,700 to $2,264 — with critical components, such as a steering wheel missing from the package. Even with such slim part pickings, the car sold for $57,730.
1936 Renault Viva Grand Sport Cabriolet
This very rare four-seated is just one of five known examples. The going price was expected between $22,600 to $28,300. This Cabriolet sold for $39,361.
Delahaye 135 Cabriolet
This is just one of three known surviving cabriolets built at the Faget-Varnet workshop. The auction price was set between $113,000 to $170,000— this beauty sold for $472,339.
1936 Panhard Et Levasseur Dynamique Coupe Junior
The exterior might be rusted, but the interior remained protected by covers. This beauty was expected to go between $28,300 to $34,000 — and sold for $61,666.
1924 Citroën Type C 5 HP
Expected auction price for this car was between $905 to $1,360. Good thing this car came equipped with a spare tire — the car ended up going for $26,241.
Talbot Lago T26 Saotchik Cabriolet
This rare piece was sold to Princess Nevine Abbas Halim of Egypt. It was thought to be lost until it was uncovered in this barn. The expected auction price was between $136,000 to $170,000. The T26 was sold for $820,033.
1952 Delahaye 235 Coach Chapron
This Coach Chapron comes with well-preserved upholstery. With just under 50,000 miles on it, the expected auction price was $40,000 to $51,000. The Coach Chapron sold for $118,084.
1982 Ferrari 308 GTSi
This Ferrari is definitely one of the “brightest” cars found. Although it’s missing most of its interior, the car was still going for anywhere from $5,660 to $11,300. This Ferrari ended up selling for $36,737.
Facel Vega Excellence
This beautiful Facel Vega Excellence was said to have ben delivered from Russia in 1960. The expected auction price was $68,000 to $96,000. The Facel Vega Excellence sold for $204,292.
1949 Talbot Lago T26 Grand Sport
This is one of the more valuable cars from the find. The Grand Sport was set to sell between $453,00 to $680,000. This Grand Sport ended up selling for $1,873,417.
Jaguar S Type
This 3.4-liter S Type comes equipped with a manual gearbox and overdrive. The expected auction price was between $4,500 to $6,800. This S Type sold for $27,553.
1938 Packard Super Eight Cabriolet
This is an extremely rare European version of the Packard Super Eight. The expected going price was between $17,000 to $22,600. The Super Eight sold for $32,801.
Innocenti S Cabriolet
This Innocenti S Cabriolet was built on the base of an Austin-Healey Sprite. The going price was set between $3,400 to $5,600. The Innocenti sold for $19,680.
1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider
This Ferrari was the crown jewel of the auction. The expected price was between $10.8 million to $13.6 million. It ended up going for over $18 million!