Car restorers dream of finding an abandoned classic and restoring it to its former glory. Check out these 60 abandoned cars found in France last year:
These vehicles were part of the collection of Roger Baillon, who spent several decades rescuing cars from the scrap heap in the hopes of opening a car museum. When his financial empire collapsed, he was forced to sell some and abandon the rest.
In 2014 his grandchildren inherited the estate and discovered this treasure trove.
A few weeks ago this collection was auctioned off, fetching $28.5 million for the estate and setting several records for sales.
The prize of the collection was a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB. It sold for a record $18.5 million, making it the highest price ever paid for that specific model. Only 36 were manufactured.
A total of 10 vehicles sold at this auction set records, proving that sometimes junk actually is treasure.