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.

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