On eBay Stories we often talk about rare “barn finds,” cars that have not seen the light of day in years, and are sometimes found in a barn after being discarded and forgotten many years ago. In some cases, someone fixes up the car and then sells it on eBay. In other cases, the person puts the car up for auction “as is.” For example, this Mercedes 190D was one that caught our eye, and our readers’ passionate responses spurred us to find and write about more cool cars (that usually need quite a bit of restoration work).
For the classic car enthusiast, we found what may be the ultimate barn find, actually finds. Take a look at this Rare Vintage Classic Automobile Salvage Yard. Inventory Includes Cars and Parts:
While not an actual barn, this salvage yard looks like it contains numerous classic collector automobiles in various states of disrepair, just the thing for someone who wants to restore these pieces of history back to their former glory. Or even just scavenge the lot of them for the parts! Imagine what you could find in there…
The seller tries to give a sense of what is up for auction. In addition to the VIN numbers for a number of the cars, the seller has included several videos in the listing, showing the full content of the salvage yard. We were especially fond of this one, which provides a panoramic view of some of the vehicles available:
The listing provides some details:
The collection includes over 200 cars and trucks along with hundreds of thousands of parts including new old stock. There are two Cords included in the collection. We have original communication between our grandfather and the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Company regarding one of the Cords. There is also an aluminum body Lincoln, a 1924 Rollin and a Maxwell. Grandpa favored Fords, so there is an emphasis on Ford parts, especially 1930′s and 40′s.
Potential buyers should note that not all the items up for sale are shown in the video, the pictures, or on the description. The seller acknowledges that task of inventorying all the items would be too onerous to undertake, and hopes the buyer will cut them some slack. To be fair, the seller notes that the “buyer will be guaranteed to receive all vintage vehicles, parts, vintage tractors and farm equipment that can be seen in the video,” and also items stored in two large land and sea containers, which are included in the auction. The seller adds that the containers hold “engine blocks and transmission type items … as well as a substantial amount of unsorted small parts.”
There are some caveats associated with the sale that the buyer needs to be aware of, so we encourage you to read the listing carefully. But for the adventurous soul, what a remarkable project this would be! So should you decide to buy the contents of this entire yard, fix up the cars, and sell them.. well, remember to think of eBay! And who knows, we may just want to write about your experience here on eBay Stories.