If you’re a fan of classic cars, this auction is sure to grab your attention!
A collection of over 230 classic cars worth millions of euros will soon be auctioned on May 19 in Netherlands.
This unique collection known as the Palmen Barnfind Collection contains over 230 cars that were discovered in warehouses and an abandoned church in Holland. This collection belonged to a businessman Ad Palmen who around 40 years ago started collecting them for his own interest.
But due to his poor health, it was not possible for him to maintain the collection which was recently purchased by Gallery Aaldering, a motor vehicle dealer run by Nico and Nick Aaldering, for an undisclosed amount.
Many of the classic cars, including Maseratis, Jaguars, Aston Martins, BMWs, and Facel Vegas, are in pristine condition. Auction organizers expect a great turnout and believe the collection is a “unique opportunity for car enthusiasts and collectors worldwide to expand their collection.”
The auction will be organized by Gallery Aaldering and Classic Car Auctions and the cars will be available for viewing on May 27, 28, and 29. The auction will close in three waves, on June 5, 6, and 7.
Palmen was a car dealer back in the mid-1960s in Netherlands before he started his collection. His collection started with a yellow Lancia B20. He himself maintained the collection and started them regularly.
His skill of finding such unique cars was only matched by his skill of keeping everything private to the point that even his neighbors didn’t know what was present in his warehouse. In fact, there were very limited people who were allowed to even know about his collection which goes to show the extent of his privacy.
The Palmen Barnfind Collection comprises classics from marques worldwide, including Italy, France, Germany, the UK, and America. The collection is so dense that it’s hard to keep track of everything in there but Classic Car Auctions’ website has listed them all.
And even though the vehicles are dusty and not 100% clean, Classic Car Auctions and Gallery Aaldering have claimed that they are in “good, albeit unrestored, condition.”
For classic car enthusiasts and vintage collectors, there couldn’t have been a better opportunity than this to gaze at or even get their hands on some rare and classic vehicles. The auction is expected to attract many collectors worldwide and with good reason.