A treasure trove of antique cars were just uncovered in a French countryside barn, among them a Talbot-Lago previously owned by one King Farouk of Egypt...
60 classic and vintage sports cars worth up to GBP 12,000,000 are being put up for auction after being found languishing in barn in an abandoned farm in Western France for over 40 years. The owner of the collection, Roger Baillon died more than 10 years ago, passing the cars on to his family who had no idea how valuable they were.
Among the collection of auto-vehicles that included Ferraris and rare Maseratis that were owned by a number of celebrities from Jane Fonda to Shirley MacLaine, was a Talbot-Lago previously owned by one King Farouk.
The cars were collected from the 1950s to the 1970s by entrepreneur Roger Baillon, who dreamed of restoring them to their former glory and displaying them in a museum.
The biggest find was a 961 Ferrari 250GT SWB California Spider. Only 36 of the particular model of Ferrari were ever made, including the one in the barn and another bought by Chris Evans in 2008 for an estimated £5.5million.