Here's What It's Like to Find $8 Million Worth of Cars in a Random Garage
We hear about barn finds all the time, but rarely do we catch wind of a find as wild as this. Hagerty's Barn Find Hunter video series was fortunate enough to discover not one, but two seven-figure 1960s classics hidden inside a neglected garage in North Carolina, untouched for almost 30 years.In the video, host Tom Cotter stumbles upon a collection of abandoned cars scattered amongst aging garden tools and lawnmowers. There seem to be five cars in total; an E30-generation BMW 3-Series, a Morgan, a Triumph, and—wait for it—an all original Shelby Cobra 427 plus a Ferrari 275 GTB alloy long-nose. Talk about a find.
The cars, covered in dust from sitting since 1991, were parked by the current owner after his trusted mechanic died in a motorcycle accident. Instead of looking for a new mechanic to keep them running, he simply stopped driving them.
Every car inside the garage looks to be in impeccable condition, save for a few rats nests. We're sure with a change of fluids, some new tires, and a nice detail, they'll be in top shape.
Original versions of both the Shelby and the Ferrari routinely go for several million dollars at auction, and judging by the originality of this pair, it's no question they'll demand big dollars should they cross the auction block.
Watch for yourself as Cotter watches his dream find unveil itself before his eyes.