Discussion: Do you know any hidden classic cars in your area?
Local barn finds for the win!
Feel free to not believe me about this story if you don't want to, but when my father was working several years ago, he had a patient who made an extraordinary claim - one that even for my standards - I could barely believe.
For context, my family home (not there at the moment because of Uni) is in Nottingham in the UK and there are a fair few smaller suburban areas in all directions. My dad's patient came from a suburban area that's not even more than 10 miles away from my house.
Nevertheless, the patient said he had a neighbour who in his garage, has a car stored in it which hasn't moved since... I would guess forever? But of course, everyone has a load of tat in their moss-habited garages, but this was a particularly special piece of tat.
Image: Mercedes Benz
This 'neighbour' being described only has a bloody 300SL Gullwing tucked away in the dark!
But the craziest part? He refuses to sell it. It's clearly been kept hidden away for goodness knows how many years and the thought of it moving on appeared to be a trigger mechanism.
Good examples are pretty much knocking on the doors of £1 million and possibly more, so this rumoured barn find one is probably worth some decent buck if it went under the hammer.
I'm hoping that one day the car is dragged out of the barn and sees the open road once again with all six slanted cylinders singing in Germanic harmony, but judging by what I've heard, that won't be until many years to come...
Do you have any stories?
Drop them in the comments!