At left is a Ferrari 250 GT California Spider valued at between EUR€9,500,000 and EUR€12,000,000 (USD$11,875,000 and USD$15,000,000) at right is one of just three Maserati A6G 2000 Berlinetta Grand Sport Fruas ever made, estimated to be worth more between EUR€800,000 and EUR€1,200,000 (USD$1-1.5 million)
Proof that priceless barn finds are still possible emerged from France this week when elite auction house Artcurial disclosed it had discovered the automotive equivalent of Tutankhamun’s tomb.
Earlier this year, Artcurial's Matthieu Lamoure and Pierre Novikoff came across the remarkable treasure trove of rare automobiles on a provincial farm in the West of France.
Novikoff had fielded a phone call from the representative of a deceased estate, which in turn had been inherited by the deceased from his father a decade prior. Several children had been bequeathed the estate, which included a collection of old cars that had lain untouched for nearly half a century. In an effort to discover the value of the cars, they called Artcurial, best known as France's leading auctioneer of art and antiques.
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