Once and a while you hear truly remarkable stories about an ultra rare vehicle being found locked away in storage. Unfortunately, this happens more than one would think. These high-end cars get locked away and it seems that either people forget about them or life just gets too crazy.

It seems like a case of the latter in this instance.

That's because over 100 cars were found in France that were part of a prominent Frenchman's collection. Of the 100, only 60 are in good enough condition to sell and ship off. This is what happens when they've been left hanging around for years without any maintenance or being driven.

Of the monumental cars found though, the two biggest draws are a Ferrari 250 GT California SWB — that's the one you want — and a Maserati A6G 2000 Berlinetta featuring coachwork by Frua. And here's the kicker, most of the vehicles are as original as they come.

This means these vehicles are a dream for purists seeking super original rides without any changes from the day they left the showroom floor.

If you're packing some serious dollars and want to snap up one of these rides, you better get your butt to the Artcurial sale in Paris come February 6. That's where the autos will be getting sold.

A picture tells a thousand words, apparently, but the images on this page can only hint at the importance of a barn-find collection in deepest France, containing about 60 rare cars worth an estimated 12-15 million euros (£9.4 million to £11.8 million) that had lain undisturbed for almost 40 years.

Discovered only three months ago, the collection is being auctioned at the Artcurial sale in Paris on February 6 during the annual Retromobile classic car show and represents perhaps the last opportunity for collectors to acquire and restore some of the finest cars from the 1930s, 40s and 50s...

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A BARN FIND Like No Other — 60+ Cars INCLUDING A Ferrari 250 GT California SWB Found In France

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