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A treasure trove of classic 50 year old cars found inside a padlocked shed are to be auctioned.
The car collection, including three 1970 Jaguar E types, was found by Guy Snelling who works for Anglia Car Auctions in King’s Lynn, Norfolk, England.
Other astonishing finds in the collection include a 1955 AC Aceca, and a 1957 AC Ace Bristol.
One of the AC Ace Bristols found was owned by Betty Haig, a leading racing driver in the 1960s making it one of the first AC Aces built by the company.
The cars are expected to go for £200,000 ($255,630) when they are auctioned off by the Norfolk company at the end of this month.
However, Guy says he thinks that the cars could be collectively worth almost one million pounds if restored to their former glory.
He said: “We’re used to finding old cars in barns across Norfolk but these cars were discovered in a quiet and unassuming suburban area.
“No one knew they were there as they’ve been off the radar for so many years but I’m sure people are really excited to see them.
“It really is an extraordinary and once-in-a-lifetime find.”
After being tipped off about the motors, Guy travelled to the south-east of England to the barn which was blocked by an old Land Rover.
He used a chainsaw and forklift to remove obstacles, unearthing a collection of vintage cars which had been balanced on top of one another among other scraps and vehicle parts.
He added: “If the AC Bristol is refurbished it could sell for £300,000 on its own and the other cars and parts will also go for a large amount of money,
“They’ll most likely go to motor enthusiasts, people who may want to use them for motorsports or people who just want to keep them in their collection.”
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