Finding a forgotten car in a barn is quite special, but this collection in France numbers in the tens, if not hundreds. Some vehicles are unrecognizable because only a frame and a firewall remain. With a little work and a big enough bank account, someone might be able to get a few of these models back on the road.
Some of the cars are inside several barns and outbuildings. Others are outside exposed to the elements. The brush, leaves and vines are so deep on many of them that you can’t see the vehicle, the overall shape is the only evidence there is something.
There is no theme in this collection. Being in France, there are quite a few cars from that country, but there are also plenty from the UK, US and Germany. There are also several utility vehicles, including a fire engine and a Citroën with a crane on the back.
We do not know the history of this collection. Some of the cars are damaged so this place could be a forgotten junkyard.
The so-called main barn houses some of the finest vehicles. This is where the BMW 2000 CS is. The car is covered in dust, but the bodywork seems generally in good condition. Inside, some trim is peeling off and there are large cracks in the dashboard. The damage is not serious and could be repaired. Under the hood, the cover over the cylinder head is gone, but most of the other important components are still there.
In front of the BMW there is a Mercedes-Benz 450 SE and SLC. The space also contains several Panhard 24s and a commercial truck with bikes stacked higher than the cabin.
The bearded explorer who made this video said it took over 10 hours to drive to this French treasure. The trip was clearly worth it, as there aren’t many barn finds as special as this one.