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Texas time capsule: Five pre-war automobiles preserved in a barn



“It’s the Holy Grail for a car guy,” said Antonio Brunet, chairman and founder of Motostalgia Auctions in Austin, Texas. “Opening the doors, seeing the cars covered in dust, untouched for years … It’s like you’re in a time machine.”

Brunet should know. He recently experienced the thrill first hand. And although the discovery wasn’t a true “barn find” since the owner never lost track of what he had, it was still an emotional experience for Brunet. He expects more of the same when five pre-war automobiles and a travel trailer – stored for more than 40 years – cross the auction block at Motostalgia’s sale on June 12 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, with the owner in attendance.

“The final chapter of a magnificent story,” Brunet said.

 And what a story it is. Brunet said few people knew about the collection, which includes a 1932 Cadillac 370B V-12 Victoria Convertible, 1933 Cadillac Model 370C V-12 Town Coupe, 1938 Cadillac Series 90 V-16 Fleetwood Limousine, 1923 Milburn Electric Model 27L, 1908 REO Model G Boattail Roadster/Sedan Tonneau and a twice-used 1937 Kozy Coach Travel Trailer. Until two years ago, Brunet didn’t even know they existed, and they were stored only seven miles from his shop.


http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2015/05/06/texas-time-capsule-five-pre-war-automobiles-preserved-in-barn/

Video of the cars: https://youtu.be/m4P9ABrcT9M


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Re: Texas time capsule: Five pre-war automobiles preserved in a barn
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2015, 04:28:42 PM »
I would have liked to have seen Richard from Gas Monkey discover those cars.
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Re: Texas time capsule: Five pre-war automobiles preserved in a barn
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2015, 10:07:07 PM »
I would have liked to have seen Richard from Gas Monkey discover those cars.
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