Rodger Baillon was a transport company entrepreneur and throughout the 1950's, 60's and 70's he
spent his wealth on some of the worlds most exotic machinery. Coach built masterpieces from Maserati, Ferrari and Bugatti where bought and tucked away in make shift sheds ready to be displayed in an as yet unbuilt museum showcasing the very best in automotive treasures ranging from the very beginnings of motor manufacture to the present day. The cars however never made it into that temperature controlled museum, Rodger's company came upon hard times, the dream was abandoned and so unfortunately where the cars he had collected. French Auctioneers Artcurial who discovered the stash of cars are now faced with selling them on in what could be the worlds most expensive sale, of essentially, scrap cars.
|Possibly 13 million Euro's worth of motor in this shed|
The collection goes on sale at the Retromobile Salon on the 6th of February in Paris, pictures and details of every car will be released closer to the sale date and I for one will be very keen to see what was lurking in those sheds. Meanwhile here's a very atmospheric video of the cars still in situ.
Full press release here featuring comments from the very excited men that stumbled across the collection.