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London Barn Finds was launched at the end of August to show off the countless classic cars that had been collecting dust for over a decade. The stunning collection of vehicles, which could be worth more than £1million, has grown gradually at the site on a business park in Tottenham and has been amassed by a mystery businessman.
The auction is taking place because the local council needed the 45,000 square foot warehouse back in order to redevelop the area.
The collection was discovered by Freddie Fison, a car enthusiast who is representing the private owner and businessman.
The private collection will be available online on eBay at 6pm on Friday September 10.
Speaking about the owner, he said: “He loves his cars.
“I think the collection started off with a Mercedes SL, having seen the popularity of the Pagoda and how that raised in price, he thought that the vehicles would be a great investment and from there it became a passion project.
“Since then he has been simply collected more and more until the space ran out.
“They were stored in a council-owned warehouse and the council are now redeveloping the area and said we need the warehouse back – all 45,000 square feet.
“Trying to find a new home for indoor space in London for that size is impossible these days – times have changed and rents have risen.”
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Since unveiling the collection on Instagram, the account – London Barn Finds – has amassed a following of nearly 40,000 fans in only two weeks.
The oldest car of the collection is a 1948 Mercedes Benz.
Almost all of the cars were driven by the owner to the warehouse under their own power and still run.
With most of the cars coming with a V5 and service history information, some with very substantial details.
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