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Twenty-Eight Classic Ford Thunderbird Examples Found In Family Pole Barn

Just imagine happening into a collection of forty-some classic cars that had been stashed away from the elements for decades. What would you do? Would you sell the lot and make a quick buck? Would you keep a few to restore?

A western-Michigan family chose the first option after the father passed away, contacting online property auction company Repocast to try and sell the late father’s classic car collection. Among the collection were no fewer than 28 vintage Ford Thunderbird examples, most of which hadn’t been touched or driven for about 30 years, reports Fox News.

Repocast Chief Operating Officer Scott Miedma spoke to Fox News about the collection, saying that upon entering the family’s pole barn and seeing the immense collection of unmolested classic cars, he’d never experienced anything quite like it. That’s when the family opened up a second pole barn, stuffed with even more vintage metal.

Beside the 28 Ford Thunderbird examples, there were more than a dozen other classics mostly ranging in date-of-origin from the 1950s to the 1970s. The oldest car there was a 1932 Ford Model B. Repocast got most of the cars running with little effort before holding an auction on August 10th which brought in more than $300,000 for the family.

Aaron Brzozowski is a writer and motoring enthusiast from Detroit with an affinity for '80s German steel. He is not active on the Twitter these days, but you may send him a courier pigeon.

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  1. FLP

    Only $300,000? I can’t even imagine how bad a condition these cars were in!


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