Accustomed as we are to the images created by the Artificial intelligence, The first impression that we get when we see this cemetery of classic vehicles is that It is another invention of technology. But no, it is a reality.
Are 230 classic vehicles found abandoned in a garage in the Netherlands, including a Alfa Romeo 2600 SZ and a Mercedes-Benz 300S Roadster. Millions of euros are expected for them.
The car collection belonged to the Dutch billionaire Ad Palmen, and it goes back to the last 40 years. But why did so many vehicles of enormous value come to be abandoned?
A sad story sheds light on the mystery and leads to the auction.
The story of Ad Palmen
Palmen was a car dealer in your country, one of the most recognized in the 60s. But such was his passion for classic vehicles who dedicated himself to collecting them.
Thus, in the garage of his mansion, he was keeping extraordinary pieces like a Lancia B20 yellow. Soon the garage became too small, and it filled two warehouses and even an old chapel.
Over time, Palmen was diagnosed with dementia. And his relatives, the few he had, were unaware of the number of cars that were part of his collection.
Until her executors found her, counting 230 old cars.
What classic vehicles can be found in the collection?
In addition to those already mentioned, there are vehicles from other major brands, such as Maserati, Ferrari, BMW, NSU, Jaguar, Aston Martin and Rolls-Royce, Chevrolet, Ford, Cadillac, Imperia and Villard.
Home Classic Cars Auctions will be in charge of the auction, an online sale that It starts on May 19 and ends on June 7. At the end of May the vehicles will be exhibited to the public in a warehouse in the town of Dordrecht, the Netherlands.
“The condition of the vehicles has stood the test of time very well,” noted Nico and Nick Aaldering, the gallery’s owners. “It’s little It is likely that someone will see a collection of this caliber and condition again in their lifetime.