why we like both the findings of classic cars? Very simple. Imagine opening the doors of a dealership abandoned and find yourself 200 classics, the most completely “new” and the trademark Fiat. Imagine to see in their presenters to a Fiat 600 with the original poster that announced its sale several decades ago. Classic of very diverse nature, Fiat 127, 131, Ritmo, Lancia Beta, etc. Classics that look like new, beyond the dust that can accumulate your body, especially if we compare it with the findings that commonly occur in barns abandoned, where the cars have suffered the ravages of moisture and corrosion.
Imagine opening the doors of a dealership abandoned that you have inherited, and find yourself with 200 classic, most completely new.
The finding occurred in the town of Kolding, in Denmark. Apparently, this dealer would have remained such, and as you can see in these photographs since 1981. In those years, Jens Sorensen, the owner of the dealership, he had to choose between his business of trucks and passenger cars, and opted for the first. What we hardly understand is why not found out to the cars that were still pending to be registered and sold, and opted to leave them in a dealership abandoned.
Three decades later, a descendant of Jens Sorensen found that he was owner of a dealership that closed down in the eighties, and that in its interior there were around 200 classic, which can be seen in these pictures. Evidently, his heir was thought to sell all the collection of cars, but then he found a big problem. Most of the cars had never been enrolled, or registered, and the Danish law – especially for approvals environmental – puts many impediments to their circulation.
The history of the classic Kolding is old. In 2008 already spoke of the finding in media such as Autobild Germany. Some in the media are still pointing out that most of the cars were sold for a ridiculous price, for the value they could have, the more deteriorated by about 250€ and the most prized piece, a Lancia Beta, for 6,500€.
But what is certain is that some sellers of classics in Europe, such as Classic Park, in the Netherlands, still have in their catalog some of the classics that were found in that discovery. Pieces such as a Fiat 127 “kilometer zero” with 54 kilometres on the marker sells for a whopping 14,900 each€, that is to say, the same amount that today you could buy two Fiat Punto brand new.