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    Cry, I'm pretty sure there is an 8 cylinder Renault Reinastella in amongst this lot..

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    bare metal full restoration anyone ?
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    Clear coat to preserve the "patina"? or perhaps light buff?
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    Slight rust, but restorable advert coming....

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    I think these cars were hidden to well.

    Maybe the original owner never seen the end of the war.

    An old mine is not the best place to store vehicles of this vintage.

    Would be nice to keep the collection together, there is a lot of history there and a story worth telling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robmac View Post
    bare metal full restoration anyone ?
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    Clear coat to preserve the "patina"? or perhaps light buff?
    Best I get started then, this could take a while..

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    Okay. Not sure if anyone else noticed, but there is an H van there. Which means 1947. So the cars could not have been hidden before the war. Or if some were, then somebody added some more after the war. So someone knew about this stash.

    Okay.

    But what I find sad is that most if not all of those cars have been driven in there. Like under their own steam. Little did they know it was going to be for the last time. Which begs the question. Wouldn't it have been better to leave them out in view? Some would have been sacrificed, not doubt, but at least some would have survived.

    I have commented before about "collectors" who stash things away like this. What worries me is that there are cars right now (and you see them every so often in the headlines for having been sold for mega bucks at auction), which you just know will never be seen again. They just end up like these.
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    The article suggests some more modern cars were added later by the owner.

    The fact that their owner/s hid them removed a large quantity of vehicles otherwise available to the Nazi war effort....
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    Yeah, they would have used them to shoot baguettes at the populace, no doubt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by schlitzaugen View Post
    Yeah, they would have used them to shoot baguettes at the populace, no doubt.
    Schlitzy, the Nazis relied on Beutepanzer in Czhechoslovakia, Poland, The Netherlands, France and Russia to supplement their own fighting machines. They were also very grateful to the British for leaving them 65,000+ vehicles in France after Dunkirk. The miltary use of vehicles also included the humble car confiscated from their owners and replaced by a worthless piece of paper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kim Luck View Post
    Schlitzy, the Nazis relied on Beutepanzer in Czhechoslovakia, Poland, The Netherlands, France and Russia to supplement their own fighting machines. They were also very grateful to the British for leaving them 65,000+ vehicles in France after Dunkirk. The miltary use of vehicles also included the humble car confiscated from their owners and replaced by a worthless piece of paper.
    That is true and this cache may have some such confiscated vehicles but the French press said that they were supplemented by scrap vehicles post-war.
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