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    Hi,

    I have attached links to the incredible collection of Gérard Gombert in France.

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    https://goo.gl/pAo8PR


    The results of the Auction are here.

    https://newsdanciennes.com/2016/11/11/resultats-fous-collection-la-gombe/


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    Wow.

    I would have sold everything a long time ago to restore and keep the Miura.

    Looks like there was some leftovers from a Panhard (perhaps a 24CT?) in there as well.

    I couldn't believe the price for the 12G. 13000 Euro in that state makes the ones sold around here look like small potatoes. Perhaps an omen of things to come.
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    The Incredible Collection-16ts-moss.jpgGood grief. Good they are sold on, hopefully for some level of restoration.

    We have a similar wooded area south of Perth, perhaps not with such a distinguished line-up but thoroughly depressing all the same. Why do people collect for destruction???? I have no answer.
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    A while ago I reported the sad tale of some nutter in the south of France (as I recall) with such a collection strewn through a wood. As told by my source, Autocar, it seemed that, upon his death, all were to be bulldozed into the ground. It sure looks the the same collection (Muira, A110s . . . ).

    If the same collection, then either the contents of his will were misunderstood, or it was overturned, or . . . Anyway, nice to see them going to better homes.

    If any French speakers can precis the video commentary, that would be good.

    cheers! Peter

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    A while ago I reported the sad tale of some nutter in the south of France (as I recall) with such a collection strewn through a wood. As told by my source, Autocar, it seemed that, upon his death, all were to be bulldozed into the ground. It sure looks the the same collection (Muira, A110s . . . ).

    If the same collection, then either the contents of his will were misunderstood, or it was overturned, or . . . Anyway, nice to see them going to better homes.

    If any French speakers can precis the video commentary, that would be good.

    cheers! Peter

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    I did't have any sound with the video. The other link took a few attempts to open as well. There's a few videos on youtube that might help.



    PS. Just managed to get the sound to work, seems like some of the cars have history, such as the 24 hours Lemans Alpine racer, which seems to be the one actually driven in the race (perhaps the reason it was walled in), the Dauphine Gordini, and who knows what else.

    I just saw this time around there is a little Ferrari in one of the sheds, looks like a GTO California? That should be worth a lot of money if that's what it is.

    Oh, and the Miura seems like it was only half of it. Back half. The important half. Well, good enough as a start.

    The guy himself was not a nutter (or not in his youth). He was a motorcycle racer/tuner?, it seems.
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    And here's the Ferrari sold:

    Ferrari 250 California record headlines $28.5M Baillon barnfind collection - Autoblog

    Not sure though it was on the Gombert property, but then, why is it flashed in the video?

    Seems there was a rare Maser and a Merc that made big money lurking about as well.

    PS. After watching the video a few times, it seems the car I thought was a Panhard is in fact a cabrio Pug.




    Well, it seems the opening shots are part of a brief reference to the Baillou find sold off in 2015, see that video here:

    http://www.autoblog.com/2014/12/05/i...r-18m-w-video/

    My mistake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by schlitzaugen View Post
    Wow.

    I couldn't believe the price for the 12G. 13000 Euro in that state makes the ones sold around here look like small potatoes. Perhaps an omen of things to come.
    If it's the original matching chassis and engine numbers then maybe it's worth the money.
    You can make a R12G replica that looks identical to a factory R12G but you can't replicate the chassis numbers.
    Body panels and pretty much everything else can be replaced (at a cost) but identification cannot.

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    Yeah, but what is that worth?

    I think it's the car itself being valuable rather than the matching numbers of nothing.

    I know people with 12G matching numbers id plates off scrapped cars, but they won't get 13k Euro for those.
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    It's not just the plates but you'd need the spring tower with the punched chassis number too.
    I wouldn't pay 13K Euro for some ID plates either but there are many people on the planet with vastly more money that I've got and have just got to find something to spend it on. But like anything, something is worth whatever the buyer is prepared to pay.
    If someone paid EUR13K than that's what it's worth.
    Tomorrow, they might struggle to sell the same thing for 2K or might get 20K.
    But there might be a lot more on the car that can be salvaged but it sure looked pretty rough in video.

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    what a pity so many really classic cars were pointlessly destroyed.
    you couldnt really call it a 'collection. more like a dump operated by a someone rather mentally unhinged.

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    Yeah, that collection is a bit mundane much as I like that Miura half and the Frenchies.

    Have a look at the Baillou collection, that'll raise the hairs on your neck.
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