Colorado "barn find" nets five Mercedes-Benz 6.3s in outstanding preserved condition

April 5, 2015 4:00 AM

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Colorado "barn find" nets five Mercedes-Benz 6.3s in outstanding preserved condition

“Barn find” might have become something of a cliché among car enthusiasts and collectors, but evidence suggests there are still plenty of classic cars squirrelled away in hidden garages and out buildings. The Baillon Collection, a cache of 60 Euro classics discovered in rural France this past December, made headlines for the variety of cars as well as for the sad state of many of the rust-eaten hulks. The French collection made the news again in February when it was auctioned for $28.5 million, including $18.5 million alone for a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spider.

A smaller group of Euro classics turned up in northeastern Colorado late last year, and in markedly better condition those rusty relics. Randall Faris, a longtime Mercedes sedan buff, had been looking for either a Mercedes 300 SEL 6.3 or the later 450 SEL 6.9. He was at his home near Devil’s Tower i...

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