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Car Recently Found In Storage For 90 Years

MSN reported –

Research by the experts confirmed that this Isotta Fraschini is probably the first Tipo 8A–the company’s flagship car–built. It was the product of two different coachbuilders which is also something quite remarkable. This particular car was ordered by a man named Filippo Bolzari of Milan but for reasons lost to history, he may never have taken delivery. The factory kept it and used it as a trainer for drivers who needed to learn how to pilot such a car. Not long after, the car was placed in storage away from the factory, which turned out to be a good thing. World War II saw the Isotta factory flattened, but it didn’t kill the storage facility.

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Forgotten Car Collection Found In France – 60 Cars Could be Worth $20 Million

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From BoredPanda.com –

Even today, when the whole world has been mapped by GPS, there are still valuable hidden treasures left to discover. After calling in auctioneers, the grandchildren of entrepreneur Roger Baillon discovered that the collection of 60 vintage automobiles from the 1930s to the 1950s left to rust in sheds on the family’s farm in western France could be worth £12 million or more at auction.

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First Porsche From 1898 Found In Barn

1st-porsche-sAccording to TheVerge –

The first Porsche ever made has been recovered from a shed in Austria where it sat for over 100 years. The vehicle is called the “Egger-Lohner electric vehicle, C.2 Phaeton model” — nicknamed the “P1” for short — and was created by Ferdinand Porsche himself in 1898. The following year, Porsche raced the P1 at an electric vehicle exposition in Berlin and took home first place, completing the nearly 25-mile course 18 minutes faster than the next competitor. Not long thereafter, it seems the vehicle was abandoned.

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