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Dr Mansell Car Collection

There will well be over a 100 cars in the Dr Mansell Car Collection, ranging from Model A’s up thru the decades, plus thousands upon thousands of spare parts stored here as well.
This is the collection of the late Dr John Mansell, a huge collection of 1930’s, 40’s, 50’s and 60’s mostly convertibles,  plus some later models and Indy Pace Cars.
The family put the collection of 126 cars plus the parts up for auction.  One car that fetched a good price was the 1953 Corvette, sold at $170,000.
I dont know if this was the highest price paid for a car at this auction but possibly is.  A buyer mentioned buying a car for $300, it was driveable on the road so I am picking this would have been one of the later model cars.

Not all barn finds have big numbers like the Dr Mansell car collection,  this one has just 3 stored in a heated barn. What a collection to get.

But wait there’s more.  Not only are most of these cars complete, but for each it is reported there is a collection of NOS parts for each.
I noticed on some of the cars it was written on them if the part required was in stock, this would have been immensely helpful to any buyers if they were wanting any of these parts.
I just wish the guy with the video camera would have panned it slower so some parts werent such a blur.
It is good that most cars are inside this huge barn,  with the ones outside being well protected by heavy quality tarpaulins.

What a boon it is to have a collection like this come available, there are enough cars here to keep a tribe of collectors and restorers out of mischief for quite a few years,  plus there is the spin off of money going to those who specialize in this type of work and parts supply.
It is always exciting when a barn find reveals better kept cars, like this barn,  and this one being desirable examples.

Certainly beats the cars ending up in the junk yard as there will never be anymore of these made.


Special thanks to SpeedRacerFalcon.  Photos are video screen shots.

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