What a find! This West Michigan auctioneer got a call from a family about selling a few classic cars. He never expected to walk into a barn full of automobile treasures.
Scott Miedema is the COO of RepoCast.com, an online auction site in Michigan. He met with the family at a restaurant before they took him out to their remote property in Kent County.
There, Scott walked into an old barn that may as well have been a Henry Ford museum. More than 50 classic cars lined the old barn. A lot of them historic Ford Thunderbirds, from early 1950s through the 70s.
The collection also featured a 1932 Ford Model B and a 1947 Lincoln convertible.
“Many of the vehicles are rare and are still in great condition. None of the cars have been driven in over 30 years,” Miedema told local ABC news station WZZN. “It was like a scene out of one of those reality TV shows like American Pickers or Hoarders.”
Miedema’s company took every car back to their shop to meticulously prepare them for auction. They displayed them in their showroom, but the auction took place strictly online. Owners still have the right to reject any bid, but Miedema says the whole lot should go for close to half a million dollars.