We all know why Switzerland has always remained “neutral” in times of war and peace – this is where everybody hides their mostly illicit fortunes – though we do hope this case is one of the few legal ones.
Everybody knows what a “barn find” is – somebody discovers a long-forgotten car, generally in an advanced state of decay and find out that such a vehicle has become a legend these days. Now brand finds are becoming just like Africa’s unexplored parts during the XIXth century – less and less prevalent. Fortunately, the world still delivers from time to time cool cars previously hidden in garages, barns, and castles. Yes, even the latter is considered a barn find… it turns out somebody in Switzerland has discovered a collection of classic cars stashed away in a “Schloss.” The term means we’re dealing with a 19th Century-style manor that can very well be described as a castle.
This particular collection is pretty impressive – 12 luxury cars, with brand names including Rolls-Royce, Lamborghini, Maserati, and Mercedes-Benz. The oldest example comes from 1921 and the most recent is actually considered a youngtimer, having been produced in 1981. The models that stand out in this castle crowd are the 1958 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster and an 1921 Rolls-Royce 40/50 hp Silver Ghost Double Phaeton, both estimated around 6 to 800.000 euros.