Extracting $8 Million Worth of Barn Find Cars Looks Like a Stressful Experience

Wheeling around such special cars takes time, patience, and a whole lot of logistical planning.

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A few weeks ago we told you the story of how Tom Cotter of Barn Find Hunter stumbled on the barn find to end all barn finds: A Shelby Cobra 427 and a Ferrari 275 GTB untouched for nearly 30 years in a North Carolina garage. Now, they've finally gotten around to getting the cars out, and it's as complex a process as you'd think it is.

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Cotter, along with a team of engineers, restoration specialists, and other experts descended on the now-condemned suburban home to remove the Shelby and Ferrari then load them onto trailers. This proved to be a difficult task since the driveway isn't big enough to fit a trailer easily, and covered in slippery leaves.

Since the Shelby could freely roll on its tires, pushing it onto the trailer was easy enough. The hard part was keeping the car as original as possible, and not marking the 30-year old dust with fingerprints or scratches.

The Ferrari was another story. Its wheels were frozen in place, not able to spin. After finally getting a trailer up to the garage doors, the team put the car on wheel dollies, then used a winch to pull the car into the trailer, dragging the tires on the ground.

Both cars are set to be auctioned off at Gooding & Company's in Florida next month. With a story like this, there's no question they'll sell for good money.

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