Check Out All the Neat Cars Stashed Away in This Former 1940s Buick Dealership

An Art-Deco showroom is a great place to store your car collection, even if it doesn't include any Buicks.

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It's not often you see a vintage car collection stored in a building that's as cool as the cars. That's exactly what Tom Cotter of Barn Find Hunter stumbled upon in the latest episode of his series, when he goes to Illinois to follow up on a lead.

Instead of keeping his cars in an unmarked garage in the middle of nowhere, Robert Kirk, the owner of this collection, acquired an old art-deco style Buick dealership that was built in 1941 in the months leading up to World War II. It stayed open until the 1990s, but kept that incredibly cool '40s charm the whole time. There are curved windows and yellow walls on the outside, and tons of great original logos and cool designs remaining inside. We can't think of a better way to keep a bunch of classic cars hidden away.

Kirk has a serious collection, too. He shows Cotter his Lamborghini Espada, Jaguar E-Type, De Tomaso Pantera, Facel Vega and several of his other cars, many of which are under covers. We're not jealous. Not one bit.

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