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Barn Finds to Collectible Car Assets

15 Feb, 2024 Classic Cars

With barn finds on the rise for intrigue and popularity, they’re certainly not something to ignore in the investment world. With collectible and vintage cars popping up out of nowhere and being restored, it is certainly one of the most exciting investment ventures. From being found buried 6 feet under to being found in an abandoned field, any of these vintage cars have a story to tell, and that’s what makes them even more valuable. So, like everyone else, House of Assets are definitely interested, too! 

Part of the allure of barn finds lies in the excitement of the hunt. Scavenging through rural abandoned properties, sifting through old storage units, and stumbling across gems in garages holds such excitement of finding something extraordinary. It’s a journey fuelled by curiosity, so House of Assets wants to detail how you can turn your neglected car collection into a profitable investment. 

Preservation and Restoration

Once a barn find is uncovered, the journey towards transforming it into a tangible asset begins. Depending on the condition of the vehicle, this may involve anything from a thorough cleaning and minor repairs to a full-scale restoration undertaken by skilled craftsmen. The goal is to breathe new life into these forgotten relics while preserving their authenticity and historical significance. 

Uncovering hidden value:

While some barn finds may appear to be a little more than rusted shells at first glance, they hold significant value beneath the surface. Rare models, limited production runs, or vehicles with unique historical provenance can command premium prices among competitors. Additionally, the age and originality can add to their appeal, making them sought-after additions to private collections, automotive showcases or online marketplaces like us at House of Assets!

Monetising Barn Finds:

For those who discover barn finds, finding the right path for monetisation can be the next struggle. We don’t mean to be biased, but at House of Assets, we truly believe that an online marketplace can be the best place to put old cars for sale. Using an online auction house that specialises in classic cars will offer a platform for sellers to showcase their finds to a global audience of an established community of collectors and enthusiasts. But of course, there’s no rush to list straight after restoring. Instead, you may wish to keep hold of your barn find to let it further appreciate in value over time. 

Barn finds represent more than just forgotten relics of the past. They are pieces of automotive history. Whether you’re an enthusiast, a collector, or an investor, the allure of the barn find is undeniable, so House of Assets is happy to be the best place to buy used cars like this online. So whether you want to sell your barn find or are looking for a rare vintage car barn find to invest in, we are happy to help! 

For any queries regarding selling your barn or buying a restored one, don’t hesitate to get in touch! 

Beth Macdonald

Bethany is a seasoned expert in tangible asset investment, renowned for her astute insights in the realms of art, fine wines, whiskey and classic cars. With over two decades of experience in the financial and luxury asset management sectors, and working for other auction houses/marketplaces, she has a deep understanding of the market sector and investment trading. Her passion for tangible asset investments started early in her career and she has keen eye for value and art.

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