Maserati barn find on sale
Image: pyntofmyld, 2012
Around the world right now there are probably thousands of classic cars in storage, often in poor condition, which will eventually be discovered and brought back to life through extensive restoration.
One such example discovered in the UK recently is particularly interesting since it comes from a prestigious Italian car manufacturer and is a relative rarity.
The classic in question is a Maserati Ghibli, originally built in 1968 and left to languish in a barn for almost a decade and a half before it was rediscovered last year.
It is set to go on sale this summer and because it is in need of serious mechanical and aesthetic attention, it is expected to make around $24,000 at auction.
That is not an insignificant amount of money, but does not reflect the true value of this 1960s supercar, which could be worth much more, once restoration has been completed.
This particular Ghibli example is one of only 276 that were ever built before the Spyder iteration arrived in 1969, so it is very unusual.
Barn finds can range from high end classics like the Ghibli, to more common models like the Pontiac Fiero. But if you are willing to look, you might uncover a gem.