If a car collector died and went to heaven, this might be the spot.
You’ve got to check out this 30-minute video that shows row after row, stack after stack, sometimes three deep, of desirable collector cars from virtually every car manufacturer around.
The collection belongs to an anonymous collector somewhere in the United States. He asked a detailing company named Ammo NYC to detail one of his cars (a Bizzarrini P538) and a few other vehicles he was planning to sell.
(Ammo NYC is a story in itself. The founder of the company, Larry Kosilla left a high-paying job trading natural gas commodities at the New York Mercantile Exchange to pursue his real passion, washing and detailing expensive cars.)
That’s how Larry stumbled across this mammoth collection. We started watching this 30-minute video trying to write down every car mentioned, but we gave up a few minutes in, after filling a sheet of paper from top to bottom.
Needless to say, there are a lot of nice vehicles in Mr. Anonymous’ collection, including a ton of Corvettes from the 1950s, ’60s, ’70, and ’80s. There are at least two ’54s, and at one point, we see a double stack of red, white, and blue C2 big-block Corvettes, said to have rare options like headrests, side pipes, and teak steering wheels. “All a little bit different, they’re all awesome,” the lady hosting the tour says of these Sting Rays.
We’d love to know more about the collector of these cars, but apparently, he prefers to remain nameless. We are led to believe that unlike so many of these hoarding-type collectors, he’s still alive and apparently planning to keep on adding to his collection.
“He wants to downsize,” we’re told at one point. “He’ll still collect. The fun is in the hunt.”
We’re also told, however, that all these cars are for sale, including one that really caught us off-guard – a race car once owned by the Smothers Brothers, the comedy duo of the ’60s and ’70s.
As the host tells us, “a little bit of everything … something for everybody.”
The collector, she tells us, “followed his heart, whatever made him smile.”
Apparently he smiled a lot!
Take a look at this video (and we know 30 minutes sounds like a long time, but it goes by quickly), and let us know your favorites and your thoughts on this kind of collection.
Personally, while we love the eclectic nature of this collection and wish we had the money to buy the same, we’re a little sad to see so many great cars stacked in back corners where it would seem to us to become a major undertaking just to roll them into daylight, much less crank them up and drive them on the street where they’re intended.
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