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Sleeping Beauties -- Top 10 Great Barn Finds - Tantalizing tales of barn finds have been circulating for as long as people have been collecting old cars. Enthusiasts still talk about Barney Pollard, a mysterious 1950s-era Chicago collector who amassed hundreds of old crocks from the teens and '20s. He removed front bumpers, drained fluids and then stored them vertically so he could cram still more cars in his warehouses. When he died, his collection was sold and the cars dispersed. (more)
#14 of 17 Special barnfinds (Dovaz collection and Malmerspach collection)
Aug 26, 2008 (2:38 am)
For the people who are interested in special barnfinds like the Dovaz collection (Sleeping Beauties) and the reserve collection of Arlette Schlumpf the following site is maybe interesting:
I hope it can interest you!
#15 of 17 Re: Special barnfinds (Dovaz collection and Malmerspach collection) [arnoudodw]
Aug 26, 2008 (8:24 am)
The Dovaz collection...that must have been the one featured in "Automobile Quarterly" in the 80s, I remember reading that when I was a boy, as my school library actually received occasional issues (donated maybe) of that hardbound magazine. I remember many Bugatti Type 57s along with some Cords, covered in dirt and bird droppings, sleeping in an old building.
#16 of 17 Re: Special barnfinds (Dovaz collection and Malmerspach collection) [fintail]
Aug 26, 2008 (10:47 am)
Yes, that is the Dovaz collection. It has been several times in Automobile Quarterly and there was a book in the 90's where this collection was published. Sleeping Beauties, Schlafende Schonheiten or Slapende schoonheden were the title of the book, published bij Ellert und Richter, written by Herbert W Hesselmann and Halwart Schrader.
This year there will be a new book about this collection, more information about that is written on the site.
#17 of 17 Re: although posted on 'obscure' [fintail]
Aug 29, 2008 (3:01 pm)
i saw it on clough st. in springfield, mass.
maybe it is still there.