Pictures prove the cars are certainly vintage, and come with their fair share of rust, with some missing entire front ends.
If you dream of spending your days restoring vintage cars - and you have $1.45 million at the ready - a B.C. man has just the thing for you.
Mike Hall is ready to sell his five acre auto salvage property, and he's not being chincy on what's included. The eventual owner will get the land itself, a renovated house, a 900 square-foot restoration shop, a 1,200 sq-ft steel building, and "enough steel beams and rafters to build 8,000 square feet of covered space." Oh, and if you don't yet have enough cars to justify buying that much space, Hall is throwing in over 300 vintage cars, too.
The listing on realty firm Century21's website says the land is located in Tappen, which is about an hour northeast of Kamloops. It claims the vehicles range in value from $500 - $35,000. Pictures prove the cars are certainly vintage, and come with their fair share of rust, with some missing entire front ends. That said, others that are located indoors look far along in the restoration process, while others seemingly all but complete.
The website notes that "It's not just purchasing the cars, land, and buildings. It is about a lifetime opportunity to spend time doing what people like: restoring vintage cars and living in one of the most beautiful parts of B.C. That value is more than the asking price." What we don't know is exactly why Hall is selling the property.
In an interview with Driving, Hall says he began collecting cars when he was 20, and the number of vehicles that sit on the property is actually likely much higher than the 300 listed on the Century21 site. Despite what he believes to be a great opportunity with the selling of his property, Hall tells Driving that he's yet to receive a single offer. He's hoping the warmer weather will change that.
Prospective owners will get everything from five 1991 Chevrolet Firefly models, to older vehicles including 1955 to 1957 Chevrolet two-door station wagons and sedans. The most vintage names are a 1926 Chevrolet roadster pickup, and 1927 Ford Model T pickup. It's clear Hall enjoys muscle cars, as Driving points out his collection includes Dodge Coronet and Super Bee models, a 1964 Chevrolet Malibu convertible that originally housed a V8, and a 1966 Pontiac Beaumont SD.
Included in the deal are two covered parking spots. You know - for when you figure out which two vehicles out of the hundreds are your favourite.
Photos: Century 21