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The Palmen Barnfind Collection by Gallery Aaldering May 19 - June 6

Volume 48 Issue 13

Jul 8, 2023

Mr. Palmen collected more than 230 cars in his warehouse. While there were only three Ferraris the entire collection is worth investigating.

    Mr. Palmen started collecting cars approximately 40 years ago with a yellow Lancia B20 being the first car. Over the years his collection grew substantially.

    The variety is more than eclectic. He had refined taste and extensive knowledge of rare and special cars as he was dealing professionally in similar cars from the mid-1960s before he started collecting.

    The collection was stored in a church and two dry but dusty warehouses. Mr. Palmen was starting the cars on a regular basis to keep the engines from being seized.

    Most of the collection is in an unrestored and original condition. He kept the cars how they were when entering his warehouses and he almost did not sell anything after it was added to his collection.

    He rarely showed the collection to anyone, so very few people knew of its existence. The maintenance was mostly done by himself. You can definitely call it one of the best kept secret car collections of Europe.

    In total there are more than 230 cars brought together in the main warehouse.

   Due to the age of Mr. Palmen and various circumstances the collection will now be sold. We hope the new owners will cherish them as much as he did.

    It is unlikely that anyone will ever see a collection of this caliber and condition again in their lifetime.

   The cars on offer are part of a static collection that has accumulated over the last 40 years. They are mainly in an unrestored, original but dusty condition.

   We did not try to start any of the cars. We have been informed that the engines have been turned on a regular basis, but the exact condition of the cars and the engines is unknown to us.



    365 GT 2+2, S/N 11975 (1968). Blue with black interior. Estimate €170,000 - €230,000. 4,769 km. Lot 120-127. Sold at €182,500.



    400i AUTOMATIC, S/N 34509 (1980). White. Estimate €20,000 - €35,000. Unfortunately, the interior is not present. 73,286 km. Lot 119-63. Sold at €21,750.



    308 GT4, S/N 09434 (1975). Red with tan interior. Estimate €56,000 - €70,000. 39,146 km. Lot 120-159. Sold at €49,000.



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