Barn Full of Luxury: Rolls-Royce and Bentley Collection

Details are limited, but a listing on craigslist indicates a stash of six Bentleys and Rolls-Royces has been discovered in a California barn. The seller is looking to unload the collection of British luxury cars for $48,500 as a package deal, which makes me think this is an individual who doesn’t know much about what he has and just wants the quick buck. Which model is most desirable to you? Find the collection here on craigslist and thanks to Barn Finds reader Ikey H. for the find. 

Seeing the desert backdrop is at least encouraging for knowing that the cars haven’t been sitting in swampy conditions, and the bodies seem to back that up. Ranging from the late 1940s to the 1950s, the cars on display include both coupe and sedan bodies. No details are offered on running condition or how many years they’ve been parked in a California desert barn.

This looks like the back of a Silver Cloud, and the custom paint job is one that really defies explanation. You can find a clearer picture of it in the listing, which basically confirms this was a very intentional re-spray (actually, re-spray may be too kind of a description.) The picture of this sedan sitting in a suburban driveway would indicate they’ve all since been moved from this dusty barn location.

Surprisingly, the interiors look reasonably tidy. This is no small feat considering how ornate the cabins are in vintage Rolls and Bentley cars. Similar to a Lotus from the same era, or a later Maserati Biturbo, the luxurious confines can rapidly deteriorate if not maintained, so seeing interiors that look this good is a surprise. Do you think the seller will find a taker for all of these cars at the current asking price?

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Comments

  1. leiniedude leiniedude Member

    Its Friday fish fry here in Wisonsin. And just what I smell here.

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  2. steve

    Overstock from a guru cult leader ?

    • Karl Sisson

      Google this: tale of a nitrous huffing cult leader and his 93 Rolls Royces. Actually the Barn Finds ones look older than the wacked out guru’s collection.

      Like 1
  3. ken tillyUK Member

    As you say leiniedude, something very fishy here. At under $10k per car that will be a very nice deal. Each car should fetch more than that much in spares alone. I wonder if the cars belong to him or if they were on the property when he bought it and is now just trying to get rid of them? There must be a bit of a story behind this sale.

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    • Jim S.

      Very fishy indeed…

      Title of the ad says $39,500

      And if you look at the bottom of the CL ad:

      “For sale been sitting for a wile.
      Must sell all for $439,500.00 Firm or trade (must be reasonably priced) plus cash,”

  4. Karl Sisson

    There was a crackpot Guru cult leader named OSHO down that way years ago who had a whole fleet of Rollers. Maybe these are some of his collection???

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    • Slightly Askew

      Are you saying these might be the elusive Holy Rollers Collection?

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      • Karl Sisson

        Good one. :-)

        Like 2
  5. DETROIT LAND YACHT

    That Rolls Coupe would make a fabulous muscular touring car restomod

  6. MotorCoop coop Member

    Who would want 1 of these let alone 6? Seriously different strokes.

  7. Roy L

    Right right hand drive rolls-royces are not very desirable

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