Lambos, Ferraris, and Astons, Oh My!

Dino and Urraco

For countless reasons, exotic cars have become the holy grails of barn finds. Nearly every car hunter out there dreams of discovering a Ferrari, an Aston Martin, or a Lamborghini hiding in an old barn or shop. People say that the days of finding a long lost exotic are gone, but Barn Finds reader Alexander A has proof that there are still ones out there waiting to be discovered. While exploring the streets of his hometown in Canada he came across an amazing find that includes not just one Ferrari, but two of them, plus an Aston Martin and a Lamborghini. Our thanks to Alex for sharing his find with us!

Ferrari 330 GT

The car that Alex was the most excited about discovering was this Ferrari 330 GT and I can understand why. The 330 GT isn’t the rarest of Ferraris, but it is certainly a beautiful machine and it has the fantastic Colombo V12. The other cars in this collection include an Aston Martin DBS, a Lamborghini Urraco, what appears to be an Alfa Romeo, and a Ferrari Dino. Personally, I’d be happy to have found any of these exotics!

Aston Martin DBS

Based on the information Alex provided me, the owner of these cars runs a shop that specializes in repairing European sports cars. I’m sure others have seen this collection, but it is always good to see that there are still Ferraris, Lamborghinis, and Aston Martins still in storage awaiting the day their owner decides to let them go to someone who will fix and enjoy them. Sadly at this time, the owner has no desire to sell, but if we ever hear otherwise we will be sure to let everyone know! So, which of these exotics would you like to have parked in your barn?

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Comments

  1. Wayne

    Can’t say I would want any of them in my garage however, if there was a Imperial Ghia Limo..that I would have!

  2. Lisa Longoria

    That’s a no brainer! The Ferrari 330 GT!

  3. Johnny Boy

    I’ve always wanted a Ferrari 308gt4 since the first time I saw one. I’ve looked into the maintenance of these cars, however, and I’ll have to pass. Even if I had the money and/or was capable of doing all the work myself, I know the down time would be significant. These are mechanically complex cars!

    • Wayne Thomas

      As long as you’re not a purist, you can do an engine swap. A Google serch will yield two Subaru swaps with one eventually being swapped out for a LS3. But…..this only matters if you;re not a purist.

  4. Peter R

    Alex
    What a wonderful find – even if available, they are beyond my finances but I would enjoying seeing them. If you care to share the location, it would be appreciated – BTW I live in the GTA
    Peter

  5. Wiley Robinson

    I’m sure the days of finding exotics in barns is not long gone. As long as they keep making supercars and building barns the two will find each other.

  6. John M

    The Ferrari Dino was a relatively inexpensive car when it came out but is now skyrocketing in value. A very sharp looking little Ferrari.

  7. Hooman M

    Urraco ftw! that V8 growling through those open throat Webers can’t be beat!

  8. rancho bella

    I don’t get it. Some of these eeetalian cars could be bought for a .25 on the dollar not all that long ago………….now all of sudden these same cars are bringing a bunch o’ money, and what has changed?. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a furrin’ car fan from way back and continue to be…….but the prices and then the repair costs.

    • paul

      rb & your point is? Lotus any different? Bathtub P cars any different? I’ll take that nice cream colored 67 Alfa Duetto.

      • rancho bella

        Paul……you are right. I guess too many Lotus cars have been coming my way from guys that just want to get them out of their garage, so the prices have been reasonable. I’m with you………..a ’67 Duetto in cream………..oh’ mommy. Remember when not to long ago these were 7K in nice condition.
        Gawd……..I’m so out of touch

  9. jim s

    great finds, any of the cars would do for me also. but i would go for the alfa as it would be easiest to turn into a driver and keep that way. if interested in buying walk in with cash in hand and see if owner changes their mind.

  10. Tim Moore

    They’re all nice finds.. Any hints to their location any closer than just canada? It’s a big country, bigger than the usa in fact.. What province are they hiding in?
    As for what to pick.. The Ferrari 330 with that columbo is hard to ignore.. But the guy with the Aston Martin always gets the girl ;)

  11. David R.

    Ferrari 330 GT! Any day a V12

  12. Don Andreina

    What an insane trove. DBS for me.

  13. Jamie Palmer TR6Driver Staff

    Ok, I must be warped. Looking at the pictures on my tiny phone this morning, I saw the dual headlamps on the Ferrari and made the jump based on the text of multiples of a single brand that it was a 60’s Lagonda…and I’m disappointed that it’s the Ferrari. Sigh.

  14. John

    There will always be barn finds. The reality is even if you have a car in good condition and enjoy it, eventually you might pass it down to your son. He might not be as enthusiastic as you were, and only drive it occasionally. When something goes wrong he will not want to fix it and just roll it into a garage and leave it there. All collectible cars go through this cycle, that’s the fun.

  15. Bryan Cohn

    Urraco without question. 4 seats, mid engine, V12, horribly complicated Italian build, breathtaking design and I just happen to think they are a funky, cool exotic.

  16. gunningbar

    OMG…I m getting old….the aggravation of fixing and maintaining these cars leaves me cold…..I ll take a Volvo 544 with a breathed on engine…fun and affordable….and I can bring my big dogs!

  17. Dolphin Member

    That black 308 GT4 is a later US version with the awful battering ram rubber bumpers, but these are actually better than the regular 2-seater 308 version. That’s because the handling balance is better with the longer wheelbase and shorter overhangs. And if you can get an early Euro version with the 255 HP engine they will outperform all subsequent 2-seater 308s. I had a drive in a GT4 around Road Atlanta and these cars are fabulous handlers, and so is the sound of the engine behind you.

    They have rightly appreciated in value, but nowhere as much as the older V12 cars, so they are still cheap. The downside of that cheapness is that a lot of them were neglected and are in need of a lot of deferred maintenance / fixing.

    The 4-headlight 330 GT is a nice car and has another fabulous sounding Ferrari engine, but they are fairly large for a Ferrari, and are best covering long distances in luxury and comfort rather than as track cars. You could likely get half a dozen decent 308 GT4s for the price of one decent 330 GT nowadays.

    Too bad the owner won’t sell. These cars are just going to have rustier bumpers and more locked up engines and braking systems by the time a sale happens for one reason or another. Why?

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