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Barn finds / Morgans / 1952 Ferrari and others! #703264
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Just came across this super video which shows an amazing collection of cars which have been assembled over the years by quite an amazing guy, who is also the owner of Turrino Wheels, one of the biggest companies making wheels, especially wire wheels, for classic and modern cars. That business has given him the opportunity and money to indulge himself on his passion for racing, collecting and restoring old cars of special interest.
Along the way he just happens to mention that he once bought a Lamborghini Miura for £9000 from an alcoholic in Scotland (the two don’t always go together!) but it took two trips and a lot of alcohol to persuade him to sell!
Anyway, it is well worth a watch and there are a couple of Morgans also uncovered amongst the collection.
Enjoy.
https://youtu.be/YMLDO77i7_U


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Re: Barn finds / Morgans / 1952 Ferrari and others! [Re: rid967] #703273
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Fascinating!


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Re: Barn finds / Morgans / 1952 Ferrari and others! [Re: rid967] #703308
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what a great find - I'm not really into Ferrari, but I can certainly see the appeal of this one.


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Re: Barn finds / Morgans / 1952 Ferrari and others! [Re: rid967] #703314
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Yip, me too, but every car in his collection I found really interesting. Nice fact on the RHD status as well, never noticed that before 🤔
Thanks for posting.


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I knew that Italian lorries had RHD but like you did not know about the cars
Originally Posted by Gordon D
.......................... Nice fact on the RHD status as well, never noticed that before 🤔
Thanks for posting.


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Re: Barn finds / Morgans / 1952 Ferrari and others! [Re: rid967] #703378
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I did enjoy the vid thanks for posting.

I suspect that there may be a few on this forum who have collections of various "things" as such, though perhaps a tad limited by available funds over the years or the space in which to store our treasures than the pleasant chap in the vid...?

I do wonder how many of those vehicles the current custodian might ever have the pleasure of seeing returned to running condition, and therein would seem to lie a degree of reality given any reasonable expectations of his time available to be engaged in such processes, even if only funding and managing them at some stage..?

As a motorcycle/car enthusiast who was at one time very hands-on, I can associate myself with the idea of acquiring old machinery which has little value in terms of the amount of work required relative to the cost of restoration in parts alone far outweighing it`s market value at the time of acquisition, and if you have room to keep it somewhere, you take it on, the idea being to save it from being scrapped or that you value it in other than a monetary sense with no real action plan to restore it/them...?

With only one slowly decaying machine "collected" I guess it seems more likely we might convince ourselves that there is at least a chance of getting round to doing the deed, but the more machines we gather, it seems perhaps logical that there is less likelihood of restoration. I suspect in reality some of us will have had discussions with ourselves in the passage of time, and either passed on some of our treasures to other like-minded souls or worst of all scrapped them..?

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I suspect that Will Tomkins, the owner of the collection, does have the funds to tackle them all if he so chooses. If you google Turrino Wheels you will see that he clearly is a very successful businessman, as well an interesting and knowledgeable petrolhead. He certainly impressed me with his knowledge of the cars.
His father also seemed to be a daring doo character flying biplanes from the bottom of the garden!


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Re: Barn finds / Morgans / 1952 Ferrari and others! [Re: rid967] #703421
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Many thanks for the heads up on Will`s likely capabilities, though given his age my thinking seems relative to some degree..?

I meant no criticism whatsoever of Will`s collection or the processes involved, I more hoped to open up discussion a tad to the degree that others might care to chat of their thoughts on collection processes, either theirs or the collections of others.

I have to shamefully admit to scrapping a few relics myself and passing on a couple, some of which were used as spare parts sources for other projects by pals, I guess some of us may be inclined to tidy up their lives a bit when they reach a certain age..?

I gave a load of old 50`s on instruments and a ST Morgan engine out of a twin spare Mog, a couple of good condition ALL-FIN drums from a 55 TR2, as well as some other parts to a pall who passes time on eBay for fun... apparently there was little to no interest... Shrug. I guess as us baby boomers have created a market with our spending ability for the cars we perhaps valued greatly when younger, and as we loose our grip on the perch that market and interest in it, may diminish to some degree..?

On the other hand there are those who have an alternative set of ideals such as Ivan.... All power to his elbow... (-:

https://youtu.be/kat79zrVDQg

Just thinking in type.


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