Car dealer snaps up collection of supercars for £20 million

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Big money classic supercars are nothing new, but what is more unusual is being able to buy £20 million worth of supercars in one go. However, this is exactly what one deep-pocketed car dealer has done to get his hands on a collection of 27 exotic machines – including some of the rarest and most valuable vehicles on the planet.

Described as an Aladdin's cave of classic cars, this £20 million car stash has been sold in one of Britain's biggest ever private car sales. New owner, car dealer John Collins – who runs Berkshire Ferrari specialist Talacrest – has got his hands on no fewer than 11 Ferraris, five Mercedes, four Aston Martins, four Lamborghinis, two Porsches and a Jaguar.

Many of these cars are also pretty much factory fresh, with a 1982 Lamborghini LP500S having a mere 500 miles on the clock and a desirable 1965 Jaguar E-Type, with just 2,605 miles to its name. Other notable machines in the lair included an extremely valuable Aston Martin One-77 and a Ferrari 288 GTO – cited as one of the fastest appreciating classic machines around.

Despite having accumulated quite a mass of exotica, the previous owner jumped at the chance to sell off his collection, which was hidden in a storage unit just outside of London. Bona fide classics purchased include numerous Ferraris, which are worth more than £1 million each, along with big names such as an Aston Martin DB5, made famous by a certain Mr Bond, a convertible Mercedes-Benz SL Gullwing and a Lamborghini Miura, often cited as the original Italian supercar.

"The owner has built up the collection over the past 20 years. He decided to sell them. He didn't want to sell them separately so a contact got in touch with me and I decided I had to have it," dealer Mr Collins told the Daily Mail.

Collins continued: "'When the warehouse doors opened and I walked inside, I thought "wow". It was an Aladdin's cave of cars. All of the cars are special.

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