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Nevertheless, there are genuine finds to be had out there.A 1930s Mercedes convertible, a literal one-off made especially for racing driver Rudolf Caracciola, was found in the back of a Los Angeles junkyard.

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A barn-find, the discovery of an unheralded collection of hugely valuable classic cars left mouldering in some agricultural shed, can turn ownership of a rotting building from a painful chore to a lucrative windfall. The most recent and celebrated case is of the Roger Baillon collection.

Experts from the Artcurial auction house in Paris were called to a location in rural France to assess the collected cars of a long-bankrupt haulier.

It might have been the right decision at the time, but I know better than anyone what’s it like to miss that long lost love. “I love you so much,” early SM owners would say to their cars in the morning, “I’ll do anything you ask.” Silence. Not respect derived from value or cost, but the mutual respect that comes from an honest and reciprocal relationship, and to those who know us, the respect derived from taste. I’ve been married to my SM for nearly eight years, with an initial purchase price of $20,000. I’ve spend approximately $8,000 on maintenance, and $14,000 on an engine rebuild. So, for $42,000, with approximately $1,000 per year for maintenance, I have finally found the perfect long-term relationship with a gorgeous French woman.

And so you broke up with that increasingly pallid, fluid-leaking SM that didn’t want to get up. There’s a name for fresh young models perfect for those—like my younger self—unwilling to wait, learn, or make sacrifices. This is not a slight upon Toyota the brand, generous enough to give us Lexus, but there’s a reason even the best Lexus in the longest, happiest relationship inspires so little jealousy: anyone can have one, and it’ll probably never require your unwavering commitment. With some Googling and Facebook stalking you be able to do the same before going on a first date. You’re certainly not likely to convince someone’s ex to tell you the intimate details about their relationship. In which case it appear in a Google search, or a $19.95 online database search. (The $19.95, I mean.) Aside: an ex did try to kill me once, and it wasn’t because I asked her to push start the SM in heels while I steered. I can live with that, because even though perception and reality have yet to converge, ownership gives me something money can’t buy: respect.

Not surprisingly, it was the star find and in rather better condition than most of the other cars, having been stored in a brick building rather than a corrugated iron shed.

It proved by far the most valuable car of the bunch.

I’ll let you in on a big secret: the fewer people who appreciate older cars, the cheaper it will be for us to acquire them before Autonomous Driving ends this final, silver age of vintage affordability. You should know right away that I don’t just like older women. Older women are just better in every way that I was once too young to appreciate.

The end has already begun, but I assure you, it’s not too late. And so it is with my 1973 Citroën SM, my one true love.

With the passing of time though, these cars became ever rarer and more valuable and when the assessors from Artcurial broke out their cameras and notepads, what they recorded was nothing short of sensational.

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