Secret 1930s era car collection discovered in France 0

secret-1930s-era-car-collection-discovered-in-franceA secret horde of hidden Second World War era cars has been discovered in a small quarry in rural central France.

The cars – now heavily rusted and dilapidated – were most likely hidden away in the quarry at the start of the conflict, to prevent the French authorities from requisitioning them. They were most likely forgotten by the time hostilities had ended.


The treasure trove of motoring history was captured on film by Belgian PE teacher and urban explorer Vincent Michel.

The 56-year-old said: “It felt like we were walking back in time, 70 years ago, and I just wondered how on earth it was possible!

“We suppose the cars were brought into the quarry at the start of the war to stop them being seized.

“After the war, nobody took them out from there, forgotten forever. The owner of the quarry added a few more cars some years later.

“Almost all the cars were empty, with the shells the only things remaining.

“Shortly after we were there the owner pulled a few of them out to sell at auction, but most of the cars are still at peace inside the quarry, too damaged to move.

“It was an unbelievable experience, and I really hope to find a similar place in the future.”

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