Posted Jan 18th 2012 9:27AM
Every now and then we hear stories of car collections that have been left abandoned in some dusty old building when the guy who collected them passed away. While the element of mystery brings a bit of romanticism to these tales, the reality is that often the real stories behind the cars have been lost.
As Olds College in Calgary, Alberta prepares to celebrate its 100th anniversary, local business man Jack Anderson felt that donating 100 cars from his collection would be a suitable way to allow the college to generate some revenue.
The collection is said to include a wide range of cars including:
- 1937 DeSoto Airflow
- 1949 Fire Truck that runs
- A car from the movie Show Boat
- 1928 Model A two door
- 1984 Rolls Royce that belonged to Indian guru Bhagwan Rajneesh
- 1968 Corvair Camper Van
It has not yet been decided how or when the collection will be sold, but it will be before the schools centennial in September, 2013.
News source: Calgary Herald
Image credit: Richard Cuthbertson