What’s better than finding one car in a barn? How about finding 21 cars in a barn? Well the Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum in Madison, GA found this collection of microcars in a barn in Germany in 2004. The Microcar Museum is now selling off a handful of the microcars they brought back from Germany.
These microcars were originally collected by a Mr. Berger for his car museum. He opened his Automuseum in 1976, but three short years later he passed away. Shortly thereafter, his widow closed the museum and all of the cars were left as they were.
Bruce Weiner got wind of these cars in 2004 and made a deal to buy 21 cars. The cars were loaded onto 7 containers and they then made the journey to their new home in Madison, GA to Bruce’s Microcar Museum. Most were restored, but a few like the red Isetta 600 seen in this picture are unrestored and for sale.
Not only were there microcars inside barns, there were cars scattered all about Mr. Berger’s estate. This little car looks like it is hiding; maybe it was scared to make the long journey from its home of 25 years in Germany to Madison. Most of the cars were in excellent shape and just needed to be cleaned, while a few were in rougher shape. Some of the cars that were in better shape were even able to make it to the Micros In Madison Meet a few months after making it to the States.
Here three of the cars are loaded onto their container to make the long journey to America. Of the 21 cars, the Microcar Museum is currently selling 8 of them. A few of the most noteworthy ones for sale include a 1958 Goggomobile Transporter, a 1947 Julien (which there are only 6 known to exist), and a 1950′s P. Vallee Chantecler.
We’re glad someone was able to save this collection of microcars and we hope the cars that are being sold off will be able to find good homes. We wish we could come across an entire collection of barn finds. If you are in the Madison, GA area go visit the Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum and see if you can spot some of these barn finds in their collection.