Have you ever come across an old abandoned building and wondered what might lie inside? That’s exactly what YouTuber John Amesie did when he was driving through a small New Hampshire town on his way to find an abandoned car. When he discovers a dilapidated group of buildings on the street side, with a couple of rusty old buildings classic cars Up front, he decided to stop and take a closer look.
The place looked completely deserted, with lots of broken windows and rubbish around. The wooden doors of a long section of one of the buildings facing the road looked rotten. Parts of the roof collapsed completely. Sitting on the curb outside was a rusty old Lincoln Continental with a “For Sale” sign.
But when John took a closer look inside the buildings, he discovered Aladdin’s Cave of classic cars.
A first glimpse into the abandoned agency
There were a number of highly desirable vintage classic cars lying inside, silently gathering dust. In one of the steadiest sections of the building, behind a large viewing window, he found a white Ford Mustang convertible. It appears to be in very good condition except for a few inches of dust. And on the glass inside the window was a handwritten inventory of cars. Some of the highlights on the list include the 1941 Ford Woodie Wagon, 1964 Ford Galaxie 500 Convertible, 1977 Corvette, and more. It is unclear how old the list is, but it is clear that he found an old car dealer. A place that seems to have not seen life in decades.
A curious John wanders around the buildings and looks through some small broken windows. He’s discovered a really cool red Thunderbird, and each window reveals a new treasure. Some classic cars inside are partially covered with tarpaulins, so it’s hard to tell exactly what make and model it is. But it is very likely that they are on the above list. One of the most accessible sections of the building looks as if a bomb has exploded inside.
It is a very sad scene. The roof has collapsed completely on an old Buick and an old Seagrave fire truck, daylight shining on them. Parts of the place look so bad it could be pictured in an old junk yard.
Revisit the abandoned agency after a few months
When he returned to the same location three months later, John was eager to see what had happened to the cars. His first video got a lot of attention and many of his followers asked to watch it again. This time he did some research on it, and the place seems to have a bit of a sad story behind it.
It was once called the South Wear Ford Agency. Unfortunately, the family that owned it had hard times. Apparently after the death in the family abandoned her. The plot and the cars are still under the family’s ownership, but for years, maybe decades, they didn’t bother.
This time, notice some changes. One of the Cadillacs disappeared. And there are new banners up front promoting everything for sale. But the cars on the sidewalk are still in place and the old firetruck is still there, now covered in snow. In another section of the building, he discovered a Chrysler Imperial car buried in dust, smashed alongside two other old cars, which he had not photographed on his previous visit.
A year after the first visit of the agent
A year after his first visit, he made a trip to the old dealerships. And this time there are some more notable changes. The collapsed roof section over the old fire truck is gone. The fire truck is now standing on a patch of open concrete and the Buick is gone, too. The remaining buildings appear to be safer. Some of the windows are now closed and the heavily weathered exterior doors are now tightly closed. When he looked inside, some of the cars that had been there last time were now also gone. The white Mustang convertible is still there, albeit covered in more dust. And the interior of the old showroom that houses the much-coveted Ford looks a lot like his first visit.
John wonders what could happen to the lost cars. Did they go to new buyers? Or did someone remove the vehicles without the consent of the owners? hard to say. But the only thing that was clear, was that with the level of interest he aroused in the place, it definitely wasn’t deserted anymore.
It’s a great find and it has received worldwide attention. And it would be a shame to see John make future annual trips to this place and find it in the same old dilapidated state, lost in time. What would be really cool is seeing these beautiful old cars restored to their former glory. Even better, someone buys the property, along with the cars, and returns everything (buildings, cars) to a classic car dealership. Because it definitely has all the right ingredients for it.
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