The footage kicks off with a few more mundane cars, including Ford Sierras and Granadas. These are common sights in the U.K. and France, but some of them have become increasingly scarce in recent years. And I'm talking about the Euro-spec Granada, not the compact and midsize vehicles with the same name that were sold in the United States from 1975 to 1982.
If you're not familiar with European-built Granada, it was introduced in 1972 as a replacement for the P7. Advertised as a "large executive car," it was built over three generations until 1994. The Mark III, however, was sold as the Scorpio outside the U.K. On top of the usual four-door sedan and five-door estate versions, Ford also produced a sporty two-door fastback in the early years. The latter is arguably the rarest iteration of the Granada and this property is home to a couple of them.
But as you might have already guessed, there are quite a few French cars in there as well. Highlights include a Renault 16, a five-door hatchback produced from 1965 to 1980, and a Renault 20/30, the company's most upmarket automobile from 1975 to 1984. There's also a Renault 8, a small family car introduced in 1962 and sold through 1976 in some countries.
While far from iconic in the U.S., the Renault 8 was quite popular in Eastern Europe back in the day and also spawned a sporty Gordini version. The one found here looks like a Gordini but it's an 8S, which is almost as desirable.
But none of these cars are as special as a certain pair of 1930s classics. I'm talking about a couple of automobiles wearing Hotchkiss badges. Not familiar with the brand? Well, then you should know that it was one of France's leading luxury carmakers between 1903 and 1955. Its main competitors included Delahaye, Delage, and Talbot-Lago, brands that have since been discontinued as well.
While not as famous as Rolls-Royces from the era, Hotchkiss automobiles are notably rarer, and, depending on specifications, just as desirable. This mini collection includes a 686 from 1934 and an 864 from 1937. Both are rare gems and quite beautiful and needless to say, they deserve to be retrieved and restored.
The property also includes a few other classics from the 1930s, a Porsche 924 in solid condition, and massive piles of car parts. Hopefully, some of these valuable classics will be saved at some point, but until that happens, check them all out in the video below. And be sure to let me know which car you'd take home via the comments section.