These collections are both a boon and a curse, in that a lot of these guys went a bit overboard in the collecting part...it's nice to see that much history gathered together in one place, but there's usually so much collected that the owner was never going to be able to finish up even a small part of their collection.
In addition, these hoards tend to do a bad thing to the hobby, in that this hoarding speeds up the disappearance of viable project cars...which speeds up the disappearance of other project cars...
This guy at least appears to have stored the stuff really well.
The parts also look labelled and organized on those shelves. So this was a 1% elite example of the hoarding crowd.
Too many have it random piled out in the dirt. They die and those left to clean it up are overwhelmed. The wrong people often get the job of dealing with it.
It's very easy to wake up and realize you've become a bit of a hoarder yourself.
Actually a find like this is a great help as most of 5bese cars are worth fixing and he also has a great stash of parts. We had neither till this sale.
The real wast are the guys that stash and are the types that oh I am going to restore it some day. Well the car rust yo the ground before someday comes.
I know a GTO Judge Convertible that was lost as it was stored in a damp dirt floor garage. It rotted out till there was little left to save. It also suffered some vandalism of the few parts worth saving.
I gave you a like for the optimistic take.
We have to concede that most of these cars would have already been restored and on the road if they had been let go any time in the last 25 years. This guy's collection was desirable stuff ---he wasn't holding (saving) Edsels in 1964 waiting for them to be appreciated. (Not picking on Edsel they are just a good example of where a hoarder could have done real good).