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Oh man, Mark.... that is simply un real!! Wow! I mean WOW!! :)

I was completely enarmored the whole way through, haha. Does it get better than that?!? I think I was just about excited as he was seeing all those extremely rare barn finds see the light of day and fire up for the first time in who knows how long! Can this be a TV show?? :) That BMW powered Veritas
was truly incredible, never seen or heard of it before. What an unusual car to say the least, I had to post a couple of photos of it below. Man, can you imagine what this collection will bring?? :eek:

That was simply fantastic going through those video updates, I'm not sure why I hadn't heard about this until now. Thank you for posting it, this truly made my day and I know of a few friends and family members who will be able to appreciate this as well.



 

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Almost can't watch it, makes me sick that I can't have any of it and you know it will all go for a premium! Nice find MarkO
 

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All I can say is...WOW! Talk about a treasure! To have collected and preserved all of those. Not just the cars and bikes, but looking at the background of the videos you see a little of everything imaginable. And that so many of them started after sitting for so long! Amazing.
 

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Results from the auction here:

Lee Hartung Collection Auctions America - Auction Results

I would bet that guy pretty much lived in that barn at least in later years by the way the license plates where all neatly hung, motorcycles lined up on shelves, etc. That being the case it might be he had a big ole wood or coal furnace running during the winter in there that kept the humidity down helping preserve things. He must have put oil in the cylinders and drained fuel on a lot of them or you would think more would have been stuck from flash rust accumulation over time just from sweating internally from outside temperature fluctuations.
 

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No kidding. I thought the same thing, there must have been something inside going on to help keep them humididty down one way or the other.

I wonder if the new owners will decide to keep them original or do a restoration?
 

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They did mention that he took the plugs out and put oil in the cylinders. That alone would have been nearly a full time job with as many cars and bikes as he had. You have to say, he had an amazing eye for the historically significant items.

That fellow who did the narration through out the videos didn't say so, but it seems he might be holding Mr. Hartung in his lap in that introductory video.
 

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That's right and it also partially explained the big clouds of smoke that came out of them when they first lit off.
 

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....That fellow who did the narration through out the videos didn't say so, but it seems he might be holding Mr. Hartung in his lap in that introductory video.
Now that you mention it he mentions Lee and rubs the box with his hand at 1:09 in the first video. I did not catch that until you mentioned it thinking it was an old OE wood parts box he'd found in there. But looking closer it has too fancy of a base on it for that.
 
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