An Eccentric Artist Has Collected Fifty Vintage Cars And Left Them To Rot In A Forest – And Now They’re Worth Over One Million Dollars

1

Former racing driver Michael Fröhlich, from Dusseldorf, Germany, has purposely crashed the cars into trees, buried them in mud and parked them on cliff faces in his estate’s garden in the middle of the German Neanderthal. His collections includes a Jaguar XK120 worth $170,000, a Porsche 356 racer and a Buick worth $17,000. Perhaps his most interesting collectable is a Rolls Royce, with a purposefully misspelt “Buckingham Palace” – replacing the B with an F – emblazoned on the side with a replica of the Queen Elizabeth at the wheel. (Photo by Christoph Hagen/Barcroft Images)

2

Michael’s painted and designed Holden car that has rotted for years in Neandertal Germany, September 11, 2016. (Photo by Christoph Hagen/Barcroft Images)

3

Michael stood next to his rotting Jaguar XK120 racecar that he used to win a grand prix in 1984 in Neandertal Germany, September 11, 2016. (Photo by Christoph Hagen/Barcroft Images)

4

An old vintage car broken down and crashed into a tree on purpose by Michael in his rotting forest in Neandertal Germany, September 11, 2016. (Photo by Christoph Hagen/Barcroft Images)

5

The decaying interior of Michael’s fiat car that has been left to rot on purpose by former racing driver Michael Fröhlich in Neandertal Germany, September 11, 2016. (Photo by Christoph Hagen/Barcroft Images)

6

A shot from the front of Michael’s citroen car that has rotted away in his forest for years in Neandertal Germany, September 11, 2016. (Photo by Christoph Hagen/Barcroft Images)

7

The front of the rotting Jaguar XK120 made in the year 1950 and worth 150,000 euros in Neandertal Germany, September 11, 2016. (Photo by Christoph Hagen/Barcroft Images)

8

Michael sat on the bonnet of his rotting Buick car worth £13,000 in Neandertal Germany, September 11, 2016. (Photo by Christoph Hagen/Barcroft Images)

9

Inside one of the bonnets of Michael’s decaying cars in his forest in Neandertal Germany, September 11, 2016. (Photo by Christoph Hagen/Barcroft Images)

10

Three of Michael’s decaying cars parked up on a cliff side with leaves and mud covering the bonnets in Neandertal Germany, September 11, 2016. (Photo by Christoph Hagen/Barcroft Images)

11

A side view of the body of Michael’s Jaguar XK120 racecar that is worth 150,000 euros in Neandertal Germany, September 11, 2016. (Photo by Christoph Hagen/Barcroft Images)

12

One of Michael’s unnamed manufactured cars battered and broken into a tree in Neandertal Germany, September 11, 2016. (Photo by Christoph Hagen/Barcroft Images)

13

A rusty steering wheel inside one of the rotting cars left for dead in Michael’s forest in Neandertal Germany, September 11, 2016. (Photo by Christoph Hagen/Barcroft Images)

(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)

Leave Your Comment Below


If you want more awesome content, subscribe to 'Oh, Design You Trust,' our brand new Facebook page! Trust me, you won't be disappointed.

More Inspiring Stories

PaddyWagon: An Inflatable Irish Pub You Can Open Anywhere
Tam Coc - Bich Dong
The Jarramplas Traditional Festival in Spain
Terrifying Photos From Streets Of China Covered With A Deadly Fog
Bone Church of Rome: Amazing Vintage Photos Show Inside Rome’s Capuchin Crypt From the Late 19th Century
Inside Japan’s New Luxury Suite Train That Departs From Ueno’s Platform 13½
Travelling Across Mexico's Baja California Peninsula
Annual Sheep Parade in Madrid
Photographer Documented An Empty Mall In NY During Peak Of Coronavirus Outbrake
Photographer Combines Movie Scenes With The Actual Places In A Single Frame
Stunning Colorized Photos Of The Discovery Of The Tutankhamun's Tomb In The 1920s
The Annual Ice Festival in South Korea
Surreal Abandoned Building From Kamchatka
The “Luminarias” - the Annual Religious Celebration in Spain
Quiet at the Back: Classrooms Around the World
Welcome To Snake Cafe In Tokyo
Tundra Lodge Rolling Hotel: Sleep Among Polar Bears In The Middle Of The Arctic
Here Is The Most Terrifying Place On Earth
This Woman And Her Cat Have Been On The Most Gorgeous Sailboat Adventure Since 2006
North Carolina's Abandoned 'Wizard of Oz' Theme Park Will Haunt You
Swiss Village Has Been Projecting World Flags Onto One Of Their Tallest Mountains In Solidarity Of Pandemic
The Photographer Has Travelled The Western Australian Coast Since The Early 90s, Capturing Clotheslines In All Their Glory
Girl Shares Pics Of Street Food From Around The World On Her Instagram Account
Chinese Village Is Home To 39 Sets Of Twins
This Photographer Has Captured Stunning Images Of America's Most Intense Storms From An Extraordinarily Close Perspective
Oymyakon, the Coldest Village on Earth
Old Fire Truck Turned Into Spacious Hotel Room
Journey in the Search for the American Dream
Fascinating Photos from the Tour of the Great Kemeri Bog in Latvia
The Mighty Oak Planted In An Abandoned Dovecote