A real estate listing in Tappen, B.C., for a five-acre property near Shuswap Lake comes with an unusual feature — it includes more than 340 vintage cars.
“If you can sell a condo in Vancouver for a couple million bucks, you can come up here and get five acres and a lifetime worth of work if you really enjoy working on cars,” said seller Michael Hall.
The five-acre listing comes complete with a renovated home, property zoned for auto salvage, a 900-square-foot restoration shop, a 1,200-square-foot steel building and hundreds of vintage cars ready to be restored.
“Since we advertised the property a few days ago, I’ve had more than 15 inquiries a day,” said Hudson Purba, Hall’s real estate agent.
Hall and Purba both stressed that the property as a whole is for sale, and inquiries about individual vehicles will not be taken.
In his 11 years as a real estate agent, Purba has never had a listing quite like this.
Collecting for 40 years
Hall, a rock scaler and business-owner, started collecting vintage cars 40 years ago.
He was living in Kamloops when his collection grew to a point where he says the city “bugged him” so he and his wife moved to a farm where he could keep his collection.
He bought an auto-wrecker from a friend and continued to add to his collection.
“I’ve added another 150 or 200 [cars] in the last three of four years and it just sort of exploded exponentially from there so to speak.”
Take a look at what the property looks like:
Some of the cars he’s been especially proud of over the years include a 1968 Chevelle SS 396 four-speed (which he won’t be selling), a 1941 three window Dodge business coupe and even a DeLorean.
Hall has been working to build a list of what vehicles are part of the listing, but his phone has…