How to Move to Canada and Live in a Vintage Car Cemetery
Cars are not just a mode of transportation. Becoming a car owner means forming a bond with a metallic frame, engine and all the seats inside. (See Queen’s “I’m in Love With My Car” for reference.) So it only makes sense that we give our cars a proper burial.
Nestled in the hills of British Columbia is a massive classic car graveyard — the resting place of more than 340 vintage cards. And it’s on sale for $1.45 million dollars.
The Classic Car Graveyard is located about 4.5 hours northeast of Vancouver in a town called Tappen. The graveyard has hundreds of cars — valued between $500 and $35,000 — over its five acres of land, all of which are included in the sale.
And the future owner of the graveyard will get more than just the cars and the land. Included in the asking price are a renovated house, a 900-square-foot restoration shop, property zoned for auto salvage, a 1,200-square-foot steel building and steel beams and rafters for anybody who would want to build an additional 8,000 square feet of covered space on their own.
“It’s not just purchasing the cars, land and buildings,” the real estate listing says. “It is about a lifetime opportunity to spend time doing what people like: restoring vintage cars and living in one of the most beautiful parts of B.C.”