About two years ago, the private De Rijke Museum in Oostvoorne, the Netherlands, closed its doors. Founder Cees de Rijke had died not long before and the family did not see any possibilities to keep the museum going. De Rijke, the founder of the De Rijke transport company, had collected around 200 cars and 80 trucks. The museum was popular with classic car lovers in Holland, especially because of all the trucks.
For a few years the museum has been closed, and now it’s collection is to be auctioned. The contents of the museum have been bought by entrepreneur Twan Verkooyen, who is normally in the excavator-business. But recently he started an online auction house and he is planning to sell the entire museum collection there. According to local newspapers, the value of the collection is around 5 million euro. Among the collection is a 1936 Lincoln C4, but also there is a Mig jet fighter. The auction is supposed to take place as of next week.
Here’s an impression of what the museum looked like: