Saturday, May 16th 2015. | Auto & Motor, Car

Somewhere in Southern California, there’s a warehouse with over 50 BMWs, spanning from 1960 to 1988. The cars are carefully preserved and restored, parked on double-decker hoists, and the whole collection belongs to just one man, who prefers to remain anonymous.

The unknown BMW aficionado is living the dream of many a car guy, having worked his way up from nothing to amass a hand-selected collection of the cars that captured his imagination when he was young. He was homeless at age 17, and now that he’s successful, he’s built a collection of the cars that he loves. This isn’t an investment so much as a labor of love. The cars in the collection are maintained in running, driveable condition and include examples of just about every significant production model of the 1980s. The collector also has one of two 700 RS racers. A massive parts and literature trove ensures that the cars will remain in good repair for some time to come.

The video, from BMWstories, provides an interesting insight into the mind of an enthusiastic car collector, regardless of his marque of choice. In the six-minute presentation, you’ll catch glimpses of several 2002s, a daily-driver E30 M3, an M6 and even a couple of E21s like the one I used to have.

You’re already imagining what you’d do if you had similar means, aren’t you? What would your warehouse and shop be filled with?

Secret BMW Collector Makes Us Jealous: Video originally appeared on topspeed.com on Saturday, 16 May 2015 23:00 EST.

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