This Abandoned Castle Is Home To A Lost Collection Of Alfa Romeos
This abandoned castle is home to a lost collection of Alfa Romeos. It the stuff car enthusiasts’ dreams are made of. It’s like a dream come true for abandoned architecture explorers and classic car collectors alike.
An abandoned castle in Belgium is the place where 6 classic Alfa Romeo cars from the 1960’s have been parked and hidden away for decades. In 2012, a group of explorers entered Kasteel van Heers (Castle of Heers), which is a 13th century castle east of Brussels, Belgium’s capital city.
In 2007, the Flemish government seized the chateau from the Desmaisières brothers who have failed in their attempt to restore and protect this architectural gem.
The lost collection of Alfa Romeos has a unique story. The collection includes what is believed to be an Alfa Romeo prototype built by one of the brothers, Michel Desmaisières. Records show that he even entered a race with the prototype in 1964.
After the brothers were kicked out of the castle, the government sold all of their possessions in 2015. The entire collection was sold for 117,000 euros.
Kasteel van Heers is now under slow renovations and it also has an official website where people can go and follow the progress. You can also volunteer to help with restoration works and the team in charge of the project has regular meetings for “beer & brainwaves”.