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Amazing classic cars hidden on Long Island

Inside the nondescript brick building at 100 Gordon Dr. in Syosset is a football field-sized showroom containing a collection of classic and high-end cars that practically make the Javits Center's annual New York International Auto Show resemble a junkyard. Yet to most Long Islanders, and even many auto enthusiasts, it goes unnoticed.

The showroom belongs to Exotic Classics, a company that trades in high-end automobiles (and keeps them on display for eager enthusiasts to enjoy). But the seemingly reasonable explanation for these vehicles' presence is defied by a group of about 25 cars - including a Maserati, a 1959 Jaguar E-Type and a 1981 Delorean DMC -- in the back corner with a distinct "not for sale" sign. Exotic Classics doesn't own these cars, in fact, their ownership status at the moment is somewhat murky. The cars are acting as collateral against hastily issued business loans.


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