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Old 05-01-2010, 04:56 PM
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Default The ultimate barn find!

Just got this in an email. Pretty

A New York man retired. He wanted to use his retirement money wisely, so it would last, and decided to buy a home and a few acres in Portugal . The modest farmhouse had been vacant for 15 years; the owner and wife both had died, and there were no heirs. The house was sold to pay taxes. There had been several lookers, but the large barn had steel doors, and they had been welded shut.
Nobody wanted to go to the extra expense to see what was in the barn, and it wasn't complimentary to the property anyway......so, nobody made an offer on the place.
New York guy bought it at just over half of the property's worth, moved in, and set out to tear into the barn.......curiosity was killing him.
So, he and his wife bought a generator, and a couple of grinders.......and cut thru the welds.

What was in the barn...............?

Fiat Cabriolet (1200 or 1500),
Ford Cortina MKII,
Mercedes Benz 180/190..
Aston Martin
Opel GT,
Lotus Elan FHC,
Lotus Super Seven Series IV,
Lotus Elan DHC.
Porsche 356,
Austin Healey Sprite MkII,
Volvo PV 544,
Ford Y Giulietta Sprint,
Giulia Sprint Speciale (SS),
Nash Metropolitan.
Alfa Giulietta,
Lotus Europa,
another Lotus Elan FHC,
Matra Djet
Lancia Flaminia Coupe
Abarth 1300 Scorpione. American (inspired) design of Alfa Romeo.
Lancia Flaminia Coupe
Peugeot 504 cabriolet & 404 cabriolet.
Mini, Alfa 1900 Super Sprint, Balilla.
Fiat Topolino II,
Triumph TR4,
Peugeot 202.
BMW V8,
Formula racers, Chryslers, Mercedes, Austin A30.

VALUED AT $35 MILLION DOLLARS.
THIS IS A TRUE STORY. THE MAN AND HIS WIFE HAD FULL CLAIM TO THE LOT .
HAD A GREAT RETIREMENT

















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Old 05-01-2010, 05:08 PM
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http://snopes.com/photos/automobiles/barnfind.asp

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Old 05-01-2010, 05:27 PM
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Oh man that sucks! That WILL happen to me though
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Old 05-02-2010, 01:08 PM
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No FJ25s, even - why is this a 'find'? ;-)
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