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Offline FlyboyGil

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What a find
« on: August 29, 2007, 10:57:47 PM »
I don't know if this is true or not, but anywhat here's the story and the link to go with  it.

A New  Yorkman 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 15yrs. 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.
The New  Yorkguy bought it at just over half of the property's worth, moved
in,  and set about to tear in to 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...............???
To find out, go here

http://www.intuh.net/barnfinds/afa70.htm
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Offline Frank N. O.

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Re: What a find
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2007, 11:12:39 PM »
OH MY GOD ALMIGHT ON HORSEBACK!!!!  :o :o :o ::unbelieveable:: ::unbelieveable:: ::unbelieveable:: ::eek:: ::eek:: ::eek::
Oh man, a Europa, Elan, 7, and a Scorpion, Djet etc. etc. etc.

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Re: What a find
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2007, 12:52:53 AM »
Same thing on youngsters' leet:

OMFG SW33T!!!!!!!
« Last Edit: August 30, 2007, 05:37:08 PM by AirScorp »
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Re: What a find
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2007, 06:10:18 AM »
I remember reading about this.

Unfortunately for us,  I also looked at snopes.

http://www.snopes.com/photos/automobiles/barnfind.asp


There was another guy who had a massive collection.  He put them all in conex boxes (those semi trailer size boxes that go on ships and attach to special trailers).    Guy died and a neighbor eventually convinced the family to sell them to him, he was selling the cars off a few years ago.  The guy had been worried about theives so he had dismantled a number of the cars and mixed the parts together for boxes around the edges so no one could easily steal a whole car.  This story isn't one I heard about through e-mail.  A guy was on a collector car forum selling the cars, or at least posting cars for sale anyway.

« Last Edit: August 30, 2007, 06:18:25 AM by Baradium »
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Re: What a find
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2007, 01:41:24 PM »
 ::unbelieveable:: ::unbelieveable:: ::unbelieveable:: ::unbelieveable:: I wonder what those are worth?  ::unbelieveable:: ::unbelieveable:: ::unbelieveable:: ::unbelieveable::

You think the owner would give me a Porsche or something like that??
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Offline PiperGirl

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Re: What a find
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2007, 03:21:12 PM »
Sweeeeeeet collection. too bad the lighting wasn't a bit better in there. Still some really nice metal though. The snopes story sounds a bit more believeable. The only thing is, this guy has all these great cars but he does nothing with them... they're just collecting dust in some old building. Gotta at least take them out, polish them up, shoot, drive a different care every day of the year!
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Re: What a find
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2007, 04:56:54 PM »
Just as you say... I dont know if this would be a deal of the century, or just a personal collection, but either way, it IS DAMN SINFUL to let them gather dust in there just like that...
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