01/06/2014 | News | Total comments:

Man bought a farm and found 180 classic cars in a barn


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 property had a modest farmhouse and a large, concrete block barn. The farmhouse had been vacant for 15 years. The owner and his wife both had died, and there were no heirs. The property was being sold to pay back taxes. Several prospective buyers had looked at the property, but no one was interested. The large barn had steel doors that had been welded shut. Nobody wanted to go to the extra expense to see what was in the barn, and the structure wasn’t complimentary to the property anyway. Nobody made an offer on the place.

The New York retiree bought it at just over half of the property’s worth, moved into the farmhouse, 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 through the welds. What was in the barn?

 The value of all of these vehicles added up to $35 million dollars. The retiree and his wife had full and complete claim to the entire find. They’re enjoying a great retirement!


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