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What A Barn Find !!!

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Post Sun Jul 27, 2008 9:07 am
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Posts: 5769
Location: Ohio USA

Always check the barn !!!! Pa

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.
The New York guy 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.

WHOA DOGGY!!!
ALL VALUED UP AT $35 MILLION DOLLARS!!!
THIS IS A TRUE STORY THE MAN AND HIS WIFE HAD FULL CLAIM TO THE LOT
THEY HAD A GREAT RETIREMENT!
What was in the barn...............?
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BMW V8, Formula racers, Chryslers, Mercedes, Austin A30.
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BMW V8, Formula racers, Chryslers, Mercedes, Austin A30.
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Fiat Topolino II, Triumph TR4, Peugeot 202.
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Mini, Alfa 1900 Super Sprint, Balilla.
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Lancia Flaminia Coup, Peugeot 504 cabriolet & 404 cabriolet.
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Interior of Alfa Romeo.
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American (inspired) design.
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Abarth 1300 Scorpione.
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Lancia Flaminia Coup
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Alfa Giulietta, Lotus Europa, another Lotus Elan FHC, Matra Djet?
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Giulietta Sprint, Giulia Sprint Speciale (SS), Nash Metropolitan.
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Porsche 356, Austin Healey Sprite MkII, Volvo PV 544, Ford Y?
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Opel GT, Lotus Elan FHC, Lotus Super Seven Series IV, Lotus Elan DHC.
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Aston Martin?
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Fiat Cabriolet (1200 or 1500), Ford Cortina MKII, Mercedes Benz 180/190.
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The doors were welded shut, but an angle grinder took care of that.
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The Barn
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Post Mon Jul 28, 2008 6:16 am
Pa Site Admin

Posts: 5769
Location: Ohio USA

Seems the story surrounding this collection may be bogus. The collection is real though. Pa

Post Mon Jul 28, 2008 1:38 pm

Posts: 109
Location: TAUNTON, SOMERSET UK

I'd have been disappointed - no bikes !
What you say & what people hear is not always the same thing

Post Mon Jul 28, 2008 3:36 pm
Pa Site Admin

Posts: 5769
Location: Ohio USA

Those four wheelers will get you a bunch of bikes though. :wink: Pa

Post Sat Aug 02, 2008 4:23 pm

Posts: 756
Location: Pa. , USA
Hell i like the building, nice playhouse !
Vintage roadracing, Class C, AHRMA # 335


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