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Old 08-17-2007, 08:38 PM   #1
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Not your ordinary Barn Find

Hi,

This is a true story. Think you all may find this interesting.....

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 yrs.; 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 NY 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, a couple of grinders, and cut thru the welds.

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

Click on the link to find out.

http://www.intuh.net/barnfinds/afa70.htm

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Old 08-17-2007, 08:52 PM   #2
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Quite a catch ...I thought this might be too good to be true.
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Old 08-17-2007, 09:14 PM   #3
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Hi, Nice to hear from you Jim.

Intersting story, thanks
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Old 08-17-2007, 09:17 PM   #4
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Hi,

Ha - Guess not! I'll have to send your link to the guy who forwarded the story to me...

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Old 08-18-2007, 05:59 AM   #5
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I was going to have to throw the BS card on that one. Like the second link says a car collection of that size is just not forgotten about.
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Old 08-18-2007, 06:08 AM   #6
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Hi Jim:

We talked about this in early July:

http://www.986forum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12052&highlight=barn
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Old 08-19-2007, 04:31 PM   #7
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Reminds me of the Peter Max Corvette story:

http://nymag.com/nymetro/news/people/columns/intelligencer/11902/

More pictures here:

http://www.digitalcorvettes.com/corvette-photos/showgallery.php/cat/699/password//page/

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Old 08-20-2007, 09:03 AM   #8
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or the missing shelby story...
http://www.carmemories.com/cgi-bin/viewexperience.cgi?experience_id=87
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Old 08-20-2007, 02:59 PM   #9
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So what happened withthat missing shelby story? That article hasnt been updated since 2001...
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Old 08-21-2007, 03:36 PM   #10
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What do you think that lot of cars would be worth???
My guess would be about 5 to 6 mil....
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