Automotive Fact or fiction - The barn find

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  1. Petra

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    Fact or fiction?

    Some people just have all the luck. In 2007 a retiree from the US bought a house with some acres of land in Portugal. It was an abandoned lot, the previous owners were gone for almost 15 years and the land had to be sold to cover the taxes. On this land there was a big shed, sealed with big iron doors. Nobody really knew what was in the shed, but they were expecting a pile of junk. But what the new owner found wasn't junk at all! He hit the jackpot. In the shed there were cars, a whole lot of cars worth millions of dollars. Take notes: Fiat Cabriolet (1200 or 1500), Ford Cortina MKII, Mercedes Benz 180/19, Aston Martin, Opel GT, Lotus Elan FHC, Lotus Super Seven Series IV, Lotus Elan DHC, Porsche 356, Austin Healy Sprite MKII, Volvo PV 544, Ford Y, Giulietta Sprint, Giulia Sprint Speciale (SS), Nash Metropolitan, Alfa Giulietta, Lotus Europa, another Lotus Elan FHC, Lancia Flaminia Coupé, Abarth 1300 Scorpione, Lancia Flaminia Coupé, Peugeot 504 and 404 Cabriolet, Mini, Alfa 1900 Super Sprint, Balilla, Fiat Topolino II Triumph TR4, Peugeot 202, BMW V8, Formula Racers, Chryslers, Mercedes, Austin A30, Alfa Romeo.

    The most surprising? Almost every car worked after some TLC and some gasoline.

    Is this fact or just fiction? What is the purpose in collecting these cars and welding the doors...but what if it is true?

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    I can almost guarantee this to be true, it's happened before. Last year something similar happened in the US somewhere. They unearthed what turned out be a collection of 200 cars mostly from the 1950's and 60's but there were also some rare models from before the second world war. The real reason for people to start these collections is completely in the dark but I'm glad they do it. Discovering a car in a barn that was known to be around but hasn't been seen in god knows how many years is one of the greatest thrills a car enthousiast like myself can read about. Or watch, on shows like chasing classic cars on Discovery Channel.
     
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