A NY 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 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 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, and a couple of grinders….. and cut thru the welds.
What was in the barn……………?
Well, a treasure of 180 vintage cars of course.
Apparently, this article was seen doing its rounds but Tom Cotter of Sports Car Market magazine took it a step further by doing some investigation. According to him, the farmer that sold the property was an automobile dealer during the 70s and 80s.
What do you think?