I'd call this a great retirement...

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Master of the Pit
Original poster
OTBS Member
May 5, 2007
Lucky, lucky guy!

You are not going to believe this!!!!!

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.

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

Go to; WWW.intuh.net/barnfinds/afa70.htm and start wishing it was you had bought the place.

When the picture comes up, click next to see all the cool stuff he unknowingly purchased.
Oh my!
What a buy/find!
Wow, talk about a headache after going into the motor vehicle department to get them all titled into your name. What a find, what a deal !!!

I wonder if the titles are still around for them... who knows where they could have ended up!
Interesting thought Squeezy, imagine the world of crap that would start!
My thoughts match Squeezy's.
One of "those stories".
Sounds good, but............................
Who knows where this building is or how straight the story is.
There are some "American barges" and older stuff in the mix that are worth some bucks.
Reality check - Just because it says Mercedes, Porsche, etc. on it does not make it worth much. Those are common cars in Europe and sell for much less there. Plus, people there do not collect and restore cars like people in the US do. And getting them into the US would be almost impossible, none meet emissions standards or safety standards for imported vehicles.
It would take 10 years to clean the dirt and bird crap off them just to see what you really had.
It's the Internet, you know.
Uh Huh. Thought so. Those stories are just too good to be true.
Remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
And it IS the Internet, home of truth, justice,...........................
Ahh well, sorry guys... my boss sent it to me, it got a rise outta me... figured I'd share.

Thanks for the research... now where's my boss...?
I'm still scratching my head wondering why he welded the doors shut but neglected to put wire mesh up to keep the birds out!
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