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GR142_Astro
08-08-2007, 08:42 AM
My fellow Zcar nuts found this interesting, but I thought our European friends would get an even bigger kick in light of what this guy found. Wonder if he will sell some, ship some and move back to the US or perhaps set up shop right there in Portugal.

Enjoy, and someone give us a clue as to the various values.

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Barnfinds Portugal



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 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?

Go to; www.intuh.net/barnfinds/afa70.htm (http://www.intuh.net/barnfinds/afa70.htm) and start wishing you had bought the place. Click on the index for a fast download.

GR142_Astro
08-08-2007, 08:42 AM
My fellow Zcar nuts found this interesting, but I thought our European friends would get an even bigger kick in light of what this guy found. Wonder if he will sell some, ship some and move back to the US or perhaps set up shop right there in Portugal.

Enjoy, and someone give us a clue as to the various values.

............................

Barnfinds Portugal



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 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?

Go to; www.intuh.net/barnfinds/afa70.htm (http://www.intuh.net/barnfinds/afa70.htm) and start wishing you had bought the place. Click on the index for a fast download.

bigbossmalone
08-08-2007, 08:46 AM
Un-fraggin'-believable!!!
Talk about a good investment!
I can see old shut barns around the world being descended upon by the maddened hordes... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

JG52Uther
08-08-2007, 08:48 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

han freak solo
08-08-2007, 08:50 AM
King Tut's tomb! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

WhtBoy
08-08-2007, 08:53 AM
HOAX (http://www.autoblog.com/2007/07/31/portuguese-barn-find-hoax-still-going-strong/)

han freak solo
08-08-2007, 09:11 AM
King Tut was a hoax? WTF? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

T_O_A_D
08-08-2007, 09:24 AM
Nice collection, I was thinking the whole time BS Why not ladder up an look into the windows?

With nosey neihbors we have around here, there would be no way to hide a barn and its contents.

Shoot my tiny garage, has been attacked twice this year, but I've narrowly escaped breakin so far.

Daiichidoku
08-08-2007, 09:33 AM
i have to change my pants

immaculate pugeuot 202 in there

Friendly_flyer
08-08-2007, 09:52 AM
I wouldn't mind that little Mini.

SlickStick
08-08-2007, 09:58 AM
Hoax aside, quite a crappy way to store those cars. None on blocks, no covers. It makes me sad to see them that way.

The guy who truly owns them must be a gazillionaire and doesn't really care if they get ruined.

Quite a collection though.

GR142_Astro
08-08-2007, 10:36 AM
LOL, well my pops sent it to me via spam-mail and I didn't bother to check into it further.

Enjoy looking at the dusty old beaters anyway. Agree with slick, now that I know the background that is a lousy way to keep those cars. Bird-dung city.

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WarWolfe_1
08-08-2007, 01:20 PM
I'm sure Jay Leno would have a feild day in there and proably buy the whole lot!

zardozid
08-08-2007, 01:23 PM
I love internet hoaxes...

I swear they are the most fun. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Internet hoaxes are always the most fantastic and they always have the best photo proof.

UFO's ,monsters,and BoB SOW release dates...but THIS one is good. I give it a 6 or 7 seconds on the "almost believed it meter". http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Gitano1979
08-08-2007, 01:39 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif OMG!!!

Choctaw111
08-08-2007, 01:58 PM
Real or not, what would be a ballpark figure for the value of all that stuff?

Maj.Kaos
08-08-2007, 03:45 PM
Too bad it didn't contain 200 rare WW2 a/c in original condition.

carguy_
08-08-2007, 03:58 PM
I was kinda thinking of few super rare WW2 aircraft but that`s nice too.Collection worth probably few milion bucks nowadays.

ElAurens
08-08-2007, 07:48 PM
With the exception of a couple of the Alfas and the Lancia most of those cars are not that rare, and the one's that are are beat to death.

Seen this weeks ago.

What we have is a large building full of parts cars, most of which do not deserve to be restored.

WTE_Ibis
08-09-2007, 05:31 AM
So every time this dealer decided to store one there he welded the doors up??
That seems like a hoax.
But thats the biggest barn I've seen.
As soon as I saw it I thought that's a friggen Wharehouse not a barn on a farm.
None of it makes sense.



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hejbrigade
08-09-2007, 06:00 AM
OMG http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif I first tought that in barn was some old WW2 plane stored. But no I S*** my pants when I saw this collection of Oldie's.

Just crazy!! Many questions came on my mind.

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

mortoma
08-09-2007, 03:08 PM
I was suspicious once I saw the "barn". Did not look to be any agricultural type of building and therefore not a true barn. More like a huge storage building made of mostly concrete blocks with a metal roof. At least in the US, it would not qualify as a barn.

Endy1
08-10-2007, 02:53 AM
Hi.
My first thoughts when looking through all those photo's was, ----------------------------------------------what a nightmare, I'd be washing cars for months.



only kidding

djetz
08-10-2007, 11:56 AM
http://www.snopes.com/photos/automobiles/barnfind.asp

Daiichidoku
08-10-2007, 12:21 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by ElAurens:
What we have is a large building full of parts cars, most of which do not deserve to be restored. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


THIS is why some cars are so rare, or we do not today have some missing, vital aircraft that simply do not exist anymore http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

todays junk, unless some care or thought is given, will be tomorrows "why didnt we save that stuff"?

bdc_p
08-10-2007, 12:53 PM
Holy sh*t!
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by GR142_Astro:
The house was sold to pay taxes. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

that was a waste though

ElAurens
08-10-2007, 03:58 PM
Daii...

I make my living in the collector car business. The cost to restore most of those cars will easily exceed their worth.

Only a select few of that bunch are worth the trouble, trust me.