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 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 through the welds.
What was in the barn……………?
Go to http://www.intuh.net/barnfinds/afa70.htm and start wishing that you had bought the place.
These people can now afford to take cruises every year for the rest of their lives. Man, that would be nice!
4 thoughts on “What Was In The Barn?”
WOW. (And great setup on the story too!)
WOW is right. I would love to get a deal like that!
Great story, and I went through all the pics. But then I thought to myself…this can’t be real, so I checked it out.
Sorry for being a party pooper, but quote from snopes “What he found out by tracking down the photographer was that the owner of the barn (and the 180 or so vintage cars contained within) was not a lucky buyer who had just purchased the property and was astonished to find a treasure trove in one of the farm buildings. The owner was an automobile dealer in the 1970s and 1980s who had built up his assemblage of cars over the years and stashed it in the barn (locking the structure up when it was full) and who simply hired a photographer recently to document his collection. A partial inventory of the various models of automobiles stored in the barn can be viewed here : http://www.sportscarmarket.com/portugesebarnfind.pdf.
You know what, I am usually one of the first people in our office to check snopes, but it never even crossed my mind this time! 😳