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Old 02-20-2007, 02:40 PM   #1
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February 20, 2007: Opening old farmhouse reveals 180 antique cars



Making the rounds, apparently, and noticed by Zippyt.

The original circulating text, with errors, goes:
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Ok, so imagine you live in Portugal and your moving your house. You find a lovely farm house set in a decent plot of land. The place has been empty for 15 years!


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Whilst exploring your new property you find a large barn in the trees. The door is padlocked shut and its all rusted solid. So you grind the padlock open.........


And inside are over 180 antique vehicles. Some as old as the 20s. Covered with a severe layer of dust, and in various states of repair.



This Porsche 356 is considered by speculating web surfers to be the most expensive find in the lot.



This American car from the 20s should fetch a decent price too.







A few of the cars are more recent, 70s vintage... apparently the battery is still good on that Alfa, with its brake light on.

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Old 02-20-2007, 02:53 PM   #2
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Old 02-20-2007, 02:53 PM   #3
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Ha, I was just going to send you this item. You found a better source though, where I found it they said the "barn" was supposedly hidden in the woods and only inside pictures.
I know a guy in NJ that has a similar "barn", but it's mostly Corvettes and Hot Rods in different stages of completion.
That's the reflector showing the flash, on the Alfa.
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Old 02-20-2007, 02:56 PM   #4
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Ah yes, so it is...

They said some of the cars were parted out, and so the speculation was that they were stolen. But most of them don't look like they're missing pieces, so there might be another story to it all.
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Old 02-20-2007, 03:19 PM   #5
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Yeah, I wondered if they were hot. That would be a story if some guy had been stealing and stashing cars for 50 years.
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Old 02-20-2007, 04:49 PM   #6
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Old 02-20-2007, 05:44 PM   #7
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Doesn't look to me like anyone has been in there in 30 years or more. Even in pieces, those babies are going to bring someone a frigging *fortune*.

I seem to recall that there were one or more Lotus Super 7's in that lot somewhere when I read about it.
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Old 02-20-2007, 07:02 PM   #8
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open the link to the slide show. you can have one car. which one do you pick?
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Old 02-20-2007, 07:03 PM   #9
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any dead bodies in those cars?
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Old 02-20-2007, 07:27 PM   #10
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You know what, I'll take the old Mercedes in the last pic up there. Not only will it be a total tank, it'll probably start and drive right off without even having to be dusted.
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Old 02-20-2007, 07:56 PM   #11
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Yeah, I wondered if they were hot. That would be a story if some guy had been stealing and stashing cars for 50 years.
I don't think you go stealing formula one cars.
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Old 02-20-2007, 07:59 PM   #12
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I can't decide between the Mg Magnette, the Nash, or the yellow Lotus
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Old 02-20-2007, 08:32 PM   #13
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I dunno, they look old and dusty...and I'll bet there's not a cupholder in the bunch.
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Old 02-20-2007, 08:55 PM   #14
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A few of the cars are more recent, 70s vintage... apparently the battery is still good on that Alfa, with its brake light on.
thats just the flash reflecting in the brake light lens.
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Old 02-20-2007, 09:34 PM   #15
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I've all ways been a Porche fan , but those MG's are looking mibhty fine as well
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