A New York man retired. He
wanted to use his retirement money wisely, and decided
to buy a home and a few acres in Portugal. The
modest farm house had been vacant for 15 years.
The owner and his 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
that were 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 had made
an offer on the place.
The New York guy bought it at just
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 heavy
duty grinders and cut through the welds.
What was in the barn?
Classic cars, specialty cars,
Mercedes, Lotus, Astin Martin, Porsche, Volvo, Austin Healy,
BMW, Formula Racers, Chryslers, Mercedes, Austin A30, Alfa Romeo
Fiat Cabriolet (1200 or 1500), Ford
Cortina MKII, Mercedes Benz 180/190
Opel GT, Lotus Elan FHC, Lotus Super
Seven Series IV, Lotus Elan DHC
Porsche 356, Austin Healy Sprite MKII,
Volvo PV 544, Ford Y ?
Giulietta Sprint, Giulia Sprint
Speciale (SS), Nash Metropolitan
Alfa Giulietta, Lotus Europa, another
Lotus Elan FHC, Matra Djet?
Lancia Flaminia Coupé
Abarth 1300 Scorpione
Lancia Flaminia Coupé, Peugeot 504 and
Mini, Alfa 1900 Super Sprint, Balilla
Fiat Topolino II Triumph TR4, Peugeot
BMW V8, Formula Racers, Chryslers,
Mercedes, Austin A30
American (inspired) Design
Interior of Alfa Romeo
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