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 Post subject: Barn Find of the Century
PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2007 11:36 am 
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This may be old news to some of you and doesn't have much to do with Japanese classics (except for one Z car), but I think we can all appreciate how incredible such a find is....

http://www.geenstijl.nl/paginas/mirror/ ... index.html


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Holy Cow!!!! thats a lot of cars... Some really nice ones too...... 8)


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wow thats awesome, id take one of those lotus elans.

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Ben, that is UNBELIEVABLE!!! How did you stumble across that thread?

Now, if we could only get a story like that from Japan, huh? :wink:

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toyotageek wrote:
Ben, that is UNBELIEVABLE!!! How did you stumble across that thread?

Now, if we could only get a story like that from Japan, huh? :wink:


A story like that from Japan would reduce me into a blubbering mess... probably best if we don't find anything like that, if we're to all remain calm, rational and sane people :o

Especially diggin' a few of the rarer Lancia's in that lot, especially those Aurelia B20's! So cool!

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toyotageek - A friend of mine sent me the thread. I'm not sure where he got it from originally but I'll ask.

A find like that in Japan? I think the world is not ready for some things. My face would probably melt like at the end of Raiders of the Lost Ark. :D


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 7:27 pm 
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ooo, I just noticed an n600 in the back of the last picture. 8)

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OH my dear sweet God , I woulda had a heart attack right there, hell I was nearly hyper ventilating looking at those pics alone! :shock:

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I know it's an older topic, but it needs to be seen some more.
:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:
Seriously, my jaw dropped. I would've passed out or something!

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me too :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

I would take the intact Porsche 356, one or 2 of the mini's, the lotus 7, and a couple others

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Moved... I posted this before there was an Off Topic section. :)

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I want all the mini's, those formula cars, and everything from the 30's and earlier

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Holy flaming balls of amazingness!!!

That guy bought a farm and now its paid for itself with profits to spare.. I would say I wouldnt sell the cars but he has three of every one now.. I think he can spare a few.. haha

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fivehunsky wrote:
Holy flaming balls of amazingness!!!

That guy bought a farm and now its paid for itself with profits to spare.. I would say I wouldnt sell the cars but he has three of every one now.. I think he can spare a few.. haha

Well a few years later the real story about that barn came up.

There was some sort of economic downturn in Portugal a few decades ago, so a guy (obviously quite wealthy) started snapping up cheap classics, a habit he maintained for decades. Next thing he knew he had so many that he had to keep a whole bunch in a massive barn. The amazing thing is that this isn't all....he has dozens more cars secreted in other locations too.

One day he discovered that local kids kept breaking into his barn, so he had all the windows and doors welded up. And there they sat since the 1980s I believe.

A couple of years ago, curiosity got the better of him and he went to cut open the barn with a friend, who was a classic car dealer. That car dealer took those original snaps and put them on his dealership website with a cryptic comment about "what a barn find!". Anyway the internet does the rest and somewhere along the line the story about a guy buying a farm and discovering the barn was added to the tale.

About 6mths ago the guy invited a UK classic car mag to go and see the collection. Because he's offloading them, but IIRC the prices were not cheap.

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thx for sharing these r awsome


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wwooooooowwwww!! *passes out*

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