Guy Buys Land Inherits Secret Barn Full of Cars Worth 35M

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?

Fiat Cabriolet (1200 or 1500), Ford Cortina MKII, Mercedes Benz 180/190

Astin Martin?

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 404 Cabriolet

Mini, Alfa 1900 Super Sprint, Balilla

Fiat Topolino II Triumph TR4, Peugeot 202

BMW V8, Formula Racers, Chryslers, Mercedes, Austin A30

American (inspired) Design

Interior of Alfa Romeo
This is a true story. The man and wife had a great retirement.
(They had full claim to the lot). It was valued at $35 Million Dollars

Update: So the readers of Curious Read have checked out snoopes on this one and it turns out to be false! Shame on me for not doing so...Would have been a great story though...

here is the snopes link...

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