A while ago I came accross an unbelievable article about a man from New York who bought a property in Portugal and upon finding a locked barn, opened it and found 35 million in automobiles inside. Here is the story I had found.
A recently retired New York man wanted to use his retirement funds wisely, he and his wife decided to buy a home and a few acres in Portugal.
They found a perfect and out of the way farm at a decent price. The modest farm had been vacant for 15 years; the owner and wife both had died, and there were no heirs.
The estate was being sold to pay back taxes. There had been several lookers, but the large barn had steel doors, and they had been welded shut. No one wanted to go to the extra expense to see what was in the barn, and it wasn’t complimentary to the property anyway… (basically and eyesore) so, no one made an offer on the place.
The New York couple bought it as is, paying just over half of the property’s worth; moved in, and set about to access the barn… curiosity was killing him.
So, he and his wife bought a generator and a couple of grinders… and cut thru the welds.
Amazing… Total value of all vehicles… over 35 Million US dollars!
The man and his wife had full title to the complete lot of vehicles.
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