Skip to comments.What was found in the barn
Posted on 07/22/2007 1:34:13 AM PDT by Swordmaker
"How would you like to have bought this property?
Imagine you're going to live in Portugal.
You find a lovely farmhouse set on a decent plot of land.
The place has been empty for 15 years...
While exploring your new property you find a large barn.
The door is padlocked and welded shut and it's all rusted solid.
So you grind the padlock and the welds off and........."
(Excerpt) Read more at intuh.net ...
holy beejeebers !
Unreal find!! Cool....
How the Heck did a Ford Taurus get in there?
Well, I used to drive a 1989 Ford Taurus... so that is more than 15 years ago. I really didn't see a Taurus in that picture... might have been some other Ford.
Ford sold a car called the Ford Taunus in Germany from 1939 to 1942 and 1948 through 1982.
The Ford Taunus in the Barn.
1961 Ford Taunus... looks like the same model.
'll take a stab- Volvo P-18?
How did they get them through the door? ; )
I'm not a big time gear head, but I think I'd even love taking part of the mass restoration project in there.
Not exactly an “archaeological” find, but a discovery nonetheless.
I’m assuming they are stolen, but could be wrong. Much of the “find” could end up heading toward the rightful owners, but then it would depend on the law where the barn is IMHO.
:’) Wheel all have to check this out.
Thank you. Splains things. And, to tell the truth, I misread ‘Taunus’ for ‘Taurus’. (I’ve ‘bout exhausted the drugstore eyeglass option...)
i recall a story during early ww2 when the british were preparing defenses against invasion. they found a good site for rr guns and went out to look at the area. seems tracks were already there so they followed them to a big shed. inside the shed were 2 rr guns from ww1 in excellent shape. a pensioner came over and said he had been paid by the governmentt lo those many years to look after the guns.
Uh this was posted back in February.
Jay Leno, eat your heart out!
Thanks for the links, lowbridge. I did the standard FR search and found nothing... sometimes I wonder about the search routines on FR. Still its fun to revisit this “buried” treasure tale.
I couldnt find it using the FR search either. So I used google :-)
I’d say, “Get these junk cars out of here. I need this barn for my ostriches.”
The pictures are real, but the story about being found by a lucky new owner are totally fake. The real story is that a guy that was a car dealer in the 70’s and 80’s had been storing them in a barn. The pictures were taken by a photographer he hired to document the cars in his possession. I found the story on Snopes.com.
Thanks for the real story... although I have trouble believing an auto dealer would treat his collection this way... he should know better.
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