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Man buys abandoned farm, discovers large barn filled with vintage cars
Greenstijl ^

Posted on 02/17/2007 12:43:02 PM PST by LibWhacker

Tons of pictures at the link: http://www.geenstijl.nl/paginas/mirror/20070215-pritt-mazda/index.html


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: barn; cars; farm; portugal; vintage
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Any car nuts out there? ;-)
1 posted on 02/17/2007 12:43:09 PM PST by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker

WOW!

What a find!

Hope he displays them for others to enjoy!


2 posted on 02/17/2007 12:44:40 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: LibWhacker

wow


3 posted on 02/17/2007 12:45:38 PM PST by Third Order
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To: LibWhacker

Any Austin-Healy with wire wheels? British racing green, please.


4 posted on 02/17/2007 12:45:57 PM PST by 353FMG (I never met a liberal I didn't dislike.)
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To: LibWhacker

Bump


5 posted on 02/17/2007 12:46:46 PM PST by Enterprise (Drop pork bombs on the Islamofascist wankers. Praise the Lord and pass the hammunition.)
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To: LibWhacker

Cool. Hope he can find the keys. ; )


6 posted on 02/17/2007 12:48:40 PM PST by socialismisinsidious ( The socialist income tax system turns US citizens into beggars or quitters!)
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To: LibWhacker

Wow! A little bit of everything in there.


7 posted on 02/17/2007 12:48:51 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: LibWhacker

WHEW!

He'll never have to work again.

Many of those cars are priceless. Some may not be i great condition but easily restored. Very nice collection.


8 posted on 02/17/2007 12:49:20 PM PST by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: LibWhacker

I can't read the text very well.

But if I were them, I'd be discussing ownership issues. Did he buy the farm outright? Does the purchase include any property left by prior owners?


9 posted on 02/17/2007 12:49:49 PM PST by proxy_user
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To: LibWhacker

Holy Moley!


All kinds of cool cars.. must have been a stash of a rich fellar or a master car thief. some old classics..


10 posted on 02/17/2007 12:50:48 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ......)
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To: LibWhacker

Looks like the guy really liked Lancias.


11 posted on 02/17/2007 12:51:30 PM PST by popdonnelly ([Democrats] are jubilant at our disasters and are cast down when the rebels are defeated -Sept. 1862)
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To: LibWhacker

Very cool -- thanks for the post.


12 posted on 02/17/2007 12:52:51 PM PST by 68skylark
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To: LibWhacker

WOW!


13 posted on 02/17/2007 12:53:01 PM PST by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: LibWhacker

My jaw must be somewhere on the floor,,,,,,,,, can't seem to find it!


14 posted on 02/17/2007 12:53:02 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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To: proxy_user
Good questions. I can't read Dutch so I can't answer. Do you think they might be stolen?

Why would anyone abandon such a collection? If not stolen, the owner must've died and left no heirs. They'll be coming out of the woodwork now though, I'll bet!

15 posted on 02/17/2007 12:54:54 PM PST by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker
HVORFOR SKJER ALDRI DETTE MEG?!?!?!?!?

You can say that again!

16 posted on 02/17/2007 12:56:29 PM PST by x
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To: proxy_user

I wish the article had a few more details too. Who did he purchase the "abandoned" farm from? Was it from relatives of the person who "abandoned" it? Was it a Government tax sale of some kind? Is there a chance that he knew the cars were in the garage when he bought it? Who is the buyer, and has he done farming before?


17 posted on 02/17/2007 12:57:35 PM PST by Enterprise (Drop pork bombs on the Islamofascist wankers. Praise the Lord and pass the hammunition.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Yeah, someone on another site said maybe a mob dropoff point for stolen vintage cars... Or maybe a prewar stash (though I think there is some postwar stuff in there, too) that someone was hiding from the Nazis, lol. Lots of speculation.


18 posted on 02/17/2007 12:57:36 PM PST by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker

I have often had this fantasy about doing the same thing, and finding an old WWII airplane in there...:)


19 posted on 02/17/2007 12:57:55 PM PST by rlmorel (Islamofacism: It is all fun and games until someone puts an eye out. Or chops off a head.)
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To: LibWhacker
I am a world wide car expert and I say everything in that barn is worthless.

But since I'm such a softy and I'm feeling sorry for the poor fella, I'll gladly give the guy 50 american dollars for each car.

Heh.

20 posted on 02/17/2007 12:58:04 PM PST by lowbridge ("The mainstream media IS the Democrat Party". - Rush Limbaugh)
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To: 353FMG
Any Austin-Healy with wire wheels? British racing green, please.

Didn't see any. Saw a mini cooper.

21 posted on 02/17/2007 12:58:39 PM PST by OldCorps
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To: LibWhacker

That dang near stopped my heart! I wonder if he needs an old shop boy?


:O)

P


22 posted on 02/17/2007 12:58:42 PM PST by papasmurf (Join Team 36120 Free Republic Folders. Folding@Home Enter Name:FRpapasmurf)
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To: LibWhacker

btt wow


23 posted on 02/17/2007 1:00:07 PM PST by 3dognight
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To: LibWhacker

I'm cryin! Why couldn't this happen to me?


24 posted on 02/17/2007 1:00:09 PM PST by OldCorps
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To: lowbridge

LOL


25 posted on 02/17/2007 1:00:54 PM PST by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker

What a find, indeed! I guess I'll take those "abandoned farm" ads a little more seriously.


26 posted on 02/17/2007 1:01:43 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: LibWhacker
Nice score.

I counted only five that I would keep. The rest need to get the hell out of my barn pronto.

27 posted on 02/17/2007 1:04:45 PM PST by The KG9 Kid
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To: x
Lol, uh-oh your comment just made me realize that I violated a hard and fast rule here at Free Republic: We're not supposed to make up our own titles!

So... Moderator... If you see this, please change the title to:
Den koselige gården var til salgs, så vi kjøpte den......
Thank you. ;-)

28 posted on 02/17/2007 1:07:26 PM PST by LibWhacker
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To: proxy_user

they belong to the state now.


29 posted on 02/17/2007 1:07:58 PM PST by GoforBroke
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To: GoforBroke

Why would they belong to the state now? Most of the cars are post WWII, but not all. I hope that Hemmings does a story on this find.


30 posted on 02/17/2007 1:12:10 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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To: LibWhacker

I have a question. If a car has been buried for fifty or sixty years in a dry climate, can it be restored and would it be worth the effort?


31 posted on 02/17/2007 1:16:24 PM PST by MARTIAL MONK
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To: LibWhacker

None of the cars were stored properly. Some may be worth restoring, but they could have been worth dramatically more had the owner been an enthusiast.

For instance, the open exhaust pipes on the old cars (this was before cats) will allow air/moisture in through the open exhaust valves...which is not a great idea for a cast iron block, or iron valves, or for iron pistons.

Obviously the cars had no dust covers or rodent blocks/traps, nor even suspensions supported (e.g. on blocks).

From the above alone I'd guess that the poor owner left the old brake fluid in to harden in the brake lines (bye, bye) and clutch lines...and the old motor oil was probably left in to acidize, too.


32 posted on 02/17/2007 1:16:45 PM PST by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: glock rocks; Czar; B4Ranch; Ernest_at_the_Beach

Sit down before you click the link ping!!!


33 posted on 02/17/2007 1:17:52 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (DUNCAN HUNTER FOR PRESIDENT! http://www.gohunter08.com/Home.aspx)
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To: HiJinx; SandRat

Yo!


34 posted on 02/17/2007 1:18:18 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (DUNCAN HUNTER FOR PRESIDENT! http://www.gohunter08.com/Home.aspx)
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To: OldCorps
My brother and a friend were out hunting and asked the lady at the farm if they could hunt. She said yes - and there's lots of pheasant out in the field past the barn. In walking past the barn the friend spied an old Porsche covered in dust and bird droppings. It was the kind that had real rounded sloping edges both forward and rear - fairly rare he said.

Anyway, after hunting he asked about buying it. It was the widow's husbands car or something and he got it for a song. (Not exactly sure why a farmer would have a Porsche though?)
35 posted on 02/17/2007 1:21:51 PM PST by geopyg (Don't wish for peace, pray for Victory.)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
"Why would they belong to the state now?"

Because this is Europe....

36 posted on 02/17/2007 1:21:56 PM PST by Joe 6-pack
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To: FrogHawk

*Car Ping*


37 posted on 02/17/2007 1:25:21 PM PST by toomanygrasshoppers ("In technical terminology, he's a loon")
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To: LibWhacker
Or maybe a prewar stash

Almost everything pictured is post war. A lot of them are from the 60's, a few are from the 50s and perhaps 70s. Only a handful of really old ones.

38 posted on 02/17/2007 1:29:32 PM PST by PAR35
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To: toomanygrasshoppers

I emailed the folks at Hemmings.


39 posted on 02/17/2007 1:31:41 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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To: LibWhacker

So many Alfas...... so many ringjobs to do.....sigh....


40 posted on 02/17/2007 1:32:09 PM PST by TexanToTheCore (If it ain't Rugby or Bullriding, it's for girls.........................................)
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To: LibWhacker

The fact that they weren't listed as a major asset somewhere casts doubt upon the legality about how the previous original acquired them.


41 posted on 02/17/2007 1:32:22 PM PST by Ronaldus Magnus
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To: LibWhacker
I used this to explain to Nortette why she should cease complaining about the driveway, garage, and back yard...turns out I'm a piker.

I'm also kind of cheered to note that the author seems to know about as much about American cars as I know about European cars.

42 posted on 02/17/2007 1:35:06 PM PST by norton
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To: LibWhacker
I can't read Dutch so I can't answer.

The photo labels describing the cars appears to be in Portuguese.

43 posted on 02/17/2007 1:36:55 PM PST by JimRed ("Hey, hey, Teddy K., how many girls did you drown today?" (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help m)
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To: LibWhacker

Some of them don't look like they're in very good condition but with the number of cars in there, he could at least sell them for parts and live happily ever after.


44 posted on 02/17/2007 1:37:46 PM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: LibWhacker
Den koselige gården var til salgs, så vi kjøpte den......

Yea, well that's easy for you to say!

45 posted on 02/17/2007 1:38:26 PM PST by LibKill (ENOUGH! Take the warning labels off everything and let Saint Darwin do his job.)
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To: Southack

From all the dust, it's pretty dry in there, no surface rust , and the tires are still inflated other than the one without wheels. They're in no worse shape than your typical "garage find" with an elderly person who stopped driving. We're talking fifteen years here. The building walls are concrete block, so nothing to attract rodents that I can see. I'd say quite a few of them have significant value above and beyond salvage.


46 posted on 02/17/2007 1:40:18 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: Southack
...but they could have been worth dramatically more had the owner been an enthusiast.

Wow, thanks for your comments. Makes me realize how badly the previous owner bungled his preservation efforts, if indeed, he was even trying. It makes me think that it may turn out that he was nothing more than a prolific car thief.

47 posted on 02/17/2007 1:42:23 PM PST by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker

I know you old car freaks are wetting yourselves over this but the farm I buy will have a barn full of antique furniture, preferably from the 1700's.(I hope)


48 posted on 02/17/2007 1:43:12 PM PST by Ditter
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To: LibWhacker

Chip Foose is having an orgasm.

;-)


49 posted on 02/17/2007 1:43:47 PM PST by Raebie
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To: LibWhacker

Saving bump.


50 posted on 02/17/2007 1:47:02 PM PST by JimRed ("Hey, hey, Teddy K., how many girls did you drown today?" (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help m)
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