Skip to comments.Car collector's 'dirty little secret' discovered after death.
Posted on 06/01/2019 7:46:38 AM PDT by carriage_hill
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“I guess renting an office for smut must qualify as a real dirty secret.”
Perhaps he used that as a tax deduction, too.
Strange inheritance has stories similar to this- only the collections are still in the family usually- people collect some odd but valuable collections sometimes
What a crock headline. Why was it a dirty little secret?
You have underground art collectors that buy illegal paintings only they will see.
This guy had plenty of money and collected things he liked, how is that any different than a collector or art or other things? It gave him pleasure and it was his money.
Nothing wrong with it at all. It was all his property and was not obtained by nefarious means.
There was a fellow in the South that made a fortune with sand and gravel pits, and collected steam locomotives in the 1940s and 50s as they were retired. He had dozens of them, actively used around his gravel pits, and they were a known attraction to train buffs.
Upon his death in 1961, his widow ignored offers to buy any or all of them (including a long-term-lease proposal from Southern, where her only involvement would have been cashing their monthly checks) and had them all scrapped.
Unless they’re talking about dirt/dust on the vehicles, I don’t fully understand the headline.
That was a screamer in its day.
“Why sad? You cant take it with you, so whens a better time to spend it? Enjoy life, its all youll get. Dance as fast as you can.”
I agree! My daughter and only child died almost 10 years ago, and my husband died 6 years ago. I like to travel, so I am trying to go and do as much as I can, as long as I can. I am doing all I can that brings me joy. As my mother always said, “No one ever saw a Brinks truck follow a hearse to the cemetery.”
Sounds like every other episode of American Pickers.
Some people are connoisseurs, others are hoarders.
Advanced collectors can be real cheapskates because they’ve seen it all before. Looks like this guy was pretty unfocused in his collection and buying whatever popped up on ebay. Hope he enjoyed his big boy toys. RIP.
Put ‘em up on eBay myself with all the detailed collectors’ info and got three times what I figured they were worth. Haven’t looked back yet.
Good move. You happened to hit the sweet spot. Interesting items that appeals to folks with money. Collecting tastes change over time and I’ve seen people disappointed when they find out the current value of their antique spoon collection.
One mans porn stash is another mans treasure.
Pleasure, like health, wealth and knowledge, is one of the real goods necessary for happiness. For some, there is pleasure in collecting.Pleasure, like power or fame, is excessive if its acquisition prevents the attainment and acquisition of, or the sacrifice of the other real goods.
Oh yeah, I remember the Avon bottles, Beanie Babies and "Collector" plates among others.
Ever watch Mike Mezack and his "coin collecting" spiels? Items made to be collected as compared to old items that survived hard usage. That last is REAL collecting.
Tell me. Once I accidentally typed in Furred Repubic.
#9 What is his ‘dirty little secret’? That he collected cars and didn’t tell anyone?
The ‘dirty little secret’ was the article used the quote as click bait : )
One of my kids borrowed some of his college money from us. He paid it all back this week along with a note that said now his inheritance is pure profit. :)
The Citroën Sm was the same car Burt Reynolds stole from his girlfriend in “The Longest Yard.” She kept screaming, “Bring back my #*&$!% Maserati!” but it was only a Maserati-engined Citroën.
Ford built the Cosworth DFV in cooperation with Lotus founder Colin Chapman. The engine block was a structural member of the chassis (the first for an F1 car). The front end bolted to a bulkhead behind the cockpit and the rear suspension bolted to the back. Lotus went on a tear with cars designed around the DFV and won the constructor’s championship four of the next six seasons after.
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