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Classic car graveyard: Man buys house, finds vintage cars locked in barn

Classic car graveyard found in barn of newly purchased home-slide0
The Daily Mirror

Upon purchasing a home from someone, you sometimes ending up finding some odds and ends that the previous homeowners may have left behind. A farmer ran into such an issue when he purchased some Portuguese property that came with a locked up barn, per The Inquisitr on Aug. 1, 2014. Little did he know that sitting in that locked up bran was a classic car graveyard.

What would you do with a random find like this?
The Mirror

Now, the question is floating around wondering if this is real.

The unnamed man bought the abandoned farmhouse for himself and his wife so they could have a nice place to live. He also looked to do a bit of work as well.

After buying the home, the went out to the barn that was on now, his property, and saw that it had been welded shut. Curious, he took some tools and managed to get the doors open, but there is no way he could have been expecting what was coming his way.

Inside of the barn were a huge amount of dusty, old, vintage cars.

The Mirror reported that the cars weren't in the best shape, but they were some of the best cars. There were various Lotus models, Mercedes, and even some of the extremely pricey Aston Martins.

Many of the vintage cars are still in road-worthy condition and able to be driven even though they're extremely dusty. The total value wasn't exactly known, but it was estimated to be somewhere up in the millions range.

For now, the story is receiving a lot of flack because car experts believe it isn't real. They think the pictures appearing online are simply that of a dealer's collection. It couldn't possibly be believed that this kind of collection would just be left sitting there.

Tom Cotter of "Sports Car Market Magazine" doesn't believe this is true. He actually debunked it already and said:

"Nobody would simply sell an old farm and fail to mention to the new owners the stash of old cars in the barn.

“The owner of the cars was a car dealer in the 1970s and 1980s, and decided to save the more interesting cars that came through his doors. When the barn was full, he padlocked and ‘soldered’ the doors shut."

He may have a point. Not to mention the fact that the farmer chose to remain anonymous. If really he now has this collection in his possession, he wouldn't stay anonymous long.

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