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Old 1st August 2007, 18:55   #46
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..drool. Over and out
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Old 1st August 2007, 20:07   #47
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from what i was told by a member in another forum who is from Portugal that those were impounded cars which was forgotten after it was closed because it was full.
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AMAZING!!!
Now thats what I called a real treasure!
Seems like some of the cars were parked not too long ago-the dust on them indicates it would have been there just a couple of years. Also some of the cars seem to have a lot of dust on the body,but the tires seemed clean.
Did I see a couple of Alfa Romeos?

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OK..back with a box of tissues to wipe the drooooooooooollll....
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Old 30th March 2009, 00:56   #49
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First there was a Hoax chain email. Thousands of people recieved this email and this was the talk of every car forum in Europe especially Portugal. It seemed the web was literally blanketed with these images, each giving a similar story.

A New York man retired. He wanted to use his retirement money wisely, so it would last, and decided to buy a home and a few acres in Portugal. The modest farmhouse had been vacant for 15 years; the owner and wife both had died, and there were no heirs. The house was sold to pay taxes.
There had been several lookers, but the large barn had steel doors, and they had been welded shut. Nobody wanted to go to the extra expense to see what was in the barn, and it wasn’t complimentary to the property anyway… so, nobody made an offer on the place.
The NY guy bought it at just over half of the property’s worth; moved in, and set about to tear in to the barn - curiosity was killing him. So, he and his wife bought a generator and a couple of grinders… and cut thru the welds.

Now the actual Story (by Tom Cotter of Road & Track Magazine)
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. (Perhaps welding was too permanent.)
Some times in mid 2006 the owner hired photographer Manuel Menezes Morais to shot the photos, but he was sworn to secrecy about the cars’ location and the owner’s name. Tom Cotter requested the photographer to obtain permission to publish the images, which he did but still was not allowed to disclose the location.
After some investigaton they were able to determine that the cars are located somewhere in the area of Sintra, near Lisbon.

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Old 30th March 2009, 01:02   #50
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Old 30th March 2009, 01:51   #52
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MY GOD!!! This is what dreams are made out of!!
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Old 30th March 2009, 06:52   #53
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alfa romeos,astons,mini-coopers....
seems to me like the italian job and all bond movies were shot heres tupid:.

ok, need to raise some cash now, destination - Portugal.
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Old 30th March 2009, 16:19   #54
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That is a amazing collection....what way to collect cars...lets hope that something like this comes out here....
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Maybe a hundred years from now someone will stuble upon the Sultan of Brunei's car collection.
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how cow.

even if this is a hoax, the collection of cars is insane.
Whoever the collector is , he must have painstakingly got all of them together.

Looks like a Gone in 60 seconds garage.
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Old 31st March 2009, 21:12   #57
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omg,what is this,the perfect thriller story.i have no words to say,maaaann. can this happen?is this true?will i be lucky enough to find such a barn.damn..faint..
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What a find!! Alfas,Lancias,Porsches,Fiats.all best cars from their heydays!!!Hope the collection comes up on eBay!!
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True or not; the cars, the settings, the opening lines; truly transports you to another world. Wonder why the collector let them rot though. Then again, some are in pretty bad condition but others seem to have fairly less dust on them. Painstakingly built up collection but by a rather clueless man, if I may add.
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Old 3rd April 2009, 05:33   #60
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Sorry for the back to back posts. I was browsing through some sites with the above story and found this link. Shows some other barn finds.

Vintage/Classic Car Barn Finds
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