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If this is not new I apologize.

"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 15yrs.; 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, 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 through the welds.

What was in the barn...............?

... "

This is not a joke, although I couldn't confirm the story itself, but the pictures are not photoshopped!

Jorge Mazlumian
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Can I be the first to say it?

This is a great barn find. However, it has been the source of many threads in the past. I love it, but others are near nausea from it popping up so many times. My father sent me the link last week and I laughed out loud.


(I still love the cars)
I'm not going to bust your chops but this fake barn find story has been around the galaxy soooo many times.

The cars belong to a retired car dealer not some lucky schmuck who got the find of a life time.

I had wanted a counter on this story and I think this is number 108...
whether this one is true or false I loved it. I am always a sucker for a good story and this was fantastic! Thanks for posting it Jorge!
OK, I'm counting now. This is the 17th new thread started for the Portgual barn.
Barn story lottery

How about a Barn Story (non-monetary) betting pool.

How long will it take for the next one?

Anyone want to lay down a date/time?

The winner gets bragging rights for a week. After that you will just grate on everyones nerves. But, you would have a whole week of full fledged, unabashed, GLOATING!

The name: 'Barn Story Prognosticator Extrordinaire' (B.S.P.E.) shall be bestowed upon the winner.

Remember, in the past, all who have posted the link in good faith, we are your friends. Had it been us locating the story first, we would have done the same thing. So be of good cheer and join in the pool.
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My little $500 Junior was only about 1 week out of the barn when I bought it last November. I have added up the costs and so far I have about $2600 total cost with about 240 man hours of work in it. Add another $1,000 or so for a paint job, and it's be roadworthy.
Check this bogus story out on If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is!
Peter L

Maserati 3500 Sebring motor with Lucas injection

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That is 100 %. How did you find out this? ( It could be the engine of a 3500 GTI Touring or 3500 GTI Vignale Spider too ) ... but it is or was the engine of a Sebring I!

Peter L


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That Maserati engine is a good find. I know someone who might be able to use it (ie in a Sebring), if you don't plan on keeping it, please let me know. Thanks

Also where are you located?
The external oil feed line to the Lucas control unit is particular to that model.
I play with this sometimes...


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WOWWWWWWWWWWW!!! This guy had alot of TOYS!! And alot of women I bet.
How about a Barn Story (non-monetary) betting pool.

How long will it take for the next one?

Anyone want to lay down a date/time?
only 5 days, but nobody would have guessed that it would be posted on this very thread (see post #13)
No winners.


Since no one actually tried, nobody won.

Another 5 days until the next Barn Find Post?:)
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