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« on: July 11, 2007, 04:26:50 PM »

I recived this in an email today.  I'm not sure about the back story but thought others would like to see this.


Can you imagine.. true story...  Imagine you're going to live in Portugal. You find a lovely farmhouse set on a decent plot of land. The place has been empty for 15 years...
While exploring your new property you find a large barn. The door is padlocked and welded shut and it's all rusted solid.
So you grind the padlock and the welds off and, .. BINGO!


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« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2007, 06:36:26 PM »

WOW!  The guy must have thought he died and went to hotrod heaven!!!

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« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2007, 11:29:22 AM »

dude i would have crapped in my pants out of joy!!!!!!!! that is sick!!!!!! Shocked

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« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2007, 06:02:39 PM »

are you sure thats not    j- leno's  secret barn haha!!! what a great find
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« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2007, 07:05:27 PM »

From Todd Cotter Contributing Editor to Road and Track magazine.

Manuel Menezes Morais shot the photos, but he was sworn to secrecy about the cars' location and the owner's name. However, he was able to obtain permission from the elusive owner to give me the following information:

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.)

Web sites varied on the number of cars: 58, 100, and 180 were speculated. According to Morais, there are 180 cars in the barn.

And, aw shucks, none of the cars is for sale.

Clara was able to determine that the cars are located somewhere in the area of Sintra, near Lisbon.

I asked Morais if he could ask the owner if he had a favorite car. "He has lots of good cars in very good condition," he says, "but he loves the Lancia Aurelia B24. He has two."


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