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redbox
03-10-2008, 10:39 AM
A New York man retired. He wanted to use his retire ment money wisely, so it would last, and decided to buy a home and a few acres in Portugal . Found a modest farmhouse that 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 th 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. What was in the barn...............?

Check out the link below. This will take sometime for you to look at, so plan ahead. After clicking below, click on next or index


Go to; www.intuh.net/barnfinds/afa70.htm

and start wishing you had bought the place .


'56J
'53 Willys wagon
'02 Boxster
http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc17/redbox02/DSC02155copy.jpg

63 R2 Avanti on the way

lstude
03-10-2008, 10:45 AM
This has been posted a couple of times on the forum. In fact I posted it a while back.

http://www.studebakerdriversclub.com/sdc_forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=11909&SearchTerms=portugal

It is interesting to see the cars, but the story is a hoax.

Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/MeatSouthBendsm1.jpg

lstude
03-10-2008, 10:45 AM
This has been posted a couple of times on the forum. In fact I posted it a while back.

http://www.studebakerdriversclub.com/sdc_forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=11909&SearchTerms=portugal

It is interesting to see the cars, but the story is a hoax.

Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/MeatSouthBendsm1.jpg

Avantidon
03-10-2008, 10:49 AM
Saw this several months ago after it was first posted on the internet. Just wish I was in Portugal when this was available for sale. Many barn finds are found on properties after they have been purchased generally buried in the depths of out buildings. Was this guy lucky or just a flatout genius?

See you in the future as I write about our past

Avantidon
03-10-2008, 10:49 AM
Saw this several months ago after it was first posted on the internet. Just wish I was in Portugal when this was available for sale. Many barn finds are found on properties after they have been purchased generally buried in the depths of out buildings. Was this guy lucky or just a flatout genius?

See you in the future as I write about our past

lstude
03-10-2008, 10:53 AM
The story is a hoax.

http://www.snopes.com/photos/automobiles/barnfind.asp

Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/MeatSouthBendsm1.jpg

lstude
03-10-2008, 10:53 AM
The story is a hoax.

http://www.snopes.com/photos/automobiles/barnfind.asp

Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/MeatSouthBendsm1.jpg

redbox
03-10-2008, 10:58 AM
Sorry! I am always a day late & a dollar short.

'56J
'53 Willys wagon
'02 Boxster
http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc17/redbox02/DSC02155copy.jpg

63 R2 Avanti on the way

redbox
03-10-2008, 10:58 AM
Sorry! I am always a day late & a dollar short.

'56J
'53 Willys wagon
'02 Boxster
http://i212.photobucket.com/albums/cc17/redbox02/DSC02155copy.jpg

63 R2 Avanti on the way

lstude
03-10-2008, 11:14 AM
Don't feel bad, I'm lots of dollars short! :D

Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/MeatSouthBendsm1.jpg

lstude
03-10-2008, 11:14 AM
Don't feel bad, I'm lots of dollars short! :D

Leonard Shepherd
http://leonardshepherd.com/

http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p235/lstude1/MeatSouthBendsm1.jpg

65cruiser
03-10-2008, 11:20 AM
This is my favorite "barn find" and it was true:

http://www.coolcatcorp.com/millerauction/MillerAuction.html

Mark Anderson
Member SDC and FMCA
Keeper of the Studebaker Cruiser Registry
http://home.alltel.net/anderm

My next Studebaker is in the future, but now getting my hair messed up in a Sebring ragtop!
Almost as fun as a Studebaker!

http://home.alltel.net/anderm/images/sebring.jpg

65cruiser
03-10-2008, 11:20 AM
This is my favorite "barn find" and it was true:

http://www.coolcatcorp.com/millerauction/MillerAuction.html

Mark Anderson
Member SDC and FMCA
Keeper of the Studebaker Cruiser Registry
http://home.alltel.net/anderm

My next Studebaker is in the future, but now getting my hair messed up in a Sebring ragtop!
Almost as fun as a Studebaker!

http://home.alltel.net/anderm/images/sebring.jpg

tutone63
03-10-2008, 11:34 AM
About three years ago, my father was looking to purchase a cheap building to convert into a shop for his cars. He went to look at an old brick building, that In the add for the building it read "old car in basement, included in sale." When my dad went to look at the building they showed him the car, which was under a cover. It happened to be an original 79 firebird with 34,000 miles. It was in immaculate condition. My father agreed to the purchase then and there. He now drives the car to shows and in parades. That is the only barn find story I know.

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh54/tutone63/63larkside-1.jpg
She may have bugs and she may have dings, but that just proves I drive this thing!!

tutone63
03-10-2008, 11:34 AM
About three years ago, my father was looking to purchase a cheap building to convert into a shop for his cars. He went to look at an old brick building, that In the add for the building it read "old car in basement, included in sale." When my dad went to look at the building they showed him the car, which was under a cover. It happened to be an original 79 firebird with 34,000 miles. It was in immaculate condition. My father agreed to the purchase then and there. He now drives the car to shows and in parades. That is the only barn find story I know.

http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh54/tutone63/63larkside-1.jpg
She may have bugs and she may have dings, but that just proves I drive this thing!!

Guido
03-10-2008, 11:39 AM
When I bought my building there were three VW's parked inside, including one of those vans with about 54 windows that was laying on its side. Since I had 15 or 20 tractors to get under roof I told the owner to get all of that stuff out before I took ownership.

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/62/562/2/21/69/2353221690097493054hwathP_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/60/460/3/91/1/2433391010097493054nAMBKh_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/24/565/2/49/65/2603249650097493054XvpTUI_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/64/564/6/89/77/2752689770097493054skXzAT_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/22/22/0/2/68/2589002680097493054ftBuBw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/8/30/30/2075830300097493054aSSlFv_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/24/565/5/22/8/2609522080097493054ZNRJeA_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/69/169/4/66/56/2729466560097493054oBZsXT_th.jpg
Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn doctor’s buggy; Studebaker horse drawn “Izzer” buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures" (including a 1959 IH B-120 4 wheel drive, a 1970 Dodge W-200 Power Wagon and numerous Oliver and Cockshutt tractors).

See pictures here: http://community.webshots.com/user/GuidoSalvage

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

Guido
03-10-2008, 11:39 AM
When I bought my building there were three VW's parked inside, including one of those vans with about 54 windows that was laying on its side. Since I had 15 or 20 tractors to get under roof I told the owner to get all of that stuff out before I took ownership.

http://thumb14.webshots.net/t/62/562/2/21/69/2353221690097493054hwathP_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/60/460/3/91/1/2433391010097493054nAMBKh_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/24/565/2/49/65/2603249650097493054XvpTUI_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/64/564/6/89/77/2752689770097493054skXzAT_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/22/22/0/2/68/2589002680097493054ftBuBw_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/28/28/8/30/30/2075830300097493054aSSlFv_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/24/565/5/22/8/2609522080097493054ZNRJeA_th.jpghttp://thumb14.webshots.net/t/69/169/4/66/56/2729466560097493054oBZsXT_th.jpg
Guido Salvage - "Where rust is beautiful"

Studebaker horse drawn doctor’s buggy; Studebaker horse drawn “Izzer” buggy; 1946 M-16 fire truck; 1948 M-16 grain truck; 1949 2R17A fire truck; 1950 2R5 pickup; 1952 2R17A grain truck; 1952 Packard 200 4 door; 1955 E-38 grain truck; 1957 3E-40 flatbed; 1961 6E-28 grain truck; 1962 7E-13D 4x4 rack truck; 1962 7E-7 Champ pickup; 1962 GT Hawk 4 speed; 1963 8E-28 flatbed; 1964 Avanti R2 4 speed; 1964 Cruiser and various other "treasures" (including a 1959 IH B-120 4 wheel drive, a 1970 Dodge W-200 Power Wagon and numerous Oliver and Cockshutt tractors).

See pictures here: http://community.webshots.com/user/GuidoSalvage

Hiding and preserving Studebakers in Richmond, Goochland & Louisa, Va.

stude53
03-11-2008, 12:16 PM
When I lived in Ohio, I went to look at an Avanti that needed restoring, and the guy who owned it mentioned his father-in-law had an old Stude truck in a turkey barn on his property. I went back later and went to look at it. First we had to carefully lift off a tarp that had at least an inch of turkey droppings on it (Peeyuuu!)

Turns out it was a 61 Champ from Texas Dept of Roads maintenance truck that was specially built with a long narrow bed and dual spares in the rear fenders. Sheet metal was surface rust only and very straight. Mice had taken care of the insides and wiring.

I passed (nearly passed out!).

[img=left]http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j259/stude53/studesmall2.jpg[/img=left]Bob Feaganes (stude53)
53 Starliner Hardtop
Newton Grove, NC

stude53
03-11-2008, 12:16 PM
When I lived in Ohio, I went to look at an Avanti that needed restoring, and the guy who owned it mentioned his father-in-law had an old Stude truck in a turkey barn on his property. I went back later and went to look at it. First we had to carefully lift off a tarp that had at least an inch of turkey droppings on it (Peeyuuu!)

Turns out it was a 61 Champ from Texas Dept of Roads maintenance truck that was specially built with a long narrow bed and dual spares in the rear fenders. Sheet metal was surface rust only and very straight. Mice had taken care of the insides and wiring.

I passed (nearly passed out!).

[img=left]http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j259/stude53/studesmall2.jpg[/img=left]Bob Feaganes (stude53)
53 Starliner Hardtop
Newton Grove, NC

52hawk
03-11-2008, 03:26 PM
A guy in Illinois parked a 60 ford convert and a 62 ford pickup in his shed,left them run,and went to 'sleep'. Almost 20 years later,the estate sold the vehicles,I got the truck-had about 24k miles on it,IIRC.-no rust,no mouse damage.

Oglesby,Il
61Hawk "Studebaker? It must be hard to find parts for those!"

52hawk
03-11-2008, 03:26 PM
A guy in Illinois parked a 60 ford convert and a 62 ford pickup in his shed,left them run,and went to 'sleep'. Almost 20 years later,the estate sold the vehicles,I got the truck-had about 24k miles on it,IIRC.-no rust,no mouse damage.

Oglesby,Il
61Hawk "Studebaker? It must be hard to find parts for those!"