The modest farmhouse had been vacant for 15 years; the owner and wife both had died, and there were no heirs.
The estate was being sold to pay back taxes. There had been several lookers, but the large barn had steel doors, and they had been welded shut. No one wanted to go to the extra expense to see what was in the barn, and it wasn't complimentary to the property anyway... so, no one made an offer on the place.
The New York gentleman bought it as is, paying just over half of the property's worth; moved in, and set about to access 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...?
Descriptions are ABOVE the pictures:
The doors were welded shut, but a grinder took care of that.
A warehouse full of vintage high performance cars!!!
Opel GT, Lotus Elan FHC, Lotus Super Seven Series IV, Lotus Elan DHC.
Porsche 356, Austin Healey Sprite MkII, Volvo PV 544, Ford Y?
Giulietta Sprint, Giulia Sprint Speciale (SS), Nash Metropolitan.
Alfa Giulietta, Lotus Europa, another Lotus Elan FHC, Matra Djet?
Lancia Flaminia Coup
Abarth 1300 Scorpione
American (inspired) design
Interior of Alfa Romeo
Lancia Flaminia Coup, Peugeot 504 cabriolet & 404 cabriolet.
Mini, Alfa 1900 Super Sprint, Balilla.
Fiat Topolino II, Triumph TR4, Peugeot 202.
BMW V8, Formula racers, Chryslers, Mercedes, Austin A30.
The man and his wife had full title to the complete lot of vehicles.
They're having a great retirement!