Abandoned Warehouse Randomly Filled With Old Cars..not a headline you read frequently so here’s the story.
A NY 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 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….you can see what we found below.
So we’re not sure if the above story is true another version is that the barn belongs to a former classic car dealer from the 70’s and 80’s. According to one source the dealer kept the more interesting cars that came into his shop over the years, and stored them in this barn. When it was full he sealed it up. The dealer hired photographer, Manuel Menezes Morais to take photos of the 180 cars in the barn. But he swore Morais to secrecy about its location. Some speculate that it’s somewhere outside of Lisbon.
Sadly none of the cars are for sale, and probably won’t ever be but a good story nonetheless.