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jotaking
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:59 pm    Post subject: Barn Find! Reply with quote

Unbelievable story in the mail.

Ultimate barn find?

How does no one know about these cars?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/cars/article-5372665/Ferrari-275-Shelby-Cobra-untouched-27-years-found.html

“Started first time”

Can’t belive anyone would even try to turn these over without strip down and oil first?
 
  
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Palladium
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

its a great story, and true by the sound of it.
 
  
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wasz
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Everything in the daily mail is 100% true and backed by the highest standards of journalism.

Question
 
  
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wasz
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That Ferrari is jaw droppingly beautiful. I still cannot believe that it is worth over $2m though, a quite ridiculous amount of money and just demonstrates what is wrong with human society.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vids here on barn find hunters

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlRKSmHgzdE


edit ahh didnt realise vids were in original article
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Robertb
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wasz wrote:
That Ferrari is jaw droppingly beautiful. I still cannot believe that it is worth over $2m though, a quite ridiculous amount of money and just demonstrates what is wrong with human society.


Don't read Octane mag then, you will implode.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wasz wrote:
That Ferrari is jaw droppingly beautiful. I still cannot believe that it is worth over $2m though, a quite ridiculous amount of money and just demonstrates what is wrong with human society.

Is it anymore ridiculous than paying money for a clear rock to put on your wife's hand.
The Aboriginal community consider the concept of land ownership to be ridiculous, yet most people put their money into it.
Horses for courses.
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mrgrey
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does this mean Wayne Carini missed out on the barn find of the century, almost on his doorstep?
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wasz
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Robertb wrote:
wasz wrote:
That Ferrari is jaw droppingly beautiful. I still cannot believe that it is worth over $2m though, a quite ridiculous amount of money and just demonstrates what is wrong with human society.


Don't read Octane mag then, you will implode.


I do get it, they ring me up and ask if I want a trial subscription £5 for 6 issues and I have them then cancel again, rinse and repeat every 12 months.

I just look at the pictures, the text is mostly drivel. Their world is bizarre, the people collecting these cars are competing with each other to collect cars and clearly live on another planet to the rest of us - and the octane journalists are overly sycophantic to this. Its so "aspirational" it makes me sick, the watch articles are the worst. But I really love the cars for the engineering and they are art. My favourites are from the 20's to 40's absolutely amazing creations, the effort is not put in these days.

I would struggle to rationalise spending that money on an object but then I suppose if I had that much money I would be part of that world and it would be my normal.
 
  
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