The only thing missing from this story is the real life Nick Cage. A warehouse sites unattended for a decade and a half, until someone decides to see what’s inside. Only one problem, the place is welded shut. No sweat, cut it open and let’s see what’s hiding in there.
It’s an entire fleet of classic and race cars, crusted with the fine sheen of bird droppings. No one has stepped forward to claim the cars, as if that’s any real surprise. These guys are probably rotting in a prison somewhere for some other misdemeanor.
Correction: We’ve all been scammed! I feel somewhat silly that I didn’t hear about this sooner and straighten things out. According to the folks at Snopes, this whole deal was an urban legend. The owner of the property was a car dealer in Portugal the Seventies & Eighties who stashed away some of the cool cars that came through his store. The photos are indeed real, but were taken by an insurance type who was cataloging the collection for the owner who is alive and well.