Sunday, October 25, 2015

Sounds fair dinkum.

We all grow up digging around in sand boxes hoping to strike it rich and find some hidden  
and valuable ancient treasures.
What we typically find is an old Matchbox car or a present left behind by a cat.  
Either way, it’s very rare to find something desirable.  
Well, that’s not quite the case with a young group of boys in California .  
They were digging in their yard when they found something that would make anyone’s jaw drop and  
their mouth start drooling.  
These kids were digging in their yard when they came across something big, something metal, and something  
very very valuable.
A buried Ferrari!
The boys actually discovered  
a 1974 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS  
buried just a few feet under  
the dirt in their yard.  
The family had just moved into  
the house and immediately called  
authorities who came and  
roped off the area.  
A team of investigators arrived and  
unearthed the very valuable rare car.
After exhuming the Italian sports car,  
it was obvious that someone had planned  
on returning to retrieve the vehicle.  
It was very crudely mummified with towels  
in the vents and tape on many of the seams  
however the windows weren’t fully closed  
causing a lot of interior damage.  
Farmers Insurance was contacted and because  
of the VIN number they traced the last owner. After the investigation,  
it turns out that the owner of the car had  
actually hired thieves to steal the car  
and dump it in the ocean so he could  
claim insurance on it. The thieves buried  
the car with the intention  
of returning to pick it up.  
The buried Ferrari was then auctioned off  
after being on display with the incredible story being reported across the nation.  
It was purchased by a young mechanic  
who owned his own shop in California .  
The going price was estimated to be  
between $5,000 and $9,000,  
that he paid for the car.
He fully restored the buried Ferrari  
and often enters the car into car shows.  
Here are the pictures of the car  
after the complete restoration.  
His initial investment is now  
worth in the millions!
Everything on the car has been restored  
to the exact factory condition.  
However, this car comes with some  
incredible history and an awesome story.  
The car even has a vanity plate which reads  
“DUG UP”. How perfect is that? 

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