Old “DUG UP”

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From: Ralph & BA
Date: 5 June 2015 at 09:59
Subject: Fw: Fwd: Fw: Old "DUG UP"

Great story. What happened to "finders keepers"?


Might want to dig around in your yard a little. Maybe you too can find a treasure

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 presentleft behind by a cat.

Either way, it’s very rareto find something desirable.
Well, that’s not quite the case witha young group of
boys in California.

They were digging in their yard whenthey found
something that wouldmake anyone’s jaw drop and
their mouth start drooling.

These kids were digging in their yardwhen 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 using the VIN number,
they found 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 the 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.
It was bought by a mechanic who owned his own shop in California.

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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 license plate which reads “DUG UP”.


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inseparably connected"
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