Backyard Treasure

It may not be gold and jewels, but finding a classic car buried in one’s backyard is hardly something to complain about! Check out the article linked below to learn more, readers:

This is not the car from the article. It is used to illustrate the story.

This is not the car from the article. It is used to illustrate the story.

Man Finds Classic 1950s Car Buried in his Backyard While Gardening

Apr 20, 2020 

Steve Palace

This is not the car from the article. It is used to illustrate the story.

A British man on lockdown has found a classic car buried in his backyard garden. Not that it was sitting on the grass – this vehicle was under it! Contracts manager John Brayshaw only purchased his house in West Yorkshire 6 months ago.  As with many others he is on furlough leave, meaning he’s seeing a lot more of the property than he bargained for.

Like many, John was struggling with the reality of life indoors. “I needed to do something to put my brain back into action” he said, quoted by The Sun. “I was just sat in the house watching the news and it was frying my brain.” Thinking a spell in the garden would clear out the cobwebs, he decided to install some decking. Digging post panels led to his amazing discovery of the car buried in his backyard.

The UK tends to air Indiana Jones movies during public holidays. And John was about to have his very own Indy moment when the spade struck something solid beneath the soil. Working around what appeared to be a car roof, the gobsmacked gardener soon realized he was excavating an entire car! The vehicle is a 1950s grey Ford Popular – also known as the “Pop” – model 103E. Its registration plate is still attached to the bodywork, as are the doors. Even the engine has been entombed, though the wheels were taken before burial.

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