Every now and then, you’ll hear about a person unearthing a rare find on their own property. A medallion in the shed, an old winning lottery ticket under the bed (whoops), or a Bugatti in the barn? Don’t exacerbate your recent discovery by sitting on it. There could be money awaiting you. These people understand this concept firsthand.
This story never ceases to amaze… Apparently, a V12 Lamborghini was parked underneath the Hilton in Athens, Greece, and simply forgotten about. It was owned by Stamatis Kokotas, a Greek performer (known as the Greek Elvis). The car was purchased as a gift for him and was only discovered when construction crews began working in the parking garage area during the 2000’s. It is estimated to be worth around $500,000.
The gift giver was none other than Greek shipping magnate, Aristotle Onassis. He was always extremely generous to those he liked, and was a big fan of Mr. Kokotas.
Despite being safely covered within the garage for the entire period, the car’s exterior was not in fine shape. On the other hand, its interior had been fairly well preserved. Guess that’s the result of not opening any doors for four decades. It probably still has a new car smell.