You know what’s really cool about eBay? You can buy virtually any kind of collectible on there, including a Chinese version of the Russian T54 tank which was used in the Gulf War.
When Nick Mead plunked down $40,000 and bought that awesome T54 tank on eBay for his “corporate action activity specialists” business Tanks-A-Lot he wasn’t expecting to bring home a shiny new combat vehicle.
The T54 had been used in the Gulf War, and its engine and tracks were rebuilt by the previous owners, so Nick and his mechanic decided to inspect the vehicle’s diesel tank when they struck gold.
Five gold bullion bars to be exact, weighing twelve pounds each and worth an estimated $2.5 million, which Nick believes Iraqi soldiers in Kuwait stashed there after looting the gold.
“They must have cut a hole in the fuel tank and rammed it full of gold bars,”
Nick turned the gold over to the London cops, who gave him a receipt which he keeps in a safety deposit box, and he’s staying pretty positive about letting go of those gold bars:
“Even if I don’t get any of the gold back I will still have my beautiful tank.”
-Via 22 Words