10 LUCKIEST Storage Unit Finds
A&E’s smash hit show Storage Wars brought the once-obscure world of storage unit prospecting into the mainstream almost a decade ago. Since then, the concept of blindly bidding on other people’s junk has gone from something thrifty citizens did to find out what their neighbors were hiding away in that old storage unit to a full blown way of life for countless thousands of people across the country.
As you can imagine, this has led to some pretty amazing finds, and this video features 10 of the most ridiculously lucky – and profitable – storage unit finds ever recorded.
The first find on the list certainly got our attention. A 1965 Ford Mustang GT350 awaited the lucky bidder in this particular unit. While the car wasn’t in great shape, it was in good enough shape to restore and brought a cool $159K at auction, certainly enough to justify the trouble of whatever the buyer went through to secure the winning bid on that unit.
There is also the tale of a storage unit that had been used by Michael Jordan’s restaurant in North Carolina. The establishment went out of business and filled a storage unit with countless sports memorabilia treasures. When the unit’s rent stopped coming in, it was opened up and sold to the highest bidder. Combined, the more valuable items inside sold for over $300,000.
Another car that somehow found its way into storage to be left forever had a little more relevance, at least as far as the moviegoing public is concerned. A Lotus Esprit, which had been converted to an actual functioning submarine for the James Bond film “The Spy Who Loved Me”, was purchased and ended up earning the buyer just a tick under one million dollars.
The most valuable unit ever purchased turned a $300 investment into six million dollars. The unit contained priceless documents, memorabilia and handwritten mementos from the Beach Boys, one of the most popular musical acts of all time.
If you have a chance to buy a unit or two, you just might come across something crazy like this, so maybe it would be worth your time to look into engaging in some storage wars of your own.