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Man finds £2 million of gold in tank he bought for £30000

Man finds £2 million of gold in tank he bought for £30000

A man bought a tank for £30,000 and what he found inside made him an instant millionaire.

Nick is an avid collector of old military vehicles and his latest buy - a £30,000 Russian T54/69 tank purchased off eBay - concealed a lucrative secret.

When he opened one of the T54/69's diesel fuel tanks, Mead and his mechanic Todd Chamberlain discovered five 12-pound gold bars reportedly valued at about £2 million, according to The International Business Times. They were prepared to possible find guns inside the tank, but instead found multiple bars of solid gold.

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'We didn't know what to do.

Nick certainly hit the jackpot when he saw the huge tank advertised on the auction site and so proceeded to exchange an Army Lorry and a self-propelled gun for the fighting mobile. "You can't exactly take five gold bullion bars down to Cash Converters without questions being asked, so we called the police".

They believe the gold was looted by Iraqi soldiers, who used the tank in Kuwait during the Gulf War (1990-1991).

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Mead is a tank collector and owner of Tanks-A-Lot in the United Kingdom, a company that specializes in renting out armored vehicles for film shoots and recreations. The gold bars have since been turned over to authorities for analysis, but if Mead does get to keep them the trade will have been well worth the investment.

Per shop protocol, Mead grabbed a camera to ensure that they were safely covered should they recover any illegal firearms that they would be required to turn over to the police.

Although the story has been widely reported, the value of the gold bars doesn't quite add up. I might start looking up tanks on eBay...

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