It may seem like a waste of money to buy items from a used and abandoned storage unit. After all, if these objects were so valuable, why would someone leave them unattended in a storage facility? However, you may be compelled to change your mind once you read the following stories about the strange items people have discovered in self-storage compartments.
4 Valuable Storage Unit Discoveries
You don’t have to be a pirate or sea explorer to find long-lost treasure. When a man in San Jose, CA, placed a winning bid of $1,100 on an abandoned storage unit, he found a tub full of silver bars and Spanish coins. The total worth of these items was estimated to be about half a million dollars.
2. A Vintage Car
How often is it that you find a limited-edition car inside the unit you just bought? In 2011, a Kansas man discovered a well-maintained 1966 Shelby Mustang inside a car storage unit. While the model’s exact value is unknown, other cars of this type have been sold for as much as $2 million.
3. Undiscovered Music
Wouldn't it be amazing to find the self-storage compartment you just bid on once belonged to your favorite celebrity? That’s what happened to a Toronto resident, who bought a storage option only to find hundreds of unreleased songs by Michael Jackson. The unit was originally rented by Jackson’s father, and was put up for sale when he failed to pay the rent.
4. Movie Memorabilia
When a Long Island contractor purchased an abandoned storage container, he found a car with no wheels. On further investigation, the object turned out to be a submarine vehicle from the James Bond movie “The Spy Who Loved Me.” The car was bought by Tesla CEO Elon Musk in 2013 and fetched the seller close to a million dollars.
A reliable storage unit is an excellent investment, giving you the peace of mind your belongings are perfectly safe and secure. International Self Storage and Dimond Mini Storage in Anchorage, AK, offer compartments to furnish you with a space that’s customized to your storage specifications. For further information about their auto and car storage options, call (907) 563-3287 for International Self Storage or (907) 522-1443 for Dimond Mini Storage. You can also visit them online.