Downtown Anchorage, Alaska
130 W International Airport Rd
Anchorage, AK 99518
(907) 563-3287

4 Unexpected Items Found in Storage Units July 2, 2018

4 Unexpected Items Found in Storage Units, Anchorage, Alaska

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

1. Treasure

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

Storage UnitHow 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.

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from International Self Storage
3 Reasons College Students Need Storage Units, Anchorage, Alaska
The end of the college semester can be a stressful time of final exams, packing, and summer goodbyes. To make your move easier, consider investing in a convenient more
4 Items to Put in Climate Controlled Storage, Anchorage, Alaska
If you’re trying to clear out clutter and make room in your home, you may need to place some items in storage. Depending on what you’re looking to keep off-site, it may be necessary more
How to Skillfully Organize Your Storage Unit, Anchorage, Alaska
Renting a storage unit is an excellent way to declutter your home. But simply transferring items from one place to another creates frustrations down the road when you need to find more
4 Helpful Storage Tips for New Parents, Anchorage, Alaska
Preparing for your bundle of joy’s arrival includes turning your home into a comfortable, baby-ready living space. While organizing the furniture, toys, and other more
How to Safely Store Your Most Important Documents, Anchorage, Alaska
It’s a good idea to keep important financial and personal documents in a central location where you can easily access them as needed. Storage units provide excellent security and more