Helping out your grandparents when they really need it most is one of the best thing you could do. After all, for many of us, our grandparents were basically our second set of parents. When one woman decided to help her grandma out by cleaning out the garage, she had no idea what she would soon discover hiding in the darkness.
20. Avid Traveler
Reddit user Eriegin is known on the site for posting a lot about her international travels. She particularly loves street food and has traveled all throughout Asia in order to try it. However, despite all of her travels, she wasn’t prepared for what she came across in her own grandmother’s garage.
19. Helping Out
The Reddit user shared with everyone that her grandmother had asked her to help her clear out her garage. Eriegin, of course, couldn’t say no to her grandmother especially since her grandfather had just recently passed away. She also figured it could be a fun way to rummage through old stuff that would bring back memories.
18. Past Redditors
Now in the past, many Reddit users have shared their stories of cleaning out their parents or grandparents old garages, attics, or basements. Often times, they story is followed up by an amazing discovery. However, none of these stories even compares at all to what Eriegin would find that garage.
17. Financial Issues
Recently, Eriegin had found herself in a bit of a financial crisis. It had been hard for her to make ends meet recently and it was really beginning to stress her out. In fact, she was so stressed that whenever a bill would come in the mail she would automatically panic.
16. Grandfather’s Estate
She was now particularly more stressed out because she had to deal with her grandfather’s estate. Still, she happily obliged to help out her grandmother. Little did she now that she would find something in the garage that would greatly change her life…
15. Kept Hidden
As she opened up the garage in order to start cleaning, she saw all of the typical things that her grandparents had kept. However, she had no idea that her grandfather had been keeping a secret in the garage as well. After cleaning things out she would soon come across it.
Dealing with her grandfather’s estate had been incredibly time-consuming for Eriegin. Her and her grandmother had to go through dozens of documents and read through so many things. However, one of the things that was making her particularly nervous was the numbers.
13. Not Adding Up
As she continued to go through the calculations, Eriegin began to get more and more nervous. It seemed that her grandmother’s finances weren’t looking very good. In fact, she soon realized that she would have to break some pretty harsh news to her grandmother.
12. Bad News
After going through her grandmother’s finances, Eriegin realized that things weren’t looking good. In fact, her grandmother would no longer be able to live on her own. She would have no choice but to end up in a nursing home. Eriegin dreaded having to break the news to her grandmother.
Finally, the day had come when Eriegin knew she would have to break the bad news to her grandmother. So she went downstairs to have breakfast with her when her grandmother broke the ice in another way. It was that day that she asked Eriegin to clean out the garage.
10. Man Cave
For all those years, Eriegin’s grandfather used the garage as his man cave. That was where he had stored all of his things. She also remembered her grandfather being incredibly secretive and never really talking about much. She decided that clearing out the garage would also give her a glimpse into the life of her grandfather.
9. Cleaning Out
As Eriegin began to clean out the garage she noticed something pretty big hanging out in one of the corners. At first, she didn’t really pay it any mind. However, as she got closer to that area she decided to look and see what it was. Her mind was blown when she realized what her grandfather had been hiding all those years.
8. Rare Discovery
Underneath a tarpaulin, Eriegin made an incredibly rare discovery. Sitting in the garage was a 1982 LP500S Lamborghini Countach. There are only 321 of these models that were ever made. That makes this car an incredibly rare model. However, this wasn’t the end of her discoveries.
7. Another Car
Eriegin was blown away by the discovery of the rare Lamborghini model. That’s when she noticed that there was also another car in the corner hanging out under a tarpaulin. When she pulled it off she was shocked to discovery another interesting car model.
As Eriegin removed the tarpaulin, she was shocked to discover another car. This one happened to be a faded Ferrari 308. Although this car isn’t as rare, it was still an amazing discovery! In fact, Eriegin recognized it as the car Tom Selleck drove in “Magnum P.I.”
5. Pretty Penny
Eriegin was shocked by the discovery of the cars. She never expected to find a rare Lamborghini and a Ferrari just sitting in her grandfather’s garage. That’s when she realized that she could actually sell the cars for a decent amount of money. This would help her and her grandmother out a lot.
4. Price Tag
The Lamborghini discovered in her grandfather’s garage was a 500S model with a 4.8-liter V12 engine. Back in its prime, the car could easily have been worth between $400,000 and $500,000. However, with the condition that the car is in now, it would be worth much less.
3. Sold Together
Still, the Daily Mirror reported that the cars could be worth around the same price if they were to be sold together. Eriegin however had a lot of questions about where the cars had come from and she asked her grandmother. Her grandmother was more than happy to explain.
Eriegin’s, “late grandpa bought [the Lamborghini] for his exotic car rental business in 1989, but after insurance costs became too high for him to operate the company, he kept the cars in leaky garages for 20+ years instead of selling them.” Seems like her grandfather made a wise decision all those years back.
1. A Big Help
It seems that Eriegin’s decision to help her grandmother clear out the garage had been a wise one. She was able to come across not one but two vehicles that could help out her and her grandmother in their financial binds. Talk about a lucky discovery!