A military vehicle collector thought he was striking gold on a deal that included an army lorry and an Abbot self-propelled gun for a Type-69 tank, a Chinese variant of the T54 developed by Russians and sold to Iraq to use in the 1991 Persian Gulf War.
After receiving the tank, Nick Mead, 55, discovered he literally had struck gold when he found five gold bullion bars worth more than £2 million ($2,474,600.00) stashed in the fuel tank.
Mead reportedly had this to say upon his golden discovery, “We didn’t know what to do. You can’t exactly take five gold bullion bars down to Cash Converters without questions being asked, so we called the police.”
Nick, and mechanic Todd Chamberlain, who assisted in the discovery, believe the gold was looted by the Iraqi soldiers in Kuwait during the Gulf War.