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Man finds 1950s automobile buried in his front lawn

A man doing some gardening at his home in Heckmondwike, England, just outside Yorkshire, made a shocking discovery -- a car from the 1950s mysteriously buried in his front lawn.

The Telegraph and Argus, a British newspaper reports the man, identified only as John, was preparing to install a deck in his garden when he found the strange car, which was buried on its side in a sizable 7ft x 10ft hole.


He tried identifying the vehicle and believes it is a 1955-56 Ford Popular 103e, coming to the conclusion by judging by the style of the dashboard and the steering wheel.

John, who moved into the house a scarce six months ago, has no idea what the automobile would be doing there but has a spooky theory -- he thinks it might be linked to the secret service.


"It has also been suggested to me that the color of the car is known as 'RAF grey’,” he tells the newspaper, referring to the initials for Britain’s Royal Air Force.

The Ford Popular, often called the Ford Pop, was built in England between 1953 and 1962. When launched, it was Britain's lowest priced car.

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