An old tank may appear unusual for a private citizen to own, but Nick Mead owns over 150 large tanks. Nick is the owner of Tanks A Lot Ltd., a driving company. He buys and restores old military vehicles, which he then uses for weddings, films, parties, and even funerals.
So it wasn’t Nick’s first rodeo when he paid $30,000 for an old tank on eBay of all places.After purchasing and receiving the old tank, an ex-Iraqi Army Type 69, Nick and his mechanic friend, Todd Chamberlain, began work on the restoration. It appeared to be another routine task that would be completed soon enough.
The tank is stripped down as part of the restoration process. Nick and Todd discovered machine gun ammunition while doing so. They were concerned that there might be guns inside the fuel tank, so they filmed themselves opening it in case bomb disposal experts needed to see it.
But it wasn’t guns they discovered in the fuel tank… Instead of weapons, the pair discovered five gold bars. Each bar weighed around 12 pounds. “We had no idea what to do.” “You can’t exactly take five gold bullion bars down to Cash Converters without being questioned, so we called the cops,” Nick explained to the Sun.
The gold was turned over to the cops, but Nick has a receipt for the bars stored in a safe deposit box.Nick and Todd believe the gold was looted in Kuwait by Iraqi soldiers during the Gulf War.