A 55-year-old British tank restorer who bought a tank on eBay for £30,000 has found £2m worth of gold bars hidden in the diesel tank.
Nick Mead found the five solid gold bars weighing up to 12lbs each while restoring a Russian T54/69, where he also found a machine gun ammunition with his mechanic friend, Todd Chamberlain. The gold bars are believed to have been looted by Iraqi soldiers during the invasion of Kuwait in 1990.
Tank restorers Nick Mead (right) and Todd Marshall from Helmdon, Northants, who found five gold bullion bars worth in excess of £2 million in an external fuel tank of a Russian built T-54/69 tank. Material must be credited "The Sun/News Syndication" unless otherwise agreed. 100% surcharge if not credited. Online rights need to be cleared separately. Strictly one time use only subject to agreement with News Syndication