It all depends on you purchanse agreement. The standard in most of the US is that you buy the land with all that is on it and tough nuts to the seller if he didn't check out his own property (subject to each state's titling laws), but every agreement is unique and you would be surprised how somethings get done. I can't speak knowldegably about European laws, but it is entirely possible that the cars (espically since seperate title laws exist for motor vehicles) remain the property of the family to dispose of. It may even be that the purchase agreement is silent as to othet titled property and the cars remain the property of whomever the vehicle is last titled to. It could also be possible that no sale of the property existed, and the cars need to be disposed of before the land is sold.quote:
I'd also imagine that if the "new owner" story is true...that if the previous owners family didn't know about or understand the value of the cars...that there would be some serious legal attempts to exempt the cars from the sale of the property.
I mean if you buy a piece of property and find a box of gold hidden there by the previous owner...it doesn't necessarily mean you own the gold. Typically you are buying the property and buildings...and contents are stipulated seperately. Good chance the new owner would have to turn all the cars back over to the previous owner's family.