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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-22-2002, 11:40 PM Thread Starter
 
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Old ladies with garaged muscle cars.

The hope and dream of many.. to find a diamond in some old ladies garage or barn... but not all of'm are neive... I dont post here a whole lot, but I saw this and figured I aughta share it.. [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

http://carsinbarns.com/blueovalsinbarns/pg11.html
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Back in 84 or 85 I had a friend whos mom had (I think) a 69 Camaro. They bought it brand new. She was a stay at home mom and only used it to run errands here and there. All family trips and after work hour trips were in the dads (family) car (he got a new one about every 3 years or so). Her Camaro was bone stock. The car was a convertable, blue with a white top, and white interior. It had the bold race stripes (white) down the hood and trunk. It was imaculate under the hood, body/paint and interior (garage kept,and I could count on my finger the amount of times I saw her drive it). It even had the stock hub caps on it. I think the total mileage was like 15000 miles at most. I wanted to buy it because I knew it would be valuable someday...and I also knew it was a rare find even back then. I had no use for a car, and already had the 4x4 I wanted. Plus, I was 17 or so and didn't have a lot of cash to spare. Ready for the gut wrenching, sickening part? They sold it to a guy and his 16 year old son (going to be the kids 1st car) for a grand total of 1100 bucks. They were asking 1800, but came down. As I watched them drive away in it I knew I had let an awsome deal get by me, but really had no choice short of begging my parents for the cash....just to have it sit around in our driveway until I was old enough to have my own place and put it in a garage. In a nut shell....it was a great deal, at the wrong time of my life...LOL. I think I'll find a corner and weep softly now....LOL.
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I saw that site awhile ago, pretty sad.
I see alot of rigs in feilds and barns and always get the same responce.. "I am gonna fix er some day"
I see this 78 Z-28 everyday in a feild, it looks good but when I started lookin at it it has sat so long in the Oregon weather that the inside has moss growing in it.
That is realy sad.
And of course the guy won't part with it.
But I have learned that getting one of these cars is a wasted effort.
When I was in Florida I bugged this guy for 2 years about a 73 Trans Am that was in his yard. I got it for $400 but 18 years of sitting on the gulf coast took its toll and the whole car was rotted out. The only peice of metal that would not have had to be replaced was part of the roof.
I still drove it around untill I moved back to Oregon.
It was fun to drive with a 400 4spd and 4:10 gears.
The reason it was parked was in 1980 his wife drove over a concrete parking barrier and put a hole in the oil pan.
Another victim of the I'm gonna fix er up someday club.
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Back in the day, I bought a 71 Dodge Challenger, 440 six-pac 4 speed. Guy sold it to me for 1500.00 with a blown clutch. He used only to pull his big fishing boat. Had it for 3 years, sold it for 5000.00 to get through college...I miss that car...

'course I run into a guy where I buy my hay at, he has a 70 GTX sitting next to the barn. I tell him I'll give him 1k cash for it right now, he tells me he wants to restore it... like that will ever happen....
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