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Jul 21, 2014 5:30AM
How come I come across good deals when I don't have any money, but when I'm looking for something I can't find it?
Jul 21, 2014 11:03AM
Hmmmm...seems all the comments from the first time they ran this article have been removed. Censorship????
Jul 21, 2014 6:40AM
Saw a early 60's Sunbeam Alpine (Get Smart car) in rough shape being drug up the road on a trailer the other day. Still had the spider webs and dust all over it. The thing is I live on a dead end road so someone real, real close must have had it. Or ....missed it by that much.
Jul 20, 2014 11:10PM
One of the Urban Legends of my younger days revolved around a Corvette or another muscle car. Someone answers a newspaper ad for a two doors Chevrolet with low miles. The seller invite the person over; but explain the car has been in a garage for a few years and not driven. At the house, the prospect buyer is meet by an elderly man, who states the car was purchased by a son (or grandson) before shipping out to Vietnam, where he is killed in action.
When the garage door is opened, supposedly under the tarp is a Corvette with single digit mileage, which went to one lucky guy for a few hundred dollars.
Jul 21, 2014 11:23AM
If you know someone who has restored a vehicle to win shows, it's a money pit hobby. Before new cars and trucks were shipped by rail in an enclosed structure, local thieves were taking parts, including engines, off Corvettes while the train rolled down the track. An older Vette without matching numbers is not a six figure seller.
To be honest, many of the rides that today buyers will fork over new car prices, were $1000 or less deals back in the 1970's. IMHO, getting rid of lead gasoline took many of these classic vehicles off the road.
Jul 21, 2014 10:49AM
This story about the barn find in Portugal has been around for a couple of years, and it turned out that the cars belonged to car dealer in Lisbon who had been renting the barn as storage. All this was known before the barn was opened and the cars went back to the dealer.
Jul 21, 2014 1:24PM
Classic cars? No. A bunch of old, rotting junk that someone will spend too much money to restore only to sit in yet another garage and never driven. Cars, like people, do not improve with age. Most of these cars, while awesome in their day, are outdated pieces of nostalgia.
Jul 20, 2014 10:48PM
No thrills here. Now had you found Jaguar XKE's or 1965 Rolls-Royce--two real beautiful autos, I may like the story.
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