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Old 08-11-2009, 10:38 AM   #31
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Holstein. original and on the farm since 08' if you can see the tab.
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Old 08-11-2009, 10:54 AM   #32
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Old 08-11-2009, 10:58 AM   #33
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Old 08-11-2009, 11:00 AM   #34
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The first car they ever bought - a '71-ish P1800 ES (Fastback?). Sitting in a garage in Ohio since it shit the bed. I was told we could have it - but the shipping to Oregon would be brutal. Lots of them out here though. It would be a sweet little ride.
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Old 08-11-2009, 11:03 AM   #35
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Old 08-11-2009, 11:07 AM   #36
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Holstein. original and on the farm since 08' if you can see the tab.
A very Rare find.
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Old 08-11-2009, 11:08 AM   #37
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The first car they ever bought - a '71-ish P1800 ES (Fastback?). Sitting in a garage in Ohio since it shit the bed. I was told we could have it - but the shipping to Oregon would be brutal. Lots of them out here though. It would be a sweet little ride.
It's a free car.

Shipping to Oregon would be about a grand.

If you don't want it, I'll take it.
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Old 08-11-2009, 11:21 AM   #38
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Every town has some toothless, crazy 82-year-old woodchuck with a thousand vintage cars/motorcycles/tractors/airplanes/one-lunger engines parked all over his property that aren't for sale because "I'm going to restore them someday." These aren't "barn finds." They're "inventory for the estate sale."

My Grandmother was like that.
Some cars that was in the shop when she died:
68 TBird suicide doors (I think it was a 68)
70 Torino GT
She had about 30 old cars. Wouldn't ever sell one of them.
She was an ecentric, and if your in the Kansas City area and ever heard about the woman with a Lion in the basement. It was true. It was my grandmother.

No pictures right now, but my barn find, 70 dodge Challenger, $300 and got a 70 Chrysler Imperial with a 440 that is waiting to be transplanted to the Challenger.
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Old 08-11-2009, 11:27 AM   #39
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It's a free car.

Shipping to Oregon would be about a grand.

If you don't want it, I'll take it.
Are they worth a shit to drive? I know nothing about them other than they are kinda cool looking.
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Old 08-11-2009, 11:32 AM   #40
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Are they worth a shit to drive? I know nothing about them other than they are kinda cool looking.
I think they're among the most beautiful cars ever built.

A real international effort. Swedish mechanicals, cloaked by Italianate styling rendered by Englishmen.

They're not a sports car by any stretch of the imagination, but they're solid. The Volvo B18 engine is bulletproof. The ES has Bosch D-Jetronic fuel injection, which is finicky, but if you find somebody who understands it, it's much better than those antique Strombergs people put on them.

The transmission is pretty agricultural, but again, very solid and dependable. Easily upgraded, too, with decent polyurethane bushings, better tires, etc.

I've driven several and I always enjoy them. I put an offer in on one a few years back, but the seller flaked on me.
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Old 08-11-2009, 11:48 AM   #41
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Every town has some toothless, crazy 82-year-old woodchuck with a thousand vintage cars/motorcycles/tractors/airplanes/one-lunger engines parked all over his property that aren't for sale because "I'm going to restore them someday." These aren't "barn finds." They're "inventory for the estate sale."
The lady who lives still next door (next ranch over) from my parents had a mid 50's Olds in her yard just sinking on in there. She also had a beautiful robin's egg blue 1956 F100 in her garage, ever since we moved there in 1967. 223 6, 3 on the tree, and a real nice solid unabused pickup. Her husband died and her daughter moved away, and that truck sat there forever. I asked her several times if I could buy it.

Nope, I'm gonna fix it up! By that time she was a genuine crazy cat lady.

Well her and another neighbor widow dragged the truck out a couple years back to try and get it going, and I think some kids or grandkids ended up with it. I'm still crushed.
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Old 08-11-2009, 11:51 AM   #42
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Found these at Benton Hot Springs...

Belonged to the owners Dad, just waiting for a good time to start the restoration.

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Old 08-11-2009, 11:54 AM   #43
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The lady who lives still next door (next ranch over) from my parents had a mid 50's Olds in her yard just sinking on in there. She also had a beautiful robin's egg blue 1956 F100 in her garage, ever since we moved there in 1967. 223 6, 3 on the tree, and a real nice solid unabused pickup. Her husband died and her daughter moved away, and that truck sat there forever. I asked her several times if I could buy it.

Nope, I'm gonna fix it up! By that time she was a genuine crazy cat lady.

Well her and another neighbor widow dragged the truck out a couple years back to try and get it going, and I think some kids or grandkids ended up with it. I'm still crushed.
One in every town, I tell ya.

We had a guy up here that had what amounted to a muscle car junkyard. I did a story on him a while back. Hundreds upon hundreds of cars from the 1960s and 1970s all over the place. He had probably a dozen school buses packed full of parts. Barns all over the place, floor to ceiling stuffed with shit.

The basement of the house was full -- FULL -- of cylinder heads, stacked one on top of another.

The house -- which I swear to God looked like something out of Silence of the Lambs -- was jammed full of shit. Every room I went in had some bureau, the drawers of which were fucking packed full of emblems from every car imaginable.

Whenever you asked what he wanted for something, he'd say "Oh, that one's not for sale."

When anything muscle car-related was selling for crazy money on eBay, he finally got convinced to put the entire property up online. He was offered $2 million and turned it down.

The guy was living in complete squalor.

Fucked up.
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Old 08-11-2009, 11:56 AM   #44
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Old 08-11-2009, 12:04 PM   #45
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One in every town, I tell ya.

We had a guy up here that had what amounted to a muscle car junkyard. I did a story on him a while back. Hundreds upon hundreds of cars from the 1960s and 1970s all over the place. He had probably a dozen school buses packed full of parts. Barns all over the place, floor to ceiling stuffed with shit.

The basement of the house was full -- FULL -- of cylinder heads, stacked one on top of another.

The house -- which I swear to God looked like something out of Silence of the Lambs -- was jammed full of shit. Every room I went in had some bureau, the drawers of which were fucking packed full of emblems from every car imaginable.

Whenever you asked what he wanted for something, he'd say "Oh, that one's not for sale."

When anything muscle car-related was selling for crazy money on eBay, he finally got convinced to put the entire property up online. He was offered $2 million and turned it down.

The guy was living in complete squalor.

Fucked up.
Wow.
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