I'm not sure this is a missed deal or not but years ago, like 25 years ago my Dad and I were out for a drive. We pop over this hill and in this rickety old shed just off the road is a nose cone of a Road Runner Superbird peaking out. I was 10 at the time, you have to imagine that's the coolest thing I've ever seen. My Dad pulls over so I can look at it and in the mean time the owner comes out. He and Dad do some talking and I'm just drooling over his car. At the time he hadn't driven it in years. The paint was rough but there it was kind of dusty and awesome. One day as a high schooler I was thinking about that car and decided to go hunting for it. I wasn't real sure what back road we found it on but after a couple different trips out to find it I did. So once again I'm talking to the owner and I asked if he'd ever sell it. He said he didn't think so or at least any time soon. Fair enough. As I got a little older I kind of forgot about the car but every once in a while it would come up. A few years ago I decided to go hunting for it again. I thought I'd found where it was but it was gone. The shed was gone too but I was sure it was the house. I was a little bummed because I'd credit that car to at least of my car craziness.
Finally one day last year I was out on a cruise with some friends and I asked them if they knew anything about that car. One guy owned a Plymouth GTX, one a 70 Road Runner, and one a 70 Hemi Cuda. I mean if this Superbird really existed and just wasn't something I'd dreamed up in my youth these would be the guys to know about it and it's fate. I told them about where I thought it was and they all knew the car. "oh yeah, tried to buy that car many times." They each said. Well one of them knew what happened. Somehow someone from the Chicago area learned of the car and brought a wad of cash down and the owner just couldn't turn it down. That wad of cash? $3000!!!! A Road Runner Superbird sold not 10 miles from my house for $3000!!! That one kind of haunts me.