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Offline Challenger6pak

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Re: How You Found Your Car
« Reply #45 on: December 13, 2006 - 04:21:36 PM »
Very Nice T/A!!  :2thumbs:
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Re: How You Found Your Car
« Reply #46 on: December 13, 2006 - 04:52:58 PM »
I found my challenger on ebay bid on it and lost out to a sniper. The guy that owned it send me a second chance offer the next day the high bidder did not follow thru. So I sent him a deposit and hooked up my trailer and left Ky. for Michigan. I always wanted a challenger with some muscle to it now I have one. I love mopar cars but I also have soft spot for 1970 mach 1 . I have one of those also. Bill :droolingbounce: :droolingbounce:
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Re: How You Found Your Car
« Reply #47 on: December 13, 2006 - 07:27:44 PM »
I work in dialysis clinic and one of our patients knew that I worked on old vw vans and beatles. He asked me if I was interested in buying an old plymouth that he had on his farm. I blew him off since it was a plymouth and not a vw. About six months later he asked again if I wanted the car. I finally drove out to his farm and saw that it was a 70 grand coupe. I saw the car and thought it was ok. This is how I found this forum. I asked the people here if 1,300 dollars was to much. Everyone said to buy the car so I went ahead and bought it. This was last year. The car is in good shape no rust just some small warts on the door edge by the front fender and in the rear quarter. The car has never been wrecked and is a 2 owner car. The car is complete except for a missing door glass and no front fender. Some kids threw a rock through the glass. I was shocked that the thing runs. Well this is how I ended up with my 70 plymouth.

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Re: How You Found Your Car
« Reply #48 on: December 13, 2006 - 07:30:46 PM »
Very nice T/A.  My favorite color FY1.
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Re: How You Found Your Car
« Reply #49 on: December 13, 2006 - 07:45:14 PM »
Rare T/A thats about how I thought I would find my car. Instead it was in a barn and blue not FY1 anymore.  :2thumbs:

Great pics guys keep it going.  :clapping:

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Re: How You Found Your Car
« Reply #50 on: December 13, 2006 - 09:40:37 PM »
Found my car on e-bay. Spent 2 years looking , found it down near Ozark, MS. Picked it up in March 2004.. yeah, it had some issues, but by and large I think I got a pretty good deal on it. Now it's pretty much the way I want it, and it runs nice and strong -  MSD rocks!
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1966 Ford Mustang convertible  - numbers matching (wife's car )

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Re: How You Found Your Car
« Reply #51 on: December 14, 2006 - 07:59:59 PM »
73 Cuda - found on Moparts last Feb. :2thumbs:
71 Dart - Bought it on Ebay in Oct 2004
70 Duster - Found sitting in a field with only the Lime Green spotted top showing through at 5:30AM
71 Satellite - My Dad had been trying to buy it since about 77 and I bought it a few months ago!!!   :clapping: :woo::cooldancing: 
74 Charger - My half brother bought it in Arkansas and drove it home. Then found a 69 Super Bee and wanted to make room so my Dad and I went in halves.
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Re: How You Found Your Car
« Reply #52 on: December 14, 2006 - 11:36:37 PM »
In 1979 I was working weekends at the family business (auto parts store) in a strip mall.  There was a chain chicken place out front called Farm Basket, and a girl who worked there started driving up in a white '71 Challenger that looked so darn nice from 40 feet.  Sounded good too (glasspaks).  I ate there most days.

After a while the car disappeared.  A while later I asked the girl about it and she said it had lost transmission function (wouldnt shift out of first), her Dad was getting her a new car, the the Challenger was for sale.  $300 firm.

I made arrangements to visit her place, test drove the car (in first gear).  Interior was already suffering badly from Las Vegas vinyl rot (the sun kills all plastics) but overall it looked and drove fine.  Bought it, my uncle towed it to the family shop, and I started working on it on Sundays.

I wish I knew then what I know know; the trans might have been relatively easy to fix; instead I took it to a tranny shop and had them replace it ($300, doubling the cost of the car).

Over the next few months I saw a $1500 T/A and a $1800 Superbird (unknown engine, all grey primer).  But I had my car already, so that was that.



Still have the car in my garage!

Offline Bondavi

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Re: How You Found Your Car
« Reply #53 on: December 15, 2006 - 01:55:48 AM »


How I found my car back in 2005.....

Bought a plum 383 R/T, seller told me he had this car out back....I went to look at it....looks like the typical R/T but wait.... look at the VIN tag and included broadcast sheet the letters "V" and "N96"....SHEEEZZZZ! I let another member on here have the 383 car, since it was the right car for him, and I brought this home instead.

The 2nd picture is what the car originally came from the factory....stripe delete with black vinyl top....and what my end result will be!
David

'70 Challenger R/T FC7 440-6 4spd N96 3.54 Dana - SOLD

Offline 71GTX

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Re: How You Found Your Car
« Reply #54 on: December 16, 2006 - 09:44:14 PM »
I found my 70 Cuda 340 4 speed Convertible in a junkyard in Upper Michigan in 85....ended up with it for only $100.00

My 70 383 4 speed car, I had been trying to keep tabs on it for years....finally got it. It was all taken apart with everything on top or in it....Got it for next to nothing....
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69 RoadRunner (clone)
70 Cuda 383 4 speed (project) one of the first few off the line at Hamtramck with a 1017XX VIN
70 Cuda convertible 340 4 speed (project)
70 Barracuda (project)
71 GTX 440 4 speed (project)
72 Cuda 340 3 speed (project)
3 Harleys
95 Dodge Ram 2500 Diesel 4x4

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Re: How You Found Your Car
« Reply #55 on: December 17, 2006 - 07:52:55 AM »
Found mine on an old website (now defunct) called 'Heminet'.

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Re: How You Found Your Car
« Reply #56 on: December 17, 2006 - 09:23:50 AM »
I also got my 71 GTX up here....once again....was watching it, and decided it was the right time to pull the trigger....got it with no motor or front seats, 18 spline 4 speed and the complete air grabber setup for $1400.00

Good lookin car ya have there bus freak! Congrats!
69 RoadRunner (clone)
70 Cuda 383 4 speed (project) one of the first few off the line at Hamtramck with a 1017XX VIN
70 Cuda convertible 340 4 speed (project)
70 Barracuda (project)
71 GTX 440 4 speed (project)
72 Cuda 340 3 speed (project)
3 Harleys
95 Dodge Ram 2500 Diesel 4x4

Expensive Pee is the end result of Expensive Beer!

Offline Finoke

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Re: How You Found Your Car
« Reply #57 on: December 17, 2006 - 11:32:37 AM »
This is the way my buddy found my T/A  back around 1996. I got the car from my friend about 3 years ago. This picture kinda reminds me of Rare_T/A's car. Funny how the door rusted in the same way.
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Offline moparclown

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Re: How You Found Your Car
« Reply #58 on: December 17, 2006 - 12:03:33 PM »
You guy's have found some incredible iron out there.Heres my car when I first saw it,and a pic of it now.

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Re: How You Found Your Car
« Reply #59 on: December 17, 2006 - 11:33:14 PM »
My Dad found my 440+6 Cuda, sitting right where you see it in these pics. In the second owners driveway right out in the open on a quiet backstreet in sleepy little Los Banos California, a small Central Valley farm town. The original shaker bubble and other stuff was in the garage and came with the car. It's no cherry but it's pretty much what you see in the pics, nice solid original, #'s matching 440+6, column auto, 3:55 SG, 14" Rallye's, bench seat, base gages. Pretty much just an El' Strippo CA car.

Thanks Dad! :cooldancing: :cheers:
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