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Offline Lunchbox

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How You Found Your Car
« on: December 10, 2006 - 10:40:07 PM »
I did a search for a Cars in Barns theme and didn't really come up with anything. So what I would like to do is start a thread that is along the lines of Cars in Barns but from the members of this board. So post up your pics of you negelected cars when you found them.

I will start by posting my FY1 70 Challenger found in a barn sitting since 83.

Offline Carlwalski

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Re: How You Found Your Car
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2006 - 10:57:23 PM »

Not neglected as such but in Mad Max uniform......I still have the trunk with "spoiler" or mini dam (lol) in storage.
Long story short for my find - searched 1-2 years for 70 R/T, then one pops up 30 minutes from home, 440 numbers matching and been in NZ for over 30+ years - lowest priced offered, I'll take it! I found the 'Cuda on Trade-Me (NZs eBay) and I was close to buying the same car 1-1/2 years earlier.......couldn't believe it when I saw it again. These cars are as rare as hens teeth down here so you have to grab it when you can - you snooze, you lose!! :biggrin:

Good idea for a thread Lunchy!  :cheers:
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Re: How You Found Your Car
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2006 - 11:06:32 PM »
I found mine through a car dealership in Georgia back in 1995.  It was being stored in a warehouse for safety.  They did not know what they had.

I do not have any pictures of it originally, but imagine my Challenger with a White vinyl top, side molding, flat hood, 318, steel wheels, no spoiler, and no rust (none).  It still has its original interior, except for the carpet.

It had been repainted before I got it, and we repainted it again, but it still has its original red paint under the hood.
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Re: How You Found Your Car
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2006 - 11:47:55 PM »
As I found it...Back in 95

& how it looked one year later...
« Last Edit: March 27, 2014 - 01:13:44 AM by 1 Wild R/T »
JS27N0B 70 Challenger R/T Convertible  FJ5 Sublime, Show Poodle w/90,000 miles since resto
WS27L8G 68 Coronet R/T Convertible  PP1 Bright Red, Project
RM21H9E 69 Road Runner Coupe R4 Performance Red, Sold...
5H21C  65 Falcon 2 dr Wagon... Dog Hauler...

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Re: How You Found Your Car
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2006 - 12:33:32 PM »
eBay, for the challenger, was for sell 3 times before I got it, slowly the price dropped, over 4k by the time I got it.  However I still think I paid too much :roflsmiley:  My satellite was in a free ads paper we pick up.  Made a good friend with the previous owner too, he has the same cars as me now, challenger and satellite :thumbsup:
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Offline 72hemi

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Re: How You Found Your Car
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2006 - 12:46:18 PM »
My Challenger found in neighbors back yard, had been sitting for about 10 years, my dart found in a wrecking yard, my 71 cuda found on ebay in Oregon had been sitting for 15 years, my 70 cuda found on ebay in Oroville, and my duster found in a guys yard.
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Re: How You Found Your Car
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2006 - 12:54:35 PM »
Friend of my brother owned it and wanted to sell.  Hardtop original 340 4 speed black on black 1973 'cuda $1800 bucks!   1982

Found the convertible in a swapper while in Florida and drove up to Jacksonville and bought it on the spot . . .1970 cuda convertible, 440 auto $8500.  drove it all the way back to Michigan the next couple days in the rain.   1998

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Re: How You Found Your Car
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2006 - 01:14:56 PM »
My dad knew a guy with a bunch of rare mopars, so we arrange to meet at his place.  He only wanted just us two to come, no one else, later I found out why.  He opens up his garage doors and what is sitting there?  One plum crazy AAR, Hemi Orange 440 Superbird, Red Daytona.  All in mint, perfect condition   :eek2:  I thought I died and went to heaven.  Oh, and he has a T/A in the works, no rust  :screwy:.  After he gives us all the info on all the cars, I ask him to find me a 70-71 challenger.  I figured that if anyone knew where one was, he did.  He said ok.  Next day, no more than 18 hours later, he calls on the phone and says he found one.  I was like WTF???  He said that it was only a few minutes away, and he had already looked at it, talked to the owner, and if I didnt want to buy it that he would!  LOL!  #'s matching VERY original car, with minimal rust issues.   :o  I looked at it, fell in love, and no more than 24 hours later than when I first told him I wanted a challenger, I told the owner I would take it.  Talk about some divine intervention  :swaying:

Here it is when I first saw it

Offline djr71

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Re: How You Found Your Car
« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2006 - 01:18:05 PM »
I found mine in a yahoo group and it was in Miss.

Offline zerfetzen

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Re: How You Found Your Car
« Reply #9 on: December 11, 2006 - 02:31:55 PM »
I was in a rush to replace my '73 Cuda, after it was smashed on the highway, and after I'd done, and learned to do, so much to it.  I found my 440 Barracuda in Indiana on Ebay.  Now, if I can just make it the way I want it  :working:

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Re: How You Found Your Car
« Reply #10 on: December 11, 2006 - 03:01:49 PM »
Opened my barn door this morning and this is what I found. Oh, wait a minute that looks like my junk.....LOL....

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Re: How You Found Your Car
« Reply #11 on: December 11, 2006 - 03:06:29 PM »
Which one?  They have all been found in barns, yards, garages, etc...

Challenger in AZ

69 Charger in a garage in Chi-town

Cudas behind a old body shop

darts in a salvage yard

list goes on and on, check out the link below to see some of them.

Ryan's Cars in Barns

71 Challenger R/T Clone
69 Charger R/T SE
70 Barracuda
74 Dart Swinger
93 RamCharger
88 Caprice Classic Brougham

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Re: How You Found Your Car
« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2006 - 03:20:21 PM »
I found mine in a local advertising paper from Michigan.  The car was listed in bold letters, "FOR SALE: '73 CHALLENGER $2,000.00".  He had a couple older vehicles listed and were all around the same price. (had like a project El Camino listed, a '46 Dodge Business Coupe, '36 Mack fire truck, and something else.)  "I couldn't pick up the phone fast enough" was my feeling after reading the ad...A week later I managed to arrange to go see it...Here's what it looked like at the time...He only had it for a couple months and wanted to keep it, but didn't have the resources to restore it.  I took around 30 photos, had to wait for them to develop, then ran it all past my neighbor who runs the autobody shop where I take my car.  He gave me the okay on its condition and I went back home that night and closed the deal.  What's funny is I was the third person to go see it, but everyone else wanted the car for nothing and passed on his asking price. :nono: ::)  I got the car for $1,750.00. :)
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1991 Dodge Stealth R/T Twin-Turbo....The sunny day cruiser (RTBoost)
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Re: How You Found Your Car
« Reply #13 on: December 11, 2006 - 04:28:59 PM »
I found this 73 Rallye sitting under a tree. ($500) The streaks on it are green mold.  The next pic is of it done.  The 70 R/T 383 4 speed is still with me.  I have not redone it. ($1100 with a 71 R/T included)  It has had most of the bad parts removed from it and is in storage.  This 71 R/T was found as is and used for parts.  ($200) At the time you could buy a driver for $800 if you looked around.  It would have taken more than $800 to fix this one so it went to parts.  The biggest expense back then was spending $50 to replace the R/T hood. Part of the front frame rail is in my buddys Superbird since no reproduction parts were available when we did the Bird. 
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Re: How You Found Your Car
« Reply #14 on: December 11, 2006 - 04:45:36 PM »
I placed an wanted add on Cuda World for a '71 Cuda, and had also placed an add on Craigslist for the same but had added wanting a  '70 Challenger RT/SE as well.  A super nice guy from MI replied on the '71 Cuda at the same time I got an an email from a guy in Kansas on a real RT/SE.  I ran into some financial issues and had to bail on the '71 Cuda (more $) but shot a offer well below sellers asking on the RT/SE.  He bit and I snagged ur up.