Was out of town for the weekend to attend a graduation ... lost a few days ... where was I? May 17th
What's that hiding in the garage? A '70 Cuda with what looks like a Shaker hood. Further investigation is definitely required ...
At first glance it may look like a white AAR, but a closer inspection revealed it to actually be a True-Blue HemiCuda. I'm not sure, but I think this car may be BS23R0B144858 which was sold new in Barrie Ontario. The car is a former race car and was retired from the track and placed into storage way back in 1974. When the owner stored it, he employed a weird way of trying to preserve it by covering the car and all of its components in a thick coat of motor oil! 31 years later when the car was found a thin film of oil remained on the outside of the car but the interior floor pans, where the oil had eventually drained to over the years, had a 1/2" of standing oil in them!
As a former race car, this HemiCuda has accumulated only 1,648 miles before being placed into storage in 1974. As of 2005 the owner insisted that the car was not for sale and that he was going to ... wait for it ... restore it someday! Now how many times have we heard that before? That was 11 years ago now ... wonder how he's making out with the restoration?
Bang it here to see more pics and read the brief story about this car http://mapleleafmopars.homestead.com/carsinbarns97.html