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Old 03-01-2004, 04:41 PM   #1
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Just found this site on Corner-Carvers.com

It's pretty interesting to see old muscle cars rotting away. It's sad also. Some of these cars are way past saving, but others.... (sigh) well it's just a waste. http://carsinbarns.com


This one is the saddest though. Read the entire story
http://carsinbarns.com/Superbirds%20...onas/pg19.html

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Wow. What a story. Truth is, most [even rare] cars wind up going to **** eventually, some just sooner than later.
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And again I spend two hours surfing that site again.

I have over the last 20 years seen some very rare cars in bad condition, like a Hemi Cuda and a rusty Superbird.
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And again I spend two hours surfing that site again.
I guess that the site has been posted before. I apologize

It is a very sad website though. Viewing the old cars makes me want to go and save them; but the reality is you can't do a thing.

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I always enjoy that site, thanks for posting it but man I have to look at every picture LOL.
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That website is so sad. Some of those owners just need to be kicked in the junk for letting those cars go to waste.
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I think Car & Driver had a take off story from a mailmans point of view seeing the same type of examples on his mail route, it was funny & sad at the same time.
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Old 03-01-2004, 07:33 PM   #8
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I know a guy who has TWO Plymouth superbirds.
The white one is a Hemi, the yellow one is a 440 (not sure is 6 pack)

None are in as rough of shape as the ones at the link, but they both need frame off restoration.
The guy knows what they are though and he has about 20 classic cars that just sit and collect dust in a dirt floor barn.
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Sorry, but If I had to choos an American Muscle car it wouldnt be a GM......MOPAR!!!
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WOW!
I just got surfing the entire website for an hour and a half!
Great site, makes me wanna go out to some woods and look for some old cars and make offers to the owners.
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Until I saw the rusty Daytona in that barn, I had completely forgotten about a beautiful PINK Superbird w/circular, multicolored roadrunner decal on a tall white wing. It's owner would drive in every friday night to our local hotdog stand. The image of it is as clear as day. It was awe inspiring.
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IT KILLS ME TO SEE THESE WASTING AWAY !

DAMN ! What a bunch of idiots, just letting these things rot away
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Does anyone know what Mopar stands for?
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not all stories are bad....i remeber seeing a 70 Z/28 and a 72 SS454 chevelle rotting under a tree on a road i regularly owner said theyd been there since 77....i went by recently..both GONE...i asked the owner "what happened to em" he said..."sick of seeing em rot decided to sell em...body man down the road got em...half restored i guess"
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Does anyone know what Mopar stands for?
Short for "Motor Parts". Those folk werent all that creative back in the day. lol

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As bad as that superbird looks.. it still 100% restorable and worth some money... Buddy of mine heard through word of mouth from some seasonal plumber about a daytona sitting in some garage packed full of **** down south. Me managed to find the car after 3 months. He paid somewhere around 20 grand for the car which looked far worse than the one in that backyard.

Theres an low mileage 89 Turbo TA Hardtop sitting in a barn in my area. Been trying to get that car from this old lady for years...
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What a cool site. Sad though.
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My uncle has a '72 Nova RS that has been sitting back in the pasture rusting away for over 20 years. I've been asking him to sell it to me since I was 15....I'm 28 now. The answer is still "not for sale". Pisses me off.
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I love that site... I want to buy that GT500... I wish I knew where in LI it was so I can go look at it
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