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Obtained a GRAIL: Part II


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#1 FASTBACK340

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Posted 17 June 2006 - 11:01 AM

A few weeks ago I scored an unbuilt `68 Hurst Hemi under Glass and was quiet happy about it. But this morning something happened.....

I was off today so I had the luxury of a cup of coffee in front of the computer. I have several searches I punch in to hunt for more ###### I don't really need. This morning I searched Hemi under Glass.

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I now have an ORIGINAL Hemi under Glass! I know this is a rather common kit in re-issue form, but.....it's the original AMT kit! Yeah, it cost STOOO-PID money....but did I mention it's an original?And my wife (God bless her....) gave me the thumbs-up when I spotted it this morning. She said "They ain't gettin cheaper or more availiable..."

No. She don't have any sister's. :wink:


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Posted 17 June 2006 - 03:35 PM

Great score John!!

And you picked well in your choice of Amy as your wife!

Too bad she has no sister...........:wink:
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Posted 18 June 2006 - 05:26 AM

Great score John!!

And you picked well in your choice of Amy as your wife!

Too bad she has no sister...........:wink:
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Thanks Bill! Amy is W-A-Y cool about my hobbies. It doesn't matter if it's a new guitar, vintage models, or Hot Rod parts, she's with me. But then again, we just discussed buying her a new `06 VW Rabbit the end of the summer to replace her knock-around car. I think that might have contributed to her good mood.... :wink:

I'm a lucky guy and I acknowledge my wife every chance I get.... 8)



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Posted 18 June 2006 - 08:23 AM

John, congratulations on finding both grails is such a short time and on having an understanding wife. Not many are so fortunate.

I'm not trying to be nosy or anything, but I was wondering, since this is an original, will you build it eventually or just keep it as an investment.

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Posted 18 June 2006 - 09:57 AM

John, congratulations on finding both grails is such a short time and on having an understanding wife. Not many are so fortunate.

I'm not trying to be nosy or anything, but I was wondering, since this is an original, will you build it eventually or just keep it as an investment.


Thanks Rick. My wife is definitely a great gal. While she doesn't necessarily understand the need for 4 guitars or 500 HP in my `Cuda, she does know it makes me happy. And I do my best to make her happy!

As for the model, I'll probably build the re-issue and save the original in my collection. I own a real `68 Barracuda 340-S and collect ANYTHING Barracuda related as far as the A Body versions are concerned. Not that there's anything wrong with the E body `Cuda's & Challengers, but they've become the belly-button car amongst the Mopar crowd. I prefer the originals. I have Hot Wheels...Johnny Lightnings.... Models....Promo's...Dealer Posters.... Brochures.... even a 1968 Chrysler Trouble Shooting Contest trophy with a `68 Barracuda on it. Everything & anything. PLUS the Hemi under Glass is my favorite Barracuda. Shoot...I have pictures on me sitting in the actual car out in Las Vegas!

Ergo my fetish.... :D

BTW: If all else goes sour in my life and I really need money, God forbid, I know I won't loose a dime on it. But that's NOT why I have it. I bought, not invested in, it.


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