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#1 Deathgoblin

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Posted 19 October 2013 - 09:41 AM

This makes me sad...

 

http://jalopnik.com/...ur-h-1446646131

 

 



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Posted 19 October 2013 - 09:48 AM

I got halfway down the first half link and quit.. it is mind-blowing but its been brought up before about rusting muscle: People with dreams of one day restoring it, or it holds value to them in a sentimental way I suppose.



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Posted 19 October 2013 - 10:10 AM

I think the one that surprised me the most was the Lancia Stratos that was sitting in someone's back yard.  That one had been one of the Alitalia cars, and I think it had been the one to win the 1976 Monte Carlo Rally (if I'm mistaken please correct me)



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Posted 19 October 2013 - 10:19 AM

I don't recall off hand, but yes that car is very important in Rally history. And the Senna Marlboro McLaren, like wtf man, sell it to someone to put it on a show car circuit or auto museum or something goodness lol. I mean, how does one even get hold of one of those? haha



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Posted 20 October 2013 - 05:18 AM

So sad so very, very sad.



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Posted 20 October 2013 - 10:03 AM

Reminds me a bit of the recent big car auction in Nebraska from the "Lambrecht Chevrolet" collection, where they had cars with 1or 2 miles on them, basically brand new, left to rot in a farm field....

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 11:45 AM

I'd love to have a few of them.

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 06:55 PM

Where the heck do people get these things!?  Seriously, how does someone get ahold of a Le Mans prototype, or an F1 car?   



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Posted 22 October 2013 - 10:13 AM

Some are very old pictures of cars that have since been rescued: the Ferrari 250GTO for EXAMPLE.

 

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Posted 22 October 2013 - 10:40 AM

Well, some of them are not exactly abandoned, lost maybe, but not abandoned. The Daytona Coupe had a crazy story, but it was in a storage unit for years.

 

http://www.nvsaac.co...ytona_coupe.htm

 

And some of those F-1 cars look like promo units that where not used for racing at all. 



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Posted 23 October 2013 - 03:49 AM

I would hope that eventually all of these would be rescued.  It's a shame to leave them to rot.



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Posted 23 October 2013 - 04:14 AM

Oh well.....................................



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Posted 25 October 2013 - 02:39 AM

???!!! :( What a waste.....



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Posted 25 October 2013 - 06:25 AM

There's a daytona in my town that has been parked outside under a tarp for twenty years. I talked to him once and got the proverbial I will restore it one of these days. Such a waste of a classic musclecar.

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 06:57 AM

There's a daytona in my town that has been parked outside under a tarp for twenty years. I talked to him once and got the proverbial I will restore it one of these days. Such a waste of a classic musclecar.

Unfortunately that's what everyone hears......