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Abandoned Race Cars

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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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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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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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So sad so very, very sad.

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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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I'd love to have a few of them.

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

David

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

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

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???!!! :( What a waste.....

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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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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......

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