For car collectors, it’s equivalent to finding a Picasso in the attic or a letter from Abraham Lincoln in their grandfather’s papers. A rare vintage car has been sitting in a barn for decades.
Next month in Kissimmee, Florida,a 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona is set to go up for auction. The car has been sitting in a barn in Alabama for more than 40 years.
There were only about 500 of the cars ever built. The Charger going up for auction still includes most of its original features, including a white wing spoiler and the original 440 Magnum engine. The car has only 20,553 miles on it and was running until about four years ago, according to a story about the car in Hot Rod magazine.
The car was originally purchased in 1969 by a local judge for his wife, according to Mecum’s auction site, which is handling the sale.
Hot Rod reports it was then purchased in 1974 by an 18-year old future anesthesiologist for $1,800. It was that owner who painted flames on the front of the car to trick it out before a trip to spring break in Florida.
That owner recently sold it for an undisclosed price it to Charlie Lyons, who runs a car restoration shop in Irvington, Alabama. It is Lyons who is the one selling the car at auction.
The car is being sold pretty much in the condition it was found in the barn, with peeling red paint, rust, and torn up bucket seats inside.
It is estimated to go for between $150,000 to $180,000, according to Mecum’s. A restored version of the same car was sold at a Mecum auction in January for $900,000, according to the auction house.
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Oh the humanity!
There are some cars in the world that we just cannot stand to see get hurt as if they are living, breathing beings of automotive beauty. The Aston Martin DB5 is one such vehicle. Its classic Aston Martin design and notoriety as a James Bond car have made it a very sought-after and highly-valued automobile.
That’s why this crash that occurred near the Manchester airport in the U.K. was so horrifyingly awful to see.
A father and his four-year-old son were out driving the Aston Martin DB5 when an accident occurred with a Vauxhall Astra. The Aston Martin was heavily damaged and resulted in both passengers being treated for injuries at the hospital.
The iconic Aston Martin DB5 was valued at approximately £1 million, making this quite a costly accident that insurance companies will just love handling.
Thankfully there were no serious injuries that resulted from the crash, however the loss of an Aston Martin DB5 stings quite badly for us automotive enthusiasts.
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all this text and no comments, but when there was all ass, many comments…
on the real though…
you need to grow up. Actin like a child is not the business. How do you expect anyone to take you seriously when you throw tantrums like a toddler?
fucking pilot light
I never claimed to be handy, but I know this shit ain’t supposed to be this hard…
It could be fashion
but they still look suspect, tight clothes are for hoes.