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SA short history of why it’s there, how you found it, and was it saveable. That kind of info.
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No car details eg. location will be released to the public unless the owners have indicated otherwise. ome muscle cars are bought by loving owners who pamper them like members of the family. Other muscle cars, though, aren’t so lucky. Some get stolen, smashed or thrashed. Some get parked and lost under a layer of dust in an old shed, others get left outside to brave the elements and slowly rust away. Sad, but true.
We eyeball plenty of beautifully maintained and/or fully restored muscle classics in AMC, but as serious car pervs we have to admit there’s few things more intriguing – or exciting – than spotting an old classic in a paddock, or a shed, or under a shady tree, that’s seen better days and in need of some TLC. Some are beyond saving, but they all have a story to tell.
So, get out your cameras and start snapping some old muscle cars you come across in your travels that are definitely Out of Action, or close to it. We don’t want to know where they are and we won’t be publishing locations, because above all we must respect people’s privacy. We just want to see some good, clean pics of these forgotten cars and short personal stories to go with them (see contact details below).
So get to it and let’s see what hidden treasures we can find! For this edition our intrepid readers have stumbled across some more little gems to share with us.
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Chevron Publishing Group, Locked Bag 5555, St Leonards, NSW 1590
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email@example.com JPG image files should be no less than 1mb in size. You must supply some details to go with the photo. My job takes me all over the country, which gives me some interesting finds. Most times my opinion is that “one day I will get around to restoring it". These were in the Greater Melbourne area. I spotted this at the rear of a wrecking yard through the fence three years ago, the pillars look like Swiss cheese and the floor pan looks either rusted away or has been cut out, just one of those "if only it could talk" scenarios. The other shots are of an extensive yard that backed onto a paddock I was walking through following a pipeline. It is so large that it can be seen on Google Earth. Again, this was over the fence viewing, the grass being kept down with the help of some sheep: Falcon wagons, Valiant wagon, Mazda RX2 sedan. I'm not too schooled up on the older cars possibly a Vangard? Not sure what is next to it: Bedford truck, more Vangards? Mighty Honda Accord. XD Falcon, Morris, Valiants, VK Commodore, Toyota Corona, HX sedan, Valiant, EJ ute, another RX2 or possibly an 808. I would say that as long as the wheels are the only things touching the ground and it is closed up, some others could be saved. There was also a Valiant Charger in there (but my photo was blurry as s**t so I didn’t send it in) that looked fairly complete with no motor and the bonnet up. Thanks for your time, love the mag. Daimin
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