Out of Ac­tion

Australian Muscle Car - - Contents -

Over­looked, over­cooked and ‘over-chooked’ – (barely) sur­viv­ing clas­sics from our mo­tor­ing past, sniffed out by AMC read­ers.

Some 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.

This is­sue’s Out Of Ac­tion win­ner will re­ceive this beaut 1:18 scale mus­cle car model from Clas­sic Car­lecta­bles. AMC will con­tact this is­sue’s win­ner soon with fur­ther de­tails. So, keep send­ing in those great pho­tos and short sto­ries for your chance to win!

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