OUT OF AC­TION

Australian Muscle Car - - Out of Action -

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 spe­cific 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. Send your en­tries to am­ced­i­to­rial@chevron.com.au or by post to Locked Bag 5555, St Leonards, NSW 2065.

This is­sue’s Out Of Ac­tion win­ner will re­ceive a 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!

Hi AMC, This is a real barn­find GTS Monaro. It was sit­ting un­der­cover in an open shed for who knows how many years. We had it pulled out, cleaned it up, then bolted all the pan­els back on. This one will be back on the road as it will be easy to re­store Cheers, Damien

Hi guys, At­tached is a cou­ple of photos I took of this old EH wagon which was left be­hind when my neigh­bour moved out. She said her hus­band drove it in there 35 years ago be­cause he couldn’t af­ford the petrol. In later years he had told her he would put it back on the road but never did. She did of­fer it to me for noth­ing, but I have no way of get­ting it out as there are two sheds and a truck body block­ing it in. Oh, as well as that black­berry bush cov­er­ing it! Robert

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