Ac­tion Out of

Australian Muscle Car - - Mini Muscle -

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 de nitely Out of Ac­tion, or close to it.

We don’t want to know where they are and we won’t be pub­lish­ing speci c lo­ca­tions, be­cause above all we must re­spect peo­ple’s pri­vacy. Please note: we don’t pub­lish im­ages we sus­pect in­volved the act of tres­pass­ing. We just want to see some good, clean pics of these for­got­ten cars and short per­sonal sto­ries to go with them. For a chance to win, send your en­tries to am­ced­i­to­[email protected] or by post to Locked Bag 5555, St Leonards, NSW 2065.

Found this in Bali. Thought you might like to put it in out of ac­tion – 74,000 miles on clock. The sills are a bit rusty! Paul Wel­come to the North­ern Rivers re­gion of New South Wales. Here, if the road con­di­tions don’t vi­brate your car to bits, the sub-trop­i­cal en­vi­ron­ment will rust it away. Any­way, the XB Fal­con is lo­cated in scrub. It ap­pears to have had a re­spray at some point. The XC Fal­con is cur­rently sit­ting in a pad­dock just out of Lis­more. Michael Hi AMC, Here’s some pics. Owner happy for them to be shared. Jon

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