this barn find head my heart pounding

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this barn find head my heart pounding

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Post by edelkrieger » 11 Jul 2014, 20:09

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look what I found today no for sale sign the last license plate says 94 I left a note just in case if it's the time he wants to get rid of it what do you think I should order what do you think I should offer for it. if this is the time you want to get rid of it

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Post by devildog » 11 Jul 2014, 21:17

Fun to see, definitely gets ones heart going. Pretty rusty tho.. lots of money to get it right. Still, looks fairly straight.

If it were a 428CJ, I would have a hard time resisting in any condition.
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Post by haynmerc » 11 Jul 2014, 22:56

I would love to find something like that! Dream of these finds...

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Post by Cougar1 » 11 Jul 2014, 23:21

Well, if you were close enough to leave a note, I trust you got the vin number from the dash tag and that you have, of course, duly reported it to both the national database, as well as the Eliminator registrar ?
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Post by edelkrieger » 12 Jul 2014, 04:41

well Jim, the car was on private property and I rang the doorbell and nobody was home I didn't want to push my luck I did try to take a glance at it the dash was pretty well corroded and I think the last four numbers were 1997 it could have been 1996 but I felt like if I push myself a very first time I was there then the next time I show up and its owners there I wouldn't be welcomed warmly so in due time I will try to get the number and reported registry. even if he doesn't want to sell it I really would luv to talked to him about it it looks like it was Bart in Champaign Illinois which is very close to where I found it so I'm thinking it's an original ownr. 97

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Post by Mike_B_SVT » 14 Jul 2014, 18:40

Sweet! Keep us posted on what you turn up about that car ~ very cool find!
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Post by edelkrieger » 06 Aug 2014, 07:39

I showed my boss a picture of this eliminator and he grew up near it and from what he says he remembers that he was told it was a 429 in that car. I don't know for sure but that was a rumor he said he heard

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Post by CATHOUSE » 06 Aug 2014, 08:59

A 429 would have been transplanted into the car as that was not a factory engine option for 1970. Perhaps he heard that the car had a 428 in it. That would have been a factory engine option. It sounds like it is time for you to make a return trip to get the VIN and door data plate codes off that car. Then we will know for sure what it is, or is not.

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Post by edelkrieger » 06 Aug 2014, 09:17

my boss told me when he was in his teens he used to ride by their and now he's in his forties so the rumors been going on for a long time. I do know he may be the original owner because I work with somebody who remembers when you bought it.

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Post by Mike_B_SVT » 06 Aug 2014, 10:05

Great to hear back from you edelkrieger!

Like Randy said, if you get a chance to stop by please try to get the VIN and any door tag data that is still legible.
Maybe you can snap a picture of the VIN tag through the windshield, or just jot down the numbers. That alone will tell us alot about the car...
Which plant it was produced at, body style, engine, sequential production number.

If you get a peek inside look to see what transmission shifter it has ~ manual or auto.

Cool find, keep us posted :-)
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1 of 70 with 428SCJ, Ram Air, 4-speed.
Cat Bites Man!

Looking for an Eliminator? Then be sure to check out the "Eliminators on the Market" thread in the Classic Cougars For Sale section of the forum!

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