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Offline ex2409pilot

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One in the bush...
« on: September 13, 2012, 08:31:05 am »
Some of you may remember the car I have talked about before that was owned by the 96 year old lady out in the country. Recently, Mike H. (shotgun) and I went for a drive by and I finally got a picture. The son that inherited it a few years ago won't even discuss a sale. At least he has finally put it under a cover. They are still out there.
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Offline chris84

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Re: One in the bush...
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2012, 11:43:17 am »
So close but yet so far-----------

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Re: One in the bush...
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2012, 03:24:23 pm »
So close but yet so far-----------
Make him a offer he cant refuse....................................

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Re: One in the bush...
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2012, 05:36:44 pm »
I think I have commented about this car before ?
I would show up with a brand new F-250/F-350 pickup
and hand the guy the keys, even trade...
You never know?
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Offline RmK57

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Re: One in the bush...
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2012, 05:52:14 pm »
Like Mick says, You can't always git what you want.......................

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Re: One in the bush...
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2012, 07:03:03 pm »
from the looks of the place they may not find you again if you get any closer  :o

I do agree that trading moves people better than cash in some cases.  I cool new truck you can drive  and enjoy vs an old mustang.

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Re: One in the bush...
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2012, 07:23:51 am »
It's been 8 years since I first learned of this car and was told 50K would buy it. It took me another 2 years to actually find it, it is so far out in the boonies. It is definitly a intimidating place with several signs telling intruders to keep out but I finally lucked out once during a drive by and folllowed the son and his 90 something mother in their driveway.

Son rolled out of his truck with an angry look like he could kill and stood right against my door and wouldn't even let me out to look, which I asked if I could do. Car was only 20' away at this time. I told him I heard the car was for sale at 50K, he says it's not for sale. I said well I would go 60K. Believe me he is not a pleasant man and he continued to glare and said it's not for sale and if I wanted one I should go see Bob Perkins, so he knows what he's got.

Months later, I sluethed out their mailing address in the tax records at the courthouse and have been sending them letters about once a year reiterating my desire to buy the car. I once offered my Boss 302 in trade. Then the last time I offered 100K, but never a response of any kind and I always send self addressed stamped envelopes and my cell number. I have tried everything to break the ice, even sending pictures of my old Grabber Orange B9 exclaiming I wanted to bring their car back to it's former glory and all that kind of bull. Still nothing... 

My cousin trims trees for the power company and he jumped over the fence a couple years ago and raised the hood to look. He said the valve covers are gone as are the rockers and associated hardware. It might still be worth 100K but I don't think I could offer a million bucks and it would matter. A new coal mine went in that area about 5 years ago and if they sold their mineral rights they may have got a check for several hundred thousand, or more, depending on how many acres they owned, so I don't think money is an issue. I think the only chance anything will ever happen is if the guy dies his significant other may decide she can live without an old Mustang. I am not holding my breath though, he may outlive me.
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Re: One in the bush...
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2012, 08:33:19 am »
Still can't believe you didn't make me wear a blindfold on the way out there lol!!!!!
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Re: One in the bush...
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2012, 08:42:52 am »
Persistence pays off......

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Re: One in the bush...
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2012, 08:54:39 am »
With all the crap on TV nowdays with reality shows and high tech shoot-em-ups.....maybe you can sell this as a story line to Hollywood.  "One in the Bush"  a mix of American Pickers, Prison Break with a little Jack Bauer mixed in....

Great barn find, good luck!
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Re: One in the bush...
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2012, 12:49:04 pm »
Perhaps you could find someone in the area who owns a Boss 429 and is willing to cruise by the guy's house.  Sometimes people are more friendly when you both own the same car.

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Re: One in the bush...
« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2012, 09:54:26 am »
Mike, I still can't believe you never felt that sodium pentathol I slipped in your Coke before we headed out there. ;)


Seriously though, I trust you. Besides, if this mechanical heart valve of mine spins a bearing, I am glad you know where the car is and maybe someday might be able to make a deal. You need a blue car to match that blue W code. :)
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Re: One in the bush...
« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2012, 09:57:45 am »
CaBossFan might have the best plan. Riding up in Mikes red B9 ought to break the ice if anything would. That is if we don't get shot first....
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1970 Ranchero GT - 429 - C6

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Re: One in the bush...
« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2012, 02:20:54 pm »
If things don't work out, at least the Boss 429 will be a good get-away car!

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Re: One in the bush...
« Reply #14 on: September 17, 2012, 05:39:27 pm »
Who would want it anyway, its a 70 [wa-wah]  and its Grabber Blue [wa-wa-waaaah].

Bye the way, just kidding.

Its a great find, I have from a good source a similar find in North / West PA.  But they are wealthy from a natural gas well check. What I find more interesting is the number of cutup cars out there.

Bob B

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Re: One in the bush...
« Reply #15 on: September 17, 2012, 08:13:53 pm »
[Seriously though, I trust you. Besides, if this mechanical heart valve of mine spins a bearing, I am glad you know where the car is and maybe someday might be able to make a deal. You need a blue car to match that blue W code. :)
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Thanks for the trust but I think that one will end up in your building!!!!!
Plus to hell with us I wouldn't want my car to get shot!!!
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Re: One in the bush...
« Reply #16 on: September 19, 2012, 07:55:03 am »
Mike, Hope you are right. I wish you could have gotten a better look. The car used to sit just 30'-40' from the road and for one that sat outside was in amazing condition, visibly at least. There may not be any floor pans though... The day I met the owner I could see the front license plate said 1996 so it's apparently sat for a while.

Yep, we don't want no bullet holes in your red beauty. Wouldn't want to subject it to the 2-3 mile ride down that gravel road either.

1970 BOSS 302 - W code
1970 Sportsroof  - SCJ - W code - 4 speed - project
1970 Ranchero GT - 429 - C6