Classics Hidden in the Hoosier Forest is a yard full of Mopars

23:01  19 july  2017
23:01  19 july  2017 Source:   HOT ROD

Finding Rare Vehicles Under Tarps, Leaves, and Everything in Between

  Finding Rare Vehicles Under Tarps, Leaves, and Everything in Between It wasn’t visible from the road, but there was gold in the backyard of a friend’s grandparent. An M37 Dodge military truck, a Starcraft Motorhome that looked like something out of the Jetsons, and an original-wood Chris Craft boat with a big hole in its side were in the yard. Here are some other gems:Here are some other gems: a blue mid-1970s 442 with a rusted-off rear bumper; some 1950s Mopars, a few of which were Hemi cars, and another had an original 350 Mopar big-block that was only produced for one year; a 1965 Impala SS Convertible that was nearly rotted into the ground; an MG roadster and a 1959 El Camino that were stuck, but mostly complete and relatively unscathed; and a few 1950s Corvettes really brou

Leaving HOT ROD Power Tour 2017, I spent an entire day meandering home and checked out a yard that had proved elusive in the past. When I pulled into the yard ’s lot, the owner was working on an old Dodge truck and said I was more than welcome to check the place out.

I spent an entire day meandering home and checked out a yard that had proved elusive in the past.

Leaving HOT ROD Power Tour 2017, I spent an entire day meandering home and checked out a yard that had proved elusive in the past.

When I pulled into the yard's lot, the owner was working on an old Dodge truck and said I was more than welcome to check the place out. The cars were hard to believe. And the trucks—I've never seen so many first-gen Dodge trucks. There were also plenty of muscle cars: Chargers, Challengers, 'Cudas, Road Runners, and even a Superbee. What a great place to visit—well worth the wait!

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Imagine Scoring Not One But Two Rare Mopars While Still in High School .
In the late 1970s, the Denver area was a hotbed of obtainable, topnotch muscle cars. Gas was expensive, insurance was through the roof, and good deals on hot rides could be had if you were willing to seek them out, make an offer, and take a chance on a slightly used (and possibly abused) street performer. Research Research New Used New & Used Make (e.g. Mazda) Model (e.g. MX-5 Miata) That snippet of information didn't work out for everyone looking for a deal on a car, but it certainly did for local high schooler Mark Kahre.

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