$1000 vintage bangers do exist

October 16, 2013 Posted by JThw8

So, you say you can’t find a car for our beater classes.  You say even with a generous $1000 allowance for pre 59 automobiles you’ll never find anything.  Well, if you can’t find it, just ask around 🙂

Aside from my other exploits I do freelance car inspections for out of state purchasers.  If you ever find the vehicle of your dreams but it’s far far away I highly recommend finding a good local inspector on a site like http://www.jewelorjalopy.com/

So when veteran rally team Two Horsemen of the Carpocalypse (http://teamthotc.wordpress.com/) let it be known they were looking for some unique vintage MOPAR iron which would fit our event budget guidelines I did some poking around.  Then this little beauty showed up on craigslist.

This is where it sometimes gets bad to be an inspector.  Upon seeing this car and the beautiful condition it was in underneath the dirt and neglect I bought it without even contacting THOTC.  I knew if it wasn’t for them then I could easily have some fun with it myself.  Luckily for my marital harmony they love it as much as I do.  It will be coming back to the AA HQ to prep it for the drive down to THOTC HQ South in the spring.  We’ll try to update with some progress along the way.

Keep beating the bushes and checking out those cars, you never know when you’ll find your perfect diamond in the rough beater for your own adventure.

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