CARS IN BARNS
AMC - PAGE 2
Here is some pictures of my "Machine in a barn" before I started to bring it back to life. My Rebel
soldier was last licensed in 1983 and had been sitting in a barn in Northern Ohio for a long time.
It had an Arizona plate on the front bumper and a 360 under the hood. Knowing that the 360
was not the correct engine for this car I started to question him. He had the original block, crank, rods and
pistons at his house. Still not knowing how much he wanted for the car we went back to his place
and found other parts for AMC's that he didn't need. We found one 1970 390 engine block, eight rods
with the pistons still pressed onto them, one crank, four intakes (none of them Machine intakes),
one exhaust manifold (non-Machine) and two front engine covers. After we gathered everything
I popped the big question, "how much do you want for the car?" He said that he wanted
what paid for it way back when which was $300.00.
1970 REBEL MACHINE - AMC MUSCLE
Two years ago while I was in search of parts for my 1970 AMX I ran across an add on an internet
classified site, it read "1970 Rebel Pepsi Machine" and the phone number. After a few phone calls
I finally got a hold of the guy who was selling it. I made the trip from Traverse City Michigan
down to Northern Ohio where the car was located not even knowing how much the guy wanted
for the car. When I first saw the Machine it was in a barn (see picture) and
it was covered with dirt, straw and mouse poop.
I only had $450.00 on me so I offered him $375.00 for everything. After a bit of himming and hawing
he agreed to it. In the next month it should be on the road, not in the original RWB paint scheme
but on the road turning peoples heads. As for the pictures some are from the day I bought the car and
the others are after I washed it and put the tires from my AMX on it. Otis Kortz II