CARS IN BARNS, DRIVEWAYS, FIELDS AND ON FRONT LAWNS ,THAT CAN'T BE BOUGHT AND ARE JUST
ROTTING AWAY IN THE DIRT...AND THE OWNERS ARE GONNA RESTORE THEM SOMEDAY....YEAH , RIGHT....
This was sent in by Steve from Ohio. Steve located the '67 Coronet R/T convertible in November of 1999. Working in law enforcement, he chased a kid from his house to the barn, where he lost the kid and found the car! After a couple of months, Steve contacted the owner (the kid's father), who agreed to sell the car. The '67 R/T convertible was originally Buffed Silver Metallic with a black top and red interior. It's a number matching 440 (440 HP2 w/ build date 2 days before the car's build date) that appeared all original and untouched (original valve covers, intake, carb, etc...) with column shift 727 and 3.23 Suregrip 8.75. The car needed a front clip, windshield, and lower quarter panel work, but was otherwise complete and solid underneath. The R/T hood scoop, air cleaner/pie pan, and all of the original hubcaps came with the car.
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The car was wrecked in 1976 and parked in the barn. It was fired up and moved to another section of the barn 7 years ago. Steve bought the car in March 2000 for $500.00.
Once home, the original paperwork including dealership info, Certicard, and 3 ticket stubs from Quaker City Dragway in Salem, OH dated 1975, were found in the glove box. The car was sold new at the now-defunct Sam Brown Dodge (of 1960's Frances Crider drag racing fame) in nearby Salem, Ohio.
Steve quickly contacted the original owner's son and his wife, who were very happy that the car still existed, and traced the rest of the car's history. The car was sold to the original owner by Sam Brown himself. The original owner's son eventually took possession of the car. The son sold the car in 1976 to the third owner, who allegedly wrecked the car into the utility pole the very next day. It was then sold to the fourth owner, who parked it in the barn where Steve found it in November 1999.
Steve contacted the last owner of Sam Brown Dodge, who remembered the car and it's owner! He pulled out the Sam Brown Dodge ledger book, which showed that they sold 96 new cars during the 1967 model year; 8 or 9 R/T hardtops and ONE R/T convertible...this one! The car sat on the showroom floor for most of the year and was finally sold in July of 1967. The original owner passed away several years ago, but the original owner's son, who it turns out Steve already knew, had been looking for the car for quite some time.
The last photo, given to Steve by the original owner's son, shows the R/T convertible in it's better days in the early 70's.
It still has the number matching engine, a 1967 440 HP2 w/ Oct. 5 date (car was built Oct. 7),
w/ orig. intake, valve covers, etc. The orig. air cleaner and pie pan were in the trunk.
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