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Jun 13, 2013 (6:00 pm)
BMW Z8, 70s Ford truck, horribly modified NSX.
#29816 of 30854 Re: . [fintail]
Jun 13, 2013 (6:08 pm)
Saw a '75 or so Buick Skyhawk hatch in decent condition.
Jun 15, 2013 (5:34 pm)
Goodie today, saw a Reliant. Not a Plymouth, but the three wheeled wonder from Limeyland. It was a Rialto, a small 2 door wagon/van kind of thing:
#29819 of 30854 Only in Hollywood...
Jun 16, 2013 (10:10 am)
On tv, I just saw Cameron Diaz pulling a Tri-Power setup out of a '65 GTO convertible in a junkyard. In a 2010 movie. Realistically, would you even find something like that in a junkyard anymore? I would think that anybody who sent a junk GTO to the junkyard would pull off anything worthwhile like that before sending it off. And if not them, surely the owner of the junkyard would pull it pretty quickly?
There was also a couple of '71-76 era Eldorado convertibles in this movie junkyard, an old 80's Saab, and an old VW bug. It was kinda interesting how most of the old cars were sitting there, relatively intact, but then you saw a bunch of modern cars, smashed pretty flat, and stacked into dangerous piles that looked like they could easily topple.
#29820 of 30854 Re: Only in Hollywood... [andre1969]
Jun 16, 2013 (11:41 am)
Yep, only 6-pack in the junkyard would be in the guard's cooler...
#29821 of 30854 Re: Only in Hollywood... [andre1969]
Jun 16, 2013 (12:40 pm)
I'd think the only junkyard parts from a 65 GTO would be very rotted frame or body panels. Someone would want the trim, glass, of course powertrain, and the engine/body tag would be worth a bit.
Jun 16, 2013 (1:10 pm)
Went and picked up the fintail this morning - Toronado is still there.
On the road have seen grandma driving a decent enough ~85 Cavalier, ~65 Mustang with year of manufacture plates, 70s Beetle, mint restored 70s Westfalia van, Sunbeam Tiger with rollbar, a couple R107 SLs, very nice black on black Continental Mk III, and parked at a park, The Bandit:
This thing was as-new. Only spotted the smallest paint flaws. Odometer read 064xx.
That's an extremely nice 86-88 Volvo 740 in the background, too.
And parked at the same park, this thing, of course:
Was approached by an older woman who drives an 85 190E 2.3 who was raving about the fintail - the tires and old license plates really got to her, along with the fins. She was very attached to her W201 too, it being in the family since new.
#29823 of 30854 Re: Only in Hollywood... [andre1969]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Jun 16, 2013 (5:32 pm)
Well the 80s Saab certainly belonged in the wrecking yard movie
I doubt you'd find a tri-power in the wrecking yard in the mid 80s, but you could probably find one up until about 1980. i bought a low #3 '66 GTO coupe in San Francisco in 1979 for I think something like $800.
Car collector prices didn't start revving up until the Boom-Boom-Reagan Years-aka the Masters of the Universe-Coke-Snorting, Crazy-Money, Easy Credit, Re-Fi your house for a classic car Era.
#29824 of 30854 Re: . [fintail]
Jun 16, 2013 (7:17 pm)
That reminds, I saw a '73 (?) Trans-Am this AM, pretty good shape, a kind of orangy red, no big chicken or any other markings.
Always liked the dashboards on those>