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Farmer Sells Rusty, Junky Car In Barn To Dealer…. Turns Out, This Car Was BEYOND Ordinary

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It’s not uncommon for people to discover older automobiles in old, dusty barns, and usually the discovery isn’t worth much.

But other times, there’s a fortune hidden under those decades of dirt and rust.

An Alabama man recently sold an old, abandoned car from his barn to a restoration specialist. But now he may be regretting that decision because, as it turns out, the relic is actually worth up to $180,000.

The car, a 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona, was wasting away in a barn in Greenwood, roughly 60 miles south of Montgomery, collecting dust and rusting, according to New York Daily News.

The specialist found the car while checking out another one nearby when someone told him to look at the one in this barn.

After some convincing, the owner of the barn agreed to sell the car to the specialist.

Now, the rare muscle car was set to be auctioned off, where it was expected to sell for at least $150,000, but potentially up to $180,000.

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The car was worth so much because it’s extremely rare. Dodge only made 503 of these cars in 1969, and most of them were qualified for NASCAR racing.

Despite its outward appearance and the fact that it has a dilapidated interior and a broken engine, it has almost all of its original parts and only 20,553 miles on the odometer, according to Mecum Auctions.

The vehicle only had two previous owners. It has black bucket seats and an automatic transmission, and was featured in the November 2015 issue of Mopar Muscle.

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The 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona will go on sale in January at the Mecum Kissimmee 2016 auction in Florida.

This car embodies the timeless lesson that value can sometimes be disguised under dirt and rust. All that is gold does not glitter.

H/T Opposing Views

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1 Comment

  1. Joe Webster

    July 30, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    I found a quarter once.

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