Back in the late 70's I was an Operating Engineer Apprentice and I had to travel all over the state depending where the work was, plus go to Charleston or Clarksburg every Friday night for classroom training. You burn up a lot of miles like that and I usually drove late 60's / early 70's Mopars. Furys, monacos, polaras, satellites, usualy pick them up for 300-500 bucks and drive them for 6-10 thousand miles before they weren't worth fixing anymore. I was at a local yard that had several cars out front with titles. Found a '77 Monaco, 360 2bbl full police package car with 14300 original miles. It had been crunched on the front end but the price was right at $700. Sitting right next to it was a '74 Coronet Sheriffs car that had a great body, it was just wore out. Had them both towed to my in-laws body shop and about a month later I had a showroom new looking car for about $1600. I drove that car for 7 or 8 years then sold it for $1500, with 96k miles. Money wise that was the coolest thing I ever found in a wrecking yard. I got $300 out of the Coronet, should have kept it and redid it too. It had a 400, factory duals, and an EPA certification sticker labeling it as a Non-Catylast vehicle. I also figured out that the Monaco was identical to about half of the State Police unmarked cars, so I got the same antennas they were running, kept the dog dish hubcaps and blackwalls and I had a Q-ship! Usually got waved through sobriety checkpoints, game check checkpoints and thing like that a lot.