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The Coolest Old Thing You've Found In An Old Car?

Discussion in 'The Antiquated' started by Evil Emery, May 4, 2018.

  1. Bought a '68 Dodge wagon from an older couple back in the 90's. I had previously bought a '63 Plymouth wagon from them, and like the Plymouth, everything in the interior was covered in clear plastic when it was new. The Dodge was his car (the Plymouth hers). He had moved the rear armrests to the front doors so he could put change in the ashtrays. I was pulling the armrest off the driver's door to remove all the plastic and under the ashtray was 2 $100 bills from the 70's folded up. I went back to give them back to the couple and she said, laughing, "I knew he always hid money from me!" Sure enough, it was his stash and he had long since forgotten about it. They were a funny couple.
     
  2. touring20
    Joined: Nov 27, 2007
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    In my 1920 Willys touring I found a 1936 silver quarter .
     
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  3. 59Tele
    Joined: Feb 5, 2016
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  4. WB69
    Joined: Dec 7, 2008
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    Usually mouse turds, pack rat goodies and dead animal skeletons.
     
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  5. touring20
    Joined: Nov 27, 2007
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    A 1931 Essex roadster body ! Very unusual and
    Artfully designed to spendy Though !
     
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  6. PhilA
    Joined: Sep 6, 2018
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    I guess I come in last place, because all I found in my Pontiac was a small wooden spoon (Like you'd get with a paper cup of ice cream).
     
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  7. In my 1937 Willys I found a drive in ticket from 1952.
     
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  8. sliceddeuce
    Joined: Aug 15, 2017
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    Colt .45 ACP. Inside of a non stock pocket in the rear seat armrest.
     
  9. willys54
    Joined: Feb 16, 2020
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    '54 Silver Quarter under the seat of my '54 Ford Customline.
     
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  10. 302GMC
    Joined: Dec 15, 2005
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    from Idaho

    Great big bag of pretty good smoke ...
     
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  11. brasscarguy
    Joined: Jun 12, 2010
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    I used to buy rebuildable cars at the insurance salvage pool back in the early 80's. I found lots of clothing and tools but 2 things stand out in my memory.

    A very nice 17 shot 9mm Glock under the front seat of a Cadillac Eldorado. Clip was full and 1 in the chamber. Still have it.

    I bought a 1950 Ford Woodie theft recovery quite nice and not wrecked. Under the rear seat Was a shopping bag and it was stuffed full of Nordstrom's hi end lingerie all with the tags still on. Turned out my then wifes size, so for a couple of years she got fine lingerie for birthdays and Christmas and of course Valentines day. Boy was I a hero.

    just sayin'

    brasscarguy
     
  12. A good rust free floor. :D
     
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  14. sevenhills1952
    Joined: Mar 14, 2018
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    Many years ago I bought a '64 Rambler American I still have. In great shape but full paint. I did the prep, primer, painted it at home...turned out fine. Only thing was like most Americans missing the hood emblem. Good luck finding one!
    Then I noticed a lump under flooring, drivers side. When I removed flooring there was an NOS one, perfect, apparently dropped on the assembly line![​IMG]

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  15. sevenhills1952
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    $%&^# spellchecker! Dull...not full paint

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  16. cpldale
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    Either way, dull or full, you're a lucky guy!
     
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  17. noboD
    Joined: Jan 29, 2004
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    In 2003 a friend bought a '15 Dodge Brothers at Hershey. While we were looking it over a live rat ran through the interior. He had burrowed paths through the leather seats to get where he wanted to go. We tried to get him out of the car but no dice. He had been locked in an enclosed trailer for two weeks before making the trip from Kansas to Hershey. We hauled the car on an open trailer to my house about 2 miles away. Surely he will jump out? No way. I had to shoot him with bird shot to get him out of the car. There was a FULL five gallon bucket full of corn, acorns, and rat shit in the car.
     
  18. fyrffytr1
    Joined: Dec 20, 2016
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    When I took the old seat covers off my 67 GTO I found a 67 quarter and a golf tee with the Pontiac emblem on it. They are now in the ash tray.
     
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  19. A 2 B
    Joined: Dec 2, 2015
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    ed797c00d04984def47c12fd98b12d0e.jpg I could post in this thread many times, having found many items in several cars. The same AV8 (the 1894 A) that I found the old cover band photo in (different thread I think) had dual early Chrysler Imperial mufflers on it. They are better than 2 ft long each and were filled to capacity with acorns. They must have weighed 30lbs each.
    The same car had some great body work (bondo) covering an old Michigan license plate that was screwed over a good sized hole, caused from getting rear ended, I assume, at some point. Not readily noticeable A 6.jpg in the pic.
    Oh yeah, in the trunk, there was also a 1 foot tall steel rooster that was cut out with a torch from steel plate. That rooster now resides in our garden.
    Nothing much surprises me anymore.
     
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  20. C’mon...you guys are slipping. He says he found a 12 inch cock in the trunk, and not one smart-ass comment?!? That’s it, I give up. :)
     
  21. cpldale
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    We were waiting to see who would be the first to "bite" on it! Congratulations, you're the winner!
     
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  22. sololobo
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
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    I bought a 53 Mercury to do a fix and flip in the early 60’s. When removing the spare tire I found a 22 caliber lever action small rifle. It was a Winchester special edition, I gave it to one of my Dad’s friends who was a collector. It was way cool.


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  23. hotrodjack33
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    A few years back, I helped a buddy drag home a $100 absolute junk '59 Ford Station Wagon. It was a 3 speed car and he needed the pedals & linkage to convert his Ranchero to a 4 speed.
    The Wagon was filled to the windows with junk & garbage, so as he's pulling shit out of the car (a metal pile & a burn pile) he tossed a box into the burn pile that, as a toy collector, I immediately recognized. A 1966 Hess Voyager Ship in the box. The box was dirty & moldy, but the ship was in beautiful condition. Told him I'd sell it for him and we split the profit. Got $900 for it. He shit his pants when I handed him $450
     
  24. 38bill
    Joined: Dec 20, 2019
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    from Minnesota

    Not cool but my mother purchased a new Chevy convertible in the early 60's. She brought it home with just a couple of miles on the odometer and of course I went nuts over it inspecting every nook and cranny. I found drive-in theater ticket stubs, stuff from an A&W drive-in as well as some other junk. Was Mom ever pissed off! She went right down and took her trade-in back just as it was being sold. Turned out the "new" car had been loaned out during the big, city wide summer celebration. They found her another car pretty fast after that.
     
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  25. sevenhills1952
    Joined: Mar 14, 2018
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    Years ago (80s) wife bought a 72 GTO for $700 because the owner and friends couldn't get it started. We brought jack and tools, found they didn't have starter solenoid wire connected and points were glazed. We checked fluids, got it running, gave them $700, got title and headed down their long dirt road.
    We could see them running after us in mirror yelling "stop! Come back!"
    I told wife we paid cash, got the title, why stop? At home we found what it was. In glove box was a bong and big bag of pot.

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  26. treb11
    Joined: Jan 21, 2006
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    Found this wrench directly in the hole you see behind it. It was wedged between the wood subfloor and the steel top floor. 42-46 Ford PU bed converted to a trailer.
    [​IMG]
     

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