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What is the Craziest thing you ever found in a Car?

A friend just sent me an email about finding strange stuff in a parts car. The story goes like this:

“I was in a parts yard the other day getting some parts for a car we our building .  I removed this dash pad and under the pad was this ticket for a swap meet @ a drive in….and on the ticket it states…….”pull up to the speaker box like you were going to watch a movie ”  now this I think is kind of Kool…..even if I never watched much of a movie @ a drive in………it got me thinking…….What was one of the Kool things you found in a car you bought to drive or for parts?”

“Like one time we bought a 48 Buick Conv……we sold it to a guy who started to Hot Rod it ….I stopped in one day to see how he was doing on the project and he told me he found a “Birth Certificate.” from a Hospital in Flint Mich. same place Buick was made and it was dated same day in 1948 the car was built………just for fun…..and grins.”

Well, that did get me to thinking and the strangest thing I can remember wasn’t in a parts car, it was a driver. I had just purchased a one year old 1967 Plymouth Barracuda and I really liked the car with the exception of a “thunking” noise coming from under the dash when I cornered hard. Since I tended to corner hard a lot the noise was an issue.

One Saturday afternoon I went in search of the noise. I opened up one of the heater vents and stuck my arm up in there as far as I could and felt something that was loose. I grabbed old and out it came. In my hand was a full unopened can of beer! Do you suppose a supervisor was coming down the line and the assembly line worker had to ditch his beer quick?

I will never know.

What is the strangest thing you ever found in a parts car or used car? Send your story along to and we will print the best of what we get.

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I grew up and lived in Iowa for a good portion of my life before moving to Southern California. After 20+ years we now live outside Nashville Tennessee. I have been into cars since I was old enough to remember. I don't have a brand loyalty although I do prefer American Muscle especially the 1969/1970 NASCAR Aero Cars. (Check out our other web site at site) As long as it has four wheels and an engine I get excited. Few men are lucky enough to be able to share their passion for cars with the woman they love. Fortunately, my wife, Katriana, is also a gear head and many of our activities revolve around the cars. We have a small collection that includes at least one car from each of the Big Three. It includes a Best of Show winner, a survivor, a driver with lots of patina and several others. Katrina prefers all original cars while I like to modify them so we have a few of each. When we aren't playing with cars we are out working with or showing our miniature donkeys. You can see more about that part of our lives at

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