Cars in Barns
Canadian Edition
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1969 Dodge Daytona Charger.
A buddy of mine came by the shop today with an old photo album.These two pics were taken at an Ontario gas station in the late 70's....hmmmm....wonder where this Daytona is now? Hemi decal on the nose cone....Hemi door emblems popped off.He did not record the VIN # and does not remember if it was a 4spd or auto.Anybody have any ideas???
-Nigel Mills
1969 Dodge Daytona Charger.
In the mid 80's Duncan Ackerman found this 53,000 mile automatic Daytona in a back yard in Toronto....he paid 5 or 6K Canadian. Said he had driven by it a 1000 times but with the wing off and tarped up he thought it was a boat. He pulled into a Beckers store with his Superbird and a wwoman said..."I've got a car just like that in my backyard".It's apparently in Florida now.
-Nigel Mills
1969 Dodge Daytona Charger.
A friend bought this nosecone off a guy in Ontario in the mid 80's....has no idea what happened to the rest of the car....since its Ontario it probably rotted away lol
-Nigel Mills
Well, oh well, what could be inside this old leaning garage?
A Superbird...
Look how they have the garage braced on the left side to keep it from falling over.
1970 Plymouth Superbird.
Okay, this car was owned by Duncan Ackerman, the fellow from Canada with
the red project Daytona up the page. Here's the story on the Bird.
As a kid, the Bird was a car in the neighborhood where he grew up.
Duncan's dad, a car guy himself would take him down to visit the Bird.
Years went by and the Bird's owner who bought the car in '71, got sick and passed away, The car was stored away in the shed for about five years. Duncan knew the car was there, but didn't want to bother the woman about selling the car. He also worked at a local parts store. One day, the widow came in out of the blue and offered the car to Duncan, knowing he was a car guy and loved the Bird as a boy. Duncan bought the car in '84 for $10k.
Duncan and his dad went over to get the car. The garage was so rickety,
they pushed the Bird out first for fear the garage would collapse on it when they started the car up.
Pretty solid piece. Check out the front license plate bracket in the
correct spot. I saw it restored and went for a ride in it in 1990, a real nice car. He's sold it. Don't know where it went. RM23U0A158xxx.
The car is still in Ontario, last time I seen it it was wearing Keystone Classic rims and still looked great.
I missed a chance to buy this car 1993 or 1994 for $28k was for sale at the Performance Improvements in Hamilton on Upper James. It was a case of bad timing as I got my layoff notice shorly before. I am sure there are a few other fellows that would also like to give themselves a kick in the ass over this car too!!!
My first memory of seeing this car was at SPEED SPORT (you know those indoor custom car shows they run in the winter) in the middle 80's when I was in high school, it must have been freshly restored because I can still remember the mirrors under the car showing of the beautiful blue paint. The car looked incredible!!!
I gotta get myself one of those cars someday!!!
What a true Cars in Barn story, eh???