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    Looks like a good argument for putting time capsules above ground, which also has the benefit of reducing the chance of being forgotten about or hit by a crew doing utility work.

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    Maybe Jay Leno might be interested in acquiring it . . . ?

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    I was under the impression it was more or less a giant paperweight and not salvageable.

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    It's really not salvageable. Sure, there may be a few parts scattered about that could possibly saved for use on another car, but it's doubtful. The structure is so weak that the car would literally fall apart as it was disassembled for restoration. It's a wonder that they were able to clean it up as well as they have, and swap out the rear springs with out chunks coming loose. The only things that can be done would be to display it as is, or destroy it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rezman View Post
    It's really not salvageable.
    That's debatable. I believe that $$$ is the only thing hindering a total
    restoration. It can certainly be restored to like new.

    Since this is a famous car I believe someone will come up with the
    $$$, maybe $100,000+ to have it restored to like new condition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prunepicker View Post
    That's debatable. I believe that $$$ is the only thing hindering a total
    restoration. It can certainly be restored to like new.

    Since this is a famous car I believe someone will come up with the
    $$$, maybe $100,000+ to have it restored to like new condition.
    Well, if so, it will certainly cost more that $100,000. There's not much to work with. Almost all of the original sheet metal is beyond working. Even good canidates for restoration top $100k. This one is out of the ballpark. If a restoration was feasable, it would already been started.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rezman View Post
    Well, if so, it will certainly cost more that $100,000. There's not much to work with. Almost all of the original sheet metal is beyond working. Even good canidates for restoration top $100k. This one is out of the ballpark. If a restoration was feasable, it would already been started.
    That wouldn't be a restore, that would be using new material to make it look like the original.

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    A pig in the poke if there ever was one. Let it go back into the ground.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RadicalModerate View Post
    Maybe Jay Leno might be interested in acquiring it . . . ?
    uhhhhhh..... retiny

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    I guess you could do that. ... Build a whole new car around the serial number tag and call it "restored"

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    Carroll Shelby did the same thing back in the very early 80's. He bought up a whole bunch of '65-'66 Mustangs and built about 20 "New" 1965 Shelby GT 350 topless roadsters. All of them blue. The cars were totally gutted, and rebuilt from scratch using new or NOS parts. The few parts that couldn't be found were rebuilt. Shelby then kept 3 or 4 for himself and sold the rest.

    Miss Belvedere doesn't have enough sound metal to even swap out the quarter panels

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