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It's amazing what turns up inside cars (and trunks) when you pull stuff apart.  There was a long thread on this some years ago, with found items ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous--and the not-so-legal...


When I was pulling my '48 Fiat Topolino apart some years ago for restoration, I found a 1908 Belgian 10 centime coin under the floor mat.  Since the car was brought back to the States by a returning AF guy, he (or the car) must have been in Belgium at one time...



'69 Nevada sunroof-Wolfgang-bought new
'73 Sahara sunroof-Ludwig-since '78
'91 Brillantrot 318is sunroof-Georg Friederich 
Fiat Topolini (Benito & Luigi), Renault 4CVs (Anatole, Lucky Pierre, Brigette) & Kermit, the Bugeye Sprite

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3 hours ago, Hutton said:




Good find!


My '73's original keys were almost that bad.  Evaporust brought them back half way; replating (clear zinc) brought them back to 93% of the original appearance, which is plenty for me.










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1976 2002 Polaris, 2742541 (original owner)

1973 2002tii Inka, 2762757 (not-the-original owner)

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1 hour ago, jgerock said:

I found less than $1, some screws and a scorpion skeleton in my 69 dash- and an old flip phone.



Dang, Jim your luck sounds like mine.:)

Sam Adams
72 Inka 2000tii Touring, 1968 Manila 1600-2, 2007 X3 3.0Si, 1965 Bristol 1800ti Project, 1965 1800 Shell

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I pulled the back seat out of the car a couple of years ago and found interesting receipts "kind of" chronicling the trip from Northern California to Southern.  The oldest receipt was from a dry cleaner in Monterey in 1976.  Found some match books from a resturant in Santa Monica that closed in the mid 80's, stuff like that.  Now the car resides in San Diego.


Always fun to see those things appear.

My "fun" cars so far:                                                                                                                                                                                                            My restoration website:

     1976 BMW 2002a                                                                                                                                                                                                           http://www.2002and914.com

     1975 Porsche 914

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