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Re: Amazing [Re: Wrenchbender Ret.] #1341869 Mon Jan 13 2020 11:55 AM
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"After the film, the bike was sold to a farmer, who used it to herd cows, but it was then stored in a barn for decades.

Mr Shepherd bought it from a former farm worker, who inherited it after the farmer's death."

BMW/TriumphAnother reference to post-film the farmer/owner.

"Three bikes were used in total, all Triumph TR6 Trophys dressed up to look like German machines. And for years, nobody knew the whereabouts of the one used by McQueen in the film."


Tim
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1954 3106 Carryall Suburban - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic - part of the family for 15 years
Z-series (54/55) GMC 350 (2-ton) COE - now part of Dave's family
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engine are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler.
Re: Amazing [Re: Wrenchbender Ret.] #1342556 Fri Jan 17 2020 12:54 PM
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I'm with George. At the end of the day, you still have a beat-up Mustang, used in a make-believe story by people paid too much to pretend to be other people and do things that never really happened.

But ... what makes the car so valuable isn't that it's a Mustang. Or that it was driven in a movie by a superstar. No, none of that. What makes it so valuable is that it was driven by ...


wait for it ...






a Marine.



Even if he was a brig rat.



S/F, Cpl. McQueen.


John

'49 Chevrolet 3804

Re: Amazing [Re: Wrenchbender Ret.] #1342564 Fri Jan 17 2020 02:04 PM
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When I get ready to sell my 1954 chevy truck I will raise what I was willing to take before because it was owned by Spec. 5 Viet Nam US Army veteran and wait for it A member of the all inclusive Stovebolt Forum. yahoo


Ron, The Computer Greek
I love therefore I am.

1960 MGA Roadster Sold 7/18/2017
1954 3100 Chevy truck in the Gallery
2017 Buick Encore
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Re: Amazing [Re: Wrenchbender Ret.] #1342585 Fri Jan 17 2020 06:24 PM
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Shoot, Ron -- I know your truck and I'd glady give you $3.4 Million for it ...

a. If I had a spare 3.4 mil laying around, and;
b. You threw in a Duesenberg Model J with it

smile


John

'49 Chevrolet 3804

Re: Amazing [Re: Wrenchbender Ret.] #1342591 Fri Jan 17 2020 07:12 PM
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John, 10% of that would be ok but you have to come and get. Or have Don pick it up on the way. 50% down to hold until the end of April or forfeit.


Ron, The Computer Greek
I love therefore I am.

1960 MGA Roadster Sold 7/18/2017
1954 3100 Chevy truck in the Gallery
2017 Buick Encore
Pix on Photobucket
Re: Amazing [Re: Wrenchbender Ret.] #1342604 Fri Jan 17 2020 08:31 PM
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Tim and I can pick it up on the way to the Homecoming!
That is after a night in Memphis and another night in Nashville.
Jerry's farm may also be in the mix.

That very calm and sane Aussie should be riding shotgun with me.
Don

Last edited by 2-Ton; Fri Jan 17 2020 08:34 PM.

Of all the things I've lost in my life, I miss my mind the most!

1967 GMC 9500 Fire Ladder Truck
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'48 3/4-ton grain truck
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Re: Amazing [Re: Wrenchbender Ret.] #1342606 Fri Jan 17 2020 08:33 PM
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Of all the things I've lost in my life, I miss my mind the most!

1967 GMC 9500 Fire Ladder Truck
"The Flag Pole"
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Photobucket
'46 2-Ton grain truck
'48 3/4-ton grain truck
'50 2-ton flatbed
'54 Pontiac Straight Eight
'70 American LaFrance pumper fire truck.
Re: Amazing [Re: Wrenchbender Ret.] #1342619 Fri Jan 17 2020 11:02 PM
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I would at this point wish it to be a mid 30s Plymouth 2dr. or even a 4 dr. I have three saved on my phone.


Ron, The Computer Greek
I love therefore I am.

1960 MGA Roadster Sold 7/18/2017
1954 3100 Chevy truck in the Gallery
2017 Buick Encore
Pix on Photobucket
Re: Amazing [Re: John Milliman] #1342740 Sat Jan 18 2020 06:58 PM
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Originally Posted by John Milliman

Even if he was a brig rat.
S/F, Cpl. McQueen.

LOL
He even has history up here in Alaska. He was picked up for DUI in Anchorage back in 1972.
That should add some value, as well, right?


Kevin
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos
Busting rust since the mid-60's
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