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1972 Plymouth Satellite: Free Tree


We’ve seen lots of junkyard cars and trucks firmly tethered to the ground, thanks to a tree springing up through the hood. But rarely do we see a car for sale where the owner freely admits it’s going to require several hours of chopping with power tools to claim your prize. This ’72 Plymouth Satellite was discovered by Barn Finds reader J. Clark here on Canada’s kijiji classifieds, and the seller freely acknowledges that this needy project is more about a tree for sale than the car itself. Still, the motor and transmission are present and I can’t imagine anyone would be crazy enough to ask big money for such a time-consuming project, starting with the extraction of the vehicle. We just saw how a Treed Goat became a major prize for one Barn Finds reader; is this Satellite worth a similar effort?


  1. don

    saving the Treed Goat yes, saving this satellite NO!

  2. grant

    Judging by the size of that tree, if the engine is present as claimed I would imagine that the block is now embedded in the tree trunk. Begs the question of how someone let this happen. Surely they noticed the first few shoots coming through. Anyhow, good luck with that. …

  3. Alan f

    Err, no. And that body is my FAVORITE!!
    If it was an R code roadrunner, I’d already be there with a trained beaver or two (it’s Canada…). ;)
    Alan f

  4. Ed P

    This might be good for parts and not much more.

  5. Jake

    Too far gone. IMO.

  6. JW

    So Canada has unworthy car people too … I had a friend who had a white one of these brand new and it was a super sharp car. Too bad this one is not worth the effort to remove it from it’s wooden stake.IMO

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