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More of Dan’s Discoveries

Dan H's Sightings

After featuring some of Dan’s discoveries a few weeks ago, he sent us even more of his finds. We thought we would post his most recent sightings with the same challenge of identifying each car. This time around there are 32 cars to identify, as you can see Dan has been very busy. Can you identify them all?

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Dan let us in on a little secret about how he finds all these cars, so we thought we’d share it with you. Not only does Dan love finding cars, he also loves to ride his bicycle, so he’s merged the two. As he’s pedaling along, he’s always on the lookout for something interesting.

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Dan came across this beauty years ago, but there was a bit of confusion on the seller’s asking price. He thought they wanted $1,500, but when he showed up with the cash, they told him $15,000. Feeling it wasn’t worth that kind of money, he passed on it. Three years later the owner gave Dan a call and told him he could have it for $1k! He grabbed some cash and got over there quick.

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We want to thank Dan for sharing all his finds with us and we hope he will keep it up! If you are like Dan and always coming across interesting finds, we would all enjoy seeing them! Happy hunting!



    My first guess on the Yellow car covered in Leaves is either a Volvo or a K car possibly?

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  2. Chris A.

    The yellow car is a Volvo. What I can’t tell with all the brush on top is whether it is a Bertone or just a two door coupe. Nice deal on the MG TF but it sure looks like it has had a rough life. Stone guards and roll bar seem to indicate some extreme use in its past.

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    • scot

      ~ 244, rear door handle is visible.

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  3. Charles Gould

    1980’s Volvo, late 1970’s Beetle, 58 Corvette, 54 MGTF 1500, Maserati Bora, Porsche 356 (two photos), 1954 Cadillac Sedan de Ville, 1972 Buick Riviera, 1975 AMC Javalin, 2 1980’s Mustangs and a 1963 Falcon, 1950’s dodge truck, AMC AMX, 1979 VW Beetle, Early 1970’s Ford Country Squire, early 1970’s Ford Fairlane convertible, 1972 AMC Gremlin, Porsche 356 C, 1972 Dodge Challenger, 1969 Dodge Charger, 1972 Citroen Masserati SM, 1979 Mercedes SL Roadster, 1948 Desoto, 1946 Chevrolet pick up truck, 1969 Checker Marathon, 1968 Chevrolet malibu SS, 1971 Porsche 914, 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Wagon, 1969 Porsche 912, 1976 Pontiac Trans Am, 1979 Jensen Intercepter, 1966 Alfa Romeo Guilietta (not positive on this one as the C pillar looks too wide for the Guilietta), 1979 Porsche 912 Targa, 1964-1966 Ford Mustang Fastback, 1972 Pontiac Firebird.

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    • Colin

      The Gremlin is a ’76-it was the only year for that grille.

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      • Jim-Bob

        1980’s Volvo 240 and VW Super Beetle
        1958 Chevrolet Corvette (only year for that trunk trim)
        MG TF (a guess based on what others have said)
        Maserati Merack, European spec
        Porsche 356
        Porsche 356
        1953 Cadillac
        Boat tail Buick Riviera
        1973 or 1974 AMC Javelin SST
        2 Ford Mustang SVOs, 1960-63 Ford Falcon and Lincoln Mark VII LSC (The one with the HO 302)
        1954 (?) Dodge panel truck
        1970 AMC AMX in Big Bad Blue with “Shadow Mask” paint scheme
        VW Super Beetle convertible of indeterminate year
        1968 Ford Fairlane 500 convertible
        Same Fairlane
        1976 AMC Gremlin
        Porsche 356, possibly a kit car
        1970-74 Dodge Challenger (later one, I think)
        1968 Dodge Charger (RT?)
        Citroen Sado Masochism (SM) in US spec
        1972 Mercedes Benz 350SL (W107 chassis in European spec)
        Early 1950’s Desoto
        1946 Chevrolet pickup
        Checker Marathon
        1969 Chevrolet Chevelle SS396
        Porsche 914
        1957 Chevrolet 210 Handyman
        Mid 1970’s Porsche 911
        1977-80 Pontiac Trans Am WS-6 SE
        Jensen Interceptor
        Uncertain on this one, but I want to say Volvo Amazon
        1980’s Porsche 911 Targa, 1947-54 Chevrolet truck with 5 window cab, another 80′ 911 and BMW 3 series (E36 chassis)
        1966 Ford Mustang fastback, 289 V8
        1970 Pontiac GTO

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      • Horse Radish

        I’ll weigh in on the ones I know well.
        Mercedes SL most likely is a 72/73 US model with Euro headlights, but could be 280SL, 350SL or 450SL, but an early one.
        Porsches could be a range of years as they did not make yearly changes. (Yellow 911/2 is 1973 1/2 or earlier; Red 911 is 1974 or older ’til early mid eighties)
        Same for Citroen SM and VWs.
        The Bug convertible could be earlier than ’79 as early as 70(?).
        Interceptor is pre-1974.

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      • Don Andreina

        Yep, I think its a Merak, but the overriders might be early US.

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    • ND RAM

      The Challenger is definitely a `70/`71 because of the marker lights. If the center caps are original then that narrows it down to a `71 (`71 was dark gray, `70 was silver). The Charger is a `68, identifiable by the round taillights and the small round side-marker holes. A `69 Charger has horizontal taillights and rectangular side-markers.

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    • OJT

      The Jensen Interceptor is a 1969 Mark II. Not much changed on the outside between Mark I, II and III, but the bumpers was mounted higher from 1969, and the first cars of Mark II had still the steel rims as opposed to aluminum, which came at the start of 1970. Therefore this is a 1969, with a 6,3 liter Bigblock V8 engine, putting out 330 HP. What a great car!

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  4. DT

    volvo 4dr.,’76beetle,’57 vette,’54 mgtf,mazerati bora,356 b, fleetwood,buick riviera,amx,mustangs,’56 chevy panel truck,gtx, ’79 beetle cabriolet, buick convertible,gremlin,356c,chalenger,charger,citroen sm,350sl,’46 Desoto,’46 chevy 1/2 ton,checker,malibu,914,’57 wagon,912,firebird,jensen intercepter,julieta sprint,911 targa,’66 mustang,firebird formula………maybe

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      Beetle yes how you came up with ’76 I would like to know?

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  5. paul

    Volvo,Bettle,58 Vette,MGTF,Bora,2 P 356’s,53 Caddy,70 Riv,AMC Javalin,2 80’s Mustang’s,GMC panel wagon,AMC AMX or Javalin,Beetle ,P356,Cuda,Charger,Citroen SM,MBsl,Desoto, Dodge truck,P 914,7 Chevy,P911,Firebird,Jenson Intercepter, 63 AR Gulietta Sprint GT,P911 Targa,5 Mustang,70 GTO.

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  6. paul

    I left out 2 the Ford Galaxie convert 65, AMC Gremlin.

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    • paul

      Check the Galaxie when I enlarged the pic I see it’s not the full size Ford so I’ll go with the smaller Fairlane.

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  7. paul

    &2 more the Checker, 69 Chevelle

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  8. Bryan Cohn

    Jesse, Dan, The MG TF is likely to have period racing history. Dan, if you still have the car please contact me as I’d be happy to help connect you to people that can help track down its history.

    The narrow roll bar, head light screens and lack of bumpers are a dead giveaway. If indeed it was raced in the 50’s and 60’s its value will go up and its a car that should be brought back to the vintage racing fold.

    PS: I am not trying to make a $$ in any way. I grew up in SCCA from the early 70’s, my family dates to 1954 in SCCA when my grandfather bought a new XK120, my dad was friends with the Archer Brother’s out of Duluth, and I ran a race prep shop for 13 years and have worked for sanctioning bodies and in event management since 2002. I’ve been racing since 1986. Like you all I love cars but have a special place for old racing cars!

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    • Danger Dan

      Greetings car-buffs!
      I’ve been shinin’ on this old mg like you’ve never seen! Been thru 3 bags of steel wool and countless towel/rags. It’s lookin’ like a car again instead of a leaf catcher! The old willow tree protected the mg pretty good, the wood floorboards are still nice enough for me. We got it to turn over from the key until the solenoid lit up & glowed like a pumpkin. Woah, time to clean up some contacts I suppose. Bryan you have a keen eye. The mg was a participant in the first ever desert rally in ’55. There are many plaques and I just got a folder with correspondence from E. Moss himself about a supercharger installation. There is also a receipt from the purchase of a sherrock (sp?) supercharger from 1967. We have an old shed to clear out and hopefully the s/c is there! Also the rear wheels are Italian aluminium for racin’ while the fronts are steel for durability? Well heck, time to go ride my bike to the garage and shine~ shine~ shine ~

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  9. KE100

    Charles, I would have to disagree with you on the 69 dodge charger. Judging by the tail lights that appears to be a 68. The 69 had 2 bar like tail lights.

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  10. Charles Gould

    You are absolutely correct. It is a 1968 Charger, and I was just typing too fast, and typed a 9 instead of an 8. My Mom had a 69 and it did have the bar tail lights instead of this three lense cluster as on the 1968. I stand corrected.

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  11. Charles Gould

    Three lense cluster meaning the two larger round red taillights and the triangular white reverse light nestled between them.

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  12. Dave

    The yellow car is an ’80s Dodge Omni. The Cadillac is a ’54.

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  13. Andrew

    The black Mustang is an 84 or early 85 SVO. No third brake light. The white one I can’t tell.

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  14. DT

    aparently the vette is a 1958,the panel truck IS a Dodge, 1954?,Job rated,……what I thought was a buick is a Torino?

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  15. Joe T

    The red Beetle appears to be a 71 – 73 due to the Super Beetle front and the non-shock absorbing bumpers. The convertible Beetle is a 71 or 72 since it is a Super Beetle with a flat windshield.

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