In many newer neighborhoods, a car sitting on the front lawn rotting away is an eyesore. Before that car has any time to diminish, neighbors are typically quick to complain, sometimes even when the car has only been there for a mere 24 hours. Homeowner associations just love to tell you to remove the offending eyesore within another 24 hours, or find it towed away – and a fine sent out for not complying with regulations.
But in some towns in the Midwest, it’s almost a freak of nature to not see at least one rusty car collecting history and life, absorbing both through the pores in it’s sheet metal. And that’s usually enough to give the rest of us that, “wow, what I would have done” feeling when we come across one of these all but forgotten classics.
One such classic that we found on CarsInBarns.com recently, is this 1970 Dodge Challenger SE that has been sitting in the front yard for quite a while. Not only is it sitting there waiting to be remembered, but it’s been slowly sinking into the ground right where it sits. If that’s not enough to make you cringe – knowing the kind of coin that E body Mopars have been fetching lately – the Challenger is a one-owner car.
The car stopped running some 20 years ago, and it was parked right where it sits. To think that this was the owners first new car can definitely be good enough explanation for wanting to keep it, we all can relate to that. But what we don’t get is that he still insists he was planning to restore it someday, and refuses to sell it to someone who is willing to take action. If you ask us, he better get a move on or he won’t have much left to restore. We can’t imagine what the underside might look like.