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Old 12-27-2011, 01:55 PM   #1
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Yesterday, I removed all of my seats (for the 1st time) and the floor mats to inspect the middle & rear floorboards. While cleaning out all the old debris & walnut shells I found a quarter, it was pretty dirty, so I cleaned it up a little and brought it in the house to show my wife. I figured I'd mount it somewhere in the car as a keepsake. One of my boys (a coin collector) took a look at it and got all excited, the date looked rubbed off to me, but he thinks its a 1916. He's taking it to a collector today to see if this can be verified. If he's right, this thing is worth $2,000! This got me wondering, how many others have found "treasures" while cleaning out their car for the 1st time. I'd like to hear what unusual things you guys have found.
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Old 12-27-2011, 02:18 PM   #2
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When I first my got my Roadster, I pulled the seat cushions to give them a good scrubbing and found 2 original 3X spark plugs and the correct jack along with the remnants of the owner's manual. The cowl pocket had some papers that were so roach eaten I couldn't tell what they were.

While not Model A, I bought an unmolested '55 Olds some years ago.

Doing a cleanout of the car yielded a couple of condoms(still in the wrapper thankfully), Zippo lighter.

My '56 Pontiac had some 60s era nekkid girl photos under the back seat.

When I used to work for an exporter I'd find enough change in those old buses and semi's to cover my eats on the way home with some left over. I routinely found jewelry and other small trinkets in the buses, some of which were 14 or 24K gold.
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Old 12-27-2011, 02:31 PM   #3
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Ive found old change,dimes pennies ect A old planters peanut whistle and many mummiefied mice and snake skins
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Old 12-27-2011, 02:35 PM   #4
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wow you guys are lucky...all I found in my ol car was a hole...just a big black bottomless hole with a little sign and an arrow pointing to the abyss that said..to rebuild throw money here...
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Yesterday, I removed all of my seats (for the 1st time) and the floor mats to inspect the middle & rear floorboards. While cleaning out all the old debris & walnut shells I found a quarter, it was pretty dirty, so I cleaned it up a little and brought it in the house to show my wife. I figured I'd mount it somewhere in the car as a keepsake. One of my boys (a coin collector) took a look at it and got all excited, the date looked rubbed off to me, but he thinks its a 1916. He's taking it to a collector today to see if this can be verified. If he's right, this thing is worth $2,000! This got me wondering, how many others have found "treasures" while cleaning out their car for the 1st time. I'd like to hear what unusual things you guys have found.
$2,000 buys a lot of Model A Parts; what's on your list??
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Old 12-27-2011, 02:58 PM   #6
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I guess it all depends on its value. If it's just an old silver quarter, I think I'll mount it in the car as a memory. On the other hand, if it's really worth a lot, I'm sure my wife will have some input on this.....new update, my boy just got back. Good news! It is a 1916, however, its condition is not worth $2k, but it is worth $600 & thats still alot. It probably will go torwards more parts, maybe not, my wife is sittin over my shoulder and she just said, "Think so?!", Ha!, bet she wins!
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Old 12-27-2011, 03:24 PM   #7
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Got our '31 roadster 'kit' from brother-in-law - he had disassembled to update, but never got to it - for $3,000

He also gave a box of stuff...
- several quarts of non-detergent oil - "the only thing you want to use"
- an old torn vinyl spare tire cover
- an oil cloth spare tire cover printed with the figure of Roosevelt, holding a beer, with the word 'Prosperity'

Now, this last item...
Has a small tear in it, I was about to toss it with the torn vinyl one when my wife said hold it... took a picture, searched the web, talked to an auction house... first discussion was they want it on consignment to start at 1,800 with an estimated sell from 3,000 - 3,500. I made her verify this with them, reminding her to tell them about the tear... new pictures, showing the tear were sent. Now they say start at 1,000, sell 2,000-2,500. Have to remind her doesn't mean a thing until the check clears - but still pretty interesting...
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Old 12-27-2011, 03:27 PM   #8
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My sedan had a set of 21" tire chains under the seat.
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Old 12-27-2011, 04:14 PM   #9
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When I was a kid, my dad had an automotive trans. shop. He also did just about everything else, including body/paint. Behind his shop he had his own private "junk yard" w/about 100 cars. I used to pull the seats and look all around the interiors for stuff. Found all kinds of trinkets, money, ect.- I sure had a good time! Didn't take much to keep me happy then, and reading your similar stories now is pretty fun too!
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Old 12-27-2011, 04:17 PM   #10
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I found a Sears Defender 7 shot pistol in a tin under the back seat of my Tudor.A glass bottle of oil had broken in there too,turned to grease,and the pistol was in the lump.I was actually melting the grease with a torch looking for tools and useable hardware.The grease preserved it perfectly,and it shoots fine.In another tin I found some girlie books from the 40's.They were the hard-core ones for back then.They are all European printings,and high priced for the time.I found a set of unused tire chains,made for the A.There are three to a wheel,with the inside band a perfect fit to the contour of the A rim.
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Old 12-27-2011, 06:36 PM   #11
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On my 1929 AA CCPU on the door post I found the date milage up to 1952. It had 82000 miles on it and I bought it last year and it had 84000 miles on it.My truck is my avator
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Old 12-27-2011, 07:10 PM   #12
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After stripping the paint off my passenger door I found a "Pittsburgh Steel" company ink printed in the sheet metal.


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Old 12-27-2011, 07:24 PM   #13
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I guess it all depends on its value. If it's just an old silver quarter, I think I'll mount it in the car as a memory. On the other hand, if it's really worth a lot, I'm sure my wife will have some input on this.....new update, my boy just got back. Good news! It is a 1916, however, its condition is not worth $2k, but it is worth $600 & thats still alot. It probably will go torwards more parts, maybe not, my wife is sittin over my shoulder and she just said, "Think so?!", Ha!, bet she wins!
Take a look at 1916 quarters on ebay. The prices are all over the place. If the dealer said it was worth $600, he could probably sell it for three times that amount.
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Old 12-27-2011, 08:42 PM   #14
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They are extremely rare. Just a quarter in good shape from 1916 can be worth over 3000.00. The change found in my roadster is worth about 25.00, a 1910 penny, and two quarters, a 1936 and 1956. Too bad they were not 1916's!!
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Old 12-27-2011, 09:04 PM   #15
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Keep an eye on this crummy 1916 standing liberty quarter that ends tomorrow.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1916-Standin...3#ht_922wt_689

Judge if yours is better or worse and then decide if you want to put it on eBay. Don't sell it to the coin shop. He is going to buy to make a profit.
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Old 12-27-2011, 09:40 PM   #16
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I as well, misspent my youth in junk yards. Always some tools and change found me. my 29 Packardcame with shall change. The money remains in plain view so as not to mess with Lady Luck.
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Old 12-27-2011, 09:49 PM   #17
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don't want to steal the thread, but would like to know of a website that would help a non-collector determine approx value of US Coins and possibly an honest source for selling ... have a number of silver coins including late 1800's silver dollars.
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this lighter was found above the windshield in the wooden header
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Old 12-27-2011, 11:01 PM   #20
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while not in a car, i was cleaning out an estate, My grandpa's cousine passed away, and every thing in the house was never touched, he was a horder so every thing was burried, ....I found a nickle in MINT CONDITON from 1899!!
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