Jerry Heasley's Rare Finds: Rediscovering Muscle Car Treasures by Jerry HeasleyJerry Heasley's Rare Finds: Rediscovering Muscle Car Treasures by Jerry Heasley

Jerry Heasley's Rare Finds: Rediscovering Muscle Car Treasures

byJerry Heasley

Paperback | June 10, 2011

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For the past 20 years, veteran automotive journalist Jerry Heasley has been documenting the rediscovery of rare muscle cars in barns, garages, fields, and the most unexpected places. These stories have appeared inMuscle Car Review, Modified Mustangs and Fords,andMopar Muscleand won over a large audience. Some of these cars have simply become fixtures in garages while others have been forgotten, neglected, and/or abandoned. Some owners have passed away and left their beloved muscle cars behind, some have been claimed by unappreciative spouses, exported to a foreign country, and even hidden in plain sight. With that, their collectibility, value, and historical significance have gone unrecognized. These cars have been waiting for a knowledgeable enthusiast to appreciate their stature and return them to their former glory. These unusual circumstances and the extremes dedicated enthusiasts have gone to acquire these cars have created a fascinating collection of stories.

Many stories chronicle the adventures of collector car buyers doing intense research, checking many sites, and making a huge number of phone calls to discover an extremely valuable yet forgotten muscle while others simply fall into lucky car collector's hands. Whether it has been fate, circumstance, hard work, or pure luck, Heasley brings each collector car quest to life in vivid and compelling detail. The collection of fascinating stories contains iconic cars, such as the 1970 Shelby GT350, 1968 Dodge Hemi Dart drag race car, 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302, 1969 Ford Torino Talledega, 1969 Chevy COPO Camaro, 1969 Dodge Daytona Charger, and many, many others.

column appears in Mustang Monthly, Vette, and Muscle Car Review. He has published more than a half million photos and images worldwide. He lives in Pampa, Texas, and has a ranch near Wheeler, Texas.
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Title:Jerry Heasley's Rare Finds: Rediscovering Muscle Car TreasuresFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.38 inPublished:June 10, 2011Publisher:CartechLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1934709522

ISBN - 13:9781934709528

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Table of Contents

Preface

 

Chapter 1: Hiding in Plain Sight 

Discovery of the 1970/ &71 Rapid Transit System Duster

 

 

Chapter 2: The Original General Lee Surfaces

A Celebrated 1969 Dodge Charger

 

 

Chapter 3: Jeff Foxworthy&s Joke Comes True

A 1970 Shelby GT350 in the Yard

 

 

Chapter 4: Wild Goose Chase

Chasing a Race Hemi Dart with 33 Miles

 

 

Chapter 5: Wild Goose Chase Nets a Goose 

The Boss/Shelby/Mach 1/GT/Special

 

 

Chapter 6: Built To Race

1968 Hurst/Olds Drag Car

 

 

Chapter 7: A Time Capsule Comes out of Hiding

1969 Boss 302 with 196 Miles

 

 

Chapter 8: Aero Warrior Uncovered in Texas

1969 Ford Torino Talladega

 

Chapter 9: A Disguised Drag Car at an Estate Sale

1969 COPO Camaro

 

 

Chapter 10: An Ex-Wife's Backyard Super Car 

1969 Dodge Charger Daytona

 

 

Chapter 11: War Bird 

A Fallen Soldier&s 1970 Plymouth Road Runner

 

 

Chapter 12: Friend of a Friend&s Rare Find 

1969 Camaro Z/28

 

 

Chapter 13: Gathering the Pieces

Boss 429 Cougar

 

 

Chapter 14: Hunting Muscle Cars in El Paso and Juarez

The Doghouse 1969 Boss 429

 

 

Chapter 15: High-Demand Muscle

1970 Plymouth Superbird

 

 

Chapter 16: A Mexican Sidewalk Ornament 

Ed Roth&s Famous Orbitron

 

 

Chapter 17: Ultimate Junkyard Find 

A Lightweight L88 1969 Corvette Race Car

 

Chapter 18: From Thin Air 

1960 Le Mans Winning Corvette

 

 

Chapter 19: A Historic Prancing Horse Found in a Pasture

1955 Ferrari 750 Monza

 

 

Chapter 20: Paradise Lost and Later Found

The First Shelby Mustang Race car&5R002

 

 

Chapter 21: The Ultimate Barn Find

1964 Shelby 289 Cobra

 

 

Chapter 22: Persistence Pays Off 

1970 Plymouth Hemi Road Runner

 

 

Chapter 23: Rescuing a Record Setter 

The First 200-mph Dodge Charger Daytona

 

 

Chapter 24: Lightweight Drag Car in the Woods 

Phil Bonner&s 1962 Ford and Rick Kirk&s "Stuff"

 

 

Chapter 25: AK-47s and 440 Magnums in Juarez

A South-of-the-Border 1970 Plymouth &Cuda

 

 

Chapter 26: Craig Jackson&s Automotive Investment 

1969 ZL1 Camaro

 

 

Chapter 27: Lightweight Race Hemi Rediscovered

Melrose Missile 6

 

 

Chapter 28: A Buick on the Prairie

1970 Buick GS455 Stage 1

 

 

Chapter 29: World&s Most Sought-After Race Car 

1964 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe

 

 

Chapter 30: A Childhood Muscle Car Dream Becomes Reality 

1968 Plymouth GTX 440