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Author: woodsplitter   Date: 2/14/2018 12:27:42 PM    Show Orig. Msg (this window) Or  In New Window

One of my biggest regrets in my life (and there are many) was cutting that car up. I bought that car from a guy in Highland Park, NJ. Pat Michael and I have been friends since junior high school (1975) and at some point in 1981/1982 he told me about a car in Highland Park that was sitting in a driveway on a side street near the White Rose hamburger spot. I didn't recognize it as the 9c because it was painted dark brown color. I brought the car home and immediately took heat from my father for buying it. I took the car apart piece by piece and sold off the components to help fund the purchase of my first open trailer. I think that I paid about $400 for the car complete with a stock 283 engine. Once the car was stripped my father bought a sawzall and began cutting the frame/body into pieces. I took the remains to a scrap yard in South Plainfield and on the way there the hood fell off the trailer and was run over by the car behind me. I remember the rear was an early 6 spline quick change and I eventually sold that to Joe Jarowicz for a street car he was building. I held on to the front brake drums for years and sold them at a flea market/swap meet at some point in the late 80's. Some of the parts went to racer's warehouse. I kept the heim ends and tie rod ends (there were both on the car) for a few years as well. A few of the steel radius rods may still be under my bench in the garage. Not sure where the Schroeder manual steering went (probably Racer's Warehouse) but I am very, very, very sorry that I didn't recognize the car when I had it. It wasn't until many years later that I realized that it was the 9c. I only saw tbe car race in the black color. The car possibly had a number 66 on it when I bought it. The guy that I purchased it from was possibly Nick something? Under the brown we found a lot of the original yellow. I started going to the races regularly in late 1972 and don't ever recall seeing the 9c yellow in person. Sorry I screwed up guys.


 
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