Just picked up this little gem from Ladoga, Indiana this past weekend. A friend turned me onto it when he discovered it on the Indianapolis Craigslist. As soon as I saw it I knew I had to have it. It took a couple of hours to get it towable but it made it home safe.
The story is that the old man whose estate it was part of had it shipped from overseas where is was picked up in a Military Port in Ladoga. He parked it in 1975 in a dry barn. I really haven't even checked the VIN to see what year it is but the sellers said it is a 68.
When it was parked in 1975 with 92,000 kilometers on the ticker it still had the factory shipping plastic on the door panels, visors, and back seat. At some point someone took the wheels. Also, despite the fact that the original owner was trying to preserve the car some IDIOT rolled down the window.....and just left it down........IN A BARN. For the next 38 years, racoons and any animal that was capable of climbing into it used it for shelter and as a toilet.
If this car is from another country, I don't know where. It is left hand drive, the speedometer is in KPH, it has a 2RC, and has some weird factory looking item installed under the right side of the dash. It is wired into the radio and seems to be a frequency converter.
The engine seems that it was good when it was parked, but it is shot now.
Here are some pics before and after cleanup. If anyone has ideas of where this car might have come from please let me know!