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Rust Belt American Junk - Other Class

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Class: Rust Belt American Junk - Other

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Intermediate Driver

Jay Lamm, Chief Perpetrator of the 24Hours of Lemons, enters his Kellison. 

https://youtu.be/252H1lduPsk

Enter the Virtually Awful Concours d'Lemons here:https://community.hagerty.com/t5/concours-d-lemons/bd-p/concours-dlemonsBrought to you by:Hagerty - https://www...
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My Entry: The 1981 AMC "Desert" Eagle

 

This is the finest in American Engineering (that you can buy for $500). This bad boy came out of Tuscon, Arizona nestled amongst a sea of Trailer Homes within a Mogadishu array of trailer parks. 

Here is a walkaround showing off all the custom touches.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLFwimZ4HWQ

The Chome Eagle lowers my quarter mile time by 3 secondsThe Chome Eagle lowers my quarter mile time by 3 secondsThe other Hard Stance, just in case you thought the driver's side was weak!The other Hard Stance, just in case you thought the driver's side was weak!Side profile showing off it's 4WDednessSide profile showing off it's 4WDednessCammo interior is a melange of old gas, lot lizard and meth sweat.Cammo interior is a melange of old gas, lot lizard and meth sweat.Hard Stance on with Custom SLA BumpersHard Stance on with Custom SLA Bumpers

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This is not relevant but it's the John Wayne Platter at my favorite restaurant. 

Here's a walkaround of my $500 1981 AMC Eagle Sedan.
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Now I am hungry AND I want am AMC product!  Thanks for that! 

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Re: 1963 Studebaker Avanti-Rust Belt American Junk - Other Class

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First race The Ridge 2016First race The Ridge 2016

 

$1000 car. Sold some bits to reach $500$1000 car. Sold some bits to reach $500

 

289 Studebaker V-8289 Studebaker V-8

 

Still a decent interiorStill a decent interior

 

This 1963 Studebaket Avanti started racing 24 Hours of LeMons events in 2016. It has appeared in west coast races at least once a year since. IOE winner in 2016. Best finish, 

Inde 2020, 2nd in class C. 

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This is my American junk, a 1983 Jeep J-10. Complete with it's fair share of rust, leaking rear main seal and incredibly smooth ride (extreme sarcasm, it's a full size jeep they ride like a conestoga wagon) it truly is one of the most reliable vehicles on the planet 😂. Mine is one of I believe 10 or 12 in the world that has yet to be LS swapped (Very Rare option!) This one is still touting the old AMC 360, aside from the oil leak that just started 2 weeks ago it really is a great running and driving truck. The bottom picture is a comparison from the first day I brought it home to how it sits now. Here is a short little video of it running https://youtu.be/ecxExfgilFo

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Here is my 1982 Jeep Wagoneer "Farm Find". It was born in Rust Belt Capital of Toledo, OH where it was purchased by a Pittsburgh Oil Baron who decked it out in every option imaginable....except he special ordered it with the 4.2l Inline Six! It then made its way back to Armada, MI where and my son @dlangshootpies pulled it out from behind a barn next to a field last year. We spent that weekend getting it running after a 10 year nap and then I have been cosmetically restoring it ever since.  Being a 6 cylinder tank it has a highly questionable zero to 60 time but gets a highly respectable for a FSJ 18+mpg. 

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That powertrain/trim combo is amazing.   Very cool barn find! 

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Re: 1963 Studebaker Avanti-Rust Belt American Junk - Other Class

Pit Crew
I was originally suspicious of whether this was truly a $500 car or not when I first saw it but after seeing these photos I'm not any longer! That has to be one of the most beat-up Lemons cars I've ever seen! Congratulations on your fiberglass skills as well!