Rare Finds


Rediscovering muscle car treasures, this book takes you along for the ride as many rare finds are uncovered.  Cars include 1970 Shelby GT350, 1969 Camaro, 1969 Dodge Daytona Charger, 1968 Plymouth GTX 440, 1964 Shelby Daytona Coupe and many, many more


Many stories chronicle the adventures of collector car buyers doing intense research, checking many sites, and making umpteen 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.

Chapters include:

Hiding in Plain Sight - Discovery of the 1970/71 Rapid Transit System Duster

The Original General Lee Surfaces - A Celebrated 1969 Dodge Charger

Jeff Foxworthy's Joke Comes True - A 1970 Shelby GT350 in the Yard

Wild Goose Chase - Chasing a Race Hemi Dart with 33 miles

Built to Race - 1968 Hirst/Olds Drag Car

A Time Capsule Come out of Hiding - 1969 Boss 302 with 196 miles

Aero Warrior Uncovered in Texas - 1969 Ford Torino Talledega

A Disguised Drag Car at an Estate Sale - 1969 COPO Camaro

An Ex-Wife's Backyard Super Car - 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona

War Bird - A Fallen Soldier's 1970 Plymouth Road Runner

Friend of a Friend's Rare Find - 1969 Camaro Z28

Gathering the Pieces - Boss 429 Cougar

Hunting Muscle Cars in El Paso and Juarez - The Doghouse 1969 Boss 429

High-Demand Muscle - 1970 Plymouth Superbird

A Mexican Sidewalk Ornament - Ed Roth's Famous Orbitron

Ultimate Junkyard Find - A Lightweight 1969 L88 Corvette Race Car

From Thin Air - 1960 Le Mans Winning Corvette

A Historic Prancing Horse Found in a Pasture - 1955 Ferrari 750 Monza

Paradise Lost and Later Found - The First Shelby Mustang Race Car 5R002

The Ultimate Barn Find - 1964 Shelby 289 Cobra

Persistence Pays Off - 1970 Plymouth Hemi Road Runner

Rescuing a Record Setter - The First 200 mph Dodge Charger Daytona

Lighweight Drag Car in the Woods - Phil Bonner's 1962 Ford and Rick Kirk's "Stuff"

AK-47s and 440 Magnums in Juarez - A south of the Border 1970 Plymouth 'Cuda

Craig Jackson's Automotive Investment - 1969 ZL1 Camaro

Lightweight Race Hemi Rediscovered - Melrose Missile VI

A Buick on the Prarie - 1970 Buick GS455 Stage 1

World's Most Sought After Race Car - 1964 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe

A Childhood Muscle Car Dream Becomes Reality - 1968 Plymouth GTX 440