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$700 Jalopy on Craigslist Was Million-Dollar Corvette

Sometimes gems lie underneath the 'gaudy purple paint, poorly applied'

(Newser) - Anybody can go poking around Craigslist and find a junker car for $700. But nobody at all snapped up a jalopy listed five years ago and described thusly: "SERIAL # X53L on documented 1953 pre-production Corvette Frame. We believe this to be a 1953 Pontiac prototype that was to... More »

This Stolen Hot Rod Is Worth So Much Money

Experts call it a 'freak'

(Newser) - It's known as a "freak" by experts, and now it's missing. The Journal News reports a 1970 Plymouth Barracuda worth nearly $1.5 million was boosted from a New York residence last week. The hot rod is worth so much because it's one of only 17... More »

Vegas Prisoners Restore Classic Cars

It's an 'amazing' program, says one inmate

(Newser) - When it comes to behind-bars occupations, it’s not all license-plate-making anymore: At the Southern Desert Correctional Center, near Las Vegas, some 33 medium-security inmates show up Monday through Friday to restore vintage cars. "We've got a '56 Jaguar, a '48 Rolls Royce, and a Studebaker... More »

Thief Swipes Travolta's Vintage Ride

$100K vehicle stolen in broad daylight

(Newser) - John Travolta's collection of vintage cars, while still impressive, is a little smaller than it was a few days ago. A thief made off with the actor's 1970 Mercedes Benz 280-SL after he left it on a residential street in Santa Monica for 10 minutes while visiting a... More »

How to Spend Your $333M Mega Jackpot

Lottery pot now tops $333M

(Newser) - With the Mega Millions jackpot at $333 million, ABC News investigates the best ways to spend it:
  • A new pad: "I would think they'd want to own a truly extraordinary home," says a real-estate agent. How about 3 townhouses in Greenwich Village, at just $16 million a pop?
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