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After 44 Years, Truck Still Brings What He Paid for It

Minnesota man returns pickup to the grandson of the original seller, for $75

(Newser) - A Minnesota man sold the 1957 Chevy pickup he drove for 44 years for $75—the same price he paid decades ago. Bob Sportal of Prinsburg handed over the key last month to the grandson of the man he bought the truck from, the AP reports. Sportal was in his...

$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...

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...

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...

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...

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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