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    Posted: Sep/29/2015 at 12:12pm
Returned Sunday from a trip to Teulon, Manitoba to buy this 1968 Rebel SST and wanted to share the trip. The owner was the great grandson of the original owner. The car sat outside for about 30 years. Started up and runs great, drove it onto the trailer. From what I can tell it's a completely original 2-door hardtop 343 4bbl car. Even has the original floormats. It needs work, but the price couldn't be beat. Luckily he only listed it on something called kajiji.ca (which is Canada's Craigslist), otherwise I'm sure it would've been gone. Asking price was $1200 CDN, he said he needed at least $1000 CDN, I offered him $800 CDN and we settled on $900 CDN, which ended up being $675 US!! He didn't really know what he had, which was great for me!

Long trip, 18 hours there, 26 back. Only issue was a trailer blowout an hour south of the border in ND, but Uhaul roadside assistance had us back up within the hour.

The makeshift gas bottle was a precaution the owner took since he didn't know what was in the gas tank.



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Photon440 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/29/2015 at 12:20pm
Nice find!  Give us the pictures after it's vacuumed and cleaned. :)  Wish I found a deal like that in the Vancouver area.

By the way, there used to be Kijiji in the US, but it was renamed 'Ebay Classified' five years ago since that's who owns it.
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Nice find! 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote rockAMX Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Sep/30/2015 at 12:36am
There is Craigslist in Canada, but it is not as popular as kijiji. 
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  So,what are your future plans for the barn find Rebel?Btw,did you have any trouble sleeping after you stole it??LOL Nice find!Congrats!

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It looks remarkably straight, intact and complete. Appears to be easily restorable. This car is a good candidate for a stock restoration. Good luck with it.
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My back is still stiff from the long drive, but I feel very lucky to have found it before the rest of you ;-).

The intent is to get a '68 Rebel and clone the prototype Rebel Machine. Unfortunately I seem to have found an all original, family-owned car that will probably be frowned upon if modified.

Tell me this wouldn't look cool:

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I'm with you on the Machine clone prototype. 

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Wow, you got a good deal. I live in ND. Had I known about this, I don't know if I would have maintained enough self-discipline to not cross the border and buy a car I don't have room for. I really like those Rebels. Guess the only thing I don't prefer about the car is the vinyl top and shifter on the column. Planning to remove some vinyl?
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The vinyl is basically removing itself! The plan for the car is two posts above. I've had a few conversations regarding consoles, need to restart the search, so yes, I'm planning on converting to automatic floor shift (i'm guessing the original Rebel Machine prototype was a manual, but I have a 727 being given to me).
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