Thursday, January 18, 2024

One-owner Rescues: 1966 Pontiac, 1967 Chevy C10 hauled out of the Alabama woods

Two rusty gold rescues! We dive into the edge of some Alabama woods to rescue two one-family owned vehicles. The 1966 Pontiac Tempest Custom was parked in 1977 and the 1967 Chevrolet C-10 was parked for good in 1980. I had my heart set on buying the Pontiac for 10 years. I continued to bug my former co-worker, Bryan Crowson, about his family selling. I reached out again because our Price Sisters' Tempest was in dire need of a replacement core support. I thought the red 2-door Tempest Custom parts car might be the answer. This time, the family said, “YES! Sell it!” No good? Already committed to buy, the wheels were in motion to purchase, when I discovered the core support was no good. What to do? The family had made their decision to sell.
1966 Pontiac Tempest parked in 1977.
"I'll call Keith!" My buddy, Keith Lively, is always ready for automotive adventure. In less than an hour he and Ron Kidd hightailed it to the location for the extraction. We got more than we bargained for in the process! The family had parked the Pontiac in 1977 after serving the family in day-to-day activities and then as a hand-me-down car for the teen. A newer car replaced the well-optioned Tempest Custom in the late 1970s when it was parked. Next to it sat a short-wheelbase 1967 Chevy C-10. Parked in 1980. Both vehicles were complete but rust damage was heavy. These were once family treasures but the hands of time had been unkind out in the elements.
1967 Chevy C10 parked in 1980.
Watch the Rescue and let me know what you would do with these two in the comments.
Jody Potter
— Junkyard Life: The Story Beneath the Rust

Read more about the Price Sisters in our full Junkyard Life story.

Jody and Keith admire the beauty of the green 1967 C10 short-wheelbase truck.

Ron loves old tags. This one is from 1980.

We told Ron he could quit pushing about 10 minutes after I took this photo. LOL!

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