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Old 12-05-2007, 10:37 PM
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Old SL found in FL Canal

http://www.wpbf.com/slideshow/news/14774712/detail.html

possibly still with its owner
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Old 12-06-2007, 06:43 PM
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So....are parts available? Hardtop looks fairly good

Similar thing here in DE. Old rural road along the river(rt. 9) near Taylors Bridge took a strong turn before actually reaching the bridge. Missing the turn resulted in a bath. A few years ago Police were searching for a missing young lady, found her and a few more cars they weren't expecting.
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Old 12-07-2007, 08:50 AM
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Did Jimmy Hoffa own an SL?
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Old 12-07-2007, 09:09 AM
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WIll it be for sale?

Call it the "smuggler's blues" Probably the end of the line for some coke dealer and his old lady

I wonder if it could be restored...
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Old 12-13-2007, 09:07 AM
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110 cars?? Sounds like an insurance scam.
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Old 12-13-2007, 10:03 AM
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110 cars?? Sounds like an insurance scam.
I think the Florida state constitution guarantees the rights of scammers of all kinds to conduct business unimpeded in the state.
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Old 12-13-2007, 01:35 PM
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110 cars?? Sounds like an insurance scam.

That's nothing... just dredge the East River in NYC or the Meadowlands in NJ and you will find thousands of Mafia coffins
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Old 12-13-2007, 07:13 PM
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Odd, that car was in WARM water for several years and shows little if no rusting? And the bumpers are still...almost shiny?
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Old 12-17-2007, 09:47 AM
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What a shame, that 560 was beautiful when she went in. . .
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Old 12-17-2007, 10:11 AM
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It just occurred to me that we may be seeing some of these on used car lots now . . . .
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Old 12-26-2007, 05:01 PM
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Here's the "official" update:
http://xml.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/palmbeach/sfl-1226manincanal,0,7234615.story

They say the then 42 year-old man, who was taking a prescription pain medication for his back, went off the road by accident because there was no sign of foul play. He was apparently seatbelted in the car.

I don't believe it because:
1. Palm Beach police are on a par with Beverly Hills Cops and Reno 911, and
2. Take a look at the map. The "20000 block" of Lox road is just the Everglades. Who takes their hot SL on a joyride there , especially without anyone else knowing?
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Old 12-26-2007, 07:08 PM
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I guess Fish sleeps with the fish.

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Old 12-27-2007, 08:53 AM
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Here's the follow-up article. Sounds like he usually took that road, so maybe it was an accident.

http://xml.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/palmbeach/sfl-flpbones1227pndec27,0,1086798.story
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