Vietnam Vet's $5,000 Dodge Charger Daytona Revived After Two Decades of Hiding

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A RARE classic car was found in a barn after its owner bought it before the Vietnam War -

Then mothballed it for more than two decades. Ron Smith, 71 decided he wanted to have some fun before being deployed to Vietnam in 1969 so bought one of only 503 Dodge Charger Daytonas. He spent $4776.46 on the car - $30,000 in today's money -

And began touring America before heading off to South East Asia. When he returned from the war he drove the classic car for a number of years before he finally gave up on it in 1980. The car was beginning to fail regularly and was old by the standards of the day so Ron parked it in his father's lock up where it remained for more than two decades. After being recommended a trusted restorer Ron contacted Marshall Woolery who did not believe a Dodge Charger Daytona could be locked away in someone's barn.

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