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  • Craig Zeni

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    To be truthful only part of the Vert-A-Pac cars were scrapped; that is, everything above the deck of the flat car itself that carried the structure. Same thing would apply to the Mopar-loaded autorack car in the photos above - the rack is separate from the flat car itself. The flat car part of the Vert-A-Pacs remained in service for many more years.

  • Kuroneko

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    Does this count:

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  • Michael Squeo

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    When you're a teenager everything with four wheels is a classic, and since I had a very dependable 69 Volvo 142 I was the tow guy, and a strong rope was our friend. Looking back I can't believe we got away with it and no one being towed rear-ended me. Looking at the photos of how those Vega's were transported makes me think GM put more money into engineering their delivery than the cars themselves. Before anyone yells at me my (then future) brother in law, who was the only person on earth that could keep his and his fathers Renault's running perfectly, had an early Vega. Yes the engine, trans and rear-end went - yes we bought replacements from a 1,200 mile Pontiac Astre that some kid had rolled, from a junk yard and yes we replaced everything. And that didn't fix things for very long.

  • Matthew Lange

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    The mechanic who looks after the Daytona, worked for the UK Ferrari importer for many years. he tells the story that back in the early seventies a lot of new Ferraris were being delivered to them with unbody damage. Turned out the truck being used to bring the cars from the UK to Italy was not compatible with the loading ramp at Maranello, so Ferrari were using a Fork lift to load them onto the truck!

    No idea if the story is true but I like it :)