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Article about: A couple of new discoveries in the desert this winter. The old automobile was neatly punctured by what I believe was a 37mm armor piercing round. The emplacements remain intact after 70 year

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ID:	330414 A couple of new discoveries in the desert this winter. The old automobile was neatly punctured by what I believe was a 37mm armor piercing round. The emplacements remain intact after 70 years!

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    Where abouts is this mate???

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    It's in south-eastern California. Nearest town would be Vidal Jct.

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    There would be a few hotrodders/ratrodders that would like that car body.looks like a Model A ford?

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    I think the cost of a helicopter to get it out would discourage most folks. It's 5 or 6 "rugged" miles from the nearest dirt road. That's why no one else has found it. It was probably old in 1942. Guessing it belonged to a prospector or miner as I found an old mine nearby.
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    There would be a few hotrodders/ratrodders that would like that car body.looks like a Model A ford?
    I think it might actually be a 1929 Essex Coupe:

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