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Old 09-19-2013, 02:24 PM
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What an amazing story! Two vintage cars found in lake.

You want a low mileage 69 Camaro? This one was only months old when it was lost, you can get it cheap!

Sixth body discovered in decades-old cars recovered from Oklahoma lake* - NY Daily News

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Old 09-19-2013, 02:48 PM
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That Camaro is going to need to be color sanded and polished...I saw a scratch just below the driver's side taillight...LOL...is that a 66, 67 Chevelle just a head of it? WOW...now I'm going to read the article...LOL

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I just read the article...that's horrible, finding remains of six people after 40 years...I can only imagine what the families must be going through all over again...I do hope they get closure. When I first read the post I thought that they pulled 6 car bodies out of the lake...not 6 human bodies.

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I think they said the 69 Camaro has been in the lake since 1970, crazy ...
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yes, amazing find in regards to human remains and the cars. I hope the familys find relief or closure thru this.
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A friend of mine's parents house overlooks the Mississippi river just north of St. Louis city - they used to see lights periodically at the water's edge. They would notify the police and the next day they would send divers down, usually to find a car or two. A couple of times the cars had bodies in them.
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Think the camaro is wrecked or just broke apart being pulled out?
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I suspect that it was torn apart while being recovered. Other pictures I have seen of it the car looked pretty deteriorated.

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Old 09-20-2013, 05:59 AM
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I suspect that it was torn apart while being recovered. Other pictures I have seen of it the car looked pretty deteriorated.

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I think you're right, it's probably almost rusted apart.

I was reading the comments at the bottom of the story and one theory someone had was they accidentally drove the car into the water fast enough to render all three teenagers unconscious and they drowned. I think the front of the Camaro would show more damage if that were the case. I believe the plastic grill would not look so undamaged and the valance panel doesn't look like it took that hard a hit to me.

What are the odds of two cars ending up side by side in the water with three bodies in each one? It seems pretty strange to me.
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It's an amazing story that is for sure,

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Cars are found in the Detroit River all the time.
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Well it does not need to have the car go in the water real fast..People panic and don't know how to get out of a car in the water and drown..I suspect that is what happened there. After all this time the metal rusts to the extent that one can pull it apart by hand so when the forensic guys took the cars apart looking for remains that is most likely what happened there.

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Cars are found in the Detroit River all the time.
No sign of Hoffa in any of them ??
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Very Sad Indeed

Could be the cars sat side by side due to a road condition,when wet that caused them to slide off the road the same way. A friend here in La. had a son go missing. After months passed the father kept driving the road he would have taken home. It finally dawned on him that he may have went off the road in a small local river. He talked some folks into dragging the river, sure enough, they found the car and the remains.

A couple years later a carload of folks slid off the road at the same spot, some were rescued from underwater, but 3 children drowned. Officials finally came to their senses and put a guardrail along that section of road.

Some say more vehicles are down there, but nobody wants to dig them out. Sad indeed.
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That Camaro is going to need to be color sanded and polished...I saw a scratch just below the driver's side taillight...LOL...is that a 66, 67 Chevelle just a head of it? WOW...now I'm going to read the article...LOL

Ray
Actually that is a 69 Camaro the front end rusted but the rear did not ,don't know why unless the nose was in the mud;
the 50 Chevrolet was sitting side by side with the Camaro just like the were driven in there,,the 50 chevy didn't rust ,the Camaro rusted into or was torn into gy the rollback but the green 50 chevy has two holes cut in the roof so they could hooh cables to lift it out

There is a complete write up with pictures on MSN
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