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Good car going to waste?

Posted Monday, February 27, 2012, at 11:20 AM

This 1970s Triumph just looks like it's in too good shape to be relegated to a trash bin. (T-G Photo by David Melson)
Take a look at the car at left in the large waste bin at this Tullahoma auto dealer.

That's a 1970s model Triumph, and I'd guess there are some collectors or gearheads who could do a quick fix on it. The top's ragged, and the back bumper looks like it may be bend, but the car doesn't look all that bad from what I could see of it.

Hopefully this is just a promotion and the Triumph won't be eventually sent to the scrap heap. It appears to me that the right person could have that car ready for more summer fun.

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690,114 cars were sent to the scrap yard under the cash for clunkers program.


-- Posted by quietmike on Mon, Feb 27, 2012, at 4:33 PM

I would LOVE to have that... although I thought it was an MG (I don't know cars that well) I'd love to have a little 2-seater

-- Posted by craftin_mom on Tue, Feb 28, 2012, at 9:47 AM


Red Cross program is simple ... The better the car, the greater your tax deduction. Avoid the hassle and expense of trying to sell your car your self. Not to mention the dangers of dealing with strangers in your home and around your family. Just donate your vehicle to the American Red Cross.

-- Posted by RGeneW on Tue, Feb 28, 2012, at 10:24 AM

Just another example of the wastefulness of our country.

-- Posted by Richardm on Fri, Mar 2, 2012, at 11:09 AM

Yet another example of another failed Obama "stimulus" program.

-- Posted by Tim Lokey on Sat, Mar 3, 2012, at 4:44 PM

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David Melson is a copy editor and staff writer for the Times-Gazette.