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Old 20-08-2017, 11:11 AM   #1
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Default Righto, which one of you was this lucky bugger? What goodies have you found hiding in your ride?

I just read this thread about bags of fibrous stuff found in a forum member's Escape

It reminded me of a post on another forum a few weeks ago looking for legal advice.



The only thing worth anything that I've found in my Futura was the usual nest of coins under the back seat. That was a lot more pleasant than the bag of bananas down the side of the quarter panel in the boot. Urgh.
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Old 20-08-2017, 12:52 PM   #2
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Default Re: Righto, which one of you was this lucky bugger? What goodies have you found hiding in your ride?

Not my car, but I was in a workshop once and a guy brought a car in with a foul smell in the cabin and asked if we could find out what it was. Turned out someone had tied an octopus under the seat frame.
Not lucky, and not goodies, but definitely weird.
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Old 20-08-2017, 01:53 PM   #3
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I restored a Mustang a while ago and found 2 (used) and 1 (new, in the packet) condoms under the centre console. Must have a big night.
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Old 20-08-2017, 04:33 PM   #4
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Had gas tank removed from my wagon, and found $2.50 plus a new top coolant hose. Winning.
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1x live 7.62 round rolling around in the spare wheel well of my Mustang, so much for border checks. Oh and some yank coins and a cd in the player.
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Old 20-08-2017, 04:58 PM   #6
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Found a bag of cash under the spare tyre in an AU. It was like somebody's float from a swap-meet or similar, a couple of hundred in a variety of bills and change
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Old 20-08-2017, 05:06 PM   #7
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Found a big diamond engagement ring in the map pocket of a newly purchased car, lucky I didn't vacuum it up. Thought what do I need it for anyway so took it back to the previous owner. She was stoked, had been missing for a couple of years apparently.
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We had a young lady drop off her car to work after someone had a minor crash into the rear of her car.
Emptying the boot out among all her clothes and shoes were some fluffy handcuffs, dildos and a whip.
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Old 20-08-2017, 07:04 PM   #9
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Bong and a balaclava are the best finds I've had.
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cleaned out the pouches behind the front seats of the G6et. Got pricked by one of those blood sugar pens.
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Old 20-08-2017, 07:43 PM   #11
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Not so much inside the car but in a petrol tank on my XB. After draining it and taking it out I could here stuff rolling around inside it. Turns out there was a couple pieces of small gravel in there and a vintage matchbox car. Someone's grandson would have been shattered but knew better than to tell Pops about it - drove it for 2 years and never once heard them.
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Old 24-08-2017, 05:12 PM   #12
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Found a bag of marijuana in an e30 bmw airbox in about 2001 when I worked at a bmw specialist the owner was standing at the door watching one of the guys looking over the car as it didn't run right I remember him handing it back to him cause he was a repeat customer.
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Old 25-08-2017, 04:46 PM   #13
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nothing too exciting but pulled out the back seat of my fairlane and found the spare key and remote, had been there a while by the looks of it, made me happy saved me getting another key cut and buying a new remote
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Old 25-08-2017, 10:53 PM   #14
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A large collection of porn magazines under the back seat of a second hand Centura I bought in the 80's. Oh and in the glove box of EH Panel Van inherited from father, a cleaning kit, carry handle and sight adjustment tool and other minor bits for a L1A1 or L2A1 Self-Loading Rifle but no actual SLR or ammunition . He never owned a gun while he had the van and I found this after he died so where it came from remains a bit of a mystery; perhaps he gave a lift a reservist or serviceman with an SLR going to some memorial parade while he was in the RSL and they left these bits in the glovebox.
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Old 13-09-2017, 11:40 PM   #15
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Used to pull up back seats of taxis for lunch money in the 80s. Got the shock of my life when found 6k in notes. The driver came back next day in a panic naturally, turns out he had put it there for safe keeping cause his son was a druggie. They drove them hungry in those days.

The most I found in 1 taxi was just under $80 in coins, ty government getting rid of those smaller notes.
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We had a young lady drop off her car to work after someone had a minor crash into the rear of her car.
Emptying the boot out among all her clothes and shoes were some fluffy handcuffs, dildos and a whip.
Sounds like the accident wouldn't have been the only rear ending..
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Sounds like the accident wouldn't have been the only rear ending..
I was wondering if he sniffed it!!!!
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Found a sports bag in the boot of a car I bought about 4 years ago. Looked near new so I used it as my work lunch bag, still using it 4 years later and it outlasted that car.

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I was wondering if he sniffed it!!!!
A bit risky. Could smell like her boyfriends butt.
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Found a sports bag in the boot of a car I bought about 4 years ago. Looked near new so I used it as my work lunch bag, still using it 4 years later and it outlasted that car.







A bit risky. Could smell like her boyfriends butt.


Haha, good one
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Knew a bloke in the 70s who was a bookie.
He had rolls of cash stashed everywhere in his car.
I always wondered what would happen if it got stolen.
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Not my car, but I was in a workshop once and a guy brought a car in with a foul smell in the cabin and asked if we could find out what it was. Turned out someone had tied an octopus under the seat frame.
Not lucky, and not goodies, but definitely weird.
20 years ago when I worked up the north west in the mines, someone did this to one of the workshop superintendent's (who was a *****) car, took them ages to find it, christ it stunk.
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When I bought my car I negotiated a towbar into the deal. It wasn't a factory one but whatever it tows. The first flat tyre I had I found the towbar guy had left his trim tool to remove Christmas trees in the spare wheel well. It was a bent flat blade screwdriver with a notch in the blade. It's proven valuable over the years for more then just trim pieces. It's still no cash though.
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wasn't me and not found in a car but a guy I know who worked for Telstra, then Telecom. He found almost 4 grand stashed in one of the service pits. Those access pits in the footpath with the cement lids on them. Presumably had been there a while as it was all "commonwealth of Australia" notes. I remember we decided whoever stashed it died, or they forgot where it was hidden.
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wasn't me and not found in a car but a guy I know who worked for Telstra, then Telecom. He found almost 4 grand stashed in one of the service pits. Those access pits in the footpath with the cement lids on them. Presumably had been there a while as it was all "commonwealth of Australia" notes. I remember we decided whoever stashed it died, or they forgot where it was hidden.
Or was locked up before they could get the stash..
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Or was locked up before they could get the stash..
yeah but wouldn't you tell someone, a loved one? and I don't believe anyone would forget where they stashed 4 grand so maybe died in gaol
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yeah but wouldn't you tell someone, a loved one? and I don't believe anyone would forget where they stashed 4 grand so maybe died in gaol
Either that or they didn't want evidence possibly getting out. Still a sweet find. 7 years later I'm still happy with the trim tool I found. I use it at work. It's like s tiny jimmy bar. It helps get a real jimmy in at times.
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Either that or they didn't want evidence possibly getting out. Still a sweet find. 7 years later I'm still happy with the trim tool I found. I use it at work. It's like s tiny jimmy bar. It helps get a real jimmy in at times.
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Nothing news worthy, but the kids found 80x 10c coins hidden behind the rear seat cup holder. They thought theyd won the lottery
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I worked with a guy and sent him to Rent-A-Wreck when he needed a car.

"How'd you go?" I asked when he got back.

"Great. Had a fantastic weekend with the bird I'd lined up and found a bag of speed in the back that I sold for $300".
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