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Sheriff is auctioning ’69 muscle car abandoned in storage

June 4, 2019
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In a May 21, 2019 handout photo from the Leelanau County Sheriff, a 1969 Plymouth GTX convertible is seen. The sheriff's office in northern Michigan is auctioning some rare muscle. Undersheriff Steve Morgan says the car probably was stored for decades and the odometer shows less than 21,000 miles. The two-door GTX is known as a muscle car for its powerful engine. The car was abandoned in a storage building that has changed hands a few times, northwest of Traverse City. Morgan says investigators searched the vehicle's identification number but couldn't find an owner. (Leelanau County Sheriff via AP)
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In a May 21, 2019 handout photo from the Leelanau County Sheriff, a 1969 Plymouth GTX convertible is seen. The sheriff's office in northern Michigan is auctioning some rare muscle. Undersheriff Steve Morgan says the car probably was stored for decades and the odometer shows less than 21,000 miles. The two-door GTX is known as a muscle car for its powerful engine. The car was abandoned in a storage building that has changed hands a few times, northwest of Traverse City. Morgan says investigators searched the vehicle's identification number but couldn't find an owner. (Leelanau County Sheriff via AP)

SUTTONS BAY, Mich. (AP) — A sheriff’s office in northern Michigan is auctioning some rare muscle: a 1969 Plymouth GTX convertible.

Leelanau County Undersheriff Steve Morgan says the car probably was stored for decades. The odometer shows less than 21,000 miles. The two-door GTX is known as a muscle car for its powerful engine.

The car was abandoned in a storage building that has changed hands a few times, northwest of Traverse City. Morgan says investigators searched the vehicle’s identification number but couldn’t find an owner.

The car will be sold as-is to the highest bidder. The online auction at MITN Surplus Auction starts Wednesday and runs through June 18.

The GTX is missing a battery. The condition of the car’s engine is not known, but the red-and-black exterior looks good.

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