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Autos Must-Reads: The Top 10 Stories of the Week

5/1/2015

MSN Autos: Top 10 Stories of the Week

1951 Iota 350 Sports Side Profile© Provided by Automobile 1951 Iota 350 Sports Side Profile

Catch up on what you missed on MSN Autos over the last seven days in our regular roundup of the 10 most-read stories of the week. Vintage hot rods and barn finds drew car lovers' attention this week, along with the amazing stories of how they fell into the hands of enthusiasts looking for their dream cars.

10: The Latest $199 Lease Deals

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When you're buying a new car, what qualifies as a "good deal"? If you're thinking less than $200/month, it's not a dream that's too good to be true. As part of an ongoing feature, Edmunds.com collects the $199/month lease deals available every month. Check out the hot deals for April at the link below.

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9: 10,081-Mile, Original Owner 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28

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The owner of this 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 bought it new and put it on blocks because he "couldn't figure out exactly what he was going to do with it." Several decades later, this gorgeous hot rod has less than 11,000 miles on it and is thought to be the lowest-mileage, undiscovered, and unrestored one-owner Z/28s left in the world.

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8: Things That Shouldn't Happen to a Car

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Thought a nasty fender-bender was the worst thing that could happen to your car? These 22 cars prove that much, much worse is possible. From coffins to water features to modern art, see 22 "rides" -- we use that term loosely here -- that redefine what a car can be.

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7: 1967 Ford Mustang 390 GT Fastback Barn Find

1967 Mustang Gt Fastback Rear Quarter© Provided by Hotrod 1967 Mustang Gt Fastback Rear Quarter

The sale of this car was an emotional one for the owner, who had held onto it on behalf of her late husband since he had died 15 years earlier. An enthusiast heard of the '67 fastback through word of mouth and ventured down to a barn in the rugged North Carolina countryside to track it down.

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6: The 10 Nuttiest Vehicles at the Lane Motor Museum

1951 Iota 350 Sports Side Profile© Provided by Automobile 1951 Iota 350 Sports Side Profile

Take a look at the insane showcase of the Lane Motor Museum, a quirky find in Nashville, Tennessee. The proprietor, who fell in love with cars when he was a teen, isn't on the hunt for blue-chip classics. Instead his collection features oddball machinery that's definitely worth a second look. Browse the 10 nuttiest cars at the museum at the link. 

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5: Which motorcycle brand has the highest owner satisfaction?

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Consumer Reports shares the results of its latest motorcycle satisfaction survey, which analyzed data from over 11,000 respondents looking at 12,300 motorcycles across 10 brands. Check out which brands topped Consumer Reports' findings and the best picks for your next dream bike based on owner satisfaction.

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4: 100 Ugliest Cars of All Time

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Well beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, everyone knows ugly. And there have been many, many ugly cars over the years. But according to Edmunds.com, these 100 are the ugliest of them all. You may be surprised to find that some of these ugly cars were in production for decades.

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3: 63 Photos of Stars and Their Cars

American actor Jack Nicholson laughs as he drives his white, convertible Volkswagen Beetle along an unidentified road, Los Angeles, California, September 4, 1969. (Photo by Arthur Schatz/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)© Getty Images American actor Jack Nicholson laughs as he drives his white, convertible Volkswagen Beetle along an unidentified road, Los Angeles, California, September 4, 1969. (Photo by Arthur Schatz/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Road & Track delved into the Getty Images archives for a look at Hollywood stars (both big screen and small) with cars throughout the decade. Want to see Jack Nicholson cruising in his Volkswagen Beetle and what William Shatner drove as a dashing young star? This is the gallery for you.

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2: 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1 - Rare Finds

The muscle Mustang had sat in this position for 15 years. The car last ran 25 years ago, in 1988. The seller was just a kid when he bought this car. When he went into the military 25 years ago, he stopped driving the car. It hasn’t been started since.© Provided by Hotrod The muscle Mustang had sat in this position for 15 years. The car last ran 25 years ago, in 1988. The seller was just a kid when he bought this car. When he went into the military 25 years ago, he stopped driving the car. It hasn’t been started since.

When photos of this 1971 Ford Mustang surfaced, it was deemed "pretty decent." Turns out the Mustang was a Super Cobra Jet Mach 1. Not too shabby. The hitch? The owner wouldn't name a price. Read more about the months-long bargaining that landed a long-time enthusiast a dream car.

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1: A Retired Missouri Rock Quarry Hides Barn-Find Gems

006 Barn Find Quarry Finds© Provided by Hotrod 006 Barn Find Quarry Finds

Hot Rod's 'Barn Finds' series takes readers somewhere new: a former rock quarry in rural Missouri. When it shuttered, the quarry became a junkyard and eventually came to house a trove of vintage gems. Browse a gallery of some of the best finds uncovered.

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