A 1968 Ford Mustang was sold with the ashes of the previous owner in a pot still standing inside, after being parked under a tree for 40 years.
The classic car is now being restored by Corner Classics, a repair shop on the Isle of Wight, off the south coast of England.
The unusual story began last year, when car collector Zach Taylor from Atlanta, Georgia, found a craigslist post, the Mustang Fan Club reported.
After contacting him, he was told that the post was made on behalf of a man named Bruce who was not using the internet.
Taylor left to visit the Ford Mustang in Franklin, North Carolina, and found it in a & # 39; cozy barn & # 39; but with heavy rust on the outside.
The classic 1968 Ford Mustang (above) pictured above was held under a tree in Florida for decades before being transferred to a barn in North Carolina where it was put on Craigslist
The classic car came with an additional feature – the former owner James & as 39 in a glass jar (above)
The rust-oldtimer had serious damage to its inside and outside (above). It had been parked under a tree in Florida by the former owner James for decades before he had previously moved to a cozy barn
Bruce told Taylor that he had bought the car from his friend James who had since died and that James had kept the car for decades under a tree in Florida.
During the inspection, Taylor saw an unusual-looking glass container filled with something white and dusty, sitting in the passenger seat of the vehicle.
& # 39; What's wrong with the jar on the inside? & # 39; he asked, before Bruce replied: & # 39; That's James! & # 39;
& # 39; Well, does James come by car? & # 39; Taylor added.
After further thought, Taylor decided not to take the car, but according to the site Jalopnik, Bruce wouldn't answer no.
Between July 2017, when Taylor first looked at the car and in November 2018 when he bought it later, Bruce constantly called and called him the site reports.
Taylor said the salesman called him between 30 and 50 times in a year, sometimes in the early hours of the morning and constantly texting him.
They eventually agreed on a price of $ 7,000, but after they bought it, Taylor decided that the vehicle was too bad to fix it.
The 1968 Ford Mustang (above) was kept in a barn by owner Bruce, who had it put on Craigslist and was willing to sell it with the ashes of Bruce & # 39; s friend former owner James
The classic Ford Mustang from 1968 is pictured above and is now undergoing a renovation to have it fitted with a new body
Corner Classics posted a humorous picture online of a model skeleton that worked on the Mustang
The 1962 Ford Mustang is being prepared for its new body
He cleaned up the & # 39; horribly dirty & # 39; interior and installed polished hubcaps before he offered it on eBay.
It sold it to a collector in England for $ 23,000 and now Corner Classics repair shop is trying to restore the vehicle.
The company wrote to social media that they have built a new bodywork in California for the classic car.
They described it as an exciting time for this project. It will be a brand new car. & # 39;
The Ford Mustang was taken from his homes in North Carolina and Georgia before he left for England, where it is now being repaired on the Isle of Wight (above)
The Ford Mustang was sold to someone in England for $ 23,000 and is now being repaired (above)
Colin Budden, the owner of Corner Classics, has owned 25 Mustangs in the past over five years and currently has five, he said Fox News Autos.
In addition to a new body to be completed in six months to a year, Budden has considered finding a way to incorporate the axle into the car's chassis so that James can stay with the car forever.
On the social media page of Corner Classics, users were surprised at the story of the vehicle.
Shannyn Christie wrote: & # 39; What a wonderful way to celebrate James, and very good of you to do what you can to keep James with his car! & # 39;
Another user, Ollie Clark, commented: & # 39; That's great, you are planning to keep James by his car, I would be honored to be driving around with him. & # 39;
Some suggested other ways to honor former owner James.
Desireé Piepkorn wrote: & # 39; Why not add the ashes to the new paint job, so that the old owner can always be at his beautiful machine. & # 39;
Freddy Ph suggested: & # 39; I have it! Turn his axis into a diamond and anchor it in the mustang's eye. & # 39;
Meanwhile, Keith Hyt suggested something rather: & # 39; This should be initiated and called the James Stang. & # 39;
Now under the restoration of Corner Classics (above), the repair shop has built a new bodywork in California
Tranquility destroyed the classic car (above) after being parked under a tree in Florida for decades, according to a former owner named Bruce.
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