December 22, 2005
(State College, PA) Penn State junior Jerry Haberford’s purchase of a 1981 VW Rabbit paid off with unexpected dividends last weekend. The education major said that he discovered a “small fortune” hidden away in the vehicle.
“I yanked out the back seat to run some speaker wire and I found almost three bucks in change,” he said, holding the recovered cache of cash in his hands. “It was mostly pennies and nickels, but it all spends the same way, right?”
Haberford next made a fortuitous discovery in the vehicle’s trunk.
“I lifted up the board over the spare tire and found this vintage 1970s silk shirt,” he said, adding that had “almost no” stains on it. “This would have cost me at least $5 at the Salvation Army.”
The high point of Haberford’s treasure hunt was under the passenger seat.
“There were four eight-track tapes under there, just waiting to be played,” he said, noting that he still needs to find an eight-track player. “I just can't wait for the aural epiphany that awaits in hearing Frampton’s “Do You Feel Like We Do” just like they did in the 1970s, especially in the middle of the “wah-wah” part when it interrupts to jump to the next track.”