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Hope business loses classic cars in fire

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HOPE — A Hope area body shop owner and vehicle collector lost his shop and two prized classic cars during a Tuesday fire.

The blaze that destroyed Jim's Garage and Body Shop, located along County Road 800 North in an area known as Old St. Louis, was first noticed at 4:23 p.m., shop owner James Lobdell said. 

While Lobdell and two employees managed to get a customer's car out of the burning building, two classic vehicles undergoing restoration for the past four months were destroyed, Lobdell said.

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