A bunch of craigslist ads recently popped up featuring a wide variety of classic cars, many of which haven’t been seen in years. In addition, there’s a variety of cars available not included in the listing, all of which are located at an undisclosed location in Dallas. The seller is helping clean out the collection of a relative who has stored these cars in their yard for decades. Find all of the ads here, where you can contact the seller.
While speaking with the seller, he mentioned that the owner of the cars worked at a GM tool and die plant for many years. He also has his own machine shop on the property, making it possible to store and work on a wide variety of vehicles. Everything from Ford Courier pick-ups, vintage Honda Civics, Ford Pintos, and even a ’58 Buick are up for grabs, many of which have survived largely complete due to the owner’s reluctancy to allow anyone view the collection for many years. Here’s a quick sampling of a few of the classics are available:
- 1958 Edsel
- 1968 Ford Thunderbird
- 1969 Chevy El Camino
- 1966 Chevy Corvair
- (4) Ford Couriers
- 1973 Ford Ranchero
- 1972 VW Bus
- 1974 Alfa Romeo Spider (42,000 miles)
- 1975 AMC Pacer
- Many others!
The seller also mentioned that the long-time owner had more than a passing interest in sports cars. Among them is this 1967 Lotus Europa with only 24,000 original miles that was raced back in the ’70’s. Though it looks like it’s been sitting for a few years, the car still has its original motor and appears to be complete.
A Citroen SM that suffered hail damage ended up in the owner’s collection early in its life and is a U.S. model based on its round headlights. The Maserati-sourced V6 is still in place and supposedly won’t take much work to get running. The hydraulic suspension may be another story though.
Other cars include several Ford station wagons equipped with 428 and 429 motors, but pictures weren’t available at the time of publication. Among the other more unique domestics is this rare Ford Pinto Cruising Wagon, complete with porthole windows and side-stripes.
The French are represented beyond the Citroen. A Renault Le Car and two Dauphines are among the finds, as is a car that we’d be surprised if another even exists in the States: A Simca 1100, likely an early ’70s model. Quite advanced for its time, the hatchback body featured front wheel drive, disc brakes, and rack and pinion steering.
Rarities such as a Volvo Bertone coupe, a Hillman Husky, and what appears to be a Hillman Minx convertible (albeit needing a new trunk lid) are parked near a Honda CVCC and a Fiat X1-9 with only 77k original miles.
There’s something for everyone in the collection, and while we wish we could see it with our own eyes, our readers in the Dallas area will have to be our reporters on the ground. Other cars not mentioned here include multiple domestic pick-up trucks, Volkswagens including Beetles and Fastbacks, a Triumph TR7, Spitfire, two Porsche 924s, and an El Camino with the Laguna front-end.
Keep in mind, if you do visit the collection, please be respectful. For many years, these cars were one man’s pride and joy, and they deserve more than a kick in the tires. There are other cars available, so get in touch with the seller for more information. If you had your pick, which of these would you drag home?