A Little Of Everything: 40+ Finds, One Location!

There’s something for everyone (okay, at least American car lovers) in this find of over 40 vehicles located in Hickory, North Carolina and advertised here on craigslist. The seller doesn’t exactly go overboard with their descriptions and requests phone contact only, so call quickly if you see something you like. Thanks to Levi A. for sending in this great find! There were way too many cars to picture them all, but some interesting ones are below.

This is the car named in the title of the craigslist ad. It’s a 1966 Chevrolet Impala SS 396 convertible — or at least that’s what the seller tells us. Obviously some restoration will be necessary!

Here we have a Packard, and the side grilles identify it as being a 1940’s vintage car, possibly a ’41?

I think this one is a 1960-1961 Imperial with the “false tire” trunk lid (note, not a Chrysler Imperial, it was a separate marque at this point in time).

Can a reader help us identify this early coupe? I was thinking 1937 Ford “trunk back” but there should be external trunk hinges showing. Of course, someone could have changed the hinge arrangement.

I’m pretty sure this pickup is an early 1950’s International, despite the Chevy S10 “poverty cap” hubcaps.

This one is a 50’s Ford pickup. It’s hard to tell exactly what year without more of the trim being present, but I think it’s a 1954 model.

On to some General Motors vehicles! First we have what I think is a 1962 Buick Skylark. This one looks pretty bad compared to some of the other cars. There’s a Trans Am or Firebird in the background as well.

I’m pretty sure this is a Pontiac Catalina wagon from around 1970; I like the later factory honeycomb wheels on it as well.

There are actually three Buick Reattas in the pictures, but there may be more at the site. I have a weakness for these cars; it’s a shame Buick never got to truly develop the platform.

The seller also states that there are two Chevy 409 engines to be sold; this isn’t one of them, although it is a Chevy V8. The seller seems interested in trades, selling the collection piecemeal or the whole shebang for one price. Are you going to give them a call?

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Comments

  1. Little Cars

    Both the Ford F100 truck and the 1937-38 Ford tudor look like they have been customized. The pickup looks like a grille was altered with fewer “teeth.”

    • Allen Member

      And the Ford is NOT a coupe; it’s a Tudor sedan.

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  2. Fred W

    Good call on the pickup- looked like a Dodge to me, but the fender line continues into the door on a Dodge, it’s an International- the inspiration for “Mater”!

  3. Will Fox

    I’d need a tetnus shot before I even ventured onto this lot. The little `62 Skylark doesn’t look long for this world; pretty rusty. The only one I’d care to see is the `61 Imperial, and even then, it would have to be a coupe. Too bad we can’t see more of the cars that are covered; anything beyond what we can see is just a guess.

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  4. Levi Andrus

    My guess is the buick special/skylark is a convertible.boy does it look rough

  5. Bruce Fischer

    The Blue station wagon I am pretty sure it a chevy.The fellows been trying to sell them here in East T.N. on Craigs list for some time. A lot of them look lie parts cars.Just sayin.Bruce.

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  6. ben

    It’s a junk yard so no expectations there.

  7. geomechs geomechs Member

    That Binder could come to my place. I could have a good time getting that into shape for the road. I’d have to spend some time looking over the ’54 Ford before I could give an honest comment….

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  8. Pete

    If this is the same guy I talked to a couple of years ago, he is a good old boy just trying to make a dollar. He moves thru a lot of old cars he digs out of the weeds. He is not an unreasonable fella either from what I recall.

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  9. Bill McCoskey

    The Packard is a series 110 [6 cyl], or a 120 [8 cyl], of 1940.

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  10. CaCarDude

    The red Reatta is the first year ’88 model. Easy to see it has the smaller hood emblem found on the first year only. This was ordered with the red body side trim, an option as well as the pin stripe. Sad to see this was somebody’s pride and joy at one time and looks like it was well cared for, my guess is the digital bug got in to this and the owner decided it was not worth the time and $$ to fix it. The drive train is very reliable and hard to beat if maintained properly.
    The ’56 Buick is a rare 2 dr hrdtp, that would be one I would really like to have of the lot I see here. Nice finds!

  11. Allen Member

    Nobody seems to have figured it out, but Reattas are sure to become highly collectible. These are hand-built cars – attractive, amply powered by the venerable 3.8, and very forward looking with their electronics. I’m guessing that there are, or soon will be, suppliers capable of rebuilding the faulty electronics with modern reliable units.

    There are several Reattas available locally, in good drivable condition, priced dirt cheap. Now is the time to scoop them up! My modest shop is now overflowing with other toys and projects right now – but I really want one of these!

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