Auction Alert! 400+ Collector Vehicles And More

There is an amazing collection of vehicles and petroliana up for auction next month. The estate of “Bud” Walters Jr. is being presented here by Sullivan Auctioneers. The 2-Day Estate Auction will be held on-site at two separate locations in Southwest Kansas on September 18th and 19th. Thanks to Barn Finds reader Leon W. aka “Snotty” for the tip on this huge auction!

The auction is “being held for the heirs of the late Raimon G. “Bud” Walters Jr. Mr. Walters, along with his brothers, owned and operated Walters Motor Co., which was a Chrysler, Plymouth, Dodge new car dealership.” So how does someone acquire so many vehicles and so much stuff? The ad goes on to say: “Mr. Walters was never married & spent most of his life collecting. According to those that knew Bud…”Nothing was for sale”!

How cool is this? Classic trucks with vintage advertising have been popular for years. Most of the ones you see have been reproduced by artists and painters to fool you at a distance. There’s no mistaking this one though. You can tell this is a legitimate commercial truck that was painted years ago. Even if the truck is too far gone, the doors will be worth money by themselves. Overall this collection looks really neat. If you are planning on bidding, let us know what caught your eye.

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  1. Martin Sparkes

    I am going to have to add Kansas to my list of Craigslist rust free classics searches.

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  2. Rock On

    Any wonder why Mr. Walters was never married? There’s 400 reasons why!

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    • Will Fox

      There’s no need to wonder why. The man was obviously a hoarder, and had no need for a woman. He loved his junk, and refused to let go of anything. Unfortunately, that’s pretty much how he died. Some existence, eh?

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      • sluggo

        Hoarder by some, Eccentric collector to others. No need for a woman? Judgemental much? How do you KNOW he did not have a relationship in his life? He MIGHT very well of had a very rewarding relationship and was entirely satisfied with it. You dont know and neither do i, but dont judge unless you know the facts. People who knew him well might not know the facts either. For all we know he could have been gay and closeted (not improbable given the location) and been very happy with his life.
        It IS possible he also was a miserable SOB, but dont judge others based on your narrow preconceived views.
        Everyone has regrets (Coulda,shoulda,woulda) but I have met some very eccentric people who lived life on their own terms and would not have changed a thing.
        Funny story about that:
        My pal Hal lives up in NE Washington and a pretty desolate area, An old guy bought up large tracts of land considered worthless years back. Happened to be at a major interchange of highways. The guy was in his senior years and no family or surviving relatives. A few years back some major Corporations decided they needed the land for a project and made a very sizable offer which he accepted. Hal LOVES to tell the next part. The old guy cashed in his assets and IRS came calling for Capital gains and I dont know the exact number but its on the order of $60,000 invested and sold for over a Million + $$$$. Old guy had advise of counsel (Attorney) and reviewed his options. Told the IRS to go F themselves and “Try and collect! Ill be in Vegas and better hurry because there is a lot of cocaine, whiskey and hookers in the immediate future” The reality is a little more mundane but he travels the US and uses cash only and enjoys his last few years on his own damn terms.
        No heirs, no regrets! I think thats an excellent metaphor for life in general. My neighbor up the road is wealthy, has no heirs either, and while a very different path is facing health issues and a uncertain future. He recently bought an Aston Martin to add to his collection and his wife told him buy whatever you want. There is no Supercars in heaven.

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      • Miguel

        Why is the assumption being made here that women don’t like old cars?

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      • Howard A Member

        They don’t. Find me a woman that likes old cars, and I’ll marry her, sight unseen,,,

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      • Charles Gould

        @Howard A: Respectfully, I disagree.
        I have a wife who loves the old cars and motorcycles. She drives them and actually wrenches on them, and she often persuades me to buy additional vehicles to add to our collection. I refer to her as my “enabler”! Also, both of my daughters (age 22 and 20) also love the old cars and motorcycles and they drive them, ride them and work on them all the time.
        People always tell me how lucky I am to have this woman and my two daughters. I always respond to tell them that I am indeed lucky, but that if you want your significant other to embrace the hobby of old cars, there are a few essential “tricks” to instill their passion in the hobby:
        1) When they are cold, bored, hungry or tired, do not make them stay for two more hours while you finish up the project that you are working on. Give in to them as soon as the activity becomes unpleasant or they will quickly learn to resent the activity and will not be enthusiastic about the next invite. Remember that you go home when you are tired or bored. Why shouldn’t they be able to do the same?
        2) Let them enjoy the hobby to the fullest. That means teaching them about the cars and motorcycles. It is no fun to have to observe and listen to your long boring dissertations on a subject that they do not understand. Teach them to embrace the hobby and to learn new things about the cars in your collection.
        3) Most important, teach them to drive the cars and ride the motorcycles so that they can enjoy the hobby to the same degree that you do. Buy them their own classic car to become obsessed with. Don’t just buy another car for yourself and call it theirs. Instead, let them choose what type and model appeals to them.They will love the attention that they get driving their own classic car, and you will be amazed at how pleasant it is to have a partner who is really into the hobby.
        4) Be patient and tolerant of their learning curve. If they burn out the clutch or if they grind the gears, just grin and bear it, and if they do permanant damage, just pony up and repair it. Remember that you also burnt the clutch and ground the gears when you were first learning to drive a standard transmission car. It is no fun being scolded on how to drive a vintage car. Let them make mistakes and do some damage. This will pay off exponentially in their appreciation of the hobby and the cars.
        5) Most women are not interested in old cars simply because most men make the experience a horrible one for the woment that they are trying to instil the passion in.

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      • Red Clay Rumbler

        My wife said nothing when I added a ’63 Ford Falcon convertible to the family fleet. She offered a pained smile when a ’54 Chevy pickup came home to live. Her eyes widened when I brought home two(!) ’48 CJ 2A Jeeps — a project, I told her, for my sons.

        She must like old cars, or love me. Possibly both.

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      • George

        @Howard A — I want to see her cars first…

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      • sluggo

        Charles, that was so well put, I had thought of writing my own rant in response to Howards comment, but yours hit the nail on the head. My wife is awesome about old cars and motorcycles. Everything you said is true. The key is a Partner in life, Not a possession, I tried explaining this at a MC rally and got yelled at for saying a certain person had a trophy wife, and while she is a very likable person, she is exactly that. The guy I was talking with had given up most possessions and lives in Mexico cheaply for most of the year and checked out of the rat race. Happy as a clam!, We were comparing to another guy who has the mini mansion, and all the trappings of success but has to keep up speed on his habitrail otherwise lose it all. His super model type wife wont stick around long if he doesnt.
        We had a couple out recently who live the same type of life in the ‘burbs,, and the wife tried to do the “girl thing” while the boys went to the shop to get some parts. The lady made a snarky comment,,”My your husband sure has a LOT of projects here!” (Code word for junk) My wife asked
        “What do you mean” and the lady gestured to our 2 Chevelles. My wife sharply retorted,, “Those Chevelles are MINE, NOT his!” Both her sister and her grew up in a car family, they ALL had vintage cars, And she knows more about old cars and motorcycles than most of the guys at the machine shop where she works.
        She is awesome, But the key, is a PARTNER,, not a possession. Some people get it and are rewarded, some not so much.
        Thank you again Charles!

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      • Howard A Member

        Well, some folks win the lottery too, but most players don’t. I’ve found, most women “tolerate” our old car hobby, it paves the way for that new kitchen or bathroom they’ve been needling you for. Unless they go by an alias for fear of retribution, how many women do you see here? Not many.

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      • Charles Gould

        @Howard A: You said: “Find me a woman who likes old cars, and I will marry her sight unseen”. You would have to confirm whether she would have you first!
        Again, I disagree with your assessment that I only have this woman because I might have won the “wife lottery”. I did not find this woman just because I was lucky. She had zero interest in cars or motorcycles until she met me. I shared the hobby with her, and taught her how much fun and enjoyment we could BOTH get out of it.
        Before long, she realized that it was a lot of fun, and more important, that we were collecitng car and motorcycle friends from around the world as a result of this hobby. We have had guests at our home from almost every state in the USA, and from several other countries that we met through our obsession with the cars and motorcycles, and we have standing invitations to stay with car friends around the world as well. My daughters have traveled to several states and countries as well, and they have also stayed with our “car friends” when they travel.
        Perhaps you have had an unpleasant experience with a woman who was not sincere in her actions. but I have never been condescending or distrustful of women, and I don’t presume that they are feining an interest in old cars solely for their own personal gain.
        I can also assure you that very few people who are in this hobby on a small scale have made a whole lot of money on car projects as they tend to go way over time and way over budget, so I doubt that very many of the women in their lives are only “tolerating” the hobby to get their new kitchen or bathroom.
        And finally, if you are spending thousands (or tens of thousands) of dollars on your car hobby and projects, why shouldn’t your wife get a similar amount of money to spend on the purchase of her choice, whether that is a new kitchen, a new bathroom, or a wicket cool vintage car?

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      • Howard A Member

        Ok, look, I apologize for derailing this thread with this silliness. I’m not that closed minded to think there are NO women into cars, that WOULD be my old man. Of course, I’ve known guys whose wife was into cars, even have their own, very active, but for the 1 wife that was into it, I’ve known 50 that weren’t. Has anyone but me ever heard the saying, “you’re spending too much time( and money)on that clunker, and not enough with us”. Oh yeah, there it is. The old car hobby, along with all the other of men’s shenanigan’s, have probably led to many a divorce. Didn’t help my marriage, I’ll tell you that. Those of you that won the lottery and found that gal, that’s great, I’m happy for you, really, but for the other 19 million of us that didn’t, it’s a bit frustrating. At 63, I’ve determined, it’s just the way the cookie crumbled, now, back to our favorite site, Barn Finds!!!

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      • Charles Gould

        @Howard A: Fair enough.
        I agree with you that the majority of women are not all that interested in old cars, and I certainly understand your frustration. I’m just saying that if old cars are that important in your life, it is important to choose a woman who is open minded to our weird obsessions, and hope for the best.
        I also agree that all that fresh glass can be absolutely irresistable to a kid with a BB gun. I am sad and embarrassed to say that I shot a few windscreens out myself as a kid!
        Now, I also agree that we can get back to discussing old cars instead of women.
        Chas

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  3. Jimmy

    To a collector nothing is for sale until you die than someone is going to sell your stuff and reap the rewards for doing nothing.

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  4. Uncle Bob

    Talk about mixed emotions. For someone who’s been buried for decades in appreciation for this range of automotive vintage this is both happy making and sadness making. Happy to see all these neat pieces of hardware, even in their poor general condition. Sad because most of the vehicles are mundane, deteriorated considerably, in a somewhat (definite?) remote location, and with the gradual decline in interest for this era vehicle in general, it’s likely that a high percentage will be crusher bound. Yeah, yeah, I’m speaking heresy……..Look up a mythological character named Cassandra, it might help you comprehend my thoughts better.

    The petroliana/sign stuff might do well as that part of the hobby is declining at a slower relative rate, and is easier to transport and store/display. Stuff like a ’67 Chevy II two door sedan, or a ’50 Commodore coupe, some of the smaller trucks, all could find enthusiast homes, particularly if good pics will be posted for benefit of online buyers. The ad implies there are titles, so that may be a plus if accurate. But otherwise there’s a lot of theoretical prizes that fade in value when transportation costs are considered………….maybe even for the scrap hounds, unless they have an efficient portable crusher and a comparatively close processing yard. Wonder if there will be any info post auction as to how many of the 400 will end up in actual enthusiast hands?

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    • mike D

      I think I am a bit more optimistic than you, some, agreed, may be of no interest those that are ” too far gone” true may go to the crusher , but even they may go for parts I spotted some from mid to late 60s and early 70s that I would love to scoop up but, unfortunately no $$ to buy nor to fix up tho the possibility of them going for the cheap is good I saw the ad in this month’s (Sept) issue of Hemmings hopefully the web site has more pics

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      • mike D

        my bad!!! October Issue !!

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      • Uncle Bob

        You’re part of my point. There may be lot’s of people who find some of these some form of interesting, but for a variety of reasons they’re (you’re) not going to be buyers. Great for discussion, not so much for sales.

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    • mike D

      KS is a bit far away… and face it, most of us here are dreamers like the rest and to prove it, ..will anybody here who went to this event, and purchased a car or truck please come forward, state what you are going to do with said vehicle how much you paid.. and some time in the future post stated vehicle ” resurrected”

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  5. bobk

    OMG, look at those trucks.

  6. Charles Gould

    My biggest fear is that when I die, my wife wil sell all my cars for what I told her I paid for them!!!!!!!!

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    • Fred W

      Charles, tell her when the time comes to contact your close friend Fred W. at Barn Finds

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    • Wayne

      Charles Gould, love it. Seems to ring true.

      • Rex Kahrs

        Well said Charles. My wife loves the old cars, and never gets mad when I bring one home. She only gets mad when I sell one.

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  7. Fred W

    Had to wade through the listing to find a list of vehicles, but here is day 1:

    1980 FORD ECONOLINE VAN • 1984 FORD ECONOLINE VAN • 1950 CHRYSLER NEW YORKER 2-DOOR, VERY CLEAN AND WELL KEPT, 63K MILES, C49-26831 • 1947 CHRYSLER NEW YORKER 4-DOOR, SUICIDE DOORS, C3932877 • 1968 DODGE 400 TRUCK • 1940 DODGE DUAL REAR WHEEL TRUCK • 1942 REO TOW TRUCK W/GREAT PATINA AND GARDEN CITY IMPLEMENT ON THE DOOR • 1972 INTERNATIONAL LOADSTAR 1600 TRUCK W/SKYWORKER MAN BOOM • 1952 PLYMOUTH CRANBROOK 4-DOOR • 1954 CHRYSLER 4-DOOR, 80K MILES • 1927 DODGE BROTHERS 4-DOOR SUICIDE DOOR W/WOODEN WHEELS, • 1925 CHEVROLET TRUCK • 1952 CHRYSLER MOPAR 4-DOOR • 1958 EDSEL 4-DOOR • 1953 PLYMOUTH BELVEDIERE 2-DOOR HT • 1962 CHRYSLER IMPERIAL 4-DOOR HT, BIG FINS! • 1960 CHEVROLET 4-DOOR, 00569W242865 • 1950 CHEVROLET 2-DOOR SEDAN • 1947 CADILLAC AMBULANCE, ORIGINAL GREEN PAINT W/GREAT PATINA AND ORIGINAL LETTERING (PRETTY PRAIRIE AMBULANCE) • 1936 CHRYSLER AIRFLOW 4-DOOR, SUICIDE DOORS, BARN FIND, ARTILLERY WHEELS • 1959 CADILLAC SUPERIOR HEARSE PACKAGE • 1955 PLYMOUTH PLAZA 2-DOOR SEDAN • 1955 DODGE 1/2 TON, PILOT HOUSE CAB TRUCK • 1940 DODGE 4-DOOR SUICIDE DOOR • 1965 HONDA MOTORCYCLE • 1940 CADILLAC AMBULANCE W/ “RESCUE 1” STILL VISIBLE ON THE REAR DOOR • 1963 PLYMOUTH VALIANT • 1965 DODGE CORONET 4-DOOR • 1950 DODGE MEADOWBROOK 4-DOOR SEDAN • 1955 INTERNATIONAL R160 TRUCK W/FUEL TANK, GREAT PATINA AND LETTERING ON THE DOOR “GARDEN CITY WATER DEPARTMENT” • 1955 DODGE TRUCK CAB AND CHASSIS • 1952 BUICK SPECIAL EIGHT, 2-DOOR HT • 1950 STUDEBAKER 1/2 TON TRUCK CAB AND CHASSIS • 1946 DODGE 4-DOOR SUICIDE DOOR • 1950 NASH SUPER 600, BATHTUB NASH, FACTORY BLACK CAR • 1948 PONTIAC SILVER STREAK EIGHT 2-DOOR SEDAN, SPLIT WINDSHIELD • 1950 DODGE 4-DOOR • 1940 NASH 4-DOOR SEDAN, SUICIDE DOOR, SPLIT REAR WINDOW • 1950 NASH AMBASSADOR SUPER, BATHTUB • 1963 PLYMOUTH 4-DOOR SEDAN • 1952 NASH AMBASSADOR 4-DOOR SEDAN, BATHTUB • 1953 NASH AMBASSADOR 4-DOOR SEDAN, BATHTUB • 1952 NASH 4-DOOR SEDAN • 1959 CHRYSLER WINDSOR 4-DOOR, BIG FINS • 1960 CHRYSLER WINDSOR 4-DOOR, BIG FINS • 1940 DESOTO 4-DOOR SEDAN • 1935 FORD TRUCK W/FLATHEAD V8 • 1928 FORD TRUCK • 1932 FORD V8 • 1922 FORD TRUCK • 1960 CHEVROLET SCHOOL BUS • 1955 INTERNATIONAL L-160, COE • 1914 INDIANA TRUCK, 6124 • 1975 CHRYSLER NEW YORKER • 1950 GMC 300, DELUXE CAB, NICE ORIGINAL RED PAINT, C248109886 • 1946 FORD TRUCK, CAB AND CHASSIS, JAIL BAR FRONT GRILL, VERY COMPLETE • 1968 CHEVROLET C10 2WD LONGBED, ROLLING CHASSIS • 1958 CHEVROLET VIKING C60 TRUCK • 1974 CHEVROLET CUSTOM C10 2WD PICKUP • 1975 FORD F-100 2WD PICKUP • 1978 CHEVROLET SCOTTSDALE 20 4WD PICKUP W/FLATBED • 1968 GMC C10 2WD PICKUP • 1968 FORD F-100 2WD PICKUP • 1952 DESOTO FIREDOME EIGHT 4-DOOR SEDAN, AWESOME DESOTO GRILL! • 1975 DODGE CHARGER, 318 V8, RM21G5G183294 • 1972 PLYMOUTH DUSTER,VL29C2B131643 • 1968 PYMOUTH SATELLITE STATION WAGON,RP46F86204086 • 1967 DODGE CORONET 440 2-DOOR HT, WH23E71193044 • 1950 CHEVROLET 4-DOOR SEDAN • 1968 CHEVROLET C20 2WD PICKUP • 1969 CHEVROLET CHEVELLE MALIBU 4-DOOR SEDAN • 1959 EDSEL RANGER, 4-DOOR • 1959 CHEVROLET APACHE 32 PICKUP, FLEETSIDE, 3B59K125328 • 1955 STUDEBAKER PICKUP • 1981 FORD F-150 RANGER EXTENDED CAB, 1FTDX15GXBKA05433 • 1942 CHRYSLER/DODGE BUSINESS COUPE • 1969 PLYMOUTH FURY 4-DOOR HT, RUST FREE KANSAS CAR • 1920 DODGE BROTHERS TRUCK SKELETON W/GOOD PARTS, 8602731 • 1960 DODGE 300 CAB AND CHASSIS TRUCK, CUSTOM CAB, 1381135536 • 1965 DODGE D100 SWEPTLINE SHORTBED PICKUP • 1942 DODGE PICKUP, 81233489 • 1960 STUDEBAKER LARK VIII 4-DOOR SEDAN, V8,60V-31228 • 1950 FORD F-6 TON TRUCK, F6MIKC15758 • 1950 DODGE CORONET 4-DOOR SEDAN, RAM HOOD ORNAMENT, 32024879 • 1952 PACKARD 4-DOOR SEDAN, 2462 I5889 • 1970 CHRYSLER IMPERIAL LEBARON 4-DOOR HT, YM43T0C125600 • 1942 DODGE TRUCK, DUAL REAR WHEEL • 1976 CADILLAC ELDORADO, 6L47S6Q305241 • 1951 PLYMOUTH CLUB COUPE,SN 15540738, ENG# P23-424828 • 1968 DODGE D200 CAMPER SPECIAL CUSTOM CAB FACTORY 383 BB TRUCK, SPICER 354 REAR END, TORQUE FLITE TRANS., BIG BACK WINDOW, BEAUTIFUL RUST-FREE MUSCLE TRUCK W/LETTERING STILL ON THE VEHICLE!, 1287124145 • 1962 STUDEBAKER CHAMP • 1940 STUDEBAKER STEPSIDE PICKUP TRUCK, RUNNING BOARDS, COMPLETE TRUCK • 1959 WHATTOFF TOTER CABOVER, COE, BUILT IN AMES, IA, WT8105 • 1947 REO SPEEDWAGON, SPLIT WINDSHIELD, BUILD SHEET, AND OTHER ORIGINAL PAPERWORK, 108A29423 • 1950 CHEVROLET 3800 LONGBED STEPSIDE 3/4 TON PICKUP • 1950 MOPAR 2-DOOR CLUB COUPE • 1935 PLYMOUTH SUICIDE 4-DOOR, MAYFLOWER HOOD ORNAMENT, 905138457 • 1923 CHEVROLET TRUCK, VERY RUST-FREE SKELETON • 1938 CHEVROLET TRUCK • 1954 CHEVROLET 3100 1/2 TON SHORTBED TRUCK • 1950 CHEVROLET THRIFTMASTER, CAB AND CHASSIS W/FLATBED • WHITE WWII MILITARY VEHICLE • 1945 CHEVROLET TRUCK • 1950 CHEVROLET 3100 1/2 TON SHORTBED TRUCK, CAB LIGHTS • 1965 FORD F-100 UNIBODY TRUCK, SHORTBED, BIG BACK WINDOW, F10CK220029 • 1950 PLYMOUTH CAMBRIDGE, 22163906 • 1963 CHRYSLER NEW YORKER 4-DOOR SEDAN, SQUARE STEERING WHEEL, 2141492, 8343201325 • 1968 DODGE D200 CUSTOM CAB PICKUP, BIG BACK WINDOW,1287087776 • 1935 PLYMOUTH 4-DOOR SEDAN, COMPLETE, MAYFLOWER HOOD ORNAMENT • 1935 PLYMOUTH 4-DOOR SEDAN, MAYFLOWER HOOD ORNAMENT • 1976 CHRYSLER NEW YORKER BROUGHAM, CS43T6C122123 • 1960 FORD FALCON RANCHERO, 6-CYL, 0H27S244283 • 1938 WILLY’S 4-DOOR SEDAN • 1938 WILLY’S 4-DOOR SEDAN • 1953 PLYMOUTH CRANBROOK 4-DOOR SEDAN, SN 20581864, ENG# P240264442 • 1950 DODGE WAYFARER 2-DOOR COUPE • 1950 PLYMOUTH 4-DOOR SEDAN • 1950 PLYMOUTH SPECIAL DELUXE, 4-DOOR SEDAN • 1950 CHEVROLET 5-WINDOW DELUXE CAB LOADMASTER W/TOW TRUCK BED, FANTASTIC PATINA W/ALSOP SAND CO. GRAPHICS VERY VISIBLE ON THE DOORS • 1932 DODGE BROTHERS TRUCK, COMPLETE W/RAM HOOD ORNAMENT • 1932 DODGE BROTHERS TRUCK, COMPLETE • 1937 TERRAPLANE TRUCK, RARE, 347964 • 1937 PLYMOUTH TRUCK,8854699, S 54758 • 1950 PLYMOUTH 4-DOOR SEDAN, 20407549 • 1950 PLYMOUTH SUBURBAN 2-DOOR WAGON, MAYFLOWER HOOD ORNAMENT, AWESOME AMERICANA • 1950 DODGE DUAL REAR WHEEL TRUCK, FRONT RAM HOOD ORNAMENT, FRONT CATTLE GUARD, 80308434 • 1950 FORD F3 STEPSIDE PICKUP, CAB LIGHTS • 1950 HUDSON COMMODORE 2-DOOR COUPE • 1950 DODGE CORONET 4-DOOR SEDAN • 1935 CHEVROLET TRUCK • 1950 INTERNATIONAL KB-5, BIG STRAIGHT TRUCK W/TANKER BED, DUAL WHEELS • 1942 INTERNATIONAL KB • 1950 CHEVROLET LOADMASTER TRUCK W/DUAL WHEELS AND FLATBED • 1938 FORD COE, FLIP-OUT WINDSHIELD, MISSING GRILL • 1935 FORD V8 TRUCK, FLATHEAD • 1950 CHEVROLET LOADMASTER TRUCK • 1942 CHEVROLET TRUCK, TONS OF EYE APPEAL • 1948 STUDEBAKER TRUCK, DUAL REAR WHEELS, ORIGINAL YELLOW PAINT, BLACK FENDERS • 1948 STUDEBAKER TRUCK, EARLY HANDBRUSHED GRILL PAINT • 1962 CHEVROLET CORVAIR GREENBRIER VAN,1R126S123987 • 1965 CHEVROLET CORVAIR 500 2-DOOR HT, FACTORY 4-SPEED, PROJECT • 1960 CHEVROLET CORVAIR • 1943 DODGE TRUCK • 1948 CHEVROLET THRIFTMASTER SUBURBAN, POSSIBLY EARLY SCHOOL BUS, EARLY MUSTARD YELLOW PAINT • 1938 FEDERAL CAB AND CHASSIS • 1975 FORD F-150 2WD PICKUP • 1968 FORD F-100 2WD PICKUP STRAIGHT AND RUST FREE KANSAS TRUCK, F10BKF56331 • 1965 FORD F-700 • 1972 DODGE VAN, 1/2 TON • 1960 GMC, STEPSIDE, LONGBED, NICE BED AND TAILGATE • 1962 CHRYSLER NEW YORKER 4-DOOR SEDAN • 1965 DODGE D100 • 1958 CHEVROLET 4-DOOR, A58K17039 • 1977 CHRYSLER NEW YORKER BROUGHAM, CS43T7C161717 • 1975 FORD F-250 TRUCK, RANGER PACKAGE, F25HKT03043 • 1973 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL 2-DOOR, 3Y89A841291 • 1968 DODGE D300 TOW TRUCK, DUAL REAR WHEEL • 1941 GMC COE CABOVER 4WD MILITARY TRUCK, USA LETTERING ON HOOD • 1948 INTERNATIONAL STEPSIDE BED, 161560, 39590 CHASSIS NUMBER • 1953 INTERNATIONAL R-110 HALF TON STEPSIDE, SD220209749 • 1955 IHC R-110, HALF TON STEPSIDE, EXCELLENT AGED YELLOW, 5D220209837 • 1948 CHEVROLET FLEETLINE DELUXE 4-DOOR SEDAN • 1947 CHRYSLER NEW YORKER 4-DOOR SEDAN, BODY AND CHASSIS • 1963 VOLVO 4-DOOR, TWIN SU CARBS, MANUAL TRANS.,113958 • 1966 CHEVROLET CORVAIR CORSA TWIN CARB FACTORY 4-SPEED, 107376W100309 • 1961 CHEVROLET CORVAIR MONZA 2-DOOR, 10927K128818 • 1961 CHEVROLET CORVAIR 95 CAB FORWARD PICKUP, 1R124S103722 • 1961 CHEVROLET CORVAIR RAMP SIDE CAB FORWARD PICKUP • 1963 CHEVROLET CORVAIR RAMP SIDE CAB FORWARD PICKUP, 3R124S102388 • 1925 ESSEX PICKUP • 1938 PONTIAC 4-DOOR • 1930 DIAMOND T PICKUP TRUCK, SPLIT WINDOW, APPEARS TO BE RELATIVELY COMPLETE, VERY DETAILED INSTRUMENT PANEL IN EXTREMELY GOOD CONDITION • 1940 DODGE BUSINESSMAN COUPE • 1949 FORD STRAIGHT SIX, 97HY 186597 • 1970 CHRYSLER NEWPORT, CE41L0C230038 • 1952 PLYMOUTH SUBURBAN • 1960 DODGE D100 • 1967 CHEVROLET II NOVA DUECE 2-DOOR SEDAN, 113117W106235 • 1954 NASH AMBASSADOR CUSTOM, RARE LEMANS EDITION, FACTORY PINK, FARINA ITALIAN DESIGN • 1937 PONTIAC SUICIDE DOOR 4-DOOR • 1920 FORD TRUCK, C820-133 • 1947 FORD BUSINESSMAN COUPE, ORIGINAL FLATHEAD V8 • 1957 PLYMOUTH BELVEDERE 2-DOOR HT, BIG FINS, REALLY COOL, 2207121458 • 1960 CHEVROLET BEL AIR 4-DOOR SEDAN, 01619K138566 • 1962 CHRYSLER 4-DOOR HT, 8123143866 • 1963 CHRYSLER IMPERIAL, 8113140345

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    • Tom Nemec Member

      Holy Schnikes Fred!! what a list! Awesome job.

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      • Howard A Member

        Really, how long did that take you?

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  8. sluggo

    Neat vehicles, But I too wonder about the logistics, for some, certainly there is people with the ambition and ability to transport, but the logistics of the location will be challenging for most.
    Would LOVE a follow up on auction results. HOPE someone posts or the auction site posts the results.
    The Mid America/Mecum auctions for the Las Vegas Motorcycle sales posts their results (You have to sign in to see) but its helpful to establish values and market trends keeping in mind that the LV sales are top end retail and your rusty junk is NOT the same. If you can manage that,, its a useful tool.

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  9. Rock On

    Hey Fred W., if you have the time could we get the list for day 2 ?

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    • Ikey Heyman

      Went to the auctioneer’s site, it says:
      “Update… Our auction setup crew has just returned from another multi day trip to SW Kansas. Be watching for the online catalog that should be posted late next week. Catalog will include multiple photos of each vehicle, description and title status. “

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  10. Miguel

    Does anybody know why people take the headlights out of old vehicles like these?

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  11. Rex Kahrs

    Not to sound old and crabby, but there just isn’t anything on this list that is worth traveling out to Kansas for, and putting up with a big auction. Auctions aren’t much fun, and they usually drive the prices up past the actual value of the item when interested parties are present to bid against each other.

    The stuff is cool, but it’s all on ebay with free shipping!

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  12. sluggo

    Depends on many things Rex, there is a number of people who specialize in hauling so I bett here is some good opportunity for those who service the auto business to put their services up for hire.
    The PROBLEM with large auctions is also, too many dilutes the experience, there is a sweet spot of demand vs too much material. LARGE auctions like this tend to have a few things get in a bidding war, And other deserving vehicles go for peanuts or no interest because of the volume of vehicles present. Lets be honest, MOST guys can rustle up a flatbed for one vehicle but more than that its full commercial hauler territory.
    MY BIGGEST FEAR??? When I see auctions like this, large scale ebay sellers will go just to part these vehicles out. Not always a winnng strategy and sad to see viable projects get parted, But my wager is MANY of these in this sale will be bought by slaughterhouses to sell piece by piece on Satans Swap Meet.

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    • cyclemikey

      I don’t disagree with you, sluggo. I hate to see viable project cars parted and scrapped, too.

      But let’s be REAL honest – a project is only truly “viable” if there is the interest and fanbase to support it, otherwise that viability is only theoretical. And I hate to say it, but, most of the cars on this list don’t have the interest to support restoration as a labor of love, and certainly not as a financial investment. Who is really going to love a ’53 Plymouth Cranbrook that has ‘patina’ in spades but hasn’t run in forty years?

      The bulk of them will be parted and/or scrapped. And that’s sad on several levels, but it’s the way the world is, and the way people are. Almost all of us are hoarders at some level, I suppose. I’ve personally transitioned form acquisition mode to disposition mode in the last few years, and it’s hard. Really hard. I’m making progress, but not much. On the other hand, my stuff isn’t rotting or rusting out in the weather, so there is that.

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  13. Howard A Member

    Sadly, I have to go with Uncle Bob on this one. Great stuff to fill BF’s pages, but let’s face it, this stuff is in a remote field because nobody wants them. Oh sure, we all have connections to at least one or more of these vehicles, it’s why walking through a junkyard was fun, but few will ever do anything with these. It’s why they’re here. To answer Miguel’s question, there’s something about intact glass on an old car, that begs for a 12 year old with a BB gun to destroy it. And look,,,here comes the portable shredder,,,

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  14. Wolfram

    wow, just wow, and i cannot be there because i live in Germany

  15. George

    Does anyone need half of a half track? I see one in the pictures.

    They have the lists up and some pictures. Too far away, otherwise it could have been fun. I see some interesting cars that would be fun to play with.

  16. Ron

    So true Charles love those Girls and hang on tite. Wish mine was still around to encourage me on mine. Lost her at only 57 16 years ago she never cared a lot about the cars themselves but always encourage and often made contributions to the purchase of my projects. She always made me laugh when asked by other women how she put up with my obsession and love for them her reply was, “Because when I want or need him I don’t have to go down to the local bar to find him or find him lying up in bed with a Hooker at the House of ILL Repute, I can find him lying on his back alright but just out the back door in his shop under something Hot but usually 4 wheels”. When I asked her to let me fix one for her her reply was I have already driven most of those when they were New. So I want a New one, and I usually tried to oblige and keep her in a New one, Love and miss that Girl 16 years later. So treat them well if you have one, they are much like “Rare Cars” but they do exist.

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  17. Jimmy

    Well to add to the wife discussion mine isn’t in to motorcycles and neither am I but we both love cars new and classic also 4x4s. The wife’s facebook page has the usual family ties but most of it is car people from all over the USA. The people we stayed with while up in Detroit for the Dream Cruise were ones she met on Facebook. Next weekend we head to Mustang, Oklahoma for their Mustang Stampede car show and will be staying with a couple we met on facebook and in person. My wife and the other woman are the owners of Mustangs. I’ve been married to Cindy for 38 years and we have been together 40 years come December. We are lifers.

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  18. Wayne

    How fast can I win the lottery and buy a couple of tractor trailers? (lol)
    On the wife front. The only car she wants is a 1965 Mustang Convert. (red naturally) She tolerates my car habit as she has a habit of her own. She appreciates nice old cars As she used to drive XKEs and Corvettes. And she did not drive a car until 25 years of age as she rode a motorcycle. However she does not appreciate fast cars which is a bummer for me.
    Not too many wives out there are perfect. So if you that have them, cherish them!

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  19. charlie

    Wife told female friend, better another car than another woman.

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    • Miguel

      My girlfriend was telling me yesterday she would rather me look at women.

      She knows I can’t take them home, but another car…?

      She refers to this site and of course the online sales sites as my porn.

      I can’t disagree.

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  20. jogi

    Wow. What a list.
    Nur i have Not Seen a Firebird 67 or 68 hardtop 400😤
    If someone knows a Stock car for under 10K pls let me Know.
    Juergen

  21. Tara

    What a superb amaizing collection, people are in for some great bargains.

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  22. Little Cars

    Jogi…not sure if you are geographically out of range but in the US, a 67 or 68 Pontiac Firebird 400 hardtop shows up on eBay, Craigslist or Barn Finds about every thirty minutes. 🙂 Not at all unusual. In good condition and rust-free, a little more unique.

    Regarding the women in our lives. My second wife and I were married a year ago. She is a true “Barn Find” as she is a horse rescuer and we share opposite ends of the barn to pursue our passions. Her horses, me and my little British convertibles. We are expecting our first child in March.

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  23. Brian M

    About 10- years ago, when I finished my 27 year TR3A restoration, my spouse of then 42 years decreed “nuthin with wheels better follow you home until I get a new kitchen”. Hmmm sounds like Howard, eh? The stars lined up and I was declared disabled by social security, 100% by VA and got about $20K net from big tobacco. The kitchen, with appliances, left about $2K for my next project, which I found two summers later in NH, a 1969 Morris Minor Traveller. It’s in stalled status while I work on one of the other three that have snuck in, but costing me two bedroom rehabs, laminate flooring and a living room redec. This summer’s Florida room retile and bathroom rehab sucked up $5K from my 64 Sprite budget and put getting Jamie’s Jamaican running off for a while longer. Adopting a couple of our grandchildren has taken our retirement away for about another six or seven years (we WERE retired, not even a pet!) but I have in house future car nuts, along with my 41yo son next door who is warehousing three of the vehicles and is the projected owner of the Sprite. Wife is tolerant but obviously that tolerance has a price! Oh, well. One more bedroom to paint and then repaint the kitchen. Hey little Austin, I AM coming back!

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  24. Little Cars

    x2 Brian. Love your statement above “Wife is tolerant but obviously that tolerance has a price!” I figure, boy or girl, my little baby will grow up with loving parents that have put all their vices behind them and love the hobbies they have. Hopefully, he/she will turn wrenches for me when I can no longer turn wrenches on projects in the barn.

  25. Brian M

    I’m with you on the wrenching help. When my three older kids (now 52, 50 and 41) got their first car, after learning how to unlock the doors and start, I taught them how to open the hood, how to check fluids and add as necessary, how to open the trunk, locate the spare tire, jack and tire changing tools and actually take a tire and wheel off and reinstall it. It paid off in my never having to do this stuff for them. The 41 y/o is helping restore the AH Sprite which will be his when done (he really wants the TR3 but not until I can no longer operate it and I’m just 73 so he has a wait). The recently adopted twin grandchildren (boy and girl) will be 13 in a couple of days and will be offered the chance to participate in the restoration of the Morris and the Triumph Herald convertible as these vehicles are intended for them and what better way to appreciate a car than to participate in its resurrection? My TR displays a “This car is kid friendly” placard at all car shows and kids of all ages are invited to sit in it, have their photo taken, and (if under 10) push the hooter button. Can’t get younger people interested in a hobby where no one is allowed to touch anything!

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    • Little Cars

      Obviously a British car guy too, Brian! Well, this alone will toughen any child regardless of the wrenching gene. My two MGs will probably still be in restoration mode when my new baby turns, say, six years old. At which time I expect they will ask why the cars aren’t driven and can they help get them that way. 🙂

  26. Wayne

    I went a little farther with my kids. (one boy and one girl) I told them at a very early age that I would buy them their first car. I would spend a max of $100. After they rebuilt their car they then could have a driver’s license. I spent a lot of quality time in the garage with my kids. I would help and show them what to do. But I would not do it for them. Engine overhaul, brake overhaul, body work the whole shot. Each vehicle was down to the shell with no mechanicals. My daughter started at 14. (Luckily I knew the guy at the junk yard who let her in even though she was not 16.) When it came time for her paint job I took her to see a buddy that owned a body shop. Not just any body shop one that not only does the normal body shop stuff but locally has a reputation for wonderful customs and paint. (see the owner’s car here
    https://www.behance.net/gallery/23387871/Kustom-Kreations-Lone-Wolf
    )
    I explained to him that she needed a paint job and and she needed to work it off by sweeping, sanding, filing, what ever they needed done. (She was 15 at the time) She worked there from that moment until she graduated college.in three years. She ended up being the office manager for 5 years. Many times she was the only one in the business that drove stick shift. (she had been doing that since she was 9) So she “HAD” to drive the exotic cars to the sublet shops. (She would always call me to brag on what she had just driven.)
    When the cars would not start the first word out of their mouth was not Dad. And my daughter has caught the dealer trying to sell her unneeded repairs. So she has benefitted from the program. (She is a school teacher now.)
    She is more of a car person than her husband. And my granddaughter always wants to sit in my race car and does not ever want to get out. So she has the gene.

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  27. mike D

    in looking at the auctioneer’s site there are some worthy rebuilds most the interiors are trashed I steer more towards 65 and later most, the bodies are in pretty decent shape I noted a couple of police vehicles ( they are worth saving ) , and a 75 Road runner that is pretty much beat lots of big Chryslers if nothing else use them for parts (Horrors!) oh, and be aware there are little arrows for more pics that u can barely see had to back track to find those I missed

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  28. ben Root

    have to agree with howard my wife passed away in 2011 and ive yet to find a car a women that likes cars iv got around 50 last count and have been looking for one for a while there few and far between so guys if u have one better count your blessings

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