Big Lot Of Small Cars Spotted In Texas!

Reader Kem J recently spotted some interesting small cars in the big state of Texas! He wasn’t able to find out much about the cars, but clearly they have been parked here for a number of years. Given the diverse audience here at Barn Finds, he thought he would see if any of you guys happen to know more about these cars. So if any of you happen to live near Mission, Texas and know more about this lot, please share in the comments section below!

This really is an interesting mix of cars, although it appears most are micro cars. There’s several MGBs, an MGA, a Triumph TR250, a BMW 2002, a Crosley Hot Shot, a Fiat 600 Multipla and several other interesting micro cars. While many of these cars look to be in rough shape, a few of them look solid enough to justify restoring! It will definitely be interesting to know what the story is here and whether any of these cars are for sale. We want to thank Kem for sharing his find with us! If you spot any interesting classic cars along the side of the road, be sure to snap some photos and email them to us here

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Comments

  1. chgrec Member

    So sad! Like all the puppies at the pound behind bars hoping to be adopted. I for one would love to get my hands on a few of those, especially the TR-250 & the mini panel….

  2. Rex Kahrs Member

    The Beemer looks salvageable. Yes, I said Beemer.

    • Jonas Musson

      Hi Rex, It is actually Bimmer for cars and Beamer for bikes.

    • D. King

      Beemer? I didn’t see any BMW motorcycles.

  3. jdjonesdr

    Many years ago I knew a guy in Arecibo, Puerto Rico who was a mechanic for British cars. He had a bunch of them in his shop from different owners waiting for parts (this is before the internet days) He came down with cancer and passed away, and nobody could get their cars back. Sat there for ages and finally was bulldozed away.

  4. Rube Goldberg Member

    This is quite a stash. For starters, I believe the white MG is a ’69 MGC, very rare. The mustard color ’71 was my exact MGB when I bought it, wires, hardtop, 3 wipers, everything. The Renault 4CV was my very 1st car, and the Dauphine would sure look good in my parking space.
    So, what’s going to happen to these cars? With a few exceptions, is anybody going to restore these? Just too expensive, if you can even find parts. Fun for us to look at and reflect, I suppose.

    • Joris Wijnker

      Rube, interested in a Dauphine Gordini 1962? Available in the Netherlands

  5. Bob Member

    The TR250 and the MGC are very desirable cars. TheTR250 especially. Folks will buy them in nearly any condition.

  6. BoyHowdy

    Does anyone know what the car in the 6th photo is? The photo just left of the little red mini…

    • chgrec Member

      Looks like a mini Riley elf….

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  7. Gene Parmesan

    Love that TR and the early Midget beside it. And as previously mentioned, the hood bubble on the white MG indicates that it may be an MGC, which is super cool. The piece of chrome trim on the hood of the mustard-colored 70-72 “fish mouth” grille MGB looks fairly nice and could be reused, as that piece is unobtanium today.

    • Gary

      Yep. It’s a C.

  8. Charles

    If anyone has more information about this lot, I would love to find out mote about that Fiat 600 Multipla. It would make for a great promotion/attention getter for my NPO!

  9. Derek

    Phwoar! A Mini van! (needs its roof painted, but)

  10. Jeff

    Top left photo, auto in the middle? I can’t tell if its coming or going from this angle…anybody able to identify it?

  11. Rex Kahrs Member

    Isn’t that a Fiat 600 Multipla?

    • Charles

      It is indeed. And it’s facing forward.

  12. Coventrycat

    Annual Clown Convention happens this time every year there.

  13. JagManBill

    That TR250 could be my old car…

  14. David Miraglia

    Small car classic heaven

  15. scottymac

    Need the drivetrain out of that red BMW 700 Coupe, especially if it’s the Sport model. Love the Goggomobils!

    • Charles

      If you’re serious, I think I figured out where this mystery lot is…

      Oh, and dibs on the Fiat 600 Multipla.

      • Jesse Mortensen Jesse Mortensen Staff

        Let’s keep the location to ourselves. This was just a sighting so we don’t want a bunch of people bothering the owner. Thanks!

      • Charles

        Gotcha Jesse! That’s a very valid point. Just… what a rare and interesting grouping of strange birds.

    • Bob Connearney

      Goggomobiles? I didn’t see any here, There’s a couple of Fiat 500 based Bianchinas, one convertible and one coupe with roll-back roof.

  16. RDB787

    Some of those cars are worth a bit – Riley Elf (Posh Mini), the TR250 and the MGC.

  17. Scott Swope

    Would love to get my hands on the mga coupe, the riley elf, mini panel, and the mgc or, well, any of them!!

  18. RicK

    Haven’t seen hardly any Rileys in the Seattle area (even w/ our proximity to British car rich Vancouver BC) maybe 1 or 2 over the years, anyhow looks like a badge-engineered Mini

  19. ccrvtt

    I wish this was my front yard.

  20. misterlou Member

    White MG is definitely a C. Very distinctive hood bump with the chrome trim across the hood.

  21. Sirpike

    The minivan has a flip front I wonder what’s under there …..

  22. Jerry Brentnell

    there was a guy running around the east end of toronto canada years ago with a mini van with a ford cosworth engine with twin webbers that thing would fly!

  23. johnforsman

    What is the blue car?

    • JagManBill

      Crosley?…Bantam maybe?

    • Bob Connearney

      I have a minor case of color blindness, but the car that says “Walden” on the door is a pre-war Crowley. Two much lighter blue cars are Fiat 500 based Autobianchi Bianchinas.

      • Bob Connearney

        God bless automatic-spell-fix! “Crowley” should be “Crosley”.

  24. Peter

    Looks like a set from the Planet of the Apes. The Dealers yard time forgot.

  25. Bill McCoskey

    Not often we see a car lot full of cars, and the Triumphs and MGs are the bigger cars!

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