Field of Dreams: Countless Trucks in Texas

What is better than finding an abandoned truck in a field? Well, of course, it is a whole field full of abandoned trucks! So today, we bring you a host of trucks that are for sale in a field near Canyon Lake, Texas. Canyon Lake is a small community just north of San Antonio that sits on the edge of a large lake formed by the Texas Corps of Engineers using the Guadalupe River. The trucks are being sold by Startzville Tire & Auto which is a full-service tire shop on the south side of the lake. As you browse through the pictures you will see all kinds of trucks and SUVs including Chevrolet, International Harvester, Jeep, Dodge and GMC. The listing can be seen here on Facebook Marketplace. Some of the trucks have prices written on their windshields.

Here is a good picture showing some International Harvester models with some Chevrolet trucks and a Blazer in the background.  The appear to be several International Harvester Scout models on the property. International Harvester introduced the first generation of the Scout called the Scout 80 in 1961 and continued production of this model until 1965. The Scout 80 was replaced by the Scout 800 which was manufactured until 1971. The final generation of the Scout, called the Scout II, came to market in 1971 and was produced until 1980. The white International Harvester pickup appears to be an early 1970’s Model 1010 for sale for $5,000. Those of you who are International Harvester experts can tell us more.

This truck appears to be a long-wheelbase 1966 Chevrolet pick up with a large rear window. My friend in high school had a 1965 Chevrolet pickup with a small back window. He mounted speakers on either side of the window on the interior so when he popped the clutch your head hit the plastic Realistic speaker! These trucks were built in large numbers but solid trucks are good restoration candidates.

Under the juniper trees sits some Chevrolet pickups. The one on the left looks like a 1987 K10 Chevrolet. This was the last year for the square body design and this model was the only year to come with throttle body fuel injection and a 4 speed automatic transmission. These trucks are highly sought after. I am looking for a GMC version right now but can seem to find a clean one under $20,000. The other truck pictured is a late 1960’s Chevrolet C10 pickup in white or light blue. Both of these trucks have grill guards.

Finally, let’s take a look at this copper 1965 GMC pickup. Oh wait, that is not copper, that is surface rust. Some people like this look as the paint fades but this truck looks to be pretty solid and may even be in running condition. Based on the front fender designation, this GMC was equipped with the 305 cubic inch V6 engine. Behind the GMC, it looks like a 1984 GMC pickup, again with a grille guard that is for sale. Overall, there is a pretty wide range of vehicles including a Dodge Pilot House panel van. To me, this is a field of dreams!

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Comments

  1. Howard A Member

    So this is where all those cowboys ( and cowgirls) pickup trucks ended up. I suppose the rifle racks went on the new truck. As with all these “collections”, some good stuff, but mostly stuff nobody else wants. The rusty hulk of a Toyota FJ is probably the most valuable one, that I see.

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  2. Alex

    Those prices on the windshields 🙄 This stuff will continue to sit there until someone comes back down to earth on the value of them.

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  3. John Klintz

    Agreed with Howard A. above. I know I’ll get a rise or two for this comment, but I’d sell the Scouts for scrap. That’s about all they’re worth, IMO.

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  4. John Cee

    Any old Broncos or Scouts will definitely sell!

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  5. Bob_in_TN Bob_in_TN Member

    I would enjoy spending a couple hours looking at everything, wondering what important jobs their owners did with them back in the day.

    For fun I looked up the seller’s facility on Google Earth. I’m can’t tell if the area I see is the same area in the ad’s photos, but if it is, there are maybe 60-80 vehicles.

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  6. Steve Clinton

    Let’s be clear about this. Trucks that are owned and for sale are NOT abandoned (try helping yourself and hauling one away and keep an eye out for a cowboy with his guard dog Killer.).

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  7. Eric_13cars Eric_13cars Member

    I doubt that the 65 pickup had a 305 V6. My 78 had a 305 and it was an 8.

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  8. Maestro1 Member

    I think many of the prices I see on the windshields are on another planet.

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  9. JP

    Rust Buckets galour!

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  10. JRA

    Have a 1974 GMC step side, running a 472 Cadillac engine, rebuilt trans and Dolphin Gauges, have new carpet and bucket seats with consul to in stall yet.

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  11. dogwater

    Looks like pop cans to me the prices for funny

  12. Papajay

    I’ll sell but don’t really want to pricing.

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