HEMIs and More: Old Car Projects for Sale

This listing on the Los Angeles craigslist appears to show a varied collection of American muscle and luxury cars spread across a desert-like parking lot, and includes classics like this 1956 Chrysler New Yorker project powered by a 354 Hemi engine. That example has a bad water pump and is listed with an asking price of $4,500; find the rest of the collection here on craigslist with many projects that seem to benefit from dry, straight West Coast sheetmetal.

Some of the vehicles are ordinary, textbook versions of land yachts and motor pool sedans; others are slightly more interesting, including this 1964 Dodge Dart wagon for $1,650. The seller notes its an original six-cylinder car without much rust to report, but that it will still need a new engine to pair with the automatic transmission. Hellcat swap, anyone?

This is one of my personal favorites from the collection, which seems pretty heavy on old Mopar metal. This one is another New Yorker, this time a 1968 two-door hardtop model. The seller notes it comes with a 440 V8 but will need a transmission; it’s also an A/C car with a split bench seat. The asking price for this gorgeous cruiser is just $1,850.


There’s a few other Internationals, Studebakers, Dodge trucks, a Plymouth Satellite police car movie prop, and even a 1973 Chevy Chevelle sedan military staff car. And then there’s my personal favorite, 1973 Sleekcraft jet boat, powered by a 455 Oldsmobile. It even comes with a trailer, and would likely hook up nicely to that 1958 Dodge 1/2 ton Stepside pickup.


WANTED 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS Have cash in hand. Call 573-541-1970 or email collectorcarsandparts@yahoo.com Contact

WANTED 1960 to 2005 Honda any Looking to buy low mileage original Japanese vehicles for my collection Duncanimports.com. gary dunc Contact

WANTED 1959-1961 (and) GM Cars Cad,Chevy,Corvair,Pontiac,Olds,Buick Wanted parts/donor car. I need a “Cantilever”,”Flying Wing”;”flattop” roof assembly. Contact

WANTED 1988-1994 Toyota Pickup or 4Runner 200,000 miles or less, no rust Contact

WANTED 1970 or 1071 Ford Torino squire wagon Looking for nice car ready to drive. Might consider rust free car to build. Contact

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  1. Gaspumpchas Hulsizer

    Theres some pretty cool stuff there. Good luck to anyone buying and selling. That big Chrysler with the hemi is sweet and deserves to be driven!

  2. Del Gray

    Love to have that New Yorker.

    Price a bit steep for a Non runner

    Depends on 9nterior condition

  3. Del Gray

    The Dart Wagon looks to be best deal if rear window closes. Make a nice small block Mopar Rod.

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  4. stillrunners stillrunners Member

    He lists these often and hasn’t sold them as yet….now getting more exposure for free………

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  5. FordGuy1972 FordGuy1972 Member

    I like the 1960 Dodge Dart Phoenix 4dr sedan. It looks to be in pretty good condition, at least what from can be seen. The price seems pretty cheap for a project car assuming the 318 can be revived and the interior isn’t trashed. That would make for a fun daily driver.

    • Bo knutsson

      phoenix 4dr is 1961

  6. Ben T. Spanner

    The 2 door Plymouth wagon is correctly listed as a Suburban. Very rare. 2000 miles from me.

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