Huge Auction In Tulsa February 25th!

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We just found out about this unbelievable auction from reader John E. — thanks for this terrific find! The event is taking place in Tulsa, Oklahoma on February 25. There are literally too many cars and parts of cars for the auction company to have them all listed, and they are going to have three auction “rings” going on at the same time in order to get through all of the lots! You can find out more about the auction here at the Chubbs website.

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This is by no means a complete listing according to Chubbs, and I can believe it after looking at the pictures. Some of the cars and tools are inside, but most are outside, and many are so completely entangled with brush and vines that I can’t even tell what they are! I’ve attached some pictures below and taken some guesses as to what a few of the cars are, but I’ll bet the experts out there can help more with identifying what’s in the pictures.

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Here’s four cars that are under cover. I’m guessing the top left car is from the early 40’s, maybe a Ford or Mercury, but I could be wrong? Top right is a ’57 Ranchero. I have no idea what the truck on the bottom left is,  and the bottom right is a replica curved dash Oldsmobile.

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On the top left we have a pretty 1957 Chris Craft, top right a late 50’s Ford, bottom left a mid-50’s Ford, and maybe a ’55 Oldsmobile on the bottom right? I’m counting on the Barn Finds community to correct me and get these right!

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Other than the early Mustang on the bottom left and what I think is a Studebaker on the top right, you’ll have to help me with these!

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Here we have a Crosley at the top left, then perhaps a Dodge (?) on the top right, ’51 (?) Ford on the bottom left, and Karmann Ghia on the bottom right. There is a good selection of Volkswagen Beetles, another Ghia and even a Porsche 914 in the pictures on the auction site.

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Finally (and this is just scratching the surface as to the cars pictured in the listing), we have what I think is a Packard wagon/ambulance/hearse, a Jaguar Mark 7-9, a Honda Z600 and a Ford panel truck. I haven’t even mentioned the treasure trove of automobilia, from enamel signs to gas pumps and everything in between, or the piles and piles of parts like bumpers, fenders and the like. I hope one of you readers will attend and give us a report–even better if you come home with something and tell us all about it!

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  1. Blindmarc

    I was born in Tulsa. We left in late 64′ and I remember going to my dads friends ranch in broken arrow. This looks like Reds place. I never knew his last name.

  2. van

    How many times have you had someone tell you he’s going to restore it as a cool car rust away.
    This is how that story usually ends
    The relatives have to sell off the stuff after years of neglect
    This will be a cool auction with lots of neat stuff
    To bad we can’t share it with Mr I’m going to.
    How cool would that be
    Lord help me to liquidate my goodies when I can still enjoy the excitement of those who take charge of my toys until the cycle repeats.

    • ROAR

      I don’t see anything RARE there but lots and lots of very usable parts for us that need them–so what that another of 100,000 chev, ford, mopar, even jags has gone to parts!

      It’s WONDERFUL that These have been saved from being turned into tea carts and Toyotas! I wish I could find an auction of these cars closer–I need some parts.

  3. David C

    If it was within 2 or 300 miles I’d be there but it’s just too far from Ga. This looks like there could be some opportunities though. I’ve found when you can go to a deal this big (auction, estate sale) most people don’t have the patience and you are left with some good stuff. I hope someone goes and comes home with a find!

  4. Woodie Man

    Was it an operating junkyard? couldnt have been a collection.

    • van

      I’ve seen these before, same thing
      Saw one like this in Between GA
      In 1979, yard had 57 Nomad 32 ford panel Healy 100/6
      Guy says he’ll re-open when we re-electe Gov Lester Madox
      Lester was an embarrassment to the state and had been gone for 10 years
      He opened a chicken restaurant in underground Atlanta with a barrel of axe handles at the front door to dicorage people of color from entering
      I think St Peter returned the favor.

      • David C

        van are you in ga. also? What part? I’m in Snellville (close to Stone Mountain)

      • van

        Hoschton

  5. Glen

    I think the bottom left truck is a mid 40’s Dodge.

  6. jim s

    i see a 914, a lot of air cooled VW’s ( in case someone who just sold a fastback has seller remorse), bmw motorcycle, and a midget/sprite hidden in tall grass. the other auctions that company has are worth looking at also. great find.

  7. packrat

    I see most of a Fisk Tire Boy fiberglass statue indoors, a lot of signs, radiator grilles, vintage gas pumps and other petroliana, shelves and shelves of shop manuals and even a couple of old radios. I’d LOVE to have this heap to play in, but my heirs and assigns will have enough to deal with as it is. A good six hundred miles of distance from me will keep me on the saner path. There was a junkyard at the corner of Lester and Culvert in Nashville thirty years ago that looked a lot like this–could just wander in and muse at cars from the twenties, thirties, forties, fifties–before Urban Design prevailed and swept all of it to the smelter.

  8. Nessy

    Now you are talking true barn finds! Not all those late model Ebay and Craigslist stuff, ect. Good job.

  9. Rob

    Looks like Ol’ Granddad never thru anything away, taught his son to do the same, then the grandson continued the tradition on, until his new wife stepped in, said no more, we’ll sell it all, get rich, now starting today.. :)

  10. Alan (Michigan)

    ’57 Ranchero?
    Black Dodge pickup?
    Too bad many of the gas station signs were used for target practice.
    I don’t know boats, but someone has to have some real interest in the wooden one, it appears to be in good shape.
    The white pickup with the sun visor looks to be in pretty good shape… a Ranger?
    A Jeep or a Willys hidden by the trunk lid from another car.
    The small pickup could be a Rampage?
    White ‘Vette, well past prime.
    Is that a Galaxie, with the swoopy sail panel rear roofline? Great style, and the front end looks kinda Daytona inspired?
    Big white sedan… Imperial?
    Obviously, one SBC…
    The photo of the milling machines were loaded sideways, as also the drill press.
    I’d expect someone to pay good money for the BMW with the Vetter accessories. That bike has interesting wheels…

    I have WAY too much stuff.
    But I look at these photos, and realize that I am a relative piker.

    I really hope that very much of this collection (one man’s obsession?) winds up surviving to be enjoyed.

    Reading the list…. Good thing Tulsa is too far for me. There are some tools, like the 4-post lift…

  11. Gary I

    Hoards like this don’t make sense on an investment standpoint. By the time it is sorted through and sold off the costs involved will supersede any possible profit margin. Shame on everyone of you who have yards like this, you have only brought detriment against that which you value. Items of value must be better taken care of than piled on top of other items you value and stuffed in an out building. Shame on people like this for bringing this kind of responsibility to their family members who get to clean up the mess they leave behind!

  12. Fred SS

    I think the family are doing the right thing, if that is the situation. They could have have had the whole mess carted away and scrapped but deciced to let people pick and chose what can be salvageable, and maybe make some money and have some fun selling the stuff. Then what is left, junk it. If I were close, I would love to just attend and whitness a once in a lifetime event. I love touring junk yards.

  13. Paul R

    The boat is nice. That is about it!

  14. Dirty Dingus McGee

    I think this went from collection to obsession over time.

    Started as ” I want one of everything” and became “I want ALL of everything”

  15. Dairymen

    According to the website:
    Years of vehicles are to be determined by the buyer..

    Those auction companies are getting lazier by the day!!!!

  16. AMCFAN

    Not sure if anyone has seen this at an auction. Have a friend who attended the sale in Ohio that had over 50 cars was featured on this site on November 6th.

    The auction had been conducted for the family of the estate by an Ohio collector car auto dealership. They hired a local auctioneer.

    The sale started with the auctioneer selling tables of nos parts piece by piece. I understand it is the discretion of the auctioneer on how to conduct a sale. I do not agree with taking a set of nos GM fog lights out of the original box and hold them up. Selling them by the piece and times the money. So in essence the lights were bid to $150 but actually cost the buyer $300. It was announced before selling but to many of the buyers who are older most likely were in shock when settling up with the cashier. Who would say no I just want the one? A set of something should be sold as a set.

    Time for the cars. Something clearly wasn’t noticed by many however there were cars inside and outside the parameter. Several huge rows of parts in the center. If you bought a car you had to look on the tables and rows of junk to make sure anything missing wasn’t on those tables or piles out front.

    The owner who owned the cars had passed. He had removed trim and other parts and looked like in the middle of working on something stopped and started on something else. Everything loose had been kept inside the cars…..until auction time. They were cleaned out and those were the rows of parts. Although it wasn’t announced but it was blatant enough by the 54 Chevy missing a hood and grille and one just happens to be in parts row.

    My friend bought a Desoto for its Hemi and was leaving. He was asked if he was sure there wasn’t any other parts he needed for it. Saw pics and sure enough headlight trim emblems were all missing. Who knows what else. Said it was done to keep people buying till the end. Several other things he noted I won’t mention. Just something to watch out for.

  17. RON

    The only sad part for me is that I won’t be able to attend. this would be the highlight of the year. There will be something there for everyone. I guarantee there will be some great buys before the end of the day. you would need plenty of time prior to auction day to preview it since there will be multiple auctions at one time.The fun here for me would not be to buy cars so much as parts, accessories, and extra unusual parts and the memorabilia. Too far frn Tn. unfortunately or maybe fortunately I should say.

  18. bcavileer

    Glen is correct. Dodge, 41 or 42.

  19. Mike A. in MD

    In the first batch of four photos, where you ID’ed a Ranchero and a replica curved-dash Olds, the truck in the lower left position is a Dodge (or possibly a Plymouth) truck from the WF series: early to middle 40s, no newer than a 1947. From just a front view like that, can’t tell how big of a truck and thus no specific WF model number can I guess.

  20. ben

    well that’s the way this car thing goes I know a guy in ct been there several time years back he has so much stuff 57 caddies 4dr stainless 30s to 60s chicken coops 3 floors full fields full limos jags from 5os conv up the cuzo its almost impossible and yet wont sell a thing go fugure he used to drive a 62 rambler even had a 27 caddie duel cowl crazy but ive never seen a hurst with a luggage rack

  21. Chuck F 55chevy

    Chubbs? Seriously? And what is a hurst? Isn’t that a shifter? I’ve never seen so many wild comments on Barn Finds LMAO. What’s really funny is my brother lives in Tulsa, and has a yard of cars outside of town.

  22. Mark E

    Chupps. It’s CHUPPS. And there’s at least TWO 1948-50 Packard Hearse-Ambulances. My God, makes me wonder what would happen if this guy passed on without heirs. It just gives me a sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach to see someone’s lifetime of hoarding. Yes, hoarding. This is the same as the 75 year old guy who can’t walk through his house from the stacks of newspapers & magazines. The only difference is this guy bought vehicles and you can’t quite pile them up in the house…

  23. Toni

    I will be there

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