Huge Texas Stash! 250 Classic Cars For Sale

Though much-resembling a junkyard, this collection comes before the public for the first time. The listing here on craigslist says the whole collection is yours for $5000, but let’s assume that’s a bald-faced lie. I’d pay at least $500 for this 1970 Mustang Sportsroof, even though it shows signs of having no engine. With a broad assortment of vehicle brands dating from 1915 to the 1970s, the collection offers something for everyone, if you don’t mind buying cars with no title that is. Thanks to reader Ikey H. for spotting this herd of Lone Star classics.

This weather-beaten Chevy sports 327 badges and a desirable fastback body. What other cars do you see in this picture?

The Sunbeam could be a blast after being made roadworthy again. Who can tell the differences between an Alpine and the V8 Tiger?

I’ll probably take a beating in the comments for not identifying this 1930s coupe with the mesh grille and graceful hood ornament, but it’s too elegant to leave out… my favorite of the cars shown.

Our readers have praised this generation of Oldsmobile in the past. Sadly no cars are individually described or priced in the listing, but this one looks ready to drive home.

This pair of Morris cars plus a “woodie” are listed. This pair appears to have survived well in the Texas climate. If anyone buys a car from this collection we’d love to hear the details. Which is your favorite?

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Comments

  1. Russell Glantz Russell Glantz Staff

    Wow!

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    • Nevadahalfrack Nevadahalfrack Member

      Russell, I’ll double your WOW & raise you! Love to have the Studebaker truck..and is that a 1951 Jag Saloon in the opening shot???
      VERY good thing it’s too far away from here for a look-see.
      (& you’re right, chgrec-it’s a Hillman.)

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    • wayne dobos

      There’s a 1948 Packard woody wagon in the first photo. They bring a huge amount of money. Can’t tell condition of that one though.

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  2. chgrec Member

    Fortunately it’s too far for me to go, which makes it safe to look at and dream. I think that small convertible is a hillman minx, not a sunbeam though…

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    • NotchNut

      I thought the little convertible was a Hillman Minx also.

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      • Derek

        Minx was the base car; badges/grilles/fins/etc differed depending on which badge it had Any Rootes brand probably had a variant; the Sunbeam one was the Rapier.

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  3. IkeyHeyman Member

    I think the car with the mesh grill is a 1938 LaSalle.

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  4. Howard A Member

    For the heck of it, I like the ’62 Starfire, but something not right. The Morris cars look like fun too. Knowing Texas, it’s probably $5g’s per car. The Jag alone is worth $50 grand in California,,apparently..

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    • Mountainwoodie

      Well, the ad states ” Classic Car Collection” $5,000.

      I am sure a lawyer could make the opposite argument but in plain English that means 5 K for the whole lot of them.

      Sellers counsel would argue that no one familiar with the value of old cars would think you could buy the whole lot for 5K.

      But we’ve seen situations where a passel of vehicles have been ordered removed from a property as a nuisance so it would be perfectly reasonable for a buyer to assume that was the situation here.

      Perfectly plausible seller would look to entice a buyer with the where with all to remove all of the vehicles by the date necessary.

      Buyers counsel would argue a contract for purchase was formed when the buyer responded to the plain English of the ad and replied.”I’ll take the car collection for 5,000 as you advertised.

      Might make an interesting Bar Exam question.

      But like you said it is Texas, which last I checked is not part of the United States. :)

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      • ken tilly

        Reminds me of a new York story many years ago (urban legend?) where a dealer advertised a Cadillac Convertible for “5000 Bananas” When a customer turned up with 5000 bananas, and his lawyer, the dealer was forced to let the car go as that was what he was asking for the car, not dollars.

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      • Steve R

        If this was the case everyone that’s posts a car on CL with the $1 header would be in trouble if someone decided to pursue this course of action. The court isn’t going to force some random individual that’s playing word games to sell the entire collection for $5,000. I doubt any competent lawyer would spent thirty seconds of their time in this. Maybe someone could get somewhere against a business, but that’s not going to happen here.

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  5. Kenneth Carney

    Ikey, I believe that it’s a ’38 Cadillac Opera
    coupe. If it’s a LaSalle, it would have bright work on both front fenders flanking
    the grille itself. No matter which it is, I’d
    still love to own it! 455 and T-400 tranny
    comin’ up!

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  6. Joe Machado

    59 Retractible.

  7. Flmikey

    Cash+flatbed=a fun day in San Antonio….

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  8. don

    I don’t think they are selling them all for $ 5000 , it reads like all the cars are for sale individually ; some probably are in the $5000 range

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    • Steve R

      I couldn’t agree more. No way are they selling the entire hoard for $5,000. It also sounds like it’s been pretty well picked over, I’d bet most of the desirable cars shown in the pictures are already gone. Most of what’s left will likely be overpriced based on the cars condition and not having proper paperwork.

      Steve R

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  9. Al

    I think that is a Packard Woody Wagon behind the Mustang.

    What year? I don’t know..

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    • Howard A Member

      ’48-50.

    • Will Fox

      Al–glad you spotted what I did! That is an ULTRA rare `48 Packard “Station Sedan”! Not sure how much is left, but for the buyer with deep enough pockets to restore that beauty, it’s a seriously important chapter in the wood-bodied era of post WWII automotive history!

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  10. Spridget

    The seller says that the most desirable cars are gone, but behind that Fastback Mustang is a super rare Packard station wagon. I also spotted a couple of first-gen F-bodies and several more Morris Minors, including a couple pickups.

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  11. ken tilly

    The white Jaguar Mk 5 in the workshop is worth a lot more than the $5000 asking price for the whole lot. There must be some mistake, it’s either $5000 each or $50,000 for the lot, or more. Interesting sale, wish I was closer than UK.

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  12. h5mind

    If this were a legitimate sale it would be handled via a public auction and not a Craigslist AD.

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  13. healeydays

    Well, the ad did what it was suppose to do. It got attention for the sale and it got national attention due to this and other sites. Good for him.

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  14. Bob Baird

    Sounds like somebody did their own version of MT’s Junkyard Gold. They took lots of pics and are having fun teasing everyone with them!

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  15. stillrunners Stillrunners Member

    $50,000 was the price for all the last time they were posted. They – the cars – were priced as well….was dreaming they would bring that.

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  16. dr fine

    A similar LaSalle was for sale three years ago in New Jersy for $8,000.

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    • ken tilly

      I would say that it is the same car with three years more deterioration to contend with.

  17. scottymac

    No one mentioned the ’57 T-Bird, Wildcat convertible, Gran Turismo Hawk, early Mustang 2 +2, ’61 Ford unicab pickup, at least two ’67-’68 Camaros? And the seller says – “… Golden Nugget…cars have been sold already…”! What did this collection look like before?!?!?!

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    • Steve R

      I’d be surprised if these aren’t the “before” pictures. They don’t mention what cars they still have, cataloging the inventory must be too much work. Why does everyone assume every car that can be seen is still there, and for sale? Most of the cars mentioned would have been enquired about numerous times, even if they are still available, the odds are they will be overpriced or they would have already sold.

      Steve R

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  18. BC

    I would love for my dad to find a 67 mustang fastback. He sold his when i was a baby for medical reasons…

  19. Jeff51 Member

    I want the Starfire !

  20. Bill Cassel

    all gold nuggets are gone, inquired about several cars, all overpriced because they are extremely ruff, some good cars but for the price and condition they are not priced so you could put to much money in them to get the price they are asking, they really need to get real.

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