Impound Lot Sale: Chickasha Car Farm

A seller on craigslist claims the cars on his farm are all former impound lot victims that he apparently wrangled up when they went to auction or remained unclaimed. There’s nothing crazy desirable here, but prices seem pretty cheap for good projects with most cars priced at $1K. There are no titles to speak of, but that’s a small price to pay for the honor of telling someone you rescued a vintage car from a farm full of victims of impound lot abandonment. Find the listing here on craigslist or visit the seller’s page here on Facebook.

The seller refers to the collection as being a part of the Chickasha Car Farm, and I have to believe that anyone local to Chickasha, Oklahoma, has seen this place. The seller’s description indicates the cars may have been in storage at one time, but have been left to the outside world for the past 25 years. Many of them have had their windows smashed out, so I’d count on the interiors all needing some work (in addition to full mechanical restorations.) This Gremlin looks like a potentially fun project.

Someone needs to tell the seller how to take horizontal pictures, but I guess we shouldn’t expect a whole lot when there’s obviously a crap-ton of cars and trucks to sell. The seller’s Facebook page gives you an idea of the size of the inventory, and I’m sure walking around in the hot Oklahoma sun to show just how much paint has been burned off of this Mustang is nobody’s idea of a good time. I’m not sure how liberally Oklahoma coats its roads in the winter time, but the cars don’t look like total rot-buckets from above.

There’s almost something for everyone in this collection, including an Opel GT, Triumph Spitfire, AMC Javelin, Pontiac Firebird and more. I wouldn’t go here expecting to find any rare trims or specs, but rather base models or mid-level trim of cars produced in large quantities. Sometimes these types of yards are fun; other times, they are a disappointment as there’s nothing left to save and few parts that can be re-used. It still looks like a fun way to spend an afternoon, however. Thanks to Barn Finds reader Ikey H. for the find.

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Comments

  1. Fred H

    He needs to make a deal with the local scrap yard.

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  2. TimM

    Looks like a 58 impala in the top left hand corner picture!! Those were nice cars!!!

    • MorganW Morgan Winter Member

      That’s a ’59 Ford.

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      • TimM

        Yes your right!! I stand corrected!! Cool car nevertheless!!!

      • CCFisher

        A ’59 Ford Skyliner next to a ’58 Ford Skyliner!

        Like 3
      • '59fordFAN

        I like its’ looks, excepting paint(not colour) and, wheels.

    • Jim in FL

      59 Ford I think. Get a black one and set it up on cragars with the right stance and it’s the meanest ride in town. Too bad everything is so far gone. Could be some fun stuff here.

      True story, a girl I dated in college was an Iowan farm girl. Her family, when they were done with a car, just parked it on their land. So when she turned 16, her dad waved his hand and said decide what you want. She took a 64 Mustang (in 1982) and her dad got it up and running, did a decent home paint job and she drove it through high school. With the exception of the busted windows, I’m thinking most of these cars probably look like her mustang when she picked it out.

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  3. Rex Kahrs Member

    I would think that the business model should have been to acquire the cars cheap from the impound lot, get them running and sell them off. Similar to what happens at auto auctions.

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  4. GKrone

    It looks like there are enough 53 Tbirds there to make a couple good drivers.

    • Pete Phillips

      No such animal as a ’53 T-bird!

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  5. conrad P alexander

    I don’t know why, people who buy these, store them outside always leave the windows open

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  6. Little_Cars

    Wow, “53 T Birds” and 58 Chevies disguised as 59 Fords. We gotta a great crowd here today!

    Jeff, I have to take you to task about your comment “nothing crazy desirable” here. I’d like to think the supply of Ford Retractables is dwindling and these warrant some consideration. I count three here. And seriously, you just don’t see Studebakers, AMC and square birds around junkyards much any more. Except maybe in Georgia. LOL :)

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  7. Little_Cars

    Correction. There are two 58 and two 59 Ford Retractables evidently set out front as the “halo” cars. Also, a 32 Cadillac (what’s left of it) and a really wild Studebaker convertible that looks like part Packardbaker and Lark from the late 50s early 60s cobbled together.

  8. KevinLee

    Never seen this car farm, but I’ve been to the Chickasha auto swap meet a bunch of times.

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  9. stillrunners stillrunners Member

    Well know dealer….noticed a car a two he’s bought off of CL…..he has also listed these cars on CL over the years…..maybe trying a new marketing approach ? Also has a muscle car ranch I believe……….

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  10. Jeff in TX

    I was there today. Lots of Ford Fairlane and Thunderbird examples. Contrary to expectations, almost 75% of the cars had full glass. My personal favorites were some mid-40s Lincoln examples with suicide doors. I counted three, but didn’t explore it all. Mostly Chevy, Cadillac, Ford. One Javelin, one Chrysler New Yorker from the 50s, a Hornet, couple of others I could not identify. Gentleman in charge was super friendly.

  11. Kevin Raymond

    You guys are pretty critical, I think you’ve forgotten how young guys with grand in their pocket would love to get a hold of something old and cool to body swap on a newer chassis and give new life to something that was going to go to the crusher. We claim we don’t want the hobby to die.

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