Jeeps, Cadillacs and More: 41 Cars and Trucks

Most car collectors tend to focus on a particular brand, period, or body type. But in the case of the Moizard couple out of Strathcona Country, Alberta, Canada, they have a little bit of everything here. This is a “timed retirement auction” which tells me they’re trying to liquidate the collection while they’re able to do so rather than leave it to their heirs to deal with. Every decade from 1940 through 2010 is represented, along with 12 brands, mostly of U.S. origin. The fun begins here on Team Auctions starting July 2, 2021, and none of the vehicles appear to have a reserve. Thanks, Barn Finder Moose Feather, for hooking us up with this find.

With 41 cars and trucks for sale, they didn’t seem to focus on a particular era, although the group from 1961-70 has the most with 12 vehicles. A more specific breakdown is offered here by decade: 1941 to 1950 (8), 1951 to 1960 (5), 1961 to 1970 (12), 1971 to 1980 (7), 1981 to 1990 (3), 1991 to 2000 (3), and 2001 to 2010 (3).

Now, if you’re interested in a collection like this by the brand of vehicle, the Jeep is the most common at 13 of the 41. 36 of them were made in the U.S. or by a U.S-based automaker. The breakdown is as follows here: Cadillac (6), Chevrolet (3), Datsun/Nissan (3), Dodge (6), GMC (3), Hudson (1), International Harvester (1), Jeep (13), Mercedes-Benz (2), Packard (1), Pontiac (1), and Willys (1).

Regarding vehicle types, the couple didn’t seem to have a preference there either. 17 cars, 14 trucks and vans, 6 SUVs, and 4 partials (chassis or bodies). And as with any online auction, there’s a fee. In this instance, 10% per transaction or item with a maximum of $1,500, payable by the buyer.

Let’s take a peek at just one of the cars, the 1957 Cadillac Fleetwood Series 75 Limousine. It may be the rarest of this collection because only 1,010 of them were ever built. For 1957 and 1958, Cadillac went to a tubular X-frame without side rails that resulted in supposedly greater structural rigidity and provided for a lower-body profile without a loss of usable space, the latter being important for something like a limo. This car could carry seven passengers thanks to a small jump-seat positioned between the front and rear seats, which were expansive in their own right. The cars used a 365 cubic inch V8 that was good for at least 300 hp with a 4-speed Hydramatic transmission.

As with most of the vehicles in the auction, this Caddy looks to have been outdoors for many years. The body is faded and rusted with much of the metal needing repair or replacement. And the passenger compartment isn’t too encouraging, either, when you open the doors and find much of the front floors gone. Yet the upholstery isn’t as bad as you might think, although the headliner is falling down.

The car will, of course, need a complete restoration, but at what cost. This was an expensive car to build and buy, to begin with, so its refurbishment won’t come cheaply either. And Hagerty has a surprisingly low resale value for the Series 75 in mint condition at around $44,000. It would be interesting to see how high this car gets bid, as will be the case on almost everything offered by the seller. There could be some bargains here, and then again, maybe not.

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Comments

  1. Angel_Cadillac_Diva Angel Cadillac Diva Member

    I’ll take the 1964 Cadillac Eldorado convertible in the background of the picture of the 1962 Cadillac convertible.

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  2. Oldog4tz Oldog4tz Member

    Given the fact that most are incomplete, rusty non-runners, I’d call this an auction of donors.

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    • Will Fox

      Especially the `57 Cadillac limo. Those lower quarters are bad, leading me to believe the chassis/frame isn’t any better. I’ll pass.

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  3. danny mather

    wowwwweeee I have been looking for the MUSTERO all my life 68 years since i saw one ontario in collingwood on Bluemountain Please send me anything on this supposilty gt350 mustero as would very much loved to purchase it. thanks Dannys vintagge mustangs

  4. Johnmloghry Johnmloghry Member

    My choice if I were inclined which I’m not would be the 64 Caddy convertible. Although it will require a complete restoration it seems complete and I love the wheel covers even though they rattle and are hard to keep clean but I discovered you can put them in a automatic dishwasher and they clean up surprisingly well. It says fully optioned but it’s not. I don’t see the automatic headlight dimmer on the dash. Still these are quite nice cars and if the price is low enough and transportation fees aren’t outrageous then it might be worth it. Getting it titled is not to difficult here in Texas if you understand the system.
    Hope all goes well.
    God bless America

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  5. Robert White

    If I had the money I’d buy the whole farm off of him with the cars too rather than without, but I’ll bet dollars-to-donuts that the next owner will not be allowed to have old cars stored in the farm yard anymore once the property is sold. That’s how they environmentally renovate whole farm districts now so the environmentalists can clean up the countryside to their ecologically friendly dictatorship.

    Nowadays you just can’t keep collections outdoors anymore as regulation is forcing everybody to put disabled autos under cover indoors. All vehicles have to have wheels on them too so no more field wrecks sitting on their rear diff.

    Love the pictures of farm field iron & old tin.

    That Merc is the apple of my eye right now.

    Smitten again, thanks BF.

    Bob

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  6. stillrunners stillrunners Member

    Cool stuff but a little to far….best of luck with the sale !

  7. Mike

    Really liking their website layout. Just scroll down to view all the lots without having to hit the back button every time.

    I like the panel trucks
    https://teamauctions.com/auction-item/461/jeep-4×4-panel-truck-non-runner-21GC0500-065-88001

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  8. That Guy

    Most of these are pretty far gone. I quite like the Eagle Talon, myself, and that one Edsel sedan is pretty sweet. It’s kind of amusing that the Packard convertible is described as a parts car for the sedan. Looking at the pictures though, it makes perverse sense. That convertible looks like it will collapse when someone tries to move it.

    This auction could yield some good parts cars or potential projects for locals with their own trailer. There doesn’t seem much that’s worth spending any money to transport, though, except possibly the Eagle and the Edsel.

  9. jerry z

    Alot of Jeep Commandos! Like to have one of them in my driveway.

  10. Mark

    Coldwarmotors ears are surely twitching!

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