Mopars and Fords: Field of Cars and Trucks

In a field or yard in Sonoma, California, there’s an assortment of cars and trucks to be looked over. They’re mostly made by Chrysler, but not entirely. 12 vehicles are identified as for sale, but only one or two may be running at this time. Half are cars and half are trucks. Some have photos and some don’t. They are all priced individually except for two. These are available for consideration here on craigslist.

The oldest vehicle in this group is from 1962, while the newest is from 1978. There’s no reason given why these vehicles are where they are or why they’re all for sale. Let’s take them from oldest to newest:

1962 Dodge D100 – this is described a panel truck; no photo or price is provided

1963 Mercury Marauder – this first-generation “performance” car is said to be complete, but we’re told it’s in pieces and that $6,000 was invested in chrome, carburetion and headers; $5,000, no photo

1963 Mercury Meteor Station Wagon – this is the nicest vehicle that a photo is provided for; no real damage to the wagon that we can see, and it doesn’t look as though it’s been sitting long; we’re told it has a 260 cubic inch V8 with a 2-speed automatic; all original and set up for seven passengers; $4,500

1965 Mercury Comet 202 — this entry level coupe looks to have been there for a while, yet we’re told it has a later 351 V8 with headers, new transmission, new fuel cell and a disc brake conversion; $7,500

1965 Dodge Polara – this bronze 2-door hardtop looks decent and is said to have a 383 V8 under the hood with a TorqueFlite automatic; $8,000

1966 Dodge D300 Dually – looks rougher than the asking price of $9,000; it’s equipped with a 318 V8

1966 Dodge 300 – this is said to be a coupe with a 383 V8 that is out of the car and ready to be rebuilt; $1,800 and no photo

1966 Dodge D200 – step-side crew cab that was supposed to have been used by the Forestry Service; it has a 318 V8 with TorqueFlite and 60,000 miles on the clock; $4,000 and no photo

1968 Dodge Power Wagon D300 – this is a 4X4 with a full utility box set up; $3,500

1969 Dodge Coronet Station Wagon — lots of patina on this one with possible rust in the lower rear quarter panel; with a 318 V8; $4,000

1971 Dodge D400 — flatbed truck; $800 and no photo

1978 Dodge D200 – another crew cab with 2-wheel-drive and a 360 V8; former Cal-Trans truck; no price is mentioned

Besides these cars, there’s a late 1970s Plymouth that looks like it could have been a police car at one time. And there’s a nice VW convertible the pops up in one photo, but it may belong to the photographer. Our thanks to Billy Bo for identifying this “collection” for us.

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Comments

  1. Steve R

    Too much money for cars that were dumped in a field who knows how long ago. If I had interest in any of these cars, the first and possibly last question I would have for the seller is, are these cars titled in your name?

    Steve R

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  2. Rex Kahrs Member

    I likes me a ’66 Polara, but $8000? He’s off by at least 5K.

    Like 13
  3. Howard A Member

    Again, vehicles that don’t have a real big calling. The biggest plus, for once, is it IS in California, unlike the Montana yard, you’ll start with a rust free vehicle. Big difference, is the Montana cars you can knock a digit off the right side of the price. Thanks to the reality shows ( there’s a contradiction of terms) or me being stuck in the 90’s, these folks sure have a different value system there. No wonder they are so far in debt.

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    • Charles Sawka

      California is not a guarantee of rust free.

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  4. FordGuy1972 FordGuy1972 Member

    From what I can see of the vehicles pictured, the two wagons show the most promise and warrant a look as well as the 202 Comet. There are a few reasons for an ad like this with so few pictures; laziness/clueless or teasers to get you to come to check them out in person. Inspecting them in person is best but you limit your potential buyers to those buyers within a limited mileage range; that leaves out folks from more than a state or two away. The lack of pictures and details certainly won’t get most buyers fired up either. Each vehicle should be listed separately with detailed pictures and good descriptions to encourage as much interest as possible.

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  5. RNR

    The photo of the bronze MoPar 2 door is a ‘66 Chrysler 300 (not a “Dodge 300”)

    Person writing the Craigslist add doesn’t care, or have the knowledge, or the have the will to get close enough to read the scripts.

    With that, everything else is suspect.

    Like 5
    • Bill McCoskey

      RNR,

      Since the ad only lists vehicles [some incorrectly], I will suggest this is probably the result of someone passing away, and the family, who really haven’t a clue what they are doing, has no additional info on the vehicles, because the owner never made plans on what to do after he was gone.

      Chances are good that the family has plans for the property, and they need the vehicles to disappear. Watch the prices drop as the need to clean up the place accelerates!

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  6. George Mattar

    Another hillbilly trying to lure idiots with more money than brains.

    Like 4
  7. Fogline

    Not sure if this is the same person, but there is someone that regularly pulls a couple of cars by the end of their driveway over there that are usually pretty interesting but need work. I can never figure out if there is a whole collection of cars behind the fence or if it is a hobby finding and flipping cars found in fields around Northern California. Interesting they are posting on CL now as I kind of thought they just worked on selling a couple at a time. They also have one of those red English phone booths on the driveway.

  8. Rick

    Sorry but I suspect they may have those vehicles for some years to come at those prices. Pretty optimistic for a bunch of run of the mill cars left to decay for lord knows how long…..

    Like 1
  9. C5 Corvette

    California Dreamer!

    Like 2
  10. SDJames

    I’d take a closer look at the star on that police car door and see if it says “Chickasaw County Sheriff’s Department”!!!

  11. B A

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