The Chicken Coop Stash Is Up For Auction!

Back in 2017, we featured Reader Chris T’s massive stash of Morris Minors, plus his other classics. Well, he’s decided to move to Mexico to retire so everything needs to go! Rather than try to find a buyer that wants the entire collection, he’s auctioning things off individually here on Orbitbid. Everything can be found in Richmond, California and the auctions end on September 24th. So check it out and if you were looking to buy just one of his Morris Minors, here’s your chance!

Chris has pulled all of the cars out of the chicken coop and his barn, so we can have a better look at them. It also turns out he has a lot more than just Morris Minors, he has some really cool muscle cars as well! Check out this Road Runner project, it’s packing a 383 and a 4-speed with bidding starting at just $100.

There’s also a Camaro Convertible project that’s definitely worth a closer look. It’s an RS/SS with shipped with a 350 V8, automatic transmission and AC. Unfortunately, it isn’t currently running and has some body damage, but with a starting bid of $1,000 it looks like it could be a good one to watch. You can take a closer look at it here.

Not only does Chris have a lot of cars, but he’s got tons of spare parts and lots of great automobilia! It might be a bit of a challenge to find homes for all of the Morris Minor parts, simply given the sheer volume. Thankfully, he’s starting most of the parts as lots with opening bids of just $5, so I’m sure there will be lots of great deals here for anyone that needs parts!

There are more than a few finds here that I’m going to be keeping an eye on as this auction unfolds. Since Chris is a reader here, feel free to leave any questions down in the comments! So, which of these vehicles, parts, and signs would you’d love to have?


WANTED 1962 Chevrolet Impala Looking for a 1962 Chevy impala project car Contact

WANTED 1972 Yamaha G7S (80cc) These are now referred to as “cafe racers”, although we never heard of such a term in 1972. Contact

WANTED 1961 Chevrolet Biscayne Looking for a 1961 Biscayne in decent shape for an everyday driver. Will also consider Bel-Air Contact

WANTED 1977 Dodge Aspen RT Peferred driver, super PAC edition, fixer-upper. Contact

WANTED 1960-1965 Ford Ranchero Looking for period-correct cap or topper. Protect-O-Plate was the main brand, but open to any brand Contact

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  1. Fred H

    They will either sell for pennies on the dollar or not sell. Good luck getting the ones with no front axels out .Better have the number of a scrap dealer handy ))

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    • Steve R

      The preview open to the public is on Monday the 23rd, otherwise it’s by appointment only. That’s not exactly seller friendly. I’d be interested in a few pieces of memorabilia except I’d have to take a day off of work to look everything over, that’s just not feasible.

      Steve R

      • ChrisCoach

        Since I live on the property I can accommodate almost anytime appointment. Just get my number off the site since I don’t think that I can post it here and gimme a call and we’ll set something up!

  2. angliagt angliagt Member

    I recognize that Morris Traveler! I met Chris at the
    British Car magazine run to Half Moon Bay,when I drove my
    Cortina MKIII there.

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    • Russ

      You have a North American spec Mk 3 Cortina? Been looking out for one here in Canada but no luck. Do you have any pics of yours on line?

  3. Bryan Cohn

    How little you know about Mexico kind sir, do not believe the propaganda. And trust me, it is. Its a country full of good decent people no different than America with corrupt leaders, corrupt cops, drug dealers in some areas and mostly full of civilization not that different from where you live. Oh, and I happen to live in Topeka and its no different than most cities, good and bad areas, good and bad people.

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  4. Bryan Cohn

    RHD manual Mercedes Wagon? YES PLEASE! Starting bid of $5000? Wonder what it’ll go for???

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    • ChrisCoach

      Make an offer! I was thinking of taking it with me but importing cars to Mexico seems to be a bit cumbersome.

  5. Bill Wilkman

    Unfortunately, this is typical hoarder mentality. Collect scads of whatever floats your boat, then expect everything to sell at auction in a single day. If the owner had activity sold his parts and projects over the past 20 years, the stuff would have met the needs of hundreds of restorers and been put to good use. As it is, I would not be surprised if a lot of this stuff got scrapped. :o/

    • ChrisCoach

      Well…I had a different business plan in mind when these little cars started to reproduce but have since decided against building ‘new\old’ Minors and while a lot of parts have sold over the last year or so since I made this decision to move I still have tons of parts left.
      I have to sell off all of my collectibles since I’m finding it cumbersome to move it all to Mexico even though I would like to plus I don’t have a 10k square foot warehouse down here either!!

  6. Justin C

    Why are you on the other coast!? I would kill to have one of those commercial wagons! What would it cost to ship to Ohio? Any ideas?

    • ChrisCoach

      It would not actually be terrible. I sold a Woodie recently to a guy in South Carolina I believe and he was able to get it done for about $1500 or something. If you use you can enter my zip 94804 and yours and have people bid on it as a non-running roller and they will send you pricing, of course the longer you let the bid run the better the price. My guess is around $11-1300

      • Rev Rory

        Hi Chris- anything left? Looking for another posture van (we bought Funk’s) and othe Morris bits…

  7. ChrisCoach

    Still have maybe 9 vehicles left and tons of parts and I hope that some get rescued this week as I’ve already started to get them ready for the shredder. I am starting to take loads tomorrow, this is my last week. Please contact me immediately if you would like to chat.

  8. Keith U

    Hi Chris, I bought the Traveller in the rain last year with my brother and son. Is everything gone?

    • ChrisCoach

      Oh nooooo….still have like 10 vehicles and tons of parts. Gimme a call if you need anything. I’ve already moved to Mexico but Greg is still there to assist in people picking up stuff or cars.
      I will have to start taking loads to the recycler though here after the holidays so you have a couple of weeks.

  9. thomas hoy





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    • ChrisCoach

      I probably have one! Where are you located? Can you come by for pickup?

  10. tom

    im looking for a pickup or two door. left hand drive. there are like no good ones in illinois.

    • ChrisCoach

      I have a great one left!! Send me a PM and I’ll give you my number and we can chat!!

  11. thomas love

    hey chris. thanks for the reply. my email is

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