This is a Google Maps photo of L&L Classic Auto in Wendell, which is currently on the market for the low, low price of $3,000,000.00. Only three million dollars to to turn your life around! What do you get for that investment? You get 80 acres of lush, potato-adjacent, Idaho countryside and, more importantly, you get over 8,000 salvage cars – most of which are classics.
According to their website, L&L Classic Auto was started by Larry Harms over 50 years ago as Larry’s Body Shop. The city of Wendell soon asked him to move out of the city limits, and he found this location, just two miles north of town. He’s been there since and is now ready for retirement.
As you can see in the photos, there are some modern cars, but there are also tons of classics. The classified ad on Hemmings.com reads as follows:
The largest in the North West with an inventory of over 8,000 cars. The owner is ready to retire. www.llclassicauto.com (208)536-6606 Built from the ground up this yard is one of if not THE oldest, largest continually operated yard. It is a piece of American history. Mostly domestic vehicles with a sprinkle of others. Located in Wendell Idaho there is plenty of room for expansion. Give us a call we would love to tell you more. Or better yet come view it for yourself. 2 miles north of Wendell it is located on a main highway and only 3 miles off of the freeway. We sell cars and parts all over the world. Probably only 75 percent of this yard is actually inventoried since it was started in the 60’s. This place needs an energetic car lover that could update the inventory and incorporate a website to capitalize on global sells. Someone who wants to save history not crush it!
A sample of the inventory on hand
Here’s hoping that some lover of classic cars buys the place and keeps it going.