Hooniverse Asks- What's Been Your Most Memorable Junkyard Find?

If you’re anything like me, you take great pleasure in roaming the aisles of your friendly, neighborhood U-Pull-Em junkyard. As a matter of fact, I know that some of your are just like me in that aspect, because you and I’ve done the junkyard jig together. Usually the experience is an anticlimactic review of twenty year old Japanese and Korean iron, oxidizing in the sun. Every once in a while however, you strike pay dirt. Those are the trips we’re interested in today.

As you may or may not know, I have an Austin Healey Sprite. Years ago, I was prowling a local lot – one of the foreign-only ones that forgo the endless rows of A-bodies, Tauruses and New Yorkers with their peeling landau roofs. Instead it’s a sea of Tercels, mouldering Jag sedans, corpulent Volvos and derelict Mercedes barges. I was negotiating a shimmering pools of coolant mixed with lazy man pee. while keeping an eye on the jugular-cutting and tetanus-baring splayed fender of a old accident victim, as I passed a recognizable shape. I nearly missed the little MG Midget  that was sitting canted over on only three welded wheel supports, I was concentrating so on avoiding Lake Toxima.
Lucky for me my peripheral vision kicked in, forcing me to stop. Standing before me was rough but fairly complete MKI Midget. The body was rusted through in too many places for it to be anything other than a well find, but a twist of the trunk handle revealed a treasure trove of parts, including a rare tachometer reduction drive and a full set of top bows. I gathered together everything I could, using the cloudy side curtains as a base, and hurried my finds up to the payment window.
If you’re not familiar with how Pick A Part works, then let me explain. You pay a couple of bucks to get in and wander around, banging your tool box or bag against the fenders of the most wretched vehicles you could ever imagine. Every once in a while you come across something special, something magical, and you pull that part, or parts off it and go to a window where they look it over and charge you whatever the going rate for that particular piece on the price board. Wiper motors may go for a fiver, transmissions (whether TH300 or Getrag G1) are maybe a C-note, you get the picture. After you’ve paid, you make your way past the guy who checks to see if you’re smuggling anything out in your kit, and then it’s off to the parking lot and a well-earned burrito from Los Burpos taco truck. Inca Cola FTW!
In my case, many of the parts weren’t listed on the price board, and the guy in booth asked me what this and that was. I finally leveled with him that I had $10 in my pocket, and what could I get for that Hamilton? He thought for a moment and then asked if I could cover the then seventy three cent tax on the ten, and when I said I could, he let me have everything for that piddling amount. Needless to say, I was stoked, although that day I went home hungry.
That’s my best story, and I have others – ask me sometime about the TR2s full of boxes OEM Triumph parts – but of course, you all have probably done even better. So, while you have been leaping pools of who knows what, and dodging razor sharp body panels, whilst plying the junkyards, what’s been your best find?
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  1. Deltaroyale Avatar

    not that I pulled any parts from it, but I was in one of the old junkyards that is just some guys farm land that had been operating since the 1950s, old stuff haphazardly scattered up front, "newer" stuff in nice neat rows out back. What I found, buried so deep in a tree stand that I didn't find it until about my 5th trip out there, my first trip in the fall, was a BMW Isetta. The tree growth around the car led me to believe that it had been there for probably 30 years. The car looked complete to my untrained eyes.

  2. P161911 Avatar

    Probably the oddest vehicle was a Pugeot 504 Diesel wagon.
    My best find was a 4.11 limited slip diff for an BMW E30. I was there with a friend to get an ABS system for his T-Bird. So I found the car with the diff. saw that it was at least a 3.73. Went off to help my friend get his ABS unit. Came back to get the diff and there was a guy crawling under the car to get it. Those things sell for $300 on Ebay and I could have got it for $60! You snooze, you loose.
    I've decided if I ever find myself unemployed again I can make some cash by pulling parts and reselling on Ebay. I've done that with a few small things like a M-B 450SLC steering wheel.

    1. LTDScott Avatar

      Hmm, I've discovered the 4:11 diff I have for my E30 is too steep for an Eta motor. Maybe I should sell it.

      1. P161911 Avatar

        A 3.25 LSD out of a E28 worked great for street driving with my old Eta E30.

    2. engineerd Avatar

      You could become best friends with Andy Garcia if that Pug 504 diesel wagon is still there.

      1. P161911 Avatar

        It was a year or two ago, it is long gone. I did grab the 504 emblem.

  3. LTDScott Avatar

    I found an '86 Dodge Omni GLH-S in the junkyard. Yes, one of the 500 Shelby signed cars. The intercooler had been taken but nearly all of the other Shelby specific pieces were still there, including the coveted 2 piece intake, valve cover, 130 mph speedo, factory Konis, and other trim bits. I pillaged that car for all it was worth. Spent about $100 on parts, and sold everything except the Konis (which I put on my own GLH I owned at the time) for about $800 all up.
    Also found a set of mint Mustang SVO seats that had obviously been recently reupholstered. I ended up trading them for some racing tires which turned out to be bad. I got the bad end of that deal, but the seats still live on in my friend's SVO which he just restored.

  4. engineerd Avatar

    I don't like junk yards. I save money by not going to the doctor and getting my regular booster shots. This is how I afford an all stainless and titanium still for distilling my brefass scotch in the bath tub. So, if I go to a junk yard I'm afraid I will get poked by something and have to go to the doctor, thus cutting into my malted barley budget.
    This is the same reason why I try not to use public bathrooms for #2. I had to use the airport bathroom the other day and felt like I needed to go get something for the Hep B I may have contracted. Luckily, my liver doesn't hurt any more than normal so I am going to skip the doctors and get me something special to infuse into the birfday brefass scotch that I'll be sending to a few hoons with upcoming birthdays.

    1. SSurfer321 Avatar

      October 6.
      Let me know if you need my shipping address.

    2. CptSevere Avatar

      Mine's in September, so it wouldn't have time to properly age, which is a bummer. Thanks for the sentiment, though.

      1. DeadinSideInc Avatar

        Don't kid yourself, brefass scotch isn't aged, except in the bottle enroute to your lips.

        1. engineerd Avatar

          Very true. I've never had any sit around long enough to "properly" age.

  5. Armand4 Avatar

    A few months ago, I got a text message from a certain Saucy Minx. "Tipster reports 64 Tiger at Fairfield Pick-n-Pull."
    Now, I have a Sunbeam Alpine, not a Tiger, but most of the parts are shared between the cars, and I could probably find something useful on even the most busted-up Tiger hulk. I'm not interested in converting my car to V8 power, so I wasn't worried about the crossmember, but the thought of a Tiger's Salisbury rear end was intriguing– it'd give me the mounts for tube shocks (instead of levers) plus limited slip and the option of taller rear axle ratios, which would mean the car would no longer be completely wound out by 85 miles an hour.
    It turned out not to be a Tiger, though. It was a '62 Alpine, just like my car. And it was picked pretty much clean. The doors had been taken, the floors were completely rotted through, the badges were gone, the cylinder head had been removed and the short-block had filled with rainwater. It was not pretty.
    Then I bent down to pick up a wrench I had dropped and looked underneath the car. There was a strange lump that wasn't present on my Alpine. Hmm.
    The strange lump turned out to be a Laycock de Normanville overdrive unit. The kind that was only installed on half of Alpines when they were new, and which is now shockingly hard to find. The kind that's NOT, for some reason, the same as the Laycock units used on countless MGs, Volvos and Triumphs. And there it was, in a derelict Alpine on the outskirts of the Bay Area. A rebuildable core will cost you several hundred dollars– I got mine for $180, including the shorter driveshaft that goes along with the longer transmission. Boo-yeah. It's not installed yet (foolishly, I didn't get the clutch, and I'm not exactly sure how to wire the damn thing) but once it is, I'll have a Sunbeam that can cruise comfortably at high speeds.
    Thanks, Murilee! And thanks to the tipster, as well!

    1. ZomBee Racer Avatar

      Tube shocks? Oh the travesty! I gotta go sit down….

    2. theeastbaykid Avatar

      Your deadline for installation is the weekend after labor day, but you already knew that. Then, stack that baby up against my Autobahn Gears, and see who runs out of hp and aerodynamics first! (My guess, I'm done after about 71 mph.)

  6. bzr Avatar

    Peugeot 505 Turbodiesel Wagon. There wasn't much left, but I snagged the badges off it. At that same junkyard, I also found a Buick Reatta and managed to grab its owners manual – it's a collector's item! I also found a newly-wrecked 80s Honda CB650 that was pristine except for its twisted front forks: can't imagine what happened to the poor rider. It had a pair of aftermarket Progressive Suspension shocks that were brand-new and that I got for 40 bucks – had I bought them online, they would have been over $200. That was a pretty good day.

  7. Froggmann_ Avatar

    I can't say there have been any "great" finds like your s since my vehicles tend to be a little more pedestrian (93 Bronco & 02 Maxima) but I did once find a set of sliding side windows for the bronco once. Unfortunately one of my brother-in-laws broke one of them but I was able to secure a second set so I'm good for now.
    Now don't get me wrong, I have seen my share of oddities in and around the junkyard in my travels. Here's some photographic proof:
    Peugeot 404, found!
    <img src="http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q53/Froggmann/Misc/Junkyard%20Finds/03-09-08_1050.jpg&quot; /img>
    Limo being turned into some sort of RV
    <img src="http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q53/Froggmann/Misc/Junkyard%20Finds/03-08-08_1541.jpg&quot; /img>
    Class 3 Race Scout
    <img src="http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q53/Froggmann/Misc/Junkyard%20Finds/02-23-08_1407.jpg&quot; /img>
    Mexican Market F-200, very subtle differences.
    <img src="http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q53/Froggmann/Misc/Junkyard%20Finds/F-200/a31839a8.jpg&quot; /img>
    Wood and Stucco paneled van.
    <img src="http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q53/Froggmann/Misc/Junkyard%20Finds/Stuccoed%20Van/0621081309.jpg&quot; /img>
    And this one outside the Jyard, The turbodiesel, airbrake equipped tri-axle ubervan
    <img src="http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q53/Froggmann/Misc/Junkyard%20Finds/0329081521.jpg&quot; /img>

    1. DeadinSideInc Avatar

      Wow. Cool collection and you took pictures!
      More info on either/all of:
      Limo
      ubervan
      F200

      1. Froggmann_ Avatar

        Limo: Exactly what it looks like, a hollowed out ex prom night puke box. Given the construction and the plexiglass window in the back I can only assume someone was trying to convert it into an RV.
        Ubervan: One of the stranger things I have seen. It looks like the owner swapped in a Powerstroke (7.3?) Turbo Diesel then beefed the hell out of the van adding in a tag axle, air ride and air brakes. Here's a couple more pics:
        <img src="http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q53/Froggmann/Misc/Junkyard%20Finds/0329081522c.jpg&quot; img="">
        <img src="http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q53/Froggmann/Misc/Junkyard%20Finds/0329081522.jpg&quot; img="">
        The F-200 Was a pretty strange find in that we almost never see mexican market vehicles in our local junkyards. This one was a 91, last of it's series and looked to be pretty well cared for before it was towed off. (My assumption of why it's here)
        Again subtle differences,
        Carbed 302 (These have been EFI since 1985)
        <img src="http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q53/Froggmann/Misc/Junkyard%20Finds/F-200/00ef5626.jpg&quot; img="">
        Wheel wells made out of straight pieces of metal, not stamped into the inner bedside:
        <img src="http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q53/Froggmann/Misc/Junkyard%20Finds/F-200/bd52c49b.jpg&quot; /img>
        The seats, I presume they are left over stock from the Tempo?
        <img src="http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q53/Froggmann/Misc/Junkyard%20Finds/F-200/75897068.jpg&quot; img="">
        The gauge cluster
        <img src="http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q53/Froggmann/Misc/Junkyard%20Finds/F-200/47c88c85.jpg&quot; img="">

        1. DeadinSideInc Avatar

          You sir are to be commended for:
          1) Taking pictures
          2) Furthering our (Hooniverse as a collective) quest for more automotive obscuranta (carbed Mexican F200?! Does it have a 4spd stick? VAM Lerma anyone?)
          3) Capturing that Econoline – can you imagine what weighty thing the owner must want to haul? (really, how many stolen run away children are THAT heavy, even by the dozen?).

  8. lilwillie Avatar

    Saved from the crusher. It was slated to be crunched but I had another 320i sitting behind the shop with some good parts. The Salvage yard said it was fubar, gone, no one could get it to run. The body was just to good to not save so I did.
    <img src="http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i65/lilwillie_wi/Car%20stuff/awesomeshot.jpg&quot; border="0" alt="Photobucket">

  9. ZomBee Racer Avatar

    Back in 1994 I was prowling the yards in San Diego and I made 3 discoveries in one day. I was standing in the trunk of an old Mopar and some guy asked if that was my old Polara out front. I said yes, and he said it was a neat car and he saw me pull up. Then he asked if I had seen the car in the yard just like it.
    WHAT??? "WHERE!?!?"
    Turns out it was a 67 Monaco right behind me, 2 cars over and I totally missed it! I scored a fender, the factory bucket seats and matching rear bench with a molded package shelf, plus a bunch of other doo-dads my car was missing like the clock, "dial-a-speed" cruise control etc etc. Yeay.
    Then it got better. As I was hauling my junk out I noticed the outline of a white MGB sitting in the back of an import row. I went to check it out and saw it was full of all the usual mods like header and that crappy-ass webber POS/ DGV carb. (shudders) I took a look underneath it and like Armand above noticed a round lump on the transmission tail-shaft. OVERDRIVE!! SCORE!
    The lady at the counter charged me $100 for the transmission, and another $100 for the overdrive unit which pissed me off (How the hell did she know what an overdrive unit looks like???) but was still a steal. I used that transmission right up until I tore my MGBGT apart for restoration and it's still sitting on the shelf (along with 7 other 4 speeds that keep following me home).
    The last discovery broke my heart. It was a baby blue 67 Datsun PL411 in perfect condition. it was a 1300 automatic which I had never seen before, still had the hub caps and perfect interior, and the keys in the ignition. The brake slave cylinders were leaking, which were always the death-knell for these cars. They were impossible to find before Evilbay, and a huge percentage of these 411 Dattos died from brake woes.
    I tried to liberate the car but it was getting late in the day and I could not get a straight answer from the workers there. "It was just placed and we would have to move an entire row blah-blah-blah…"
    A week later it was fairly picked over. It felt like I watched a puppy die.

  10. Tim Odell Avatar

    Automotively speaking:
    Multiple 80s era Alpina 5 series
    Miscellaneous stuff speaking:
    A complete movie script (in the trunk of a wrecked 6-series)
    Not a hive, but a mobile swarm of bees

  11. dculberson Avatar

    I found a complete, mostly rust free, straight 1966 Cadillac in a local yard – it upset me because it was a lot straighter and cleaner than any 60's car I've owned, being a resident of a rust belt state and all. Also found a relatively complete BMW 2002 which was pretty sweet.
    Super steals on actually purchased car parts, though, not too much. Just your usual $10 door panels and the like.
    I could tell you some stories about the asshats that run the local "old car" junkyard and their overchargin', arrogant ways. Argh.

  12. idiotking Avatar

    Oldest/oddest find: an untouched 195X Nash Rambler, engine, hubcaps, and body panels intact. One of the hubcaps hangs over my desk as I write this.
    <img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3496/4057274252_c85388379a.jpg&quot; width="500" height="375" alt="Nash Rambler" />
    Best score: a mid 70's Scout in a Maryland junkyard, which is a bit like finding a snowball in Hell. I was Scoutless at the time, but I convinced my companion (who had purchased mine) that we NEEDED to pull as much off the top end as possible, as well as the radiator, before it rusted into the ground. Given that we had the barest of toolsets, the fact that we got the radiator out is a minor miracle. It is also a miracle that I didn't contract malaria from the swarms of mosquitos dive-bombing us as we worked.

  13. Goingincirclez Avatar

    Finally ventured over to the Louisville Pick-n-Pull last fall to get some tank straps for my '88 T-Bird (seriously? I should have made my own from tin, they might have been better than OEM. But I digress)…
    After spending a most enjoyable afternoon in what is doubtlessly the largest self-serve yard I'd ever been in, I was finally headed on my way out when I noticed a section behind the building, devoted to vintage iron: a few rows of pre-65 and exotic type stuff. The Galaxie fastback, '49 Cadillac and '63 Continental were pretty amazing in their own right, but one car stopped me in my tracks and simply held my mouth agape:
    Formerly Black 1958 Edsel Ranger 2-door… that looked like it had been dredged from the bottom of a lake only a week prior and sent straight to the yard. It was positively wretched, oozing decay and tetanus from its forlorn perch, threatening to infect anyone who'd dare glance at it. Of course I wasn't phased; let me repeat I have N E V E R seen a car as far gone as that. My old portable camera died, and I couldn't sneak my DSLR past the yard's "NO CAMERAS" sign. So you'll have to take my word, this was the most AMAZING car I have ever found in a yard… oh the stories it could tell. <CONTINUED>

    1. Goingincirclez Avatar

      What floorpans? What interior? What paint? What *metal*? You could poke your finger through almost every surface. The paint was oxidized and streaking sparks of technicolor down every pockmarked panel. And yet the trademark creepiness of gilded stainless and chrome that doesn't decay was as bright as ever, as the sun reflected off the intact wraparound windshield. It still wore its original bias-plys, and the rusted-out license plate retained just enough material to betray an embossed "19 KENTUCKY 68" at the top: the bottom half of the plate, including the tag#, had long since rusted away.
      So it had managed to survive about 10 years – no small feat even that. But what in the world happened to the car during the subsequent 40 years? And who in the world finally dug it up and sent it to this yard?
      I almost wanted to impulse-buy a Smartphone and drive back just to take pictures of this car as it sat… it was that photogenic and melancholy. And not much longer to be put out of its poor misery. But since that wasn't going to happen, I removed what identifying pieces I could since the lenses, etc, and the infamous "horse collar" were already gone. As was the hook on the "g" but yard rats can't be picky…
      <img src="http://www.goingincirclez.com/Kaleid/Albums/BON/Verse/EdselBadges.jpg"&gt;
      <img src="http://www.goingincirclez.com/Kaleid/Albums/BON/Verse/EdselHandle.jpg"&gt;

      1. ChuckyShamrok Avatar

        awesome story

    2. idiotking Avatar

      What is it with that stupid NO CAMERAS bullshit, anyway? What exactly are they afraid of? I don't understand.

      1. Thrashy Avatar

        What they're typically afraid of is somebody who cares cottoning to the fact that they don't "carefully drain all toxic fluids" out of the cars, and deciding to document it. Most of the self-service yards I've seen are going end up as permanent brownfield sites on account of all the oils and ethylene glycol leeching into the ground.

        1. idiotking Avatar

          You know, I never stopped to think of that, even when I was ankle deep in a lake of carcinogenic fluid. Good call, Thrashy.

      2. Tim Odell Avatar

        I think a lot of people might want to use junkyards for photoshoots/movies or something and they'd rather you pay them for that privilege?
        It's kind of a moot point now that most phones have decent cameras on them, anyway. I have a pile of JY pics on my crappy free razr, but don't want to pay data rates to transfer them.

  14. ChuckyShamrok Avatar

    The only good junkyard in the area is usually well picked and quick turnover on their inventory. I was there to find a tail-gate latch for my truck. As all good Junkyard Dogs do, I was wondering around the yard seeing what else they had when I looked over into the European car area and noticed some classic roof lines, as I walked over I stumbled upon a collection of old BMW's. Around the 60's and 70's era. a couple 2002's, a Bavaria, a 1600, 2500, 2800 and a 635CSi. I imagine someone had passed away and their kids or someone else had no idea what the cars were besides old BMWs. No rot, some sun rust, but not a whole lot wrong with them, and here they were up to their axles in the mud. It was a shame this yard had a strict "Can't buy the car once it's in the yard" policy. Every time I go there there is one or two 60's muscle cars right by the front door that have been picked clean

  15. Smells_Homeless Avatar

    I bought an 83 ElCamino that needed a front clip from a yard once and while the guys were loading the heap up on a flatbed to head to the bodyshop for framework, I decided to wander the yard a bit. I turned a corner and came face-to-face with my own car that had been sent to its death several months before. It's a weird feeling to look at a car you've junked. It's like stabbing your best friend and then staring into his eyes as they fade. Creeptacular.

  16. Fej Avatar

    Found a fairly complete FIAT 2000 convertible, which wasn't anything amazing but surprising to see in my local junkyard. The part the bugs me to this day was that I couldn't get the trunk open, which of course meant there were untold wonders in it. Must have spent at least 15 minutes trying to open it.

  17. CptSevere Avatar

    Before I left Utah, it must have been 2001 or 2, a buddy of mine and I drove out to Grantsville to check out a rumor he had heard about an interesting junkyard. It was way more than a rumor, it was a treasure trove. This was the most remarkable junk collection we'd ever seen. I swear, nothing there was newer than the early seventies, going all the way back to the forties. There were so many Studebaker Hawks that I got sick of seeing them. A '48 Buick, complete. A former Utah governor's '48 Lincoln. A Lafrance fire truck, with a V12. A Cadillac limo like the one I had at the time, with all the body panels I needed to get rid of the rust. Another Caddy converted to a camper, I think it was a '55. A mid fifties Mercedes that my buddy said had a super rare engine, a straight six that may have had an overhead cam, I don't remember. And so on and so forth. Just amazing. The guy there was real friendly, was begging us to take something home and make it run and appreciate it. He was afraid the Grantsville city council was going to shut him down, make him crush everything. I sure hope that never happened, the place was unreal.
    There's another junkyard near where I live now, Southeast Arizona. It's out in the sticks, on a dirt road and not too many people seem to know about it. All you can see from the road are interesting old vehicles, so I stopped by one day asking about parts for my '66 F100. The guy said that he couldn't help me, the parts I needed had been bought. He wouldn't let me wander around, said too many people were sneaking in at night and stealing parts. He also hinted that he's got a secret stash of real neat old cars back there somewhere, and you don't get to see it unless you show him cash first. I need to go back there and see if he's still that uptight, there have to be some real treasures hidden back there (a guy I know scored a door for a Packard from that yard).

  18. packratmatt Avatar

    I'm also in Louisville. Going to junkyards for the last 25 years or so, I've seen a lot cool stuff. Probably my favorite was the Sub Lime '70 Charger 500 with a white top and interior and 440 Magnum. The car was in pretty good shape and was $2000. Too rich for my blood at the time. I have also seen an '81 Buick pace car, '81 Buick LeSabre T-Type (very rare), a pair of Econoline pickups, '63 Imperial, and a '67 427 Mustang shell to name a few.

  19. mgrinshpon Avatar

    I have no idea the code for this website to directly add pictures but I've kept a few pictures when I brought a camera.
    VW Type 3 Squareback: http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b95/Grinch12345
    69 Toronado: http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b95/Grinch12345
    71-73 Continental: http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b95/Grinch12345

  20. Mad_Hungarian Avatar

    A 1971 Cadillac Fleetwood Seventy-Five Sedan (limo body but no divider), found in a U-pull yard in the Philly suburbs around 1998 or so. I strongly suspect the car had been driven into the yard, and had I gotten there a few days sooner, I could have driven it out. The body was in quite good shape except for a lot of rust on the decklid. Maybe it had sat under a too-short carport. The blue-green brocade interior was near perfect. When I saw it, the steering wheel was gone, and under the hood the carb, heads, intake and a few other vitals had been pulled. The car had only 58K miles, and those low mileage, well maintained professional cars were always a great parts find for Cadillac restorers. Sad, probably junked just because of the rusty decklid. <To Be Continued>

    1. Mad_Hungarian Avatar

      Part 2: Well, I had to take SOMETHING, so I removed the jump seats, thinking I could make them into interesting chairs to use at car shows. Those suckers are HEAVY, about 40 pounds each, and I never could figure out how to make a frame so they would stand on their own, at least not one I could throw in the trunk of my '63 when driving to a show. So the jump seats sat in my garage until I moved in 2005, when they went in the trash (no takers on eBay at $10!).
      Stranger yet, a couple of months later I was at a yard about two hours away that had TWO '71 Fleetwood 75 sedans. To put that into perspective, total production of that model in '71 was all of 752 cars.

  21. HycoSpeed Avatar

    Levi’s Edition Gremlin, in surprisingly nice shape. It was orange with white striping and the blue jean seats were hardly faded. I was broke in high school, but I did want.

  22. Armand4 Avatar

    I forgot one.
    When I was a child, my parents drove Peugeots. I've gone into exhaustive (and, for the reader, exhausting) detail about these cars on this website (and several others), but suffice it to say that Dad's 505 Turbo spent a lot of time in the workshop. While Dad was filling out paperwork, Mom would walk behind the shop with me to see the junkyard. Oh, that junkyard…
    404 wagons. 504s. More DSs than you could shake a stick at. And a 2CV, which made a big impression on me. They were all in various states of decay, but as a young car-addicted Francophile, I was sure that they were all absolutely wonderful. I went back a couple years ago, but there are condos where the junkyard was and the workshop now belongs to an independent Mercedes mechanic (although a 505 lurked furtively in the shadows.) But I still love junkyards.

  23. SVT2888 Avatar

    The junkyard around here are absolute goldmines. The most valuable things I have found where either an Austin Healey 3000 or a huge I think it was 1950's era Benz coupe. The guy taking parts from it looked seriously pissed that I was even looking around it.
    I used to be a yard junkie so I've seen a lot of ultra rare stuff.

  24. Joe Avatar

    I once saw an old looked like a 1970s porsche 911 behind a fence full of part cars mostly from the 90s and the Porsche was missing some body panels but it would have made a good restoration but I'm 13 so not much I can do.

  25. Gabriel Avatar

    Hey, where is this junkyard? I'm trying to find junkyards so I can find some scrap cars or even just scrap metal for some projects I have in mind. If I could get an address, that would be awesome.
    Also, if anyone else knows of a similar junkyard kind of place, feel free to reply with the address so I can go there. Thanks.

  26. Firebird Avatar

    A few years ago our community had a auto scrapping place to dispose of old junk cars i found a handful of loose change in one of the cars before it was scrapped

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