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LVAR salvage yard parks Model T’s to street rods

Displayed out front, this 1964 Chevrolet Chevelle SS hardtop advertised for sale was a calling card to the yard. The Super Sport’s $3,200 price includes a factory tach, four-speed manual transmission and a clear title.

The pursuit of diversity has served Dan Barkley and his wife, Dee, well for 30 years as the operators of Little Valley Auto Ranch (LVAR) in Belton, Texas. The 10-acre property houses 500 vintage salvage vehicles, restoration shop and collector car sales outlet. More »

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French Lake Auto Parts: ’50s Finds Galore

Last Friday, I went to one of my top five favorite places: French Lake Auto Parts (FLAP) in Annandale, Minn. This 100-acre salvage yard always has a great selection of early iron that ranges in the thousands of cars, and … More »

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Salvage yard adds Chrysler 300s, Eldorados, other ’50s treasures

This gold-and-white De Soto Adventurer two-door hardtop was one of many desirable 1950s cars in the 250-car stash acquired by French Lake Auto Parts (FLAP) in Annandale, Minn. This example is not the only Adventurer that was purchased by FLAP.

A 250-vehicle collection has landed in a Minnesota salvage yard, featuring everything from a 1957 Cadillac Eldorado Brougham to a 1956 De Soto Adventurer. More »

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Manthey Salvage makes room for old iron worth saving

The caretaker of the Nash and other old iron at the yard is Bob Dziewror, who manages the vintage inventory.

Story and photos by Ron Kowalke Hands-on-type old car hobbyists know the value of having good neighbors; those next door who understand, or at least tolerate, an occasional parts car in the driveway and hammering and grinding noises coming from … More »

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Project Heaven

Postcard picture perfect is this scene with a 1952 Chevrolet Styleline Deluxe Bel Air hardtop with colorful brush growing alongside and the Rocky Mountains in the background.

Family-run Colorado yard is the place for complete cars   Story and photos by Ron Kowalke Taking the road less traveled often leads to great discoveries. While that sounds like a phrase found in a fortune cookie, it sums up … More »

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