Old Cars Weekly reader Jon Long forwarded this message on to me earlier today and I thought I would share it. I dropped the yard an e-mail asking about 1955 Cadillac parts cars this morning, but have not hear back yet. Save what you can while you can!
Mr Long's e-mail:
Turner's Salvage Yard of Fresno, Cal. was featured in Feb. '97 and March '97 Cars & Parts Magazine!! It was said to be very impressive then, and likely still today. It is closing down and its vast inventory sent to the dreaded crusher, at least these are the plans as of now, so I have been informed by Turners. Hopefully this tragedy can be avoided if possible. The more people who know about this, the more collector cars and parts might be saved from extinction. I have been informed that the owner Mr. Turner, tragically lost his son, and heir to the 50-plus-year-old yard, containing an estimated 10,000 cars, dating back to the 1920s, as per their web site.
Turner's Auto Wrecking
4248 S Willow
Fresno CA 93725
UPDATE: I have learned that the yard is closing for part of March and reopening in April, at least for a short window. I suspect it will be difficult to reach anyone at the yard, but probably worth it!