From once fast and furious race cars, to vintage European models, to over 700 abandoned Dodges, all the way to the end of the earth car collectors can find some of the most sought after discontinued cars and their parts. Autos.Yahoo.com and other countless sites offer many resources for vintage car collectors to find the parts and cars that they need for their projects.
We have eons of beautiful country littered with abandoned, rusty, damaged vehicles, once vibrantly useful, even loved and if only a car could talk? We would hear of countless joyous travels with few happy endings in a cluttered sea of debris. At Richards’ Collision Center we encourage people to collect these forgotten cars and their parts for restoration projects, each car once a jewel in the crown of the owner.
For collectible car hunters salvage yards can hold a valuable diamond in the rough. The popular show on the History Channel, Counting Cars, is a team based in Las Vegas who successfully bring life back to abandoned vintage autos among other interesting restoration projects. Auto restoration is a rewarding hobby or business that truly cleans up our fields and restores the beauty in vintage cars.
Where can you go to find that unique vintage car or find that one part that is no longer made? Search online at various salvage yard sites to see if the car or part is available and can be mailed or travel to the destination salvage yard to personally rummage through the clutter.
For instance, I have a friend from Raytown, MO who is currently searching to find an outdated Volvo part. He may travel to Chicago from a lead that he found online. No guarantee but they may have the part in an abandoned Volvo that he needs. That particular salvage yard does not search the yard or mail the parts.
Social media is an excellent place to look as well: be sure to check out the Collector Cars Facebook Page in Taylor, Missouri, to find vintage cars/parts that date back as early as 1918. Another fine example is an article I found online at Zeb’s Salvage Yard in Wisconsin. This salvage yard is one of the few left in the Wisconsin area holding valuable vintage cars making it a collector’s paradise: “2,000 cars, at least 1,500 of them range from the ’20s to the ’70s. There are over 100 cars from the ’30s alone in the collection.”
Lastly, define your online searches for your specific target car or part including geographic location using quotes. For example, I input: “vintage Dodge car parts in missouri” and I found an excellent page of parts specifically in the Missouri area to reduce my online search and driving time. If you don’t find what you need close to home simply broaden your geographic search and you will certainly find a grave yard car or part to revive! Get yours now!