View Full Version : Almost Buried Treasures
08-14-2006, 10:40 PM
I posted last week I was going to try to find an old salvage yard that was suppose to have closed in the 60's. Never found it, but I did rememeber an old salvage yard I use to see off the road about ten miles out of town. This really wasn't a salvage yard in name, just a guy who has been buying old "Junkers" since the fifties. I just had about ten minutes to look around and didn't get that far into what looks like about 50 acres of vehicles. I am sure there are literally hundreds of vehicles in there, ranging from the 30's to the early 70's. I don't even know what most of these are but I am sure some will be recognizable to members of this site. Below is a link to the photo gallery where I uploaded them. Also to wet your apetite I will paste the Belair photo I took there. It was originally red inside and out.
Steve from Arkansas
08-14-2006, 11:47 PM
Man that looks like my kind of playground. I`d sure like to find a place like that around here. Nice pics by the way.
08-15-2006, 12:12 AM
What road is that on? Between LR and Russellville?
08-15-2006, 04:49 AM
This place is on Hwy 7, north of I-40 exit 81, just outside of the Russellville city limits. Not a business, just a man's "playground" as Chevman57 put it.
08-15-2006, 07:29 AM
I wish there was some place near me like that. Will he sell parts?
08-15-2006, 11:18 AM
Thanks Steve, I am off tomorrow, I may take a drive that way after the honey do list is done.
08-15-2006, 12:21 PM
Will he sell me that entire 57 in that pic? I'm dyin to get a Tri Five!
08-15-2006, 07:44 PM
Thanks for the trip through the field! Looks like some potential in there...
08-16-2006, 10:07 PM
I will try and get his phone number and talk to him in the week ahead. Watch this post and I will add to it when I have more information.
Steve In Arkansas
08-26-2006, 08:09 PM
Have tried several times to catch the owner of all these old vehicles in but keep missing him. He has a ocean Blue color 49 Chevy for sale out front of his place right now. Exterior looks pretty good but mechanical condition is unknown and I didn't look inside at the interior. Will keep trying to contact him. Sorry for the delay.
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