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Words & Photos: John Gunnell

“Hot Rodder Fodder” is a good way to describe the 42 cars that auctioneer Wayne Yoder (www.wyoderauction,com) sold on a cold, rainy Saturday morning in Plymouth, Wis. The November 4 auction liquidated the collection of Jack Slattery, who socked the cars away in a chicken coop about 23 years ago.

All of the cars were in No. 6 (Parts Car) or No. 5 (Restorable) condition, with plenty of rust to go around. A few of the cars were sold with titles or keys, but the majority lacked both. The cars ranged from a 1936 Olds trunk sedan to a 1982 Pontiac Grand Prix. Many had tattered upholstery and convertible tops. In most cases, the interiors were filled with nests and racoon excrement.

The cars were dragged to a fairgrounds and sold outside, “as is where is,” because no one wanted to touch them. Even at that, the cars grossed $127,285, or an average of $3,031 each. Two of them - a rare ’53 Buick Skylark convertible and a rough 1964 Corvette convertible - fetched over five figures ($25,500 and $11,750 respectively). Another five sold for prices between $5,000 and $9,250.

The results looked like this:

Year    Make & Model          Body Type              Condition (*)             Sold For

1941   Buick Century           2d Sedanette           Parts Car                     4,000           

1948   Buick Super              2d Convertible         Parts Car                     4,100

1953   Buick Skylark            2d Convertible         Parts Car                   25,500

1968   Buick Elec 225          2d Convertible         Parts Car                        500

1968   Buick Elec 225          2d Convertible         Parts Car                        350           

1968   Buick Elec 225          2d Convertible         Parts Car                        475           

1968   Buick LeSabre           2d Hardtop              Parts Car                        260

1969   Buick Riviera             2d Hardtop              Restorable                   1,500

             

             

1941   Cadillac 62                4d Convertible          Parts Car                     3,500

1941   Cadillac 62                2d Coupe                  Parts Car                     2,600

1946   Cadillac 62                4d Sedan                  Parts Car                     1,000

1947 Cadillac 60 Special     4d Sedan                  Parts Car                        550

1949   Cadillac 62                4d Sedan                  Parts Car                        475

1954   Cadillac 60 Special   4d Sedan                  Parts Car                        600

1958   Cadillac Cpe DeV     2d Hardtop                Parts Car                     2,600

1961   Cadillac 62                4d Hardtop                Parts Car                        400

1962   Cadillac 62                2d Hardtop                Parts Car                     1,000

1966   Cadillac Cpe DeV     2d Hardtop                Parts Car                        700

1975   Cadillac Cpe DeV     2d Hardtop                Parts Car                        800

1964   Coirvette                   2d Convertible           Parts Car                   11,750

1940   Dodge Luxury Liner  4d Sedan                   Parts Car                    3,000

1968   Dodge Charger         2d Hardtop                Parts Car                     9,000

1947   Ford Deluxe              2d Sedan                  Restorable                      800

1950   Ford Custom Del      2d Convertible          Parts Car                   5,100     

1940   Lincoln Continental   2d Convertible          Restorable                 8,100

1946   Lincoln Continental   2d Coupe                  Parts Car                   2,600

1936   Oldsmobile F-36       4d Touring Sedan     Restorable                 4,000

1940   Oldsmobile                2d Business Coupe  Restorable                 3,600

1950   Oldsmobile                4d Sedan                 Parts Car                        500

1957   Oldsmobile 98           2d Hardtop               Parts Car                   2,600

1971   Oldsmobile Cutlass   2d Convertible         Restorable                 4,200

1971   Olds Custom Cruise  4d Station Wagon   Parts Car                   1,400

1976   Oldsmobile Cutlass   2d Coupe                Parts Car                       225

1940   Packard 120              4d Convertible        Parts Car                   9,250

1954   Pontiac Star Chief     2d Hardtop             Restorable                 4,000

1965   Pontiac Catalina        2d Hardtop             Parts Car                   1,000

1965   Pontiac Catalina        2d Hardtop             Parts Car                       475

1965   Pontiac Grand Prix    2d Hardtop             Parts Car                   1,000

1976   Pontiac Gr Safari      4d Station Wagon   Restorable                 1,900

1976   Pontiac Gr LeMans   2d Hardtop             Parts Car                       350

1978   Pontiac Bonneville    2d Coupe               Good                              850

1982   Pontiac Grand Prix   2d Coupe                Restorable                     675

 

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