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Contents of Salvage Yard that Closed in 1953 Headed to Auction

Posted March 03, 2014 9:45 AM by dstrohl
Pathfinder Tags: auction classic auto junkyard

While car collectors in Oklahoma might have heard about it, not many actually got to see the inside of Oliver Jordan's Enid, Oklahoma-based salvage yard. That's because, in a decades-long fight with local officials, he guarded it from sight, ringed it with barbed wire, and hardly let a soul in to see it. This summer, however, the gates to the yard will open up for one last time as the entire collection heads to auction.

According to auctioneer Yvette VanDerBrink, Jordan's collection was actually the contents of a salvage yard he opened in 1945 and closed in 1953, being highly selective about who was allowed access to the property from the yard's closure onward, which was practically nobody

Read the rest about this restoration liquidation on Hemmings.

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