Rare glimpse inside Blake’s Auto Salvage | Barn Find Hunter – Ep. 57

While in St. George, Utah, Tom Cotter learns of a junkyard with hundreds of strong old automobiles, where the proprietor never ever marketed anything and also never permitted any person inside. In timeless Barn Find Hunter style, Tom makes a couple of call as well as sweet-talks his means right into Blake's Auto Salvage. It is without a doubt a veritable fortress of failed to remember autos. Several are just good for parts, but among them Tom finds an R-code Torino, a classic White 706 excursion bus from Yellowstone, and a low-mile Lincoln Continental Mk III.

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59 Replies to “Rare glimpse inside Blake’s Auto Salvage | Barn Find Hunter – Ep. 57”

    1. @Chuck Brown I agree – the drone could be a GREAT tool for this series but a nice smooth fly through not fancy do flips and fast turns etc. I am a drone pilot I would not have shot it this way …

  1. Almost speechless..so many cars, so little time and money..
    Thx Tom for the heart ache..๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿป

  2. Red is right about certain people say they want their stuff but never come back for it. Just like storage units and stuff left behind. I work in the dealership parts world. When you order a part special order, it’s pre-pay because if we didn’t require pre-pay we’d be loaded-up with special order parts. The crazy thing is the amount of pre-paid parts people don’t ever come back for. Expensive stuff too. People are weird.

    1. I clean foreclosed homes my true to send a box of baby pictures contacted the people never showed in the trash it went

    2. People change their mind or can’t stay focused on a project or idea. I have 3 projects. Just in one day while thinking and planning and working on one car plans changed. You start a project you find out how much it cost or it turns out it was not an easy fix so things change. Also sometimes you make a deal sleep on it and the next day you don’t want it. The wife and I went car shopping and the first car we looked at I knew we would buy it but the wife had to look at other cars. She realized the first car was in excellent condition but it had been sitting in a garage for ten years I told her I will get it running. So all of us change our minds after thinking and something else better gets in the way or we are too dumb to make a decision.

  3. Gotta admit never was this happy about some random guy calling another random guy to come and hang out in his junkyard…i need therapy probably in the junkyard as well๐Ÿ˜‚

  4. Red thank you for letting everyone take a peek at your yard. because there never getting into mine.. LOL . Mabye Its time to Let some go brother. ๐Ÿ‘

    1. It’s time to start selling cars. But the fact is they all cost more to fix than what they are worth. So they will sit and rot away. Even if you got a car for free it is still not worth it.

  5. “A car like this would be a really neat car…if it wasnt in the condition that its in”!!!…true words my man, true words..lol!!!!

  6. Loved this episode; imagine my car being towed with all my stuff and I never went back, 40 years later someone came and had a look

    1. That means someone from the modern internet era was driving it. Probably hasn’t been in the yard very long.

  7. wow that was cool. Thanks for showing us around & thanks to the owner for letting you. It was really interesting.

    1. Dealer car 60k plus for trucks or SUVโ€™s… 10-30k for 4 doors little cars so yeah… build and learn, Develop traits so yea be wise man

    2. โ€‹@Mayy S have fun with that both of my grandparents have now passed away and the yard is now in a big mess between the family, hopefully it will end up in my uncle’s possession so he can re-open.

  8. Last owner of the Lincoln Conty III had a sense of humor and knew what he had.
    Utah tag LNDYAHT. Land Yacht. That is a beautiful car.

    1. In Utah, the relative humidity is some of the lowest in the USA. When I went to college there the humidity got down to around 4%. Cars don’t really rust except on the surface and that type of rust can easily be removed. The interiors take a bit of a beating, but as the guy showing the yard said. They find interiors at junk yards in the North East, since they last a long time up there and the exteriors rust away.

    2. Drive around Nebraska you will see all the cars rusting in fields and if you ask them to sell them they will say NO!

    3. @Why Me Well, I’ve got two I want to sell……cheap. I just wish they were 69 to 71 Plymouth Road Runners. Instead I have a 2003 BMW 530i and a 2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee. The BMW needs a lighting control module and the Jeep needs a solenoid valve kit.

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