The following are pictures of most of the cars/trucks etc. available for sale whole - or as parts, located at Gates Salvage in Hardwick, Vermont. Free range roaming without a leash is accepted for a limited time. Getting hard to find nowadays. Many of these vehicles have been sitting for nearly 50 years and are realistically beyond saving if you're on a budget or have no idea what you're doing half the time, or are a sledge hammer mechanic like me. But it could hold the golden key to that elusive part you've been searching for, or have found but the seller thinks it's the Hope Diamond. But don't be fooled - there are many good cars here that are salvageable whole - just got to have a vision and commitment.
Where else are you going to find a complete 1955 Austin 40? Or a 1930's Ford Armored Truck? Need a Fury trunk emblem for your 60 Fury? 57 Chevy hood? Gas cap for your 70 Mustang fastback? Complete and solid 46 Hudson Commodore Six? Taillight for a Pontiac Safari station wagon? How about a 60's GM Coach City bus? Doodle bugs? Chrome trim for your Christine? It's all here and then some.
Regardless, it's still an amazing place - with really nice people. From the front desk manned by the yard's owner, Helen Gates - to the workers, to third generation Aaron Gates - who was beyond amazingly pleasant, enthusiastic and helpful with my eclectic choice of vehicle 'saves'.
This is a fully operational auto salvage yard for modern vehicles as well. As such - they're busy, so have patience. Soon, most of these vehicles will be getting crushed to make room for newer inventory. (Hopefully not, but - business is business).
I'm saving a 1964 Dodge 880. (Tried to save the 69 Polara, but it was just too far gone) http://www.travelsinacab.com/old-car-junkyard/the-ghost-car
Shouldn't you be saving one?