Cohort Pic(k)s Of The Day: Old Iron At The Junkyard

Photos from the Cohort by canadiancatgreen.

Whenever I went to a junkyard and came across really vintage iron, I inevitably always wondered: From what barn/remote field did they drag this from? And who finally decided to let go of the old rotten heap?

I’m talking about those wrecks that go way beyond the 15-25 years of most vehicles in a yard, so not your usual 1996 Escort or 1992 Pontiac Grand Prix. But instead, those with fifty-plus years on their rotten bodies. Of course, some yards were more specialized in such old heaps, which was all the more amazing. A whole row of 1960-50s Detroit? Point the way and I’ll go check it out!

With that in mind, here’s a collection of vintage iron found in Canada with at least half a century of age. Taking into account their condition, model names and years are well, approximate. Most are taken from the yard’s info on the cars.

The first of the collection is a ’53 Chevy Bel Air in the lede pic.

1946 (?) Packard Clipper.

1950s Cadillac.

1960 Auto-Union.

1960 Vauxhall (looks like the old car row in the yard!).

1962 Oldsmobile.

1963 Dodge Van.

1969 Chevy truck.

1972 Chevrolet Vega.