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Minakers Vintage Auto Wrecking Yard. June 29, 1988.

Milford, Ontario, Canada.

1956 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery.

1957 Chevrolet 150 sedan and 1960 Pontiac.

1956 Chevrolet with 1956 Buick Special sport coupe in the background.

1959 Chevrolet Bel Air sedan.

1959 Chevrolet Biscayne coupe.

Endless rows of 20's, 30's, 40's, 50's, 60's and 70's cars.

1956 Chevrolet 210 coupe.

1956 Chevrolet Bel Air sedan.

1960 Plymouth, 1951 Chevrolet and 1950 Ford.

1958 Chevrolet Biscayne sedan and 1961 Chrysler next to it.

1957 Chevrolet 210 sedan.

1957 Chevrolet 150 sedan.

1957 Oldsmobile 88 sedan and 1955 Pontiac Pathfinder Deluxe sedan (Canadian model).

Two 1962 Chevrolet Impala convertibles.

1957 Chevrolet 150 sedan.

1957 Chevrolet Bel Air four door hardtop (Sport sedan).

1952 Chevrolet Sedan Delivery and 1968 Buick Special sedan.

1957 Chevrolet Bel Air sport coupe and 1960 Pontiac sedan (Canadian model).

1957 Chevrolet Bel Air sport coupe.

1957 Pontiac Pathfinder Deluxe sedan (Canadian model).

1956 Chevrolet Bel Air four door hardtop (Sport sedan).

1957 Pontiac Pathfinder Deluxe coupe (Canadian model).

1961-1964 Chevrolet Corvair van with 1958 Oldsmobile 88 coupe and 1961 Valiant next to it.

1957 Pontiac Safari two door wagon (Canadian model).

1961-1964 Chevrolet Corvair van, 1961 Valiant and 1958 Oldsmobile 88 next to it.

1956 Chevrolet 150 sedan.

1957 Pontiac Pathfinder Deluxe sedan (Canadian model). This 57 Pontiac gave up its original 261 inline six cylinder motor to me. The motor was not seized and it was complete. I bought the motor as an extra motor just in case my 57 Pontiac motor ever failed. I kept it for about fifteen years and then decided to sell it. An American gentleman from Chicago drove all the way to Ontario, Canada to get my 57 261 six banger. He was building a 52 Chevy rag top and wanted to soup up a 261 six to go in it. Cheers.

1957 Chevrolet 150 sedan. Major front end collision damage.

1960 Dodge, 1956 Dodge and 1957 Pontiac.

1953 Cadillac sedan. That is a good buddy of mine goofing around inside that 53 Caddy. Look out for snakes.

1953 Pontiac and 1958 Plymouth.

1959 Ford and 1958 Ford.

1956 Dodge.

1956 Chevrolet 210 coupe.

1949-1950 Ford and two 1941 Chevrolets next to it.

1956 Chevrolet Bel Air sedan and 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air sport coupe.

1959 Buick LeSabre sedan, 1971 Chevrolet Vega and 1959 Pontiac.

1958 Oldsmobile 88 sedan.

1961 Chevrolet Bel Air hardtop, 1961 Ford hardtop, 1959 Buick four door hardtop.

1957 Pontiac Pathfinder Deluxe sedan (Canadian model).

My very favorite vintage car resting place of all time. I have been here numerous times from 1986 to 2004. The yard has been run by three generations of the family that own the yard. The yard is in Milford, Ontario, Canada and is so far off the beaten track that it is almost impossible to find. The oldest cars in the yard are from the 1920's,the newest cars are from the 1970's with a few from the 80's. The vast majority of cars are from the 1950's, with the 1960's coming second. It is so obvious in looking at most of the cars there from the 1950's to the 1970's, that the cars were in fairly good condition when they came into the yard. Collision damage or mechanical failures of some sort brought these cars in. It is such a shame that these cars were allowed to rot. Obviously many cars were used for parts over the years. It is so easy to spend an entire day there and I have gone so many times on my own, twice with my gal and I have loved it every time. Over the years I have bought many parts from there, including a complete 1957 Pontiac 261 inline six motor for an extra. Sadly all these cars were scraped a few years ago by the family because they got tired of running it and the price of scrap metal was high at the time. I am thankful that I have many photo memories of this amazing vintage car yard. Cheers.


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azmusclecar on Jan 23, 2022 said:

That 58 Olds 88 sedan brought back memories. My grandfather had one and he allowed me to drive it to school and work. All I needed to do was keep the tank full in case he needed it. Well that Olds did drink gas. The best part was the fuel filler cap being in front of the taillight you'd flip open and there was the cap.

God rest and bless my grandfather for all he did for me. He made sure I had money for school lunches and a car to use to get to school and work.

He tried to make up for my real Dad's abandonment even before I was born. Like the Temptations sang in the song: "Papa was a rolling stone". The line is 'all he ever left us was ALONE'.

God had my grandfather there to fill his place. AMEN..........and AMEN.........

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Mario on Jan 25, 2022 said:

Awesome cars George! So many Tri Five Chevys to pick from! I guess because so many were built in those 3 years that you would find so many at the yard.

Too bad they're long gone but the pictures keep the memories alive for you to share.

The 59 Chevy in coral paint reminds me of my Dad's 59 Chevy same color. He had the wagon but front end is the same and brings back many joyful memories.

Thank you for sharing, cheers.

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