Hitting The Lottery: What Would You Do If You Found A Treasure Trove Of Trucks?


Hitting The Lottery: What Would You Do If You Found A Treasure Trove Of Trucks?

We’ve all dreamed of that mythical barn find at some point or another, where you find some building that hasn’t had a visitor since the day disco music died that was hiding the kind of car that casual car fans dream of and real gearheads lose they minds over. One good score would be enough to satisfy any of us. Or, at least, we keep telling ourselves that. But when we find the en masse sales, where someone has been holding onto many vehicles over the years, like that Canadian yard that was filled to the brim of options or the big Van Der Brink auction in South Dakota earlier this year that might as well have been Willy Wonka’s factory for the Mopar enthusiast, we quit trying to pick one and wind up sounding like a child in a candy store: “I’ll have that…and this…and those…and some of that, too…”

Our Mopar-loving friend Dylan McCool recently scored his Golden Ticket, because another two Dodge vehicles have made their way onto his property: a Sweptline-era big-block truck and a Plymouth TrailDuster, the Dodge Ramcharger’s alternate personality. The TrailDuster looks to have been put up sometime in the late 1980s while the Sweptline is just old-truck cool. Naturally, the first question to be asked after the trucks are removed from the warehouse full of all sorts of Dodge truck goodies is, “Do they run?” Given McCool’s fleet work, which includes getting his own 1969 Charger going, keeping a 400-powered Cordoba from dying, and resuscitating a stepside Dodge truck, we have a feeling that he will make the work look fairly easy.


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