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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by BluesHound, Nov 30, 2005.

  1. BluesHound
    Joined: Apr 20, 2005
    Posts: 122


  2. That is amazing!!!! Where did all this come from?
    Joined: Oct 22, 2003
    Posts: 3,264

    from Warren,MI

    Yea where did they find al this? No way one person all that at once
  4. 42hotrod
    Joined: Nov 3, 2005
    Posts: 811

    from S.E. Idaho

    Thats allover a bunch of chevy sites like .
    It was a stash, literally. Hidden in semi trailers, garages etc.
    Look closely, there is a Yenko camaro, there are several COPO camaros and Chevelles, A couple of early big block vettes, all kind of rare stuff. Tons of parts too, high perf shit thought long gone. Multiple 69 cross-ram manifolds etc. Its all for sale, he won't separate it, on team chevelle they are guessing at value, pretty much everyone agrees its in the millions.


  5. primer
    Joined: Apr 29, 2005
    Posts: 399

    from clio mich

    holy shit need more info:eek:
  6. 34Fordtk
    Joined: May 30, 2002
    Posts: 1,690


    This is from a web site I visit a lot (you guys would not like it!! LOL) it came from originally.......

    "First you will notice in my signature that the "yenko" has been removed which only leaves a "copo" on with the show. OK I'll give you the short version which will probably end up being the long version so we'll call it my version. All of this started a while back with my trying to locate the lemans blue '69 yenko camaro that was sold out of Broadway Chevrolet in Green Bay, which has not been found yet to my knowledge. I found out in early june that there was still a '69 Yenko Camaro in Green Bay and I got the owners name (Dumpster Don) however I wasn't able to get ahold of him...come to find out he had recently died, I was then able to contact his brother (no help there...they didn't get along) and then his sister who I had found was the executor of his let me tell you about Don you may have noticed earlier in the post he was affectionately nicknamed "Dumpster Don". His dad owned a farm implement dealership in Green Bay which was then given to him by his father which he ran. So you have a guy that's never been married with a decent cash flow from his own business that liked Chevy stuff - Great Recipe. Don would buy things and never sell them and he kept much of it in the basement of the implement building until he sold it at which point he had to move stuff out (that location now is an auto parts store) and the stuff went into trailers. He kept living in a "cracker jack box" house that was next to the dealership and if you walked in the front door that's about as far as you would get because there were Chevy parts piled all over the place. You may wonder how he got all those fuel injection units...well whenever people would have a problem with their poorly running injection unit he would simply trade them for a consistent intake/carb set up. About 10 years ago one of his trailers was broken into which is why the trailors were then all welded closed and placed through out the Green Bay area. I'm sure you are all interested in the Yenko Camaro...a little history first - in talking to a friend of mine he vividly remembers 2 '69 yenko camaros running around green bay in the '70s, one orange and the other blue trade perhaps? anyways, Don picked up the orange car around 1971 for either $1200 or $1500 bucks from the original owner and from what i have been able to find out the owner history is known (Don kept a record on the car) back to the original owner and the orange car was sold new through Broadway in Green Bay. Most of this info I have recently found out talking with people who knew Don many of which didn't know what he had because he was a very quiet person and never talked about much. Moving on...I was able to persue the car due to the assistance of a fellow syc member based on the potential selling price of the car (he will remain unnamed unless he wishes to make himself known and which I am very thankful to in allowing me the apportunity to persue the car without any worries) when I contacted Don's sister she had mentioned that she knew that Don a '69 Camaro and I told her I was interested in it as well as be willing to assist in any other way possible...long story short, we had a verbal agreement in late june/early july that I would get first chance at the car when they got around to them and she didn't think that they would get around to them until fall comes around and she tells me there has been a guy helping out and he's interested in the car and she thought it was only fair he got a chance as well...then come mid of November I call every month like she suggested for an update and she tells me that she sold the entire thing to the guy that was helping them out...which is Larry the current owner of the about your heart falling into your ass...I left out a lot of the conversational pieces between Don's sister and I just cause they don't need to be included, but the point here is and this goes with the topic of trusting someone's word and that is...DON'T trust somebody's word, especially when there is money involved...ALWAYS discuss a selling price and get a written document!...looking back it was difficult at the time to be aggressive yet patient seeing as how the brother had just died and not knowing the sister personally, but they wanted to sell everything so they wouldn't have to deal with it all and he was there with the cash...the family was asking $1 million for everything and Larry got it for a little less than that and he is looking for bids in the 7-figure range. Back when the stuff hadn't sold yet, the VIN number that Roger posted that he was told is the same VIN that I got from Don's sister off of the title which begs the question...where's the discrepancy come it the VV Cooke car?...I could go on and on about this seeing as how I kept my mouth shut about this since late May only to have the car taken out from under me...but, I'm much wiser for it...what really upsets me is that this stuff was bought to flip, not for the love of the hobby but for the money to be made off of it...I will be viewing this stuff next week wednesday and will get as much info as possible...i guess since there is nothing to talk about in regards to the packers this season, something had to happen worth talking about...only is 'sconsin. Now onto the next great Wisconsin find!... "
  7. 42hotrod
    Joined: Nov 3, 2005
    Posts: 811

    from S.E. Idaho

  8. qzjrd5
    Joined: Nov 23, 2004
    Posts: 1,300

    from Troy, MI

    That is unreal!
  9. BluesHound
    Joined: Apr 20, 2005
    Posts: 122


    I did not know Don, but my dad did. He had ridden in both of the '57 Vettes seen in the pictures. I think a lot of people knew that Don had a lot of stuff, it was just a matter of what. Everybody I've talked to said he had memorized casting numbers and knew what stuff was. The pictures are 40+ years of collecting such stuff. Now that Don has passed, the rest of us are getting the chance to see it all.

    I will be fortunate enough to view the warehouse next week, the current owner has invited several local rodders and enthusiasts to view the collection before it is sold and out of our collective grasp. He said we can bring our cameras and take all the pictures and video we want, with his blessing I will post some pictures here.
  10. Mutt
    Joined: Feb 6, 2003
    Posts: 3,219


    :eek: ......Please DO post pictures.....

  11. 42hotrod
    Joined: Nov 3, 2005
    Posts: 811

    from S.E. Idaho

    Great story, man what I could do with just one weeee little truckload of parts...I'm picturing several 60's gassers runnin everything from fuelie small blocks to 409's, all 4 speeds etc etc...
  12. BluesHound
    Joined: Apr 20, 2005
    Posts: 122


    I haven't heard of any 348/409 engines or parts, I will keep an eye out as I love those motors.
  13. Stick Shift
    Joined: Oct 2, 2005
    Posts: 2,558

    Stick Shift
    from LENA IL

    There is a article in Old Cars Weekly about this. There are some pics too. They found a rust free nova front clip and they think there is a Yenko Duece in one of the trailers too. (long story short) The guys that get to go check it out, you are lucky SOBs. Take alot of pics PLEASE.:)
  14. zman
    Joined: Apr 2, 2001
    Posts: 16,594

    from Garner, NC

    All I can say is DAMN!
  15. Screw the camaros....I want the buggy!
  16. Thumper
    Joined: Mar 7, 2005
    Posts: 1,610


    Holy shit Batman!! I'm foaming at the mouth over here........must take meds.....must take meds..........<grabbing chest>...." Lizbeth......this is a big one!"
  17. spudz
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 531


    I think I just had a stroke....someone 911......or atleast put me back into my chair I wanna look again.... I'm still flinching...
  18. sodbuster
    Joined: Oct 15, 2001
    Posts: 4,957

    from Kansas

    I thought that you were not supposed to store "cranks" on there ends standing up? Just something that I saw. Cool find, makes me think of a couple of junkyards/old farmers places that I visit in the winter after it gets cold enough for the snakes to hide.

    Chris Nelson
  19. MattB
    Joined: May 10, 2004
    Posts: 230


  20. Jai
    Joined: Apr 16, 2005
    Posts: 90

    from Dallas, Tx

    I saw this on the myspace too.

    Geezalou that would be a great chirstmas present.....

    " can pickout anything you want..." I halucinating or did I see a straight 6 in there?
  21. muffman58
    Joined: Oct 24, 2003
    Posts: 999


    I think its just the opposite!
  22. ratt7
    Joined: Sep 23, 2005
    Posts: 362


    This is going to be worth a MINT !!! It's unbelievable that stuff like this turns up once in a while
  23. Bob K
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 5,773

    Bob K
    Member Emeritus
    from Antigo Wi.

    Hey Scott:

    I'll see you there on Wednsday. I'll be in GB early in the afternoon. PM me for my cell #

  24. CadillacKid
    Joined: Oct 15, 2002
    Posts: 1,507


    Wow...i'm just bummed that I used to live in Green Bay and I never heard about it!
  25. Brad54
    Joined: Apr 15, 2004
    Posts: 6,015

    from Atl Ga

    Guy lives his life like a hermit, stashing parts so thick in his house you can't move around.
    Has shipping containers stuffed full with the doors WELDED SHUT, stashed all over the city of Green Bay.
    Drops over dead, his family collects a million dollars (and probably under-sold, just because they didn't want to take the time to go through it and sell individual pieces/cars, etc.).

    That guy could have cherry picked his collection, filled a decent sized building with his treasures, built/driven/enjoyed several really cool cars, walked up and down the isles of shelves filled with cool engines/parts just looking at them and smiling, and still had a million $ in his pocket to keep things going.

    Don't be that guy. I've got a good bit of junk I won't sell, but at least I have a plan for it--and that plan isn't to keep it just becasue someone else wants it.

  26. BluesHound
    Joined: Apr 20, 2005
    Posts: 122


    See you there. I already have your cell number unless it changed since my road trip to Houghton in October. I'll be wearing a green Carhartt jacket with spare drool rags in the pockets. Remember to bring your camera!

    I only live about a mile away from the place, let me know if you want to stop in for a cold one.
  27. buckeye_01
    Joined: Jun 20, 2005
    Posts: 1,441


    Nope. I do believe it was piss yellow! :D

    That collection is amazing!
  28. thoes of you lucky people that get to look, please take lots of pictures.....PLEASE
  29. dragrcr50
    Joined: Jul 25, 2005
    Posts: 3,865


  30. ambman
    Joined: Sep 9, 2005
    Posts: 197


    Cool stuff! Hopefully someone buys it and some of the cars see the road again. That is some kind of sickness, my uncle lived in Charlevoix with a huge pole barn full of stuff, retired to Tennessee, it took 9 trips to haul all the stuff and his garage looks exactly like it did up north, there's just enough room to walk around. My buddies father in law has stuff stashed in garages and barns all over Cincinnati, two real hemi cars I know of and every time I mention a car his wife says "oh my Dad has one of those too" Crazy !

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