Imagine a car lot where the owner walked away almost 60 years ago and left his inventory behind—that would be Cold War Motors.
The cars are far from mainstream in 2022, but the Cold War lot would have been a little off-the-beaten path even then because it is full of unloved iron—many of them orphan cars like Packards.
There’s a surprising number of Plodges (Canadian Dodges) on the Cold War lot.
This may be hard to believe, but many of these cars actually yard drive–although brakes and clutches are optional.
In reality—most of this car crop was assembled over the last decade, so it has no historical roots like an abandoned 60s lot would have, but it sure has the vibe of a sketchy 60s car lot.
By: Jerry Sutherland
Jerry Sutherland is a veteran automotive writer with a primary focus on the collector car hobby. His work has been published in many outlets and publications, including the National Post, Calgary Herald, Edmonton Journal, Ottawa Citizen, Montreal Gazette, Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Regina Leader-Post, Vancouver Sun and The Truth About Cars. He is also a regular contributor to Auto Roundup Publications.
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