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Sat Aug 10, 2019, 03:59 AM

A Minnesota Farmer Spent His Life Collecting Cars And Now His Gigantic Fleet Is Up For Auction

This weekend will be a wild time near the small town of Wheaton, Minnesota, because a roughly 200-car collection belonging to a farmer who passed away in December is headed for auction. And the fleet, filled with some true gems, will no doubt bring in droves of prospective buyers.

The farmerís name was James Graham, and he was, according to WDAY ABC News out of Fargo North Dakota, a bachelor whose love for cars began with a 1934 Ford coupe (whose roof Graham and a friend hacked off) that Graham drove to prom many years ago. After that, the vehicles just kept rolling in. From the news site:

Jim Graham, who recently passed away at 88, left behind quite the collection of more than 250 cars he had accumulated over the years. At one point the collection numbered around 500 vehicles, which he housed in sheds across from his farm.

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The company handling the vehicle auction, which is set to commence Friday and continue to Saturday, is called Vanderbrink Auctions, and it has posted a few videos of the incredible herd of mostly Detroit iron. While the video quality is rather poor, the sheer number of astonishing old vehicles shown on the property is mind blowing:

Much more, including videos: https://jalopnik.com/a-minnesota-farmer-spent-his-life-collecting-cars-and-n-1837066153



You can check out the full listing of cars on Vanderbrinkís website, but some of the highlights include this 1958 Edsel Pacer



And my goodness, look at the hood ornament on this 1954 Packard 200 sedan



And this 1954 Pontiac Chieftain also looks deserving of a few turns of some wrenches


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Sat Aug 10, 2019, 12:21 PM

1. I love old cars

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Original post)

Tue Aug 13, 2019, 05:05 AM

2. I was about to an article about the auction in the Minnesota Group

when I decided to check here instead.

Here is the article with video from the Twin Cities Pioneer Press:
https://www.twincities.com/2019/08/08/a-minnesota-bachelor-farmer-dies-and-now-his-250-cars-are-for-sale/

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