Stockpile of Classic Mopars Uncovered by Auto Archaeologist

Ryan Brutt

The Automotive Archaeologist, otherwise known as Ryan Brutt, has used his vast network of friends to uncover some truly amazing barn finds and share them through his YouTube channel. His latest video reveals a spectacular warehouse filled to the brim with desirable Mopar parts and a yard overflowing with restorable E-body muscle. If you’re a Mopar fan, or if you just enjoy muscle cars in general, the walkthrough of this stockpile will likely get your gears turning. Imagine how many rare vehicles could be built from only the parts on site!

The warehouse, one of many on the property, is located in Missouri and features the disassembled remnants of what looks like hundreds of Mopar muscle cars. Pallet racks are filled with engine blocks, alternators, air cleaners, valve covers, and intake manifolds stacked like cordwood. Another row of racks shows even more plunder, also organized into sections: steering columns, fenders, interior door panels, and trunk lids.

At the back of the warehouse hide ‘Cudas from 1970 and ’71, mostly convertibles, stacked two high, two wide, and three deep.

As massive as the hoard seems, what’s shown in the video is not the half of it. Brutt has documented this vast collection in previous videos over the past several months and plans a future video showing an additional building on the property that will probably answer most of the questions Mopar fans have when seeing all of the rare and desirable cars parked in storage. When we asked Brutt about the plans for the immense stash, which includes more than 200 cars, he told us that the partners aren’t currently looking to sell the cars but they have traded among collectors in their circle.

“They are actively restoring cars, rare stuff,” Brutt said. Some of the work is being sold on-site, while other jobs are being farmed out. Although the process is moving slowly, the owners—a pair of friends who have spent more than 20 years accumulating desirable Mopar muscle cars—are using the original parts to get the rare beasts back on the road. It will take years to restore just a sampling of the cars, but it’s good to know that so many of them are being preserved.

If the videos of this collection have caught your interest, Brutt says his follow-up, highlighting some of the restoration process, is next in the pipeline and should be out within a week.




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    Another hoarder not doing anything other than collecting. Stuff doesn’t do anyone any good just sitting. Eventually the owners will die and the heirs will have to deal with it>>either auction it off or scrap it all if they aren’t car people or aware of the value. At least it’s all in secure and hopefully weather tight buildings.

    what a shame. These hoarders piss me off. I can’t even watch Tom Cotter any more – he’s cool and we love him, but not the people and their junk

    Classic hoarder. I can’t even watch the video. Seems like a whole lot of gonna which will turn into never did and end up being sold for scrap. Sad.

    Another amazing find by Ryan Brutt. I had to prepare myself for another nauseating viewing of bumpy, jerky, dizzily wandering video of seasickness. Ryan, you do the hard work in finding this stuff and setting up shoots. There are video production courses online. Learning to document things by using the camera’s strengths and some simple production and edit techniques instead of just marching through aimlessly panning, tilting and zooming would take your work to the next level. Even just an inexpensive phone gimbal would help.

    I haven’t watched this video yet but I know exactly what you mean.
    There was a period of time a few years back that the TV program Counting Cars depicting Counts Kustoms had a producer that loved the raw zoom in zoom out jerky technique of filming the show. It seriously made me nauseous, I couldn’t watch it and did indeed quit watching the show because of that.
    I’ve gone back recently and watched some newer episodes and the technique seems to be gone now, thankfully.

    It is a great find, but too bad that some of the cars were not properly stored……It will take a life time and lots of money to bring all those cars back to life……..It’s amazing what some guys have and do…….

    Hmm, another career hoarder “actively restoring” and depriving other enthusiasts of resources…..good thing I’m not into Mopars, as I’d likely be pretty annoyed.
    Wonder what they’re paying for scrap in Missouri these days…

    What a shame! All that classic muscle stripped and left to rot. Unless you are filthy rich it is just another hoarder’s mess someone else will have to deal with!!

    I agree – I can’t watch videos or even shows on TV like this any more. It just gets my blood pressure up! People are wasting time and letting stuff go bad.

    What a bunch of self-righteous whiners posting above. You should all get government jobs so you can tell others how to live their lives.

    “We used to define ourselves by what we were for, now we define ourselves by what we’re against,” Megan Phelps-Roper

    Amen to that. Disgusting attitudes. Every old car that came back from the dead owes a debt to some “hoarder” somewhere at some time. Just jealous knee-jerk reactions.

    Guys, guys, relax…

    As a 5th Generation Pack Rat, I can assure you, No One starts out to hoard without an End Game in mind; but Life just gets in the way…

    At the height of Covid, I was forced to face hard reality, and divest myself of Tons of Cars and Parts collected over a lifetime after becoming StuffRich, and StoragePoor…

    Won’t watch the video, for a variety of reasons, but if these Mopar Mavens need a complete Hemi 426″, Air Cleaner to Oil Pan, Warranty Engine, 4/15/68 casting date; let me know…

    I’d like to buy your engine just to have on a stand in my game room. To me having the engine would be enough as oppressed to letting someone bleed me dry for the correct bolt or perfect numbered radiator that rotted out. How much for the engine?

    A bad hoard looks different. The guy did sort this stuff very well. I bet he will find most things within a reasonable time.
    For those who complain: Do you not see that you should be happy that someone saved tons of thing from the crusher. And He obviously started saving this stuff many years before most people cared for those vehicles.
    I own to much stuff myself. On a much smaller level of course. Those parts can go with the vehicles that someone buys from my family after I am gone. The difference to bad hoarders is that I try to keep all my cars roadworthy and registerd and use them as much as possible.

    Agreed. People love to hate on “hoarders,” but fail to recognize that most people just let this stuff go off to the dump/scrapyard. It takes hoarders to project stuff from destruction and make it at least possible to preserve stuff. Maybe not all of it, but certainly more than would have been destroyed in the normal process. The key is WHEN do those of us (or our parents) who have kept these kinds of hoards let go of it? Its certainly not anybody else’s business what I do with my own stuff, and reactions to videos like this just perpetuate the lack of interest in selling anything.

    Any chance u can find me an rtse for couple hundred dollars was my husband’s an my favorite car !!!! He died in 2020 an I miss him badly!! I don’t have a car an I need one badly here !! But I don’t have any money bout 3 hundred a mo I can spend ! I desperately need a car !!! Please !!!

    Fantastic find!! Hope they market these cars and parts. make them available to the average individual who is looking for that dodcisl part or ride.

    If you guys don’t look at these videos or just comment negative things FU, God bless the person who set up this organized mess. I’m not a Mopar guy, but I love all old cars and these people got it going on. Continue on the battle to preserve and resurrect these vehicles. God bless America!!!

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