We don’t use the word “epic” very often, but when we do, it’s usually for something very deserving of it. The title of this article doesn’t even do what you’re about to see any justice, however. A couple of months back, YouTuber “digitalpizza” documented a massive sale of a personal collection of Chevies in rural Oklahoma. In what was effectively a giant collection of cars, parts, project vehicles, engine blocks, and various body panels, it’s probably the most impressive accumulation of everything 1969 Camaro and 1970 Chevelle that we’ve ever seen in one lot.
It was all housed in a total of three buildings, in three different locations, and all cars and components were fairly well organized, considering. More often than not, these “collection dumps” are usually stored outside, and sprawled all over some guy’s backyard. So it’s good to see everything here was stored in an enclosed, dry area to preserve what was there.
It should also be pointed out that none of these cars appeared to be rust buckets, and none of them were base model versions. They’re all all rare, valuable, and highly-collectible SS, RS/SS, Z/28, Z/28-RS Camaros and SS Chevelles. Of all of the Camaros that we saw in the video, all were 1969 examples, with the exception of one ’68 SS396 car.
Almost all of the Chevelles were ’70 SS examples, with a mix of them being equipped with either a 396 or a 454 engine. We also caught a glimpse of a red ’66 Chevelle SS and a ’72 C10 truck at one point, and there may have been others. Their conditions all ranged from solid, yet-to-be-started project cars, to half-finished restoration projects, and completely restored show-worthy examples.
Parts inventory was incredible; endless 10- and 12-bolt rearends, countless DZ-302 engine blocks plucked from ’69 Z/28 Camaros, various cowl hoods, vintage aluminum big-block cylinder heads, interior and trim components, complete engines, wheels, and on and on. There’s very little backstory shared in the video, maybe for privacy reasons or perhaps simply because the owner had passed. There was little info shared in this scenario, as to why one man would go through such time and expense to accrue a vast selection of cars and parts without ever having enough time to actually see them all through fruition. Either way, it’s still cool to see all of this unearthed, and many of these stillborn project cars go to people who have the capability and the time to finally restore them.
Rick Seitz is the owner and founder of AutoCentric Media, the parent company to Timeless Muscle Magazine, and has a true love and passion for all vehicles. When he isn’t tuning, testing, or competing with the magazine’s current crop of project vehicles, he’s busy tinkering and planning the next round modifications for his own cars.