We at Gearhead Daily have a few moles that find cool things for us and one of those more mobile ‘moles’ goes by the code name “Bob” (all names changed for privacy).
Bob told us of a little hidden away car collection sitting the in the middle of nowhere. It’s advertised no where and technically isn’t even open to the public. That said, you can call ahead to set up a viewing ahead of time.
The first question we always ask is, how do you afford such wonderful toys!?
The simple answer is that the owners own a ‘ranch’ in Bowman, North Dakota. According to them, anything under 5,000 acres is a “truck farm” but they have a full 10,000 so it’s a real farm. They also apparently have a ‘relative’ that invented the DOS operating system that resides in California, still, regardless where the money came from, this collection is pretty cool in our book.
A good chunk of the cars were purchased at auctions and others were taken when a local dealership closed it’s doors. An estate auction isn’t off limits either, which is where the ultra low mileage Caddy came from. It only has 25 miles on the odometer! Apparently the story goes that the auction company forgot to put a limit on the auction and they picked up cheap. The relatives were none too happy but a deal is a deal.
We’ve been told that all cars are driveable and in working order. They have a ‘lady’ who comes in and dusts the cars off and cleans up some of the dribbles.
We guessed that the Cobra was most likely the most valuable car they had, but we aren’t entirely sure. They did post that the Cobra does have a racing history, so for now we’ll chose to take their word for it. Either way it’s pretty neat. The story about the 63 Galaxy 427 was supposedly made for a NASCAR celebrity but we aren’t sure which one.
When ‘Bob’ showed up to look at the cars, the rancher threw the keys at him and told him to “lock up when he’s done”. That’s some North Dakota’s values for you righ’der! Mmhmm!
Since it’s not openly advertised and open to the public, we’ve chosen not to give out the contact information. But if you dig deep enough, we’re sure you’re resourceful enough to find it on your own. If you do get out there, it really is a great treat to see so many cars in one place of such variety!