Michigan Man Forced To Sell 20 Cars A Month Has Resorted To Scrapping Some Cool Cars And Trucks

Michigan Man Forced To Sell 20 Cars A Month Has Resorted To Scrapping Some Cool Cars And Trucks

Ron Dauzet, a Michigan man whose township is forcing him to rapidly get rid of his enormous car collection, is selling them off as he’s required to do. But it’s just not quite enough. Now the 70-year-old is resorting to just scrapping some seriously cool cars instead of selling them, and it’s a damn shame.

Northfield Township in Michigan is still dropping by Ron’s house every month to see if he’s meeting their quota of selling 20 cars a month. And because Ron doesn’t want any trouble with them, he’s doing whatever he can to match or exceed that number.

He’s moved a bunch of his cars over to the property across the street—a property that technically belongs to the neighboring township. But now that township is on to Ron, so the car-love has no choice but to scrap many of his vehicles instead.Michigan Man Forced To Sell 20 Cars

_____ I knew Ron was scrapping a couple of cars, but he told told me today he’s really cranked it into high gear; he’s already sent 27 or 28 vehicles to the shredder, and 17 or 18 are in line to meet the same fate in the next few days if nobody buys them. While it’s fair to say that some of the cars on Ron’s property probably belong in the scrapyard, there’s no excuse for the beautiful, rust-free manual Volvo 740 GLE wagon in these photos to have been wiped from the face of the earth.

I mean, obviously it wasn’t perfect—hell, the wheels were buried halfway into the ground. But the panels looked fairly straight, there was no rust to speak of (the car was originally from Virginia), the paint looked decent, and all the glass was crack-free. It probably didn’t run, but it had when Ron parked it many years ago, so it was “all there.”

I’d have paid $400 for that all day, but alas, now the boxy manual wagon is gone forever. What a cruel, cruel world we live in.

Michigan Man Forced To Sell 20 Cars

The Dodge Dakota in the picture above is truly special. It’s one of only about 4,000 ever built, and even though this one has a rusty front bumper, some headlight trim missing, a bit of rust on the doors and a ripped top, there’s just no way this thing should go to a scrapyard. It’s a piece of American history that deserves to be preserved.

But it, along with much of Ron’s collection, will go to the shredder if nobody buys it. “I can’t sit on it forever,” Ron told me over the phone today. “People call and they don’t wanna come out, or they ask stupid questions and you know damn well they’re not that serious,” he continued.

But so far, not nearly enough titles have been transferred and not nearly enough cash has changed hands.

Other vehicles on the chopping block include this Mercury Capri II:

Michigan Man Forced To Sell 20 Cars

A Ford F-250 Flareside that Ron says probably just needs a starter:

Michigan Man Forced To Sell 20 Cars

“I’ve gotta get rid of 20 a month regardless [of the weather]…they gotta go,” Ron told me. “All those cars ran. It’s sad because the batteries are still in them. That tells me I drove it in there… I haven’t got a place to put ‘em.”

Scrapping is an unfortunate end for many of these cars. Many of us were hopeful all his cars would find a new home, and some of them indeed have. But for a huge majority of these cars, it just feels like a giant waste. Source

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