700+ Abandoned Dodges Sitting in an Alabama Lot
There are salvage yards, and then there's this place in Anderson, Alabama, which has over 700 Dodge vehicles, mostly Chargers, sitting in an expansive yard and slowly rusting into nothing. Stephens Performance bills itself as the World's Largest Mopar Salvage Operation and looking at the size of it, the claim rings pretty true. They aren't just about salvage, also selling reproduction and new parts, but the salvage part of their business is the one that will make your jaw drop. It all started back in 1975 when the owner, Ted, then a teenager, got his hands on a 1968 Superbee with 35,000 miles. She was red, and she was beautiful, and she was also not long for this world. RELATED: See Photos of a 1968 Dodge Charger
Being a 17-year-old with the driving skills to match, Ted pulled a classic move and wrapped all that horsepower around a telephone pole. The princely sums he was being paid to flip burgers at Burger King weren't enough to put her back together again. So, he ended up selling her off piece by piece to buy a new car.
Ted saw this as giving new life to his car by making it an organ donor of sorts, and the salvage business he runs today was born. Now it's considerably bigger than just his Superbee with a giant 700+ car salvage lot full of parts for weekend warriors with an old car looking for new life.
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