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How many remember Barney Pollardís collection from Detroit?


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Old 12-22-2018, 01:29:56 PM
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Default How many remember Barney Pollardís collection from Detroit?

I had a 1918 2cyl Autocar dumptruck that came from Barney Pollard. I got it from Stan Reynolds who got it from Detroit. Hereís a good story on an amazing bunch of early collecting...http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2011...over-half.html
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I attended one of Barney's sales. Although I didn't buy anything,it was an interesting experience. A goodly number of his cars have been lovingly restored over the years and a few are still squirreled away not far from where they were purchased.
A friend has a restored 1909 EMF that came from Barney's collection.
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Yes, that was one of those mystical places you heard about years ago but never believed could exist. I bought a tractor in Michigan some 40 years ago and that fellow had bought stuff from that yard.
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I knew Barney Pollard & still have 6 of the 21 cars & trucks I bought directly from him. He was a straight shooter & you knew where you stood with him. Fortunately he & I got along very well - some did not. The story about the cars hanging is a little off. The building with the rail road track iron for rafters was built around a great number of cars already standing on their back ends. The 1915 Maxwell & 1925 DB pictured both came from Pollards - (the DB has 20,000 miles & never was a taxi)
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I remember when I was picking up the Autocar in Alberta. My dad and I looked at a few cars that Mr Reynolds had brought back from the Pollard collection. Some had out of the ordinary damage and rust in strange places, bumpers and fender ends rolled up, holes rusted in places that never rust, due to standing on their ends. Neat to see. I’m glad there was guys like Mr Pollard around to save a lot of today’s treasures.
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I remember seeing cars on end after the fire.
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I remember seeing cars on end after the fire.
I ended up with a 2 cylinder REO, a 1 cylinder Cadillac & a 1912 Hudson roadster out of the fire. They are all restored now. The fellow in the picture is B.J. Pollard. These were the first lot of cars stored & the engines were faced down. The later buildings all had the engines facing upward.
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