Denton Salvage Yard Sells Classic Cars

CTC Auto Ranch sells classic cars and their parts

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    A Denton junkyard is a mecca for classic cars. (Published Friday, Jul 1, 2011)

    What started as a hobby has turned into a career for David Williamson and his brother Allen.

    The Williamsons make their living while restoring bits of history.

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    A Denton junkyard is a mecca for classic cars. (Published Friday, Jul 1, 2011)

    They own CTC Auto Ranch, which isn't an average junk yard. The salvage yard in Denton has gained world-wide attention for the types of cars it collects.

    "If these cars could talk, I bet some of them could really tell a tale," said Williamson, who remembers his father buying and selling old cars growing up.
     
    "We are up to what you see now, close to 4,000 or 5,000 cars," said Williamson.

    The rusted cars and their parts are all classics, and according to Williamson were made in the '30s, '40s and '70s.

    "It's kind of like walking into an antique store. To some people, it's going to be junk. To us, it's something to put something back on the road with. Make someones dream come true with," siad David's brother Allen.

    The vintage salvage yard attracts classic car fans from all over the world like Nick Vandanhemel and his father who are from the Netherlands. 

    "It is quite a different world," said Vandanhemel. "I was looking for some parts for my Mustang that is '69."

    "The most common phrase I hear here is, 'I've died and gone to heaven,'" said David about his salvage yard.