Where Are Some of the Largest Automotive Salvage Yards in America?

Some of the largest automotive salvage yards in America include French Lake Auto Parts, CTC Auto Ranch and Wildcat Auto Wrecking. Wildcat Auto Wrecking has over 800 cars in inventory, while French Lake Auto Parts and CTC Auto Ranch have 10,000 and 4,000 vehicles respectively, as of July 2015.

French Lake Auto Ranch has been in operation since 1956. This salvage yard has cars dating from 1900 to the present. Due to the yard’s northern location, the cars in its inventory have interiors and soft trim that is in good shape. The bodies are rusty, but many can be salvaged.

The CTC Auto Ranch, based in Texas, has over 4,000 cars in its inventory and boasts of having American cars in every make and model. Most of the cars in this yard are from the 1960s and 1970s, although a few popular models from the 1950s and 1940s are also available. This yard can ship auto parts anywhere, regardless of the size of the parts. The yard’s cars are mostly rust-free with usable interiors and soft trim.

Wildcat Auto Wrecking, based in Oregon, has many rust-free vehicles. The interiors and other parts, such as fenders, bumpers and benders, are usable. The cars here date from the 1950s to the 1970s. This yard specializes in Chrysler products.