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Coyote Johnson, 65, has collected nearly 100 vintage vehicles since the age of 16 and has even built hand sanders to store them

65-year-old construction worker whips car collectors in a frenzy while revealing that he has secretly bought and restored nearly 100 vintage vehicles – and now offers them for auction

  • Coyote Johnson, 65, has collected nearly 100 vintage vehicles since he was 16 years old, restored them and built sanding them to save them
  • The owner of the construction company from Iowa has collected several Plymouth Road Runners, Chevy Chevelles, Ford Mustangs and almost every type of muscle car in the 1960s and 1970s.
  • He is auctioning most of his collection, with bids starting between $ 150 and $ 11,750
  • VanDerBrink Auctions will handle the sale at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds on September 14
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A huge wealth of muscle cars has been received in Iowa by a man who has collected vintage gems for the past 50 years.

Coyote Johnson, 65, has collected nearly 100 vintage vehicles since he was 16, restored many of them, and even built barns to save them.

The owner of the construction company has rolled Plymouth Road Runners, Chevy Chevelles, Ford Mustangs and almost every type of muscle car from the sixties and seventies.

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Now Johnson sells most of his 87 car collection at an auction, but says he holds some of his favorites.

Coyote Johnson, 65, has collected nearly 100 vintage vehicles since the age of 16 and has even built hand sanders to store them

Coyote Johnson, 65, has collected nearly 100 vintage vehicles since the age of 16 and has even built hand sanders to store them

The most expensive car is this red Chevrolet Chevelle SS Sport Coup from 1970 from $ 11,750

The most expensive car is this red Chevrolet Chevelle SS Sport Coup from 1970 from $ 11,750

The most expensive car is this red Chevrolet Chevelle SS Sport Coup from 1970 from $ 11,750

This 1951 Ford Victoria Custom runs and drives beautifully and was restored in 2012. It starts at $ 7,750

This 1951 Ford Victoria Custom runs and drives beautifully and was restored in 2012. It starts at $ 7,750

This 1951 Ford Victoria Custom runs and drives beautifully and was restored in 2012. It starts at $ 7,750

The owner of the construction company has cleared Plymouth Road Runners, Chevy Chevelles, Ford Mustangs and almost every type of muscle car from the sixties and seventies
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The owner of the construction company has cleared Plymouth Road Runners, Chevy Chevelles, Ford Mustangs and almost every type of muscle car from the sixties and seventies

The owner of the construction company has cleared Plymouth Road Runners, Chevy Chevelles, Ford Mustangs and almost every type of muscle car from the sixties and seventies

Johnson said that not many people were from his collection until he announced he would auction them a few months ago

Johnson said that not many people were from his collection until he announced he would auction them a few months ago

Johnson said that not many people were from his collection until he announced he would auction them a few months ago

This 1957 Chevrolet 210 starts at $ 6,000. The car is metallic red in color and has a 283 V8 with Weian AL2 inlet

This 1957 Chevrolet 210 starts at $ 6,000. The car is metallic red in color and has a 283 V8 with Weian AL2 inlet

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This 1957 Chevrolet 210 starts at $ 6,000. The car is metallic red in color and has a 283 V8 with Weian AL2 inlet

Johnson, from Red Oak, told the Des Moines Register that few people were aware of his collection until he announced that he would auction it a few months ago.

The classic car enthusiast said it was his girlfriend and daughter who urged him to give up most of his beloved vehicles.

The most expensive car to be auctioned is a red Chevrolet Chevelle SS Spot Coupe from 1970 with a 454 big-block V8. B Bidding starts from $ 11,750.

While the cheapest car is a 1984 Chevrolet Custom Deluxe 10 pickup for recovery, bidding from $ 150.

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Many cars require work, while there are many others that Johnson has restored and are ready to drive, including a 1951 Ford Victoria Custom and 1997 1997 Pontiac Trans Am coupé and convertible.

This is Johnson & # 39; s lowest price car - a 1984 Chevrolet Custom Deluxe 10 Pickup for recovery from $ 150

This is Johnson & # 39; s lowest price car - a 1984 Chevrolet Custom Deluxe 10 Pickup for recovery from $ 150

This is Johnson & # 39; s lowest price car – a 1984 Chevrolet Custom Deluxe 10 Pickup for recovery from $ 150

This 1997 Pontiac Firebird starts at $ 500 and is sold to the highest bidder when auctioned on September 14

This 1997 Pontiac Firebird starts at $ 500 and is sold to the highest bidder when auctioned on September 14

This 1997 Pontiac Firebird starts at $ 500 and is sold to the highest bidder when auctioned on September 14

This Black Cherry 1964 Chevrolet Malibu SS starts at $ 8,250. The car drives, but not through the gas tank and the brakes are soft and may require work
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This Black Cherry 1964 Chevrolet Malibu SS starts at $ 8,250. The car drives, but not through the gas tank and the brakes are soft and may require work

This Black Cherry 1964 Chevrolet Malibu SS starts at $ 8,250. The car drives, but not through the gas tank and the brakes are soft and may require work

This is one of a few Plymouth Barracuda Convertible & # 39; s from the Johnson collection, starting at $ 900

This is one of a few Plymouth Barracuda Convertible & # 39; s from the Johnson collection, starting at $ 900

This is one of a few Plymouth Barracuda Convertible & # 39; s from the Johnson collection, starting at $ 900

Johnson first fell in love with a 1969 Plymouth Road Runner in high school.

He bought it to race on the highways with his friends and that soon began with his huge collection.

But Johnson says he didn't start collecting seriously until the 1990s, when he would search the classified section of the newspaper and look for specific and rare models.

Johnson said about the people he bought his collection from: & # 39; It was their time to give them up. They rode with them, but they might not be able to drive them on the highway, and we took them and recreated them, repaired them, & he told the Des Moines Register.

Vanderbrink Auctions will handle the sale on September 14 at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds.

Johnson says he did not start collecting cars seriously until the 1990s when he would search the classified section of the newspaper and find specific and rare models.

Johnson says he did not start collecting cars seriously until the 1990s when he would search the classified section of the newspaper and find specific and rare models.

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Johnson says he did not start collecting cars seriously until the 1990s when he would search the classified section of the newspaper and find specific and rare models.

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