Pennsylvania Place for Picking

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These days, it is very rare to find a salvage yard that has been run by the same family for over 50 years.

It is even more unusual to find that each generation of the family is on board with keeping the vintage theme. We have found such a place. It’s Geese Auto Salvage in the eastern Pennsylvania town of Perkasie.

Started in 1960, Geese Auto Salvage holds over 1,000 cars and trucks (about 600 of these are new and 400 are old) with no plans to dwindle down the vintage fleet unless one is sold complete. Once checking in at the front office, you will pass large piles of scrap metal for recycling, which represents the other half of the business.

There are two yard sections and the lower yard houses at least 600 cars, 100 of which range from 1935 to 1980. The balance is modern (1980 and up). The vintage pieces are all mixed in with the new. There are about 400 cars in the upper yard, of which 300 of these range from 1946 to 1980. Some of the vehicles are for sale as whole units only, but most are for parts.

There are only a few vehicles from the ’30s and ’40s and only about a dozen ’50s examples in the yard. The other 350 plus vehicles are from 1960-1980 with most being from the late ’60s and early ’70s. While all makes and models are represented, we did note that there was an unusually high number of Javelins (seven) and Mustang IIs (eight). Both of these are unusual salvage yard finds.

Geese saves everything old that they can, unless it is less than a shell or just in the way. You may browse all you like but please leave everything as you found it. Only an employee may remove a part.

About the Yard

Geese Auto Salvage is located at 1071 Spruce Lane, Perkasie, PA 18944. To contact the yard, call (215) 795-2302. Hours are Monday-Friday, 8-5 and Saturday from 8-12.

From US113N, make a left onto Elephant Rd. and go three miles. Then, make a right onto Sweet Briar for a ¼ mile. Finally, make a right onto Spruce Lane and go for a half mile. Yard is on the left.