American Time Capsule: Abandoned Dealership Collier Motors AMC Has 200+ Classic Cars! (FULL TOUR)

We went out to Collier Motors AMC in Pikeville North Carolina to meet Robbie Collier. Robbie is tasked with managing his dads estate which includes the last enduring American Motors dealership in the world. This place has over 200 traditional American automobiles from the 1940's up till the 2000's hidden amongst the brush around the original car dealership structure. Javelins AMX Ambassadors Gremlins Pacers Ramblers EVERYTHING is here. Even Barry Goldwater's previous personal AMC AMX with all kinds of custom-made stuff. Robbie is offering EVERYTHING on the lot so check out his Facebook page!

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American Time Capsule: Abandoned Dealership Collier Motors AMC Has 200+ Classic Cars! (FULL TOUR)

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  1. If you like this stuff..make sure you subscribe for more videos like this!

    Robbie is selling everything here. Even parts. If you need anything check out his Facebook page!

    Stapletonautoworks.com

    1. I still have a 1970 AMC ambassador station wagon. It had a 390 but I swapped out with a 304. I miss driving that car. I want to fix it back up and drive it more.

    2. @Someguyto I know the feeling, my ex had a 70 gremlin with a straight six, that car had a lot of pickup and loads of fun to drive, I wish I still had it.

    3. New sub here….
      I called ol boy in Pikesville.. I’m bout to go check out his lot.
      How close to Charlotte are you?

    4. My first car was a 65 Rambler Classic V8. Bought it the year I graduated from High School 1969. Great Car. AMC in general made some wonderful cars. If you see something you dig snatch it up. Eventually you wonโ€™t be able to get any. Like Packard, Olds, Pontiac, Mercury even Tri 5sAs they become more rare the price goes up. Who every thought a 55 Belair would sell for $50,000. Or more. And very little of junk they sell now will be around in 50 years.

  2. Guys like him are slowly fading away and every chance I have to listen to their stories is a real treasure.

    1. Love the story’s can’t wait to hear the story on my 65 fastback I picked up waiting for some one to recognize it and tell me a story ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿš—๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ”ง๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฒ

  3. This guy is a walking encyclopedia of AMC knowledge. I would have loved to have been there in 1980/83 with 50 grande.. It’s a shame that those cars stayed out so long.

    1. @tony friend Because they are rusted to crap. All those outdoor cars are totally un-fixable unless you want to spend 4x what they”ll be worth afterwards. Call the wrecker and send them to the scrap yard.

    2. @tony friend you show how little you know about the history of the American automobile. Knowing the ‘worth’ of any ‘thang’ is slightly more than cutting donuts in a downtown intersection at 3am…give yourself a break. Back yourself up with a little knowledge about the subject before taking it at it’s intrinsic value.

  4. Thank you for sharing this. It was neat to see all the different cars and hear all the history. He has such information in his mind. I love folks like that. Reminds me of my dad.

  5. I’m an AMC guy. Thank you for going out to see these beautiful pieces of history slowly fade away, it breaks my heart but unfortunately I can’t do anything about it

  6. It’s a shame how they let all those vehicles rot away. Some years ago I saw an episode of American Pickers with this same dealership on it. I love this stuff. I learned to drive in a rambler and I owned a hornet hatchback once upon a time.

    1. @Scott Allen What’s ugly is that you could support any Democrat after what they have done to our Great country!

    2. @Kenster 61 YES RITE down the TOILET! It is ALL biden’s fault! NOT putins. Biden is A GUTLESS COWARD!

  7. He just knows everything about every one of them ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    Pity they were not stored better
    I had to watch it to the end it was just so interesting listening to him talk about his family history
    How many people can remember that far back
    I think if my dad had been a car dealer instead of a carpenter I would have ended being an Aussie version of this guy

  8. You can tell he thoroughly enjoys walking around reliving his childhood. You can also tell this man highly respected his father. Time flies that is for sure.

    1. I work for a salvaged YUARD. 20$ a day a trailer to sleep in. But free part’s and 1500 cars trucks from 100 years ago to one that got hit pulling out of the dealer. I could have made a lot more money. But it was a good time. I have never had any one work on any thing I have ever owned. But if it’s not got a carb it to new . I can fix the computer cars but 3 like my 74 amx. 360 not stock anymore. Manual steering and brakes. It’s a hot rod all the way

    2. @Stapleton42 i did watch full out. and i’ll get my wife to add your instagram. as a kid growing up my unkles both had eagles. grams a jeep, cherokee and then cherokee sport. (learned to drive on it got my first licence). any way one amc eagle is still with us and looks the same as some of these.. i am from canada btw. and would mean the world to me if we could arrange time for a quick conversation it would mean the world to me. and maybe the biggest surprise ever for my wife.. if i am any more honnest.. im gonna start crying.

      Mike Celland AKA MadAddVent

    3. If he cared that much he would have stored the rare ones or sold them off why they were still sellable next time I
      Want to throw money away I will call this guy wtf lmao

    4. I knew a man when I was a teenager. He bought a new cheve pickup every 3 years from the forteys up in the thev80s back then . He never tradeded in one . He park them in a row behind his barn .dove them in and shut it off. THERE THEY SAT .not to be tuch again. He would not sell one or parts .He was a crazy guy. I’m talking asylum nuts. He had money that was left to him . He had a gravel and sand operation that he had least out. The guy had tractors lined up and several other things. .over the years holes were shot into all his trucks. Trees grew through them. He died and his place was sold by the state. He had no family never married and out lived his relivs .the trucks and everything was crushed. I will give away a old car or truck before i will let it rust into the ground.

    1. Yessir, I believe in his mind he has kept his “DADDY” alive through the physical association with the cars and the stories he can tell. That was a lot of gigabytes of info he ran through. Yep she bought this…to much power and bang in the intersection,this door ding here was from,this grass on the rocker was from the grassy knoll when JFK…it’s literally a huge piece of his life but unfortunately he waited a little to long to let someone else have a chance to bring it into the future. To each his own I guess,it kept his daddy alive and to some…like me…that’s truly priceless. Now let’s talk parts cars lol

    2. Not many years ago these were not valuable cars and weren’t selling because they used a lot of gas and needed a lot of parts you couldn’t get pre-internet.

  9. Man what a walk through time seeing all the different generations and brands of cars. He really did love getting to show you around the property and that the younger generations are still interested

  10. Oh, this makes me want to weep, seeing them all in this condition. Itโ€™s just a needless waste, all of these cars could have been saved, but now theyโ€™re just SHOT.

    1. Yeah, people keep showing videos of these people who “saved” vehicles by gathering 100 to rot vs leaving them in the wild where they stood better chances of survival

  11. AMC efforts in trans am racing series is interesting . in the time they were racing you could go to the dealership and get the same racing parts used for the track for your javelin .. adjustable coilovers , track/panhard bars, big brake kits, intake n carb setups , full k members, everything else was available to make your street car into a race car .. trans am series required AMC to have production parts available to public .

    1. That was the case with numerous types of racing. The Plymouth Superbird and Dodge Daytona were born from the need that a car in NASCAR had to be a model that had sold at least X number to the public. Stock car racing used to MEAN ‘stock’. Now you can’t recognize them, they all look like melted plastic. The mechanicals bear no resemblance to anything you can buy. About the closest you can come – in a very remote way – is to get the 3.5 EcoBoost engine in a Ford F150, because it’s got 70% of the same parts used in the Ford GT.

  12. It’s amazing that this place still exists. Just amazing that the gentleman remembers all about this place and the cars there. But it’s a big shame that they let the place go to ruins. Most of the cars are in such poor shape that it would take a fortune to restore. Such a shame. What surprises me is that the town or the state doesn’t go after him to clean the property up as it has most likely turned into a EPA hazard. Good video of the place though, thank you for the tour.

  13. Hi there I’m from Sydney Australia and I enjoyed the walk around the collier motors with Robbie and yourself and ur partner very nostalgic and interesting thanks .

  14. This dealership is 10 minutes from my house. I got depressed every time I drove by it because they wouldn’t budge on selling anything. glad to see they are finally selling and not letting history rot away and let people like us preserving and showing a iconic past

    1. I live about that far too! I learned about it when I moved here 3 years ago. Sad to see but glad to see the cars are moving out slowly

  15. A fascinating field of history but sad how all these cars ended up in such awful condition. I’m sure many could have been still running on the road today but were just needlessly left to rot.

  16. I loved this video, looking at a time capsule like this is so fascinating. Placing concrete/asphalt is very expensive, but do you think he would of saved money in the long run if he did by preserving these cars longer?

    Edit: I did make it to the end, and it’s been a while since I watched a 58m video on YouTube other than Rescue Rebuild with his 401. Stuff like this fascinates me, I only imagine picking one of these cars up, restoring it, and recording the process on the way. Videos like that are very entertaining, I look forward to the next time capsule!

  17. The “sickness” of hoarding is that guys like him will never let that stuff go for any price and would rather let
    it all rust to nothing….

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