B&B Auto Parts
Joe Sharretts - August 09, 2012 10:00 AM
This 1962 Cadillac is currently being parted out by a B&B employee. There will be plenty left of it to take when you arrive.
This 1971 Duster is one of about six Dusters currently in the yard. Most of them are fairly complete cars.
There are a handful of first generation Mustangs in the Ford section. This one represents the debut year, 1964½.
In the Ford section, there are a few larger vehicles, including this 1966 Fairlane convertible.
This 1966 Dart convertible could be just as easily restored as it could be parted out. Maybe someone out there is looking for a project just like this.
B&B has several full size Chryslers in their Mopar section. Shown here is a 1970 Chrysler 300.
Even if you are looking for mid-’60s Mopar products, B&B can help you out. Pictured here is a 1965 Belvedere I.
There are many Dodge Darts in the yard at this time including this early 1963 Dart 330.
There appears to be a lot of good pieces left on this ’65 Plymouth, including some good metal.
Not many 1978 Pacers have survived. That’s why when we find one, we snap a photo.
This large 1968 Chrysler New Yorker may be too far wrecked to fix, so take advantage of the many good undamaged parts remaining.
Sometimes, the coolest salvage yard finds are the low end models like this 1964 Valliant 100. We need to see more of these at car shows.
A lot of good stuff remains on this 1966 Chrysler Newport. B&B has several Newports in stock.
While it does have some rust issues, we do know that this 1966 Coronet has spent some time in Texas. We observed the plate on the back.
There is a lot missing from this 1974 Duster, but B&B has several.
This 1946 Dodge was the oldest car in the yard. It is also 99 percent complete.
There are not many cars in the yard from the ’40s and ’50s, but they do have about eight from this era, including this 1950 Dodge Meadowbrook.
There was only one Chevelle in the yard at this time of our photo shoot, which happens to be this ’64 station wagon. It has some serious rust issues but the parts are still plentiful.
Probably the most unusual orphan car in the yard would be this near-complete 1947 De Soto. Don’t let these parts get away, as De Soto parts are hard to come by.
A good example of a car that has recently become popular with collectors is this ’76 Camaro. Sadly, just before collectible status came around, many of these were crushed and parts for these are already drying up.
It looks like this Cadillac has suffered some serious fire damage in the front. Parts from the back and middle should be OK though.
Another ’70s GM car that has stayed popular with collectors is the Trans Am. It’s always sad to see one being parted out, but on the bright side, it can help keep several more on the road.
B&B Auto Parts is a common name.This one, though, is unlike the others in many ways.
The obvious difference is the location, which is in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. This B&B is organized by sectioning the vehicles by make. As a bonus, the yard is mostly free of weeds, sticker bushes, trees, and even grass, making it easy to browse for parts. Finally, while they cater to all makes and models, this yard specializes in Mopar products.
Directly out the back door, you will hit the Ford section, which currently houses 10 vintage Ford products, ranging from a 1963 Falcon up to a 1978 Thunderbird. Also included in this section is a 1966 Fairlane convertible and a 1964½ Mustang.
The GM section offers 12 vehicles from a 1962 Cadillac to a 1984 Corvette.
Directly behind the GM section are the foreign vehicles. Behind the foreign cars are the trucks, including a few from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s.
Finally, to the right is the 50-plus car Mopar section, representing all makes and models of Mopar from 1946 and up.
B&B was started in 1956 by Frank Regal Jr. For the past 10 years, the business has been carried on by his two sons, Frank III and Mark. The business has grown to include 14 employees, mechanics to do repair work, 1,000-plus parts cars out back (of which 125 or so are vintage), and several complete vehicles to be sold as restoration projects. We did notice a few vintage pieces in the crush pile, including a ’64 Galaxie, a ’66 Monaco, and a ’69 Dart GT.