Parts in Perkasie
Pennsylvania Place for Picking
Joe Sharretts - December 06, 2012 10:00 AM
The first vintage car you will see once you pass the scrap pile is this Javelin, which is up in the air. Geese has a lot of these tucked all over.
This 1964 Falcon is a complete and very restorable car. It might be for sale as is. You’ll have to call to find out.
Honestly, we don’t see a lot of these in yards. Geese has ’73 Buick Apollos.
This ’73 Mustang is in the middle of a row in the lower lot, making it very easy to see what’s left to take.
This car is buried in the trees behind a lower lot row, making it impossible to see without looking very hard. Once back there, we couldn’t identify a year or make of this mystery machine.
Far in the lower lot, you will see some out of control growth. In that mess, there are hundreds of loose parts and about a dozen cars including this ’63 Buick.
Here is another car that is an unusual find. This ’68 Montego MX is also in the lower lot.
We do find a lot of these early ’70s Novas in our travels, but we never get tired of seeing them. This is one of several ’71s in the yard.
Early Cougars are a very popular car to restore these days. This 1970 is the only one here at this time.
There seems to be a Maverick or Comet or two in every yard we visit. They keep them because people are starting to fix them up and take them to shows.
It is pretty obvious that the metal is shot on this ’68 LeMans, but the motor and interior pieces should be OK.
It’s not too late to save the bucket seats from this ’63 Corvair convertible before the weather totally destroys them. There are a lot of other good parts on it, too.
Here is a very unusual salvage yard find. During our visit, we weren’t able to zero in on the exact year of this 1930s Packard.
This ’73 Javelin had some really good metal at one point. While pieces have been torched off, there is still a lot of useful material here.
This wrecked ’70 Torino can still provide a lot of useful parts despite the crunched-up front end.
This one is really cool. It’s a Javelin with a factory four-speed still in it.
This ’68 Plymouth VIP is one of the cleanest and most complete cars in the yard.
One of the few examples of a car from the ’40s in the yard would be this ‘49 Plymouth. It is in pretty good shape.
This ’65 Impala sits in the back of the upper yard. It’s in rough shape but could still be a fine donor.
Finding early ’70s Camaros for parts is getting tough. Fortunately, Geese has this ’72.
Of the many Mustang II cars in the yard, this ’78 is the only one with the Cobra option.
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.