Lovers can sometimes cross the line from collector to hoarder. At some stage in the program of a 4-decade-extended collecting binge, we suspect Coyote Johnson discovered himself on the incorrect side of that demarcation. The end result is this 90-whole lot assortment of muscle autos and components going up for auction in Iowa later on this month.

We have all witnessed barn finds. At this stage, they are practically ubiquitous in the collector automobile globe. Occasionally, 1 stands out, no matter whether due to the rarity of the uncover or the sheer scale of its contents. This jackpot falls squarely in the latter camp. 

Plus, it provides us an excuse to say “Coyote Johnson.”

“Coyote” is not truly Johnson’s initial identify, but a sobriquet acquired from many years of chasing Street Runners. We suspect could be as significantly a not-so-Computer euphemism as it is an allusion to his adore of Plymouths. Right after all, as the auction listing states, “If you had a scorching automobile, you received the ladies.”

Coyote Johnson Collection auction

Coyote Johnson Assortment auction

Coyote Johnson Collection auction

Coyote Johnson Assortment auction

Coyote Johnson Collection auction

Coyote Johnson Assortment auction

Coyote Johnson Collection auction

Coyote Johnson Assortment auction

1 scorching automobile was not ample for Johnson, who converted drag racing victory purses into further acquisitions, progressively developing up a assortment of V-eight-powered American metal that will make these of you (okay, us) with automotive Include envious. 

In spite of his nickname, Johnson plainly did not discriminate when it came to investing his winnings. Even though the assortment is a bit light on Ford-household goods, each Mopar and GM are broadly represented, with Plymouth and Chevrolet currently being the clear stand-outs.

For these who favor their muscle autos a small a lot more rad, there are even a handful of fourth-generation F-Entire body Pontiac Trans Ams in the combine. A handful of sensible autos are integrated, as well, this kind of as a 1984 GMC Higher Sierra 1500 and a 1980 Lincoln Town Vehicle Limousine.

Oh, and if you require a automobile hauler, there is 1 of these as well.

The accompanying video demonstrates the autos in a number of buildings on ol’ Coyote’s house. A lot of of the autos have been place away and left to sit for many years, so they will require some TLC from their new purchasers. Whilst some run, numerous do not. The autos will be moved to the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Red Oak, Iowa, exactly where VanderBrink Auctions will promote them off of Sept. 14.