Field of Mopars Comes to Auction in Oregon

Photos by Marc Emerson

ACC photographer Marc Emerson made the trek to Brothers, OR, this weekend to photograph the Charles Kee Collection. The 250-car collection — heavy on Chryslers, DeSotos, and Imperials — will sell without reserve on May 8-9. James G. Murphy Commercial & Industrial Auctioneers  is handling this rodeo.

Kee, who died in December, was reportedly stockpiling the cars with the intention of opening a museum.

As the pictures below make clear, many of these cars may be of value only as parts cars or projects, but the dry Eastern Oregon high desert climate should alleviate concerns of serious rust. A handful of cars are thought to be mechanically viable. 

A final run sheet is not yet available, but ACC has acquired this partial preliminary list. Watch this space for updates.

1965 CHRYSLER NEWPORT 2-door, auto, V8, VIN: C153104024
1962 CHRYSLER 300 2-door, push button auto, V8, VIN: 8223241913
1967 CHRYSLER NEW YORKER 2-door, auto, V8, VIN: CH23K73115075
1966 CHRYSLER NEWPORT 2-door, auto, V8, VIN: CL23G63210815
1962 CHRYSLER IMPERIAL 4-door, push button auto, V8, VIN: 9223125762
1952 PLYMOUTH CRANBROOK 4-door, 3-speed manual, 6-cylinder, VIN: P23780194
1957 DODGE CORONET 4-door, push button auto, V8, VIN: 42630723
1968 PLYMOUTH FURY III 2-door convertible, auto, V8, PW, VIN: PM27F8D268279
1972 PLYMOUTH FURY III 2-door, auto, V8, VIN: PH29K2D132358
1970 CHRYSLER NEW YORKER 4-door, auto, V8, VIN: CH43T0C162667
1974 CHRYSLER NEW YORKER 2-door, auto, V8, VIN: CS23T4C201995
1968 CHRYSLER 300 4-door, auto, V8, VIN: CH43K3C103394
1967 CHRYSLER NEWPORT 2-door convertible, auto, V8, VIN: CE27G73127911
1970 CHRYSLER NEWPORT 2-door convertible, auto, V8, VIN: CE27N0C106155
1971 CHRYSLER IMPERIAL 4-door, auto, V8, VIN: YM43T1C239963
1972 CHRYSLER NEWPORT 2-door, auto, V8, VIN: CL23M2C122055
1970 CHRYSLER 300 2-door, auto, V8, VIN: CM23T0C145743
1966 CHRYSLER station wagon, auto, V8, VIN: CL45G66250798
1970 CHRYSLER 4-door, auto, V8, VIN: CH43T0C100604
1970 CHRYSLER 300 2-door, auto, V8, VIN: CM56T0C109281
1972 PLYMOUTH FURY III 4-door, auto, V8, VIN: PH43K2D132358
1971 CHRYSLER IMPERIAL 4-door, auto, V8, VIN: YM43T1C243783
1973 CHRYSLER NEW YORKER 2-door, auto, V8, VIN: CS23T3C257371
1969 PLYMOUTH FURY III 2-door, auto, V8, VIN: PM29F9D268780
1963 CHRYSLER NEW YORKER SALON 4-door, auto, V8, VIN: 8833222525
1963 CHRYSLER NEW YORKER 4-door, auto, V8, VIN: 8233228113
1955 CHRYSLER WINDSOR DELUXE 4-door, auto, V8, VIN: ORW5520970
1965 CHRYSLER IMPERIAL 2-door, auto, V8, VIN: Y253204953
1965 CHRYSLER IMPERIAL 4-door, auto, V8, VIN: Y253135111
1962 CHRYSLER IMPERIAL 4-door, push button auto, V8, VIN: 9323109671
1965 CHRYSLER IMPERIAL 2-door, auto, V8, VIN: Y253228460
1965 CHRYSLER IMPERIAL 4-door, auto, V8, VIN: Y253222905
1964 CHRYSLER IMPERIAL 2-door, auto, V8, VIN: 9243199333
1966 CHRYSLER IMPERIAL 4-door, auto, V8, VIN: YM43J63198797
1967 CHRYSLER IMPERIAL 2-door, auto, V8, VIN: YM23K73183740
1968 PLYMOUTH SPORT FURY 2-door convertible, 4-speed, V8, VIN: PH27L8D300794
1968 PLYMOUTH FURY III 2-door convertible, auto, V8, VIN: PM27F8D212091
1966 DODGE CHARGER 2-door, auto, V8, VIN: XP29E61280067
1966 DODGE CHARGER 2-door, auto, V8, VIN: XD29F61260390
1966 CHRYSLER 300 2-door, auto, V8, VIN: CM23G63253067
1966 CHRYSLER 300 2-door, auto, V8, VIN: CM43G63112481
1966 PLYMOUTH FURY III wagon, auto, V8, VIN: P445G62155747
1965 CHRYSLER NEW YORKER, auto, V8, VIN: C353298412
1966 CHRYSLER NEW YORKER, auto, V8, VIN: CH43J63102902
1963 DODGE POLARA 4-door, auto, V8, VIN: 5133186199
1956 DESOTO FIREDOME 4-door, auto, V8, VIN: 55266552
1956 CHRYSLER WINDSOR 4-door, auto, V8, VIN: W56L2414
1962 CHRYSLER IMPERIAL 4-door, push button auto, V8, VIN: 9323209067
1968 PLYMOUTH FURY III 2-door, auto, V8, VIN: PH23H8D154961
1967 DODGE MONACO 500 2-door, auto, V8, VIN: DP23G79100920
1965 CHRYSLER IMPERIAL 4-door, push button auto, V8, VIN: 9233216862
1961 CHRYSLER WINDSOR 4-door, push button auto, V8, VIN: 8213190622
1941 CHRYSLER 4-door sedan, 6-cylinder, 3-speed, VIN: 7667999
1953 CHRYSLER NEW YORKER DELUXE 4-door, auto, HEMI V8, VIN: C53839790
1953 CHRYSLER NEW YORKER 4-door, auto, HEMI V8, VIN: 66508181
1962 CHRYSLER NEWPORT 4-door, push button auto, V8, VIN: 8123237417
1957 DODGE CORONET 4-door, auto, V8, VIN: 35173774
1957 PLYMOUTH BELVEDERE 4-door, push button auto, V8, VIN: 26614987
1957 PLYMOUTH BELVEDERE 4-door, push button auto, V8, VIN: 26633824
1957 PLYMOUTH BELVEDERE 4-door, push button auto, V8, VIN: 26624479
1971 PLYMOUTH VALIANT SCAMP 2-door, auto, V8, VIN: VH23C1R291236
1964 DODGE DART GT 2-door, push button auto, V8, VIN: L445145359
1964 DODGE DART GT 2-door convertible, no motor/transmission/interior, VIN: L442599944