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A rare and private look at Kansas’ Nobody Else’s Auto salvage yard.

One of several complete cars at Nobody Else’s Auto is this 1950 Studebaker Champion Regal Deluxe Starlight coupe. It sports the first-year “bullet nose” styling.

Having had a father who dragged home Pontiac and Buick parts cars when he was a kid, it’s not surprising Old Cars reader Chad Ehrlich eventually made the parts business a career. Always being around cars while working with his dad eventually led Ehrlich to start a yard in Great Bend, Kan., in 2011, which goes by the unique name Nobody Else’s Auto. Until she recently left for college, Ehrlich’s daughter, Addie, was also a big part of Nobody Else’s Auto, making it a three-generation hobby.

The inventory of Nobody Else’s Auto contains nearly 2,000 vehicles, mostly vintage and mostly ranging from the 1940s to the 1980s, but there are many vehicles from the 1920s and 1930s, as well as 1990s and 2000s. Cars and trucks are neatly arranged in rows spread over 20 acres. The yard is not open to browsing, but much of the inventory can be seen on Ehrlich’s YouTube channels (Nobody’s Show) and Facebook page (Nobody Else’s Auto). If a customer sees a part they need, they must call him by phone to complete their purchase and verify their part need.

“There are so many variables with these old vehicles that a short phone call is the only way I can ensure you are looking for the right part you need,” Ehrlich says.

Customers calling with a part request must identify their car’s year, make, model and body style, and the specific name of the part they need. In addition to parts sales, Ehrlich also sells whole cars and trucks.

A desirable 1970 Dodge Challenger has been picked of some components, but retains many additional donor-quality parts.

Besides his phone sales, Ehrlich sells many parts on eBay with as many as 1,400 items listed at one time. As a result, he’s well equipped to ship parts to customers all over the world.

Ehrlich also hosts a popular weekly YouTube video program that provides further insight into his business, as well as the hobby in general.

Nobody Else’s Auto
522 Morton St. (mailing address)
322 N. US Hwy 281 (physical address)
Great Bend, KS 67530
620-786-4428 (mobile)

Even the 1934 Ford truck is famous among the hot rod crowd, but this Model BB V-8-powered tanker truck is near complete and deserves a restoration to its original form.
Suffering glass damage, there’s enough remaining of this 1957 Dodge Custom Royal Lancer four-door hardtop to see it made road-worthy again.
The much-maligned Chevrolet Vega is represented in the yard by this near-complete 1976 two-door station wagon partially hidden by tall grass. It sports the $53 optional roof rack.
Finned late-’50s and early-’60s Cadillacs of all body styles are hot, and this 1960 Cadillac Series 62 six-window sedan deserves to return to the road.
At the time of our visit, yard owner Chad Ehrlich said he had three of these original Dodge Red Ram Hemi V-8s in inventory.
This 1959 Ford Custom Ranchero pickup has suffered rust-through around its lower rear body panels, but retains donor-quality unique parts, such as its doors, tailgate and rear window.
Another near-complete car is this 1958 Rambler Custom Cross Country station wagon that would be a fitting restoration project for a young family to undertake and then use on vacations.
Another prime restoration candidate in inventory is this 1955 Buick Special Riviera two-door hardtop. It lacks only minor trim items.
The Nash Metropolitan has a devoted following among car collectors, and this 1960 coupe example is complete, but needs a cosmetic overhaul.
Complete down to its hubcaps is this 1959 Plymouth Belvedere four-door sedan that appears as if it could be driven out of the yard.
Vintage trucks are abundant in Nobody Else’s Auto inventory, including this 1946 Chevrolet Model DP pickup that’s seen hard use.
One of several old-timers in the yard is what’s left of this wood-spoke, late-1920s International truck.
Representing the 50th anniversary year of Willys, this 1953 Aero Falcon Super Deluxe four-door sedan is near complete and rare. Just 3,116 were produced.
Still sporting lots of donor-quality parts, including its grille, is this 1958 Ford Fairlane 500 Club Sedan four-door.

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