The abandoned car dealership with classic vehicles still inside

Have you ever driven past an old abandoned building and wondered what might be hiding inside? That’s exactly what YouTuber John Amesie did as he drove through a small New Hampshire town to find an abandoned vehicle. When he spotted a cluster of dilapidated buildings on the side of the street, with some rusty old classic cars forward, he decided to stop and take a closer look.

The place looked completely derelict and derelict with lots of broken windows and trash thrown around. The wooden garage doors on a long section of one of the buildings that overlook the road looked rotten. And parts of the roof were completely collapsed. Sitting on the sidewalk in front was a rusty old Lincoln Continental with a “For Sale” sign on it.

When John from YouTube channel Amesie’s Corner took a closer look inside the buildings, he discovered an Aladdin’s cave filled with classic cars.

Updated July 2022: We’ve updated this article with more information about the abandoned car dealership John Amesie found six years ago, and its possible current condition.

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The roof of the old car dealership collapsed

Several very desirable old classic cars were lying around inside, silently gathering dust. In one of the more stable sections of the buildings, behind a large bay window, he found a white Ford Mustang convertible. It looks to be in pretty good condition other than a few inches of dust. And on the glass inside the window was a handwritten inventory list of cars.

Some of the highlights on the list include a 1941 Ford Woodie Wagon, a 1964 Ford Galaxie 500 convertible, a 1977 Corvette, and more. It’s unclear how old the listing is, but it’s pretty clear that it came across a former car dealership. A place that seems to have seen no life for decades.

A curious John walks around the buildings and looks through small broken windows. He spots a red Thunderbird and each window reveals a new treasure. Some classic cars inside are partially covered with a tarpaulin, so it is difficult to determine exactly what make and model it is.

But they are probably on the list above. An easily accessible section of the building appears to have exploded inside. It is a very sad sight. The whole roof collapsed into an old Buick and an old Seagrave fire truck, and the daylight is shining on them. Parts of the place look so bad it could film in an old junkyard.

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The History of the South Weare Ford Dealership

When he returns to the same location three months later, John is eager to see what has happened to the cars. Her first video generated a lot of interest and many of her subscribers asked to see them again. This time he researched it, and the place seems to have a bit of a sad story behind it.

It was formerly called the South Weare Ford Dealership. And the family that owned it unfortunately fell on hard times. Apparently, after a death in the family, they abandoned him. The land and the cars remain the property of the family but for years, maybe decades, they have not cared.

This time, he notices some changes. One of the Cadillacs is missing. And there are new signs out front to promote whatever is for sale. But the cars on the sidewalk are still in place and the old fire truck is still there, now covered in snow. In another section of the building, he spots a Chrysler Imperial buried in dust, crushed next to two other old cars, which he did not film during his previous visit.

Cars disappeared when the YouTuber returned

A year after his first visit, he visits the old concessionaire. And this time, there are even more noticeable changes. The collapsed roof section on the old fire truck is gone. The fire truck is now standing on an open patch of concrete and the Buick is also missing. The remaining buildings seem safer. Some windows are now boarded up and the heavily weathered exterior doors are now securely closed.

When he looks inside, some of the cars that were there the last time have also disappeared. The white Mustang convertible is still there, albeit covered in more dust. And the interior of the former showroom housing the hugely desirable Ford is pretty much as it was when first visited. John wonders what could have happened to the missing cars. Did they go to new buyers?

Or has someone removed the vehicles without the consent of the owners? It’s hard to say. But one thing is clear and that is that with the level of interest it has generated in the place, it is no longer abandoned. It’s a great find and one that has received worldwide attention. And it would be a shame to see John make future annual trips to this place and find it in the same dilapidated state, lost in time.

What would be great would be to see these beautiful old cars restored to their former glory. And what would be even better is if someone buys the property, along with the cars, and restores everything (buildings and cars) to a classic car dealership. Because it certainly has all the right ingredients for it.

2022 Abandoned Car Dealership Status

While we’re eager to hear about the current status of the abandoned dealership, John hasn’t uploaded any follow-up video to his visit, which took place about six years ago. But since some cars were missing after his first video was released, we suspect the others have also disappeared for better or for worse!

Source: Amesie’s Corner via YouTube