Auto Scrapper to Close
In the salvage vehicle business recently, the money for a junk car being paid out has dipped. As a scrap vehicle buyer and wrecked car buyer, I do not recall the per-ton scrap price being this low. Those of us in the auto buyer community are unfortunately feeling the effects and those selling an old car are seeing it reflecting in the amount of money for a junk car that they are receiving. We in the scrap car buyer arena are hoping that 2016 brings us resurgence in the scrap prices relating to automobiles. Our next story discusses an iconic salvage vehicle graveyard in Southern CA that is closing up shop. An Associated Press story by John Rogers ‘Final curtain coming down on giant Hollywood junkyard’ posted on December 28, 2015 in the napavalleyregister.com told us the following: “For 54 years, Aadlen Brothers Auto Wrecking, in the San Fernando Valley, has handled any TV prop imaginable while serving as the site of more than 200 Hollywood film shoots. The last surviving Bruce The Shark, made from the mold for the 1975 Steven Spielberg film ‘Jaws’ resides there near an entrance. With its huge mouth agape, it appears ready to devour anyone foolish enough to try to sneak off the lot with, say, a pilfered power train from a ‘32 Ford.
Nearby, sits the giant boom box that Usher danced on for a 1997 music video. It’s actually a 53-foot-long big-rig trailer painted to look like the ‘80s-era music machine. Nathan Adlen, is the owner of this hybrid junkyard-Hollywood backlot that’s been in his family since 1961. By New Year’s Eve, he promises, it will be 26 acres of bare land surrounded largely by warehouses and car-repair places as he contemplates what to do next with the property. Adlen says it’s gotten harder to make money in the junk business, as he walks past thousands of automobiles piled high, each destined for the giant car-crushing machine that will squash them into scrap metal. The Chinese aren’t buying that scrap like they once did, causing the price to plummet while his wage and insurance costs continue to rise.
But Adlen says that Hollywood cash isn’t enough these days to subsidize a business that for decades was also the go-to place for seemingly every shade-tree mechanic in the San Fernando Valley looking to dress up his ride with a cheap turbocharger, a shiny grill or chrome wheels pulled off everything from wrecked Rolls-Royces to VW bugs.
Over the years, the lot has appeared briefly in “The Hangover,” ‘’The Fall Guy,” ‘’The A-Team,” ‘’Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and other shows. Soon there will be nothing left to film. The “RoboCop 3” car has already headed out the door, followed by two of the armored vehicles from the film “Universal Soldier.” The complete article is available here.
Tough times for an auto buyer
Those selling an old car in Green, Silver Lake and Cuyahoga Falls are in luck, as we now offer our wrecked car buyer service in these areas. Do you have a salvage vehicle to sell in Coventry Township, Kenmore, or Chapel Hill? Those seeking to get cash for cars in Medina, the Portage Lakes and Fairlawn should contact our scrap vehicle buyer. We pay money for a junk car throughout the regions of Springfield Township, North Akron and Mogadore. We purchase junk vehicles in any condition and our wrecked car buyer is standing by to provide you a junk car quote at (330) 271-6464. Residents of East Akron, Wadsworth and Kent, will an old car to scrap can contact us 6 days a week. We are a scrap vehicle buyer that offers junk car hauling services throughout Clinton, the Rolling Acres area and Firestone Park.