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National Parts Depot (NPD) Car Collection

I recently had the opportunity and honor to view the fabulous car collection of National Parts Depot (NPD). We all know this company has a great collection of parts for most any collector car or truck out there. However, did you know they also have one of the best car collections you will ever see if you are into the muscle car era? They don’t have a big fancy museum and they don’t charge you to look but don’t let that distract you from the quality of the cars. Not only is this a very high quality collection it is very eclectic. You will find everything from pickup trucks to Lincoln Continentals. Heck, there is even a Ford Prototype included.

The one common thread that most of the cars in the NPD collection share is that most are extremely low miles. This 1969 Fairlane has less than 1,500 original miles!

How about the 100 Millionth Ford!

This one is not very interesting until you discover it is an all fiberglass, pre-production prototype.

The only door on the car that is rear is the driver’s door. Note how the back driver’s side door simply has a black band painted on to represent the door opening!

Interesting note on the windshield: “This car don”t exist was destroyed in 1984.”

This is a special Mercury Cougar that was used to promote “Cougar Awareness” back in the 80s. This was to help protect the four legged Cougars and not the more common two legged ones we hear about today! This car has autographs all over it from celebrities of the day.

Here are the signatures of Mary Tylor Moore and others from her hit TV Show of the day.

Cars are currently parked in the NPD warehouse with hardly enough room to walk between them.

Right next to the collection is a workshop for everyday maintenance of the collection. Many of the cars are driven regularly.

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I grew up and lived in Iowa for a good portion of my life before moving to Southern California. After 20+ years we now live outside Nashville Tennessee. I have been into cars since I was old enough to remember. I don't have a brand loyalty although I do prefer American Muscle especially the 1969/1970 NASCAR Aero Cars. (Check out our other web site at site) As long as it has four wheels and an engine I get excited. Few men are lucky enough to be able to share their passion for cars with the woman they love. Fortunately, my wife, Katriana, is also a gear head and many of our activities revolve around the cars. We have a small collection that includes at least one car from each of the Big Three. It includes a Best of Show winner, a survivor, a driver with lots of patina and several others. Katrina prefers all original cars while I like to modify them so we have a few of each. When we aren't playing with cars we are out working with or showing our miniature donkeys. You can see more about that part of our lives at

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  1. Where is the collection located, and what are the requirements to view the cars? Any admission charges?

    Thank you.

  2. National Parts Depot, 900 S.W. 38th Ave, Ocala, Fl 34474,~ Sales ~352-861-8700 ~ Toll-Free ~ 800-874-7595
    There was no charge when I toured the facility in 2011.

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