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We buy and sell Classic Vehicles. We are certified Classic Car Appraisers.
We started Blue Oval Ranch, Inc. because we have a strong passion for Classic Vehicles. While our Company name hints at being a Ford fan, we pretty much love all the manufacturers across the board and recognize something special in all the different classic vehicles. Please give us a call or stop on by, we are located in Salem, Oregon, 503-910-2085.
HISTORY: As you might have already figured out we tend to lean toward the Ford and Mercury Brands. But, we also venture into all types of Classics of which the foreign odd ball types are especially interesting to us. We are amazed at how much we have learned about different Classic vehicles in the past 7 years and continue to learn on a daily basis. There was a time when I thought Shelby was the only car builder putting American made engines in foreign cars, but over time learned that Saab used Ford engines, Facel Vega used Hemi Chyrslers, Jensen used 440 Mopars and Iso Grifo Chevy engines, etc. I have also learned that just because something could be designed and developed doesn't mean it always should have been. You, like me, have probably found yourself uttering "what were they thinking when that vehicle was designed and produced"? It's sort of like when someone in the neighborhood experiments with a bold color of exterior paint and trim on their home only to realize that based on the neighbor's reactions, maybe it wasn't such a good idea after all. Well it's those types of vehicles that most people term "blunders" with their oddities and uniqueness that are special and actually do appeal to me.
My name is Jason Anderson and this is my wife Leslie. We both operate Blue Oval Ranch Inc, it is a great partnership, we have been married 16 years, with 4 beautiful children. I grew up in eastern Washington state. When I was a kid, I remember sitting with my friend on our "Big Wheels" near the street. I had hooked a small trailer to my Big Wheel and pretended it was a semi-tractor trailer. My friend and I would sit there and as the cars passed by would say "cool car, ugly car, cool car," etc. A motorcycle was always cool though.My first experience with cars was in the local junk yard. When I was almost 8 years old, my Grandpa took me out there to look for something though I can no longer remember what it was. I saw a Blue 1965 Ford Thunderbird sitting there and thought to myself "what a cool car". It must have just been brought into the yard because as I sat behind the wheel, I noticed the key still in the ignition. Curious, I turned the key and to my surprise the Bird fired right up. My Grandpa told me to shut it off and get out of the car so I did. Then as he and I were walking around I saw a 1966 Chevrolet Corvette sitting in the yard too. I started my first "collection" that day which ended rather abruptly. As my Grandpa was pulling parts he needed off of cars, I went around collecting keys out of trunk locks. I approached Grandpa and proudly showed him all the keys I had collected. Well he was not happy. I had about 40 trunk keys, but was clueless on the seriousness of the matter. I was told to put them back. I'll let you guess what I did with them. However, if you ever bought a trunk lid out of that yard and it was missing the trunk key, please do not look me up.
Growing up in my neighborhood at 12 years of age was fun. One neighbor had a neat little project car, a BMW Isetta. Across the street another neighbor had a Burgundy with black top 1964 Triumph TR4 that someone had put a British flag sticker on each quarter panel. That is the car I wanted when I grew up and I kept telling my parents that is what I wanted for Christmas when I turned 16 years of age. Well as the story goes, what I wanted and what I got were two entirely different things though I was very appreciative to have been given any set of wheels. Speaking of wheels, you see my Dad literally came home one day with a set of Appliance (cheaper version of the CRAGAR S/S) mag wheels with raised white lettered Road Hugger tires. I asked him what they were for and he told me they were for the old 1972 Ford Ranchero Squire (fake Woody) that had been sitting on the side of the house for at least 10 years. I asked my Dad what he was going to do with it and he said "nothing, it's your's now". To tell you the truth I was not impressed with it at all. Somehow, flat tires all around, faded wood all over, a ripped up front seat and some outside dents, etc. was not the cool car I had envisioned driving in 1986. So before doing anything else including washing the inch thick layer of dust off the Ranchero, we put the wheels on it which made a big difference right away. Next, I took all the fake wood off of the exterior and as a senior in high school took an autobody repair course at the local community college. As a side note, I won the Washington Autobody Championship and competed in the National Event, in Kansas, that was really fun. Anyways, I welded up every hole where the fake wood trim had attached, did all the necessary body work, redid the interior and upgraded the Appliance mag wheels for some classier looking Enkeis. Then I really started to like the car. That Ranchero was my first car and it was a great one too. I am sure it served him well. It is funny how one's tastes change over time. When I was first given the Ranchero, I could not stand that old factory green color with the fake wood trim. Today however, the Country Squire wagons of the '50s, '60s and '70s are my favorite, so please keep them coming. I will never kick one off my doorstep.
As soon as I graduated from high school in 1988, I found my true love in cars, a Maroon 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback with black interior, A/FX hood, CRAGARS and dual exhaust that I bought for $2,500.00. Since then I have bought many cars over the years and decided to get serious about it in 2002. That is when I started Blue Oval Ranch, Inc. and it has been a great experience ever since. I started with a shoe string budget and kept reminding myself that I started the business because of my love for these types of Classic vehicles and if at some point I could make a living solely from the business then all the better. We are a small mom and pop outfit and our kids enjoy helping out from time to time. We have a small staff that works with us and it has been wonderful all the way around for everyone involved, and we offer certified Classic Car and Truck appraisals.
Thank You!! Jason Anderson - Blue Oval Ranch Inc. 503-910-2085 or Blueovalranch@comcast.net