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MUFFLER MEN FOR SALE

Screen Shot 2013-07-21 at 11.35.28 PMI’m often asked if I know of any muffler men for sale. Although there are over 180 muffler men out there they are rare and hard to find if your interested in getting your own. Owners are generally very reluctant to part with their giants. Another common question is “what is a muffler man worth?” This can vary greatly, I have heard of muffler men selling for as little as $30 and for well over $10,000. There is no official price for the giants since the originals sold for much less back in the 1960’s. If your interested in purchasing a Muffler Man be sure and check this page a few times a month as I update it when I hear of a Muffler Man for sale. If you have a Muffler Man and want to sell him, this is a great place to advertise or hold an auction hosted by American Giants. If you are interested please send an email to info@usagiants.com with the muffler man info and pictures and we will contact you with further details. Your also welcome to comment below. Also be sure and check out our restorations page. We have the ability to make spare parts for Muffler Men and those are available by order. We also specialize in complete restorations.

Current Muffler Men For Sale

No Muffler Men currently for sale

 

Recently Sold Muffler Men

Winter Garden, FL

Ocoee Uniroyal Gal wideThe Winter Garden Uniroyal Gal has been in Florida since she advertised for Uniroyal back in the 60s. She ended up at Griffith tire and then was sold to a boat business in the early 90s. She stood on Florida Highway 50 until the business closed in 2001. American Giants has been looking for her on an off since 2012 and finally located her late last year and negotiated a sale. At this point we eventually plan to restore her and possibly work with events and venues to display her from time to time.

Pocatello, ID

screen-shot-2016-12-09-at-1-22-21-pmThis cowboy Muffler Man stood at the Hurricane Car Wash in Nampa, ID in the late 1990s. In the early 2000s he was moved to Bridger, MT and in 2003 he was set up in front of a casino. He is most likely a former Phillips 66 Cowboy and still has his original platform. In 2016 he was sold to The Museum of Clean in Pocatello, ID and will be transformed into the largest janitor. The museum will keep his hat on display but he will no longer be a cowboy.

Valley Park, MO

img_4735This cowboy was originally at a business in  Belleville, IL and was purchased by Croft Trailer sometime in the late 90s. It was installed on the roof of the business until 2009 when a violent windstorm blew him down. He was badly damaged and laid where he fell until he was purchased by American Giants for restoration in October 2016. He will be fully restored to a Phillips 66 Cowboy.

Atlanta, GA

img_3834After holding a sucessful auction for a Mr Bendo Muffler Man, American Giants received allot of interest in the second one that was not sold. It needed some repair on the legs and so it was stored until we were able to repair the fiberglass damage. In October we sold the second Mr Bendo that is a twin to the current giant in Indianapolis and the other Bendo in Kansas City. The giant will undergo a new paint job and will emerge again in the Atlanta area sometime next year and will be publicly displayed.

Pahrump, NV

img_4619American Giants was recently able to purchase the former Texaco Big Friend turned green giant, from the Pahrump Museum. After being decommisioned by Texaco, somehow the Young Electric sign company got him and sold him in 1981 to Jack Stanton who had him turned into the Valley Homes Giant and set up on the sign. He was taken down in 2013 and heavily damaged before being donated to the local Museum. We plan to completely restore the former Big Friend and eventually display him at different locations across America.

Kansas City, KS

screen-shot-2016-12-09-at-1-38-36-pmAmerican Giants recently held it’s first Muffler Man auction and sold a rare Mr Bendo version. The giant was stored at the restoration shop in Southern IL for a few years before being sold to the high bidder “stoneones”on July 17, 2016. It has not been revealed exactly where the Muffler Man will reappear but we do know that he will be standing in front of a gym holding a giant dumbbell. Our other Mr Bendo version could also possibly end up in Kansas City as well.

Rapid City, SD

IMG_0196American Giants was happy to be of help to Kevin Cummings, president of Cummings Plumbing Heating and Cooling, by advertising the auction of the Muffler Man in Rapid City South Dakota. He won the auction for the miner/cowboy and waisted no time in moving him to his business in Tucson, AZ. Although the Muffler Man looked almost brand new in the pictures, Kevin told us that he actually needed a full restoration to fix the many cracks and paint job. Kevin displays his cowboy with the University of Arizona logo on his hat, the Muffler Man is Arizonans biggest fan.
 

Warrenton , TX

texastorsoBig George has been  a resident of Warrenton, TX since at least 2000 at the Sterling McCall Old Car Museum. Today the business is called the Lone Star Gallery but it is owned by the same family. Big George is a classic service man version and was in great condition when he was first set up. Sadly he toppled over during a storm in 2010 and got busted up pretty good. He has been in storage for the last 5 years and was sold in January 2016 to Vintage Roadside of Portland, OR. A full restoration is in this giants near future.

Havre De Grace, MD 

Screen Shot 2015-12-06 at 7.13.28 PMIt has been rumored for awhile now, that the Havre De Grace  Muffler Man might be moving.  The business has been closed for some time, and a few people have been wondering if the giant would be put up for sale. The giant was  spotted  on Dec 2 on a trailer being hauled away from the business he has stood at for so many years. It was revealed later that the giant is in storage at the owners residence after the sale of the property and was not sold.

South Carolina

IMG_8622A Muffler Man was recently sold in South Carolina. He was in Savannah back in the 60s and stood at a Muffler Shop. The sellers father purchased the place in 1978 and turned it into a car wash but did not want the giant at the business so he was taken down and hauled up to SC and stored on private property. It is very possible this is an old Phillips 66 Cowboy. I have seen pictures of one in 1966 in Greenwood, SC. The giant was sold in late September and has been moved to Grove, OK.
El Monte, CA
Gallitan TN M ManA few months back I posted a the El Monte Muffler Man in this For Sale section after hearing that he had been advertised on craigslist. The El Monte Muffler Man is one of just a handful of Golfer versions left and used to stand at Three Oaks Golf and Slide in Monrovia back in the mid to late 60s. After the place went under he was moved to El Monte where he stood until August when he was moved all the way to Tennessee! He now stands at Four Way Muffler in Gallatin.
Brimfield, NJ
Screen Shot 2015-06-19 at 2.45.58 PMA Muffler Man head recently popped up for sale at a flee market in Brimfield, NJ. I think this may be the Muffler Man that once stood in Manville, RI at a small lumber company. The giant went missing in 1993 and this head very well could be from that giant. It is unknown if the rest of the lumberjack survived but the head was purchased by Vintage Roadside in Oregon.
Mt Vernon, IL 
Screen Shot 2015-06-22 at 11.52.43 PMAfter 64 years of serving the Mt Vernon area, Stan the Tire Man closed it’s doors on the first of June 2015. Stan Koziara opened his tire shop in 1949 and became known as Stan the Tire Man. Sixteen years later he became aware of International Fiberglass and Muffler Men through a colleague at Lauterbach Tire in Springfield IL, who had purchased one of the Bunyan models. Stan ordered a lumberjack and also picked up a Uniroyal Gal, after she was no longer needed by the Uniroyal company. In 1993 Dale Lowery purchased the business and he and his wife took over operations. Both statues stood together for many years at one of the stores until the Bunyan was moved to another location and then sold in 2007. The Uniroyal Gal stood on at the main store until it was announced Stan’s was closing. That’s when Bruce Kennedy from Hayward, CA found out about the gal looking for a new home, and decided she would be a perfect addition to his growing collection of International Fiberglass giants.
 Kingsville, MD
Screen Shot 2015-08-31 at 7.04.29 PMIt isn’t very often a unknown Uniroyal Gal pops up for sale. Surprisingly this one has been for sale since 2013 but was only advertised locally, until her owners found this website. She is originally from Chinqoteague VA and stood at a mini golf course back in the 80s. The golf course when out of business and she was thrown into a swamp. In the 90s some farmers from Kingsville Maryland were trying to get the Viking in town but the owner didn’t want to sell him and told them about the Uniroyal girl in the swamp. They found the owner and purchased her and she has been at Huber’s Farms on their haunted hayride for many years. She was just recently sold and moved to Livingston, IL and will join some other giants at the Pink Elephant Antique store on old Route 66. (American Giants will be traveling to Livingston to film her being set up after her restoration)

44 thoughts on “For Sale

  1. AS I HAVE ONE WITH A BROKEN ARM (ELBOW DOWN) THAT BLEW AWAY IN THE LAST HURRICANE AFTER 37 YEARS OF STANDING GUARD AT MY AUTO TITLE BUSINESS, I AM IN NEED OF A REPLACEMENT. THE LOCAL MARDI GRAS FLOAT BUILDER WANTS AN ARM AND A LEG (NO PUN) TO REBUILD HIS MISSING ARM. ($8,600) SO I NEEED TO GET A REPLACEMENT. CHECK OUT THE PICS OF MY ONCE PROUD BIG MAN ON MY WEBSITE @ http://www.AutoTitleKing.com if you know of a replacement at a good adoption price who is looking for a new home, please let me know. REACE ME AT SMORTIL986@AOL.COM CUSTOMERS ASK EVERYDAY ‘WHEN WILL THE BIG MAN BE BACK ?’

    • Hi,
      I would make you a new muffler man for $11,500.00
      FOB Hayward, CA 94545
      Shipping weight with box 800 lbs.
      60 days
      1/2 down 1/2 when we ship. Deposit can be credit card.
      Thank you,
      Bruce Kennedy
      Bell Plastics
      510 – 784 – 1111

      • thanks for the offer bruce but its the story and history behing the muffler men is why we want a used one even if we have to refurb it. but we will keep you in mind thanks

      • WTB Muffler men for sale
        I am looking for one of these Giant men statues …Am in Orlando florida
        321-228-8009

    • We have Big Ed for sale! Located in Rapid City, SD see pictures on roadside america Stamper Miner. He will be going up for auction on 5/28 unless he sells before then. .

  2. Looking for any large fiberglass statue for my fence shop.

    Florida State Fence
    Tampa, Fl
    (813)413-7844

  3. We are retired farmers and had aquired the Uni Royal Gal from a marsh in Chinqoteague Virginia years ago. She was one of the highlights in our Hubers Farm Haunted Hayrides in Maryland. We are since retired and are looking to sell her. (this giant has now been sold)

  4. WE ARE IN CAMERON,SC AND HAVE ONE FOR SALE THAT WAS IN SAVANNAH, GA UNTIL WE AQUIRED HIM IN 1978…I’LL HAVE TO GET PICTURES AND DIMENSIONS. FOR INFORMATION (this giant has been sold)….PLEASE NO CALLS AFTER 8:00PM..

  5. Looking to purchase a Giant to add to the fiberglass statue collection at Vintage Roadside. We have the A&W Burger Family and they’re ready for a big brother or sister. 🙂

    Condition not important as long as it’s complete.

    (503) 706-1669.

  6. Joel I have been trying to contact you for 2 yrs I bought muffler man that stands at four way muffler. Please call me ************. Shawn fennell

  7. I am looking for the requirements for erecting a 26 foot muffler man. I need the dimensions for the concrete base and any tips on erecting it and tethering it for wind. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    • We just installed big Ed in Tucson call 5203109226 we have a complete concrete base and set of plans we had to have done.

  8. I am interested in purchasing a large Indian statue. If you have one for sale or if you know where I can locate one, please get back to me. Please email me at blankel1@nationwide.com or call my cell phone at 276-385-5745. Thank you for any assistance you can provide. GOD Bless, Larry

  9. folks I am looking to buy a big fiberglass bull like 13 feet tall and 22 feet long anybody know of one may even buy something else animal like and unique thanks any ideas

  10. Looking for old giants, zoo animals, characters and theme park stuff for filming of project auction reality show filming this year, not another shipping wars.

  11. Looking for good condition muffler man in Atlanta Georgia. Have 3 highly visible locations for statues. Would like at least one original if possible. Like to collect old junk, but have interest in making advertising landmark.

    Thanks,

    Mike Whitman
    mikewhitma@aol.com

  12. http://www.fastkorp.com/
    They have a couple acers of old molds and parts and pieces. the rehab units and make new ones too. We visited them in Sparta WI a few years back and they had a 60 muffler man that they were repairing and converting into something new for a client.

  13. I am interested in a muffler man or any large statue that would draw attention to my tire shop,,,please call me ay 740-404-2568 Ed

  14. Hey everyone,
    I am interested in purchasing a Muffler Man for my lumber business, if anyone has one they would like to sale please let me know.

  15. Can’t wait to see her.
    I live less than a block from the Lauterbach giant.
    I would like to be in Livingston when she is installed.
    Thanks!

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