MUFFLER MEN FOR SALE
I’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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
The Mr Bendo version Muffler Man along with the auto repair shop “Bucks Muffler” is up for sale in Sioux Falls, SD. The Muffler Man was purchased new from International Fiberglass in 1964 and shipped by train to Sioux Falls. He in now a long time member of the town and has seen many things in his day. In 2010 he was hit by a drunk driver and his leg was smashed. A month and $8,000 later he was standing once again at Bucks. The owner hopes the giant will stay with the shop after the place sells.
Recently Sold Muffler Men
Winter Garden, FL
The 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.
This 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
This 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.
After 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.
American 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
American 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
American 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
Big 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
It 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.