Vintage Chevy Auction Is A Car Collector’s Dream
A vintage Chevy auction is a car collector’s ultimate dream. The massive classic car auction is taking place in northeast Nebraska and includes more than 500 vintage cars and trucks.
The vehicles are the collection of Ray Lambrecht, who once owned the a Chevy dealership in Pierce. For 50 years, the car salesman would hold on to new cars and trucks that didn’t sell right away.
He also held on to cars that were traded in by customers, stashing them all in warehouses, a farm, and in other spots around the town, reports ABC News.
But now, Lambrecht’s massive collection will go on sale. The vintage Chevy auction is expected to draw visitors from at least a dozen countries and around the United States as they hope to net one of the prized cars.
The auction will take two days and includes about 50 cars with less than 20 miles on the odometer. And some of the cars are so rare tha no price has been established for them.
NBC News notes that the majority of the cars date from the 1950s and 1960s. Yvette VanDerBrink, the auctioneer coordinating the two-day event, explained the rarity by calling it “a white buffalo.” She explained, “To find this many new, old vehicles is unheard of.”
The two least-driven cars have just one mile on their odometers. They are a 1959 Bel Air and a 1960 Corvair Monza. A rare Chevy Cameo pickup is expected to fetch six-figure bids from collectors who will most likely restore the car to its original glory.
Another gem is a red-and-white 1963 Chevy Impala with 11.4 miles on its odometer. The car’s seats are still covered with manufacturer’s plastic. It has never been titled. The Impala is one of several examples of Lambrecht’s stamp on the town.
Rather than selling cars and trucks that were more than a year old, he held on to them, assuming their value would go up over time. And he was right.
How would you like to attend the vintage Chevy auction in Nebraska? It is going on from September 28-29. Want to view the cars early? Check them out here.
[Image via VanDerBrink Auctions]