The Best Vintage Auto Auction Ever

I few weeks ago I read (thanks to Autoweek), about the former Lambrecht Chevrolet dealership in Pierce Nebraska and how they set aside over 500 low mileage cars over the past 50 years (and I mean low mileage, for many the odometer only shows single digits mileage), and now all of these original, vintage cars will be up for auction this Friday & Saturday starting at 9:30 A.M. on 80 acres at the family farm in northeast Nebraska. You can also watch and bid via www.proxibid.com.

Yvette VanDerBrink of VanDerBrink Auctions LLC of Hardwick, Minnesota will handling the bids for this.

This auction is a once in a lifetime opportunity for anyone who likes older, unrestored General Motors (primarily Chevrolet), cars and light pick up & medium duty trucks. If you have watched (or attended), any of the collector car auctions from Barrett-Jackson or Mecum, then you know the high dollar value for low mileage collector cars and many of those are not stock (or how they were originally), but for many in the collector business, there is a even greater demand & appraised price for a stock classic car. I know I see beauty in keeping a car in its original form and so do many museums and collectors.

Many of the cars in this two day auction were never titled, plated or even left the dealership, these cars are literally from a time warp (but because of time, weather and even animals), most of the cars need a good restoration to become legends of the road again. You may notice some were driven and have few details about them, but the real story is of Ray Lambrecht who owned the dealership from 1946 until 1996.

Ray and his wife Mildred (he sold the cars and she did the books), ran the dealership, just employing one mechanic and Ray liked selling the newest cars, so any unsold new car he bought and stored, as well as the best trade in vehicles.  Ray was known throughout the country as a great salesman but also gave legendary customer service and thus people came from far and wide to buy from Ray, hence how this collection came to be.

Here is just a sample of the cars with the VIN (vehicle identification numbers), and incredibly low mileage.

1958 Chevrolet Cameo Pickup 3A58K118014 3 MSO 1.3

1958 Chevrolet Apache 31 Series Pickup 3A58K101618 3 MSO 5

1978 Chevrolet Indy Pace Car Corvette 1Z87L8S904699 3 mso 4

1964 Chevrolet Impala 2dr HT 41847S267633 3 MSO 4

1963 Chevrolet Impala 2dr HT 31847J340437 3 MSO 11

1965 Chevrolet Impala 2dr HT 164375S290404 3 MSO 12

1965 Chevrolet Impala 2dr HT 164375S234835 4 MSO 10

1964 Chevrolet Belair 4dr Wagon 41635J337787 3 MSO 326

1966 Chevrolet Belair 4dr Sedan 156696S163973 3 MSO 7

1963 Chevrolet Corvair Monza Coupe 30927W264244 3 MSO 17

1963 Chevrolet Corvair Monza Coupe 30927W269957 3 MSO 17

1977 Chevrolet Vega Hatchback Coupe 1V77B7U102358 3 MSO 6

1959 Chevrolet Belair 4dr HT D59K177329 4- Invoice 2

1959 Chevrolet Impala 4dr HT 59K157204 4- Invoice 2

1959 Chevrolet Belair 4dr Sedan S59K150529 4- Invoice 1

1960 Chevrolet Apache 10 1/2 ton Pickup 0C154K138279 4 MSO 2

1957 Chevrolet Viking 40 Truck 4859K139863 4 Invoice 7

1965 Chevrolet 1/2 ton Pickup C1545J161570 4- Invoice 5

1966 Chevelle 4dr HT 136396K115279 5 MSO 7

1965 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sport Sedan 164395J327942 4- MSO 6

1955 Chevrolet Belair 4dr Sedan 5 Title

1955 Chevrolet 210 4dr Sedan 5 Title

1963 Chevrolet Impala SS 2dr HT 31847J311316 5 title

1964 Chevrolet C10 q/ ton Pickup 4C154 J 159971 4 MSO 4

1964 Chevrolet C10 1/2 ton Pickup 4C154J145440 4 MSO 2

1964 Chevrolet 1/2 ton Pickup mso 26

1964 Chevrolet C10 1/2 ton Pickup mso 5

1963 Chevrolet 1/2 ton Pickup 3C154J1410199 4- MSO 29

1964 Chevrolet 1/2 ton Pickup 4C154 67136911 4 MSO 5

1964 Chevrolet 1/2 ton Pickup 4C154J156498 4- MSO 8

1964 Chevrolet 1/2 ton Pickup 4C154J160201 4 MSO 3

1964 Chevrolet 1/2 ton Pickup 4C154J152865 4- CMS 5

1965 Chevrolet 1/2 ton Pickup C1545J1647704(v) mso 4 4

1964 Chevrolet 1/2 ton Pickup C1545J154822 4- MSO 5

1964 Chevrolet 1/2 ton Pickup 4- MSO 6

1963 Chevrolet 1/2 ton Pickup 3C154J140232 4- MSO 16

1964 Chevrolet 1/2 ton Pickup 4C154J160944 5 MSO 5

1965 Chevrolet 1/2 ton Pickup C1545J159340 4- MSO 5

1964 Chevrolet 1/2 ton Pickup 4C154J161283 4- MSO 4

1964 Chevrolet 1/2 ton Pickup 4C154J54691 4- MSo 8

1972 Chevrolet 1/2 ton Pickup CCE142S335804 5 MSO 3

1977 Chevrolet C10 Custom Pickup CK1147J103334 5 MSo 5

1976 Chevrolet 1/2 ton Pickup CKL146F440456 5 MSO 4

1978 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan 1L69U8S282170 5 MSo 4

1978 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan 1L69U8S291823 5 MSO 5

1979 Chevrolet Impala 4dr Sedan 1L69G9C181644 5 MSO 4

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