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Car buffs survey Chevrolet vehicles during a preview for an auction of vintage cars and trucks from the former Lambrecht Chevrolet dealership in Pierce, Neb. (Sept. 27, 2013)

Vintage Chevys lure global wealth to tiny Nebraska farm

A Sept. 28, 2013 auction of vintage Chevrolets drew thousands of car buffs from around the world to a small northeast Nebraska town.

The cars, more than 500 total, come from the Lambrecht Chevrolet Dealership. When Ray Lambrecht, who ran the dealership with his wife Mildred for 50 years, would get in a new model year car he would put any unsold cars from the previous model year into storage along with any used car trade-ins that remained at the dealership for too long. Many were stored outdoors on the farm. These leftover cars along with dealership tools, parts and memorabilia will be sold at the auction.

Many of the cars being offered at the auction have never been titled and have less than 20 miles on them. An estimated 10,000 car enthusiasts from around the world are expected in Pierce, a town with a population of 1,700, for the auction. Bidders from about a dozen countries also joined in on the bidding online at Proxibid.com

Gary Runyon, left, from Carmel, Ind., Don Miller,
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Gary Runyon, left, from Carmel, Ind., Don Miller, from Cape Coral, Fla. and Dan Haston, from Houston, Texas look over classic cars lined up for auction in a field on the Lambrecht family farm in Pierce, Neb. (Sept. 26, 2013)

Potential buyers look over the selection of classic
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Potential buyers look over the selection of classic cars and trucks before the start of the auction at the Lambrecht family farm in Pierce, Neb. (Sept. 28, 2013)

Potential buyers look over the selection of classic
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Potential buyers look over the selection of classic cars before the start of the auction at the Lambrecht family farm in Pierce, Neb. (Sept. 28, 2013)

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Potential buyers, who have traveled from around the
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Potential buyers, who have traveled from around the country, eye the selection of classic cars and trucks before the start of the auction at the Lambrecht family farm in Pierce, Neb. (Sept. 28, 2013)

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"Top Gear" hosts Rutledge Wood, and Tanner Foust speak onstage during "History Made Now: Wheels of Fortune" at the Lambrecht Auction in Pierce, Neb. (Sept. 28, 2013)

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"Top Gear" host Rutledge Wood, left, and TV personality Brian Unger speak onstage during "History Made Now: Wheels of Fortune" at the Lambrecht Auction in Pierce, Neb. (Sept. 28, 2013)

Buyers and spectators listen as an auctioneer calls
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Buyers and spectators listen as an auctioneer calls out bids for the classic cars and trucks being sold at the Lambrecht family farm in Pierce, Neb. (Sept. 28, 2013)

Buyers and spectators gather around a 1959 Chevrolet
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Buyers and spectators gather around a 1959 Chevrolet Impala and listen as an auctioneer calls out bids for the classic cars and trucks being sold at the Lambrecht family farm in Pierce, Neb. (Sept. 28, 2013)

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Car buffs survey a 1959 Chevrolet Impala, foreground,
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Car buffs survey a 1959 Chevrolet Impala, foreground, and other Chevrolet vehicles during a preview for an auction of vintage cars and trucks from the former Lambrecht Chevrolet dealership in Pierce, Neb. (Sept. 27, 2013)

Car buffs look over a 1965 Chevrolet Impala
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Car buffs look over a 1965 Chevrolet Impala two-door hardtop during a preview for an auction of vintage cars and trucks from the former Lambrecht Chevrolet dealership in Pierce, Neb. (Sept. 27, 2013)

Potential buyers look over the selection of classic
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Potential buyers look over the selection of classic cars and trucks as the auction at the Lambrecht family farm gets underway in Pierce, Neb. (Sept. 28, 2013)

An auctioneer recognizes a bid during a sale
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An auctioneer recognizes a bid during a sale of classic cars at the Lambrecht family farm in Pierce, Neb. (Sept. 28, 2013)

Car buffs survey Chevrolet vehicles during a preview
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Car buffs survey Chevrolet vehicles during a preview for an auction of vintage cars and trucks from the former Lambrecht Chevrolet dealership in Pierce, Neb. (Sept. 27, 2013)

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Car enthusiasts look over a 1959 Chevrolet Belair
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Car enthusiasts look over a 1959 Chevrolet Belair four-door sedan during a preview for an auction of vintage cars and trucks from the former Lambrecht Chevrolet dealership in Pierce, Neb. (Sept. 27, 2013)

Car buffs look over Chevrolet vehicles during a
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Car buffs look over Chevrolet vehicles during a preview for an auction of vintage cars and trucks from the former Lambrecht Chevrolet dealership in Pierce, Neb. (Sept. 27, 2013)

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