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