Massive small town Nebraska car auction ready for ignition

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The massive Nebraska car auction of vintage barn finds and nearly new cars and trucks that has brought international attention to an abandoned Chevrolet dealership in a small city is about to unfold.

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The Lambrecht Chevrolet auto auction and its estimated 500 abandoned vehicles, all dating from 1958-1980, has been featured in the New York Times to specialty automotive sites.

A new, weather-beaten 1979 Chevy Impala is part of the Nebraska car auction.
A new, weather-beaten 1979 Chevy Impala is part of the car auction in Pierce, Nebraska.

Finally, after weeks of anticipation, it will all begin Saturday, Aug. 28 at 9:30 a.m. local time in Pierce, Nebraska.

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The Lambrecht dealearship, a family owned business in community for decades, closed several years ago. Some cars in the dealership were kept indoors, others outside.

Online bidding for the cars began weeks ago. But the onsite bidding will start with posters, tires, signs, and Lambrecht Chevrolet memorabilia. A Chevy Pedal Car called the “kiddie Corvette” will be included.

A 1958 Chevy Cameo Pickup truck with one mile on the odometer will be the first auctioned vehicle. The 1978 Indy Pace car, with four miles on the odometer and still with plastic covers on its seats will follow.

Two Chevy Impalas, a 1963 with 11 miles traveled and a 1964 with only four miles on its odometer, will also be auctioned.

The auction runs through Sunday, Sept. 29. The second day of the sale will feature 340 vehicles, including numerous Fords, Pontiacs and Studebakers.

For more information about the auction, visit:


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