Pierce, Nebraska: Vintage Chevy cars go to auction in Pierce

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An incredible collection of extremely low-mileage classic cars is due to be auctioned in Pierce, Nebraska, on September 28-29.

The Lambrecht Chevrolet auction features almost 500 cars and trucks, many of them showing only a handful of miles on their odometers.

While few of the vehicles are what one would call priceless classics, they were lovingly cared for by the family-run Lambrecht dealership for more than 50 years.

The cars coming up for sale include a 1978 Chevrolet Corvette Indianapolis 500 Pace Car replica with only 5 miles, along with a number of classic pick-ups with similar near-zero mileage.

The two-day auction will feature mostly unsold Chevrolets that have sat untouched for decades. They’ll go on the block in as-is condition.

About 50 have fewer than 20 miles on the odometer, and some are so rare that no one has established a price. The most valuable, including a rare Chevy Cameo pickup, could fetch six-figure bids from collectors who view them as works of art to display or as restoration projects.

Ray Lambrecht opened the downtown dealership with his uncle in 1946, on the corner of Main Street and Nebraska Highway 13. Live elephants meandered out front that day, with Chevrolet banners across their backs.

News of the auction enthralled the vintage car community, where rumors have swirled for years about a quirky Nebraska dealer who held on to his old vehicles.

A preview will be held on September 27 but prior to that time the public will not be able to examine the cars

(pic courtesy of UsaToday.com)

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