When we told you all about the Lambrecht Chevrolet collection in Pierce, Nebraska, a couple of months back, the auction of the cars stored inside and near the out-of-commission dealership seemed far away. It has snuck up quite quickly, however, as the cars are being prepared to roll across the block this weekend. You'll be able to watch the action live during the History Channel's "History Made Now: Wheels of Fortune" special.
The show will take place on Saturday, September 28th from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. ET/PT and will be hosted by Brian Unger. Top Gear's Rutledge Wood and Tanner Foust will also take part in the special event that many are calling a "Time Capsule" auction.
Of the over-500 cars being liquidated, many have less than 10 miles on their odometers, and some even retain factory-wrapped seats. They span the model years of the '50s, '60s, and '70s, and while some are worse for the wear after being stored outside for many years, most remain a car collector's dream.
The dealership closed down in 1996 after over 50 years in business with only the owners and a single mechanic running the show. The doors were closed and the cars that were stored inside didn't see daylight again until a couple of months ago when inventory was taken to prepare for the auction. More about Lambrecht Chevrolet and its owners Ray and Mildred Lambrecht can be found here!
A 1978 Chevrolet Indy Pace Car Corvette with only four miles, a 1958 Chevrolet Apache 31 Series Pickup with five miles, a 1958 Chevrolet Cameo Pickup with only two miles, and a 1964 Chevrolet Impala two-door HT with only four miles are among those cars up for grabs.
The auction, presented by VanDerBrink Auctions (www.vanderbrinkauctions.com), will include live online bidding by Proxibid, ensuring that anyone in the world with an Internet connection can participate in this historic event by visiting www.proxibid.com/vanderbrink.