Here’s a video glimpse of the Lambrecht collection, the Nebraska barn find—including more than 50 new, unregistered Chevrolet cars and trucks—that has the entire internet agog.
Ray and Mildred Lambrecht operated their little ma-and-pa Chevrolet dealership in Pierce, Nebraska (population 1,767) along with their single employee, mechanic Roy, from just after World War II until 1996. When the dealership finally closed its doors, the Lambrechts had amassed a personal collection of over 500 vehicles—including over 50 brand new Chevrolets, never sold or registered and still bearing their manufacturer statements of origin.
We know we’ll be hearing a lot more about the Lambrecht collection in the coming weeks and months. The auction, scheduled for Septemember 28-29, 2013, will be conducted by VanDerBrink Auctions, LLC. (Sale particulars here.) Meanwhile, here’s a video from the auction company recording the dealership’s initial re-opening a few days ago as a few of the cars were rolled out into the daylight. Press play.
You can find a second story and video on the amazing Lambrecht collection here.