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Hundreds Of Classic Cars Go Up For Auction

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Hundreds Of Classic Cars Go Up For Auction

CREATED Sep. 27, 2013

Pierce, NE- It all started with Ray Lambrecht, an auto dealer, who stored away new and used Chevrolet's. Now his daughter is auctioning off those cars that never sold.

Thousands of people from across the country are expected in Pierce, Nebraska weekend. No, there's not fair or a concert going on, but it's for the nearly 500 vintage cars all up for auction.

"Just the history, there's a lot of history here." says Ron Saaphoff who drover in from Hastings.

It's a sight never seen before.

"The fact threes so many with the original manufactures titles you just don't find that." adds Saaphoff.

One place you don't expect to find cars like these, a field. The collection ranges from the 1930's to the early 80's. They've even caught the eye of the History Channel's Top Gear.

"It's just they sat in a barn and then they sat out here and they're new and there's nothing else in the world like it." says host Tanner Foust.

"For a guy like me who loves cars, just to get to see these cars here, the fact that they exist still is amazing, but seeing how many of them hardly have any miles of them, it just blows your mind." adds fellow host Rutledge Wood.

Some of the cars, like a 1958 Chevy Cameo have a mere 1.3 miles on then.

The collection belongs to Ray and Mildred Lambrecht who ran a dealership for more than 50 years. When the dealership closed, Ray kept the cars.

"They have so much time but a limited history like 2 miles, or 7 miles, maybe, but they've been around 40 or 50 years so it's really mind boggling, it's hard to get your head around." says Foust.

The interest has brought in people from all across the country, like Harold Aikens, who flew in from Alabama.

"I'm going to try and purchase a car or two just to be a part of this." says Aikens.

Connie Bishop and her husband drove in from Colorado Springs, Colorado. She came prepared with her wish list.

"We don't want something that's totally gone but something that's got hope and wouldn't take a whole lot of work." says Bishop.

The car auction starts at 9:30 on Saturday and Sunday.