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Old Chevy Cars Stands The Test of Time

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Urban legends speak of an abandoned Chevy dealership filled with hidden treasures. Myths say the shop was locked decades ago, without an explanation. As with any tale, this story is filled with truth and imagination.

In 1946, Lambrecht Chevrolet Company opened its doors in a small town in Nebraska. For over 50 years, the husband and wife team of Ray and Mildred Lambrecht sold Chevys at the best prices around. In 1996, the couple decided to retire and the dealership was closed.

While it has only been 18 years since the doors were officially closed, VanDeBrink Auctions revealed the timeless treasures inside. An extensive inventory of “brand new” classic cars emerged from the dust. Below is a list of the cars highlighted in the video:

  • 1958 Cameo with one mile on the odometer and plastic on the seats
  • 1978 25th Anniversary Corvette with four miles on the odometer and plastic on the seats
  • 1964 3-speed Impala with four miles on the odometer and plastic on the seats

It is a near miracle to find low mileage classic cars, especially with factory plastic still on the seats. Even though no one had been in the garage, dust had accumulated among these treasures, causing irreversible damage. Covering these classics with an indoor car cover, would have put the urban legends to rest.

Although it has not been “many decades,” since the dealership closed, the doors to Lambrecht Chevrolet have been opened and the contents inside will soon be auctioned.

The auction takes place September 28 and 29 in Pierce, Nebraska. It is set to feature more than 500 collectable cars, including 50 vehicles with less than 10 miles on the odometer.

Which car do you think will auction off for the most money?

About the Author

Courtney Iovanovich is an automotive expert and the Public Relations Specialist for EmpireCovers. Growing up near Detroit, she is the granddaughter to three General Motors factory workers. After graduating from Wayne State University, Courtney moved out to Philadelphia to work for EmpireCovers.

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