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2013-09-30 13:31

CLASSIC CHEVS This 1958 Chevy Camero pick-up sold for the equivalent of R1.4-m. See the full image gallery and story on the Detroit News.

Thousands of classic car aficionados descended on the little town of Pierce in Nebraska, USA to grab their share of more than 500 vintage Chevrolets on auction. Six of these classic rides sold for a combined R5.5-million and some have barely 1.6km on the odometre!

PIERCE, NEBRASKA - Classic car enthusiasts from around the world descended on the small town of Pierce in Nebraska, USA to snap up vintage Chevrolets, some of which have barely any kms on the clock.

The collection belonged to Ray and Mildred Lambrecht, who ran a Chevrolet dealership in Pierce for decades before retiring in 1996. Lambrecht stashed many of his unsold cars in a warehouse, at his farm and other spots around town if they didn’t sell. The result? A fantastic collection of vintage Americana up for grabs!

SOLD FOR 5.5-MILLION

According to the DetroitNews, event organisers estimate 10 000 people travelled to the site and more than 3800 registered online to bid on the autioneer’s website.

The auction had more than 500 old cars and pickups and six of the most valuable models sold for a combined R5.5-million.

The first vehicle sold was a 1958 Chevrolet Cameo pickup with only driven 2km on the odometer. Unsurprisingly, the rare bakkie secured the largest bid at R1.4-million. The two least-driven cars, a 1959 Bel Air and a 1960 Corvair Monza, have 1.6km ib the odometer.

See the full image gallery (and story) on the Detroit News.
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