• Vintage Car Lovers Gold Mine

    Mildred Lambrecht, wife of Ray Lambrecht, and their son Mark in a brand new 1953 Corvette, in front of the Lambrecht Chevrolet dealership in Pierce, Neb.
  • Vintage Car Lovers Gold Mine

    On Sept. 28, 2013, bidders from at least a dozen countries and all 50 U.S. states will converge on Pierce, a town of about 1,800 in northeast Nebraska, for a two-day auction that will feature about 500 old cars and trucks, mostly Chevrolets that went unsold during the dealership's five decades in business.
  • Vintage Car Lovers Gold Mine

    About 50 of the cars have fewer than 20 miles on their odometers, and some are so rare that no one has established a price.
  • Vintage Car Lovers Gold Mine

    The most valuable vehicle could fetch six-figure bids.
  • Vintage Car Lovers Gold Mine

    A Chevrolet truck up for sale in the upcoming Lambrecht Chevrolet Company Auction.
  • Vintage Car Lovers Gold Mine

    This collection consists of approximately 500 vehicles from the 1930s to early 1970s, and even a few newer vehicles, many of which were trades from the dealership.
  • Vintage Car Lovers Gold Mine

    Ray P. Lambrecht, owner of Lambrecht Chevrolet Company from 1946 to 1996, can still remember the origins of all the vehicles and the stories of selling them.
  • Vintage Car Lovers Gold Mine

    Lambrecht Chevrolet Company Auction is being called "a time capsule of automotive history."
  • Vintage Car Lovers Gold Mine

    Owner Ray Lambrecht opened Lambrecht Chevrolet when he returned from World War II.
  • Vintage Car Lovers Gold Mine

    Lambrecht Chevrolet Company. The love of Chevrolets spilled over to Ray Lambrecht's children Jeannie and Mark. Ray would ask Jeannie, "What is the best car in the world?" Jeannie would proudly proclaim, "Chevrolet!"
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