The Ultimate Barn Find: Chevrolet Dealership Is Unearthed Decades After It Was Locked Up

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This has to be one of the most improbable barn find in years: a former Chevrolet dealership from Nebraska that had been locked for decades has been opened so that employees of an auction company could assess the inventory.

Their surprise couldn’t have been greater: among the 500 vehicles that formed Lambrecht Chevrolet’s inventory were 50 “brand new” cars, such as a 1956 Chevrolet Cameo pickup truck with only 1 mile on the odometer, a 1964 Chevrolet Impala with 4 miles, a 1978 Corvette with 4 miles, a 1960s Chevrolet Corvair with 17 miles and many more.

All these cars still have their window stickers and plastic on the seats, so there’s a good chance they will regain their brand new look once the dust is removed and a mechanical check is done (provided that rust hasn’t crept into the bodywork).

Besides the low-mileage cars, there are also many used ones and tons of parts, advertising posters, even a pedal car. If you’re interested in any of these you have to know the auction will take place on September 28 – 29 in Pierce, Nebraska.

According to Jeannie Lambrecht Stillwell, the daughter of the dealership’s founder, the decision to sell wasn’t an easy one for her parents, as the cars represent “a lifetime of hard work, tears, and joy.”

Scroll down to watch the VanDerBrink Auction people open the dealership and take a walk through the Lambrecht’s garage.

By Dan Mihalascu


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