Here are some of the top auction results from the Lambrecht Chevrolet Dealer auction held in Pierce, Nebraska. You would have thought there was a weekend long music festival going on judging by the huge turnout, but no, this was much better than that. Thousands of people gathered to see the rare occurance of 500 (mostly untouched) Chevy survivor cars being auctioned off. While we knew there was a lot of buzz surrounding this auction event, I don't think anyone really thought it would draw this much attention to the small town of Pierce, NE (Population: 1,767). Ok, so let's cut to the chase. What are some of the top cars that sold at auction and how much did they sell for?
1964 Chevrolet Impala - $75,000
1964 Chevy Impala hardtop which had been stored away from the elements inside the Lambrecht Chevrolet dealership. This was one of the few cars that didn’t suffer to much damage to the exterior as compared to some of the other cars up for bid. She’s sporting a 327 cubic inch V8 engine coupled to a 3 speed manual tranny. Somehow this beauty has only 4 miles on the odometer which is really what makes this car and most of the cars here so darn special.
1963 Chevrolet Impala - $97,500
Following the 1964 Impala that had just sold for $75,000 was a 1963 hardtop (2-door) Impala. This one had an automatic transmission paired to the 327 V8 engine and was painted in red to go with its red interior. Somehow this untouched classic was able to fetch far more than the ’64 Impala with a winning bid of $97,500.
1978 Corvette Pace Car - $80,000
Then there was the 1978 Corvette Pace Car that was expected to fetch a real pretty penny. It was even rumored that Jay Leno had some interest in buying this car. Not very often you find an Indy Pace Car with only 4 miles on the odometer so this car had high hopes. Bidding ramped up quickly, but somehow this ‘Vette only fetched $80,000 when it was all said and done.
1958 Chevy Cameo Pickup - $140,000
Then there was the 1958 Chevy Cameo Pickup which stole the show. With on 1.3 miles on the clock and having been stored indoors it was in relatively good condition. However, we should mention that a roof had collapsed under heavy snow and put a dent in the truck’s roof. People knew this was a special truck, but I don’t think anyone expected this pickup to fetch in the six-figure range to the tune of $140,000.
See the full auction results online here
Photo credit: VanDerBrink Auctions