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mastermariner

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Sept 28 (Reuters) - America's love affair with the automobile was on full display Saturday as thousands of people converged on a muddy field in rural Nebraska for the auction of one of the nation's largest collections of vintage Chevrolets.

Antique car buyers mingled with history buffs and ordinary folks who just wanted to show their kids the cars of days gone by at the weekend sale of some 500 vehicles owned by Ray Lambrecht, 95, who was the local Chevrolet dealer for 50 years.

Until his retirement in 1996, Lambrecht stored any unsold new vehicles in a shed, outbuildings, and behind a grove of trees outside of town.

Locals knew about all the cars and pickup trucks, but people in auto circles and history buffs did not until the family decided to put them up for auction earlier this year
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philbh
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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2013 8:52:23 AM

incredible
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52MPG
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Message Posted: Oct 2, 2013 4:51:34 AM

So what did the auction bring in?
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StanleyCup
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 11:52:03 PM

Amazing story on why he bought and held so many cars, but never bothered to sell until now.
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DanMtz
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 6:41:29 PM

A flock of geeks? I always thought it was a gaggle.
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olepaw
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 7:44:33 AM

sounds interesting
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335d1
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 7:12:55 AM

Some interesting cars and some very high prices for them.
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danny999
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 5:50:01 AM

Olders better.Especially with Govt. Motors.
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1momsunshine
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 2:29:39 AM

Interesting.
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JohnofGB
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2013 12:23:54 AM

Older cars with no mileage on them. Some went for over 100K.
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 11:59:37 PM

Interesting. Hope they had a good time.
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alterman156
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 11:27:24 PM

There are some good examples at that auction.
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 11:13:36 PM

Cool cars.
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MAJB
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 10:11:33 PM

If only we can find a similar Ford dealer...that would be a real value!

[Edited by: MAJB at 9/30/2013 10:11:59 PM EST]
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TomT2Lee
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 9:48:16 PM

nice
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 7:10:42 PM

Great story.
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 6:38:43 PM

Interesting
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 6:29:32 PM

His family must have made quite a bit.
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 6:23:00 PM

it was on The History Channel that evening, watch for the rerun .............
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 6:12:24 PM

500 new cars? All I can at is WOW!
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philbh
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 6:11:20 PM

New vintage cars? Cool.
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mastermariner
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 6:00:45 PM

Nice if you are into that
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 5:19:30 PM

OK
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Tacodan
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 5:12:39 PM

Old news it was posted before the auction
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 5:09:24 PM

Why do I always find out afterwards
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 4:49:13 PM

rip city
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 4:43:49 PM

Watched this show, it was amazing how much people paid for those cars.
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2013 3:39:48 PM

ok good article thanks
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