Unbelievable Treasure Trove of Classic Cars Discovered, Going to Auction

What's Hot

Do This or Your iPhone Bill May SkyrocketSave

23 Upgrades Under $50 to Make Your House Look AwesomeAround The House

Trump Worth $10 Billion Less Than If He’d Simply Invested in Index FundsBusiness

11 Places in the World Where You Can Afford to Retire in StyleMore

What You Need to Know for 2017 Obamacare EnrollmentFamily

8 Things Rich People Buy That Make Them Look DumbAround The House

32 of the Highest-Paid American SpeakersMake

Amazon Prime No Longer Pledges Free 2-Day Shipping on All ItemsMore

More Caffeine Means Less Dementia for WomenFamily

9 Tips to Ensure You’ll Have Enough to RetireFamily

5 DIY Ways to Make Your Car Smell GreatCars

30 Awesome Things to Do in RetirementCollege

5 Spots Where Retirees Can Live for Less Than $40,000Real Estate

10 Ways to Pull Together the Down Payment for a HomeCredit & Debt

10 Ways to Reduce Your Homeowner’s Insurance RatesFamily

50 Ways to Make a Fast $50 (or Lots More)Grow

More than 500 cars from the '50s to the '80s, with virtually no mileage, will be auctioned off in late September.

When a classic car is found stashed away, untouched for many years, it’s called a barn find.

When hundreds of them are found, with single-digit odometer readings and the manufacturer’s certificate of origin, it’s called a time capsule.

Lambrecht Chevrolet, a mom-and-pop dealership that ran for 50 years before shutting down in 1996, is auctioning off a cache of virtually untouched beauties.

Jeannie Lambrecht Stillwell is the daughter of the owners, who are now in their 90s, and she wrote a touching letter on their behalf. It goes through the whole history of the family and the company, from elephants at the grand opening in 1946 to the couple’s retirement and the present decision to auction off its unsold vehicles:

The decision to auction the inventory of Lambrecht Chevrolet Company was a difficult and painful one. The collection of over 500 true survivor vehicles comprise a lifetime of hard work, tears, and joy for both of my parents. The dealership today is a virtual time capsule that will be opened and all contents will be sold at auction. The inventory of the dealership’s vehicles includes many new cars with original MSOs as well as hundreds of rare ’50s and ’60s Chevys ideal for restoration projects.

Old Cars Weekly has a partial list of the cars to be auctioned, which also includes some low-mileage trade-ins. For the most part, though, these cars were never sold and have fewer than 10 miles on them.

Models as early as 1958 and as late as 1984 are available, including pickups, Corvairs, Corvettes, Impalas and Malibus. The auction site featuring Stillwell’s letter also has video and photos.

The collection will be auctioned off over two days, starting on Sept. 28 in Pierce, Neb. Any chance you’re going?

Stacy Johnson

It's not the usual blah, blah, blah

I know... every site you visit wants you to subscribe to their newsletter. But our news and advice is actually worth reading! For 25 years, I've been making people richer without making their eyes glaze over. You'll be glad you did. I guarantee it!


Read Next: How Does Debt Affect Survivors After a Loved One’s Death?

Check Out Our Hottest Deals!

We're always adding new deals and coupons that'll save you big bucks. See the deals to the right and hundreds more in our Deals section.

Click here to explore 1,644 more deals!