Car collectors from around the world are flocking to a small town in the heart of the Midwest for the chance of a lifetime. In a closed down family car dealership in Nebraska, the mother lode of classic cars, many with less than ten miles on the odometer, are going up on the auction block. In the special presentation History Made Now: Wheels of Fortune, HISTORY will have exclusive access to the collection and auction. The special will be hosted by Brian Unger and feature Top Gear’s Rutledge Wood and Tanner Foust.
Amassed over five decades, this ultra-rare collection features 500 vintage vehicles with hard-to-find classics from the 1950s, 60s and 70s. Dubbed “The Holy Grail of Collectors,” the top collectible cars still have factory-wrapped plastic seats and less than ten miles on the odometer. This unprecedented auction is made possible by Ray and Mildred Lambrecht, a husband and wife team who ran the Lambrecht Chevrolet dealership for more than 50 years. When their dealership closed in 1996, many of their cars were kept sealed on the showroom floor. Now they’ve decided to make their amazing time capsule collection of cars available to the public. Their entire lot will be offered in an auction beginning Saturday, September 28 at the Lambrecht family farm in Pierce, Nebraska.
Viewers will see the very best of this historic auction as HISTORY showcases the top cars in the collection, including a 1978 Chevrolet Indy Pace Car Corvette with only four miles, a 1958 Chevrolet Apache 31 Series pickup with five miles, a 1958 Chevrolet Cameo pickup with just two miles and a 1964 Chevrolet Impala two-door HT with only four miles.