Photos: Vintage Chevrolet auction

Vintage Chevrolet auction

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Classic cars are lined up for auction in a field on the Lambrecht family farm on September 26, 2013 in Pierce, Nebraska. The cars, about 500 total, from the Lambrecht Chevrolet Dealership will be sold at auction this weekend. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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by GRANT SCHULTE

Associated Press

Posted on September 28, 2013 at 12:02 PM

PIERCE, Neb. (AP) -- Car buffs from across the world have converged on a small northeast Nebraska town for the first day of a vintage Chevrolet auction, which includes about 50 with fewer than 20 miles on their odometers.

Bidding for the highest-profile vehicles was expected to begin around 11:30 a.m. Saturday in a field just west of Pierce. An estimated 10,000 people were expected to attend the weekend event.

The collection belonged to Ray Lambrecht and his wife, who ran the Lambrecht Chevrolet dealership from 1946 until their retirement in 1996.

Lambrecht rarely sold cars or pickups that were more than a year old.

While most dealers lowered prices to move inventory, Lambrecht assumed the older cars would appreciate over time, so he stashed them in warehouses, at his farm and other spots.

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