Crusher is the big winner at Lende Collection sale

This solid, six-cylinder-powered 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle 300 sedan was one of the many bargains of the Lende Collection Auction held in Walum, N.D., selling for $330.

This solid, six-cylinder-powered 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle 300 sedan was one of the many bargains of the Lende Collection Auction held in Walum, N.D., selling for $330.

Ron Kowalke reporting

Not that anyone was keeping score, but the crusher contracted to provide cleanup after the sale defeated the preservationists at the Lende Collection Auction held Nov. 2 in Walum, N.D. The sale, presented by VanDerBrink Auctions, offered 122 vehicles, including four vintage tractors. Unfortunately, 66 of those, or 54 percent, received no offer greater than the opening $325 crush bid and were relegated to be squashed.

After the sale, a visibly frustrated Yvette VanDerBrink, head of VanDerBrink Auctions, speculated that much of the reluctance by bidders to make offers on the vehicles stemmed from pre-sale rumors that the three Lende brothers were not in agreement on which brother actually owned the vehicles being auctioned, and that sales might be invalidated due to this family infighting. The three brothers’ collection involves a former salvage operation, and the 122 vehicles in the auction were only a small portion of this overall collection.

After the first 11 vehicles auctioned received no bids exceeding crush rate, VanDerBrink temporarily halted the auction to assure the gathered bidders that she had secured a court order mandating that all sales of the 122 vehicles would be legal and binding.

The top five sales reflected continued bidder reluctance, with a 1959 Chevrolet Impala Nomad station wagon, in No. 4 condition being the top seller at $2,400. It was followed by a ’59 Chevy Bel Air four-door sedan at $1,150, ’57 Ford Country Sedan station wagon at $1,050, ’63 Chevy C10 longbox pickup at $825 and ’64 Chevy Biscayne station wagon at $600.

Two noteworthy bargains were both in No. 4 condition: a 1967 Chevy Chevelle 300 four-door sedan, six-cylinder-powered, that sold for $330, and a ’61 Ford Fairlane four-door sedan, V-8 powered, that sold for $350.

Among noteworthy vehicles not receiving bids and sent to the crusher were a foursome of 1959 Plymouths: Fury, Belvedere and Savoy four-door sedans and a Plaza two-door sedan — all loaded with donor-quality parts; a rust-free ’59 Studebaker Lark two-door sedan; complete ’55 Nash Ambassador Super four-door sedan; complete ’58 Opel Rekord two-door sedan; and a trio of ’66 Ford F-100 pickups, each also containing many donor-quality parts.

The auction also included the sale of a select number of parts, including prewar headlamps and body panels and postwar hubcaps. Complete results are below.

One of four 1959 Plymouths offered at the Lende Collection Auction in Walum, N.D., this Fury sedan received no offers, nor did its three counterparts, and all were relegated to the crusher.

One of four 1959 Plymouths offered at the Lende Collection Auction in Walum, N.D., this Fury sedan received no offers, nor did its three counterparts, and all were relegated to the crusher.

VanderBrink Auctions
Lende Collection
Walum, N.D., Nov. 2, 2013
Ron Kowalke reporting
Vehicles listed were declared sold. Reportedly, 118 were offered.

Vehicle                                                                        Price /Condition

1952 Buick Special 4d Sed, 8-cyl, AT, to crush $325    6
1964 Buick LeSabre 2d Conv, to crush    $325    6

1927 Chevrolet 2d Stake, Without bed, to crush $325    6
1935 Chevrolet EB 2d PU    $330    6
1937 Chevrolet 2d Fire Truck, Cab and chassis only $200    6
1946 Chevrolet Fleetmaster 4d Sed, to crush    $325    6
1949 Chevrolet 3100 2d PU,     $350    6
1949 Chevrolet Styleline 4d Sed, Without drivetrain, to crush    $325    6
1950 Chevrolet Deluxe 4d Sed, to crush    $325    6
1952 Chevrolet Styleline 4d Sed, to crush    $325    6
1953 Chevrolet Bel Air 4d Sed,     $350    4
1953 Chevrolet 3100 2d PU, Stepside    $450    6
1953 Chevrolet Bel Air 4d Sed, to crush, 6-cyl $325    6
1954 Chevrolet Deluxe 210 4d Sed, to crush    $325    6
1956 Chevrolet 210 2d Sta Wag, Without drivetrain $350    5
1956 Chevrolet 210 4d Sed, to crush    $325    6
1956 Chevrolet 210 4d Sta Wag, Without driver’s side fender    $350    6
1957 Chevrolet 210 4d HT, Without interior    $330    6
1958 Chevrolet Biscayne 4d Sed, V-8    $330    5
1958 Chevrolet Biscayne 4d Sed, to crush, without drivetrain    $325    6
1959 Chevrolet Impala Nomad 4d Sta Wag, Without drivetrain    $2,400    5
1959 Chevrolet Bel Air 4d Sed, 6-cyl, without fender $1,150    6
1960 Chevrolet Corvair 4d Sed, to crush    $325    5
1960 Chevrolet Bel Air 4d Sed, Without drivetrain $330    5
1962 Chevrolet Apache 10 2d PU, 6-cyl, long box $330    6
1963 Chevrolet Bel Air 4d Sed, V-8, a/c    $400    5
1963 Chevrolet C10 2d 1/2T PU, Without drivetrain $330    6
1963 Chevrolet C10 2d 1/2T PU, V-8, long box $825    5
1964 Chevrolet Impala 4d Sta Wag, to crush, without drivetrain    $325    6
1964 Chevrolet Biscayne 4d Sed, 6-cyl    $330    5
1964 Chevrolet Biscayne 4d Sta Wag, Without drivetrain    $600    6
1964 Chevrolet Impala 4d Sed, Without drivetrain and front clip    $340    6
1965 Chevrolet Bel Air 4d Sed, to crush, without drivetrain and front clip    $325    6
1965 Chevrolet Impala 4d Sed,     $330    6
1965 Chevrolet El Camino 2d PU Mod, 283-cid, AT, aftermarket wheels    $350    6
1966 Chevrolet Impala 2d HT, Without drivetrain and front clip    $330    6
1967 Chevrolet Chevelle 300 4d Sed, 6-cyl    $330    4
1974 Chevrolet Nova 4d Sed, 350-cid, to crush $325    5
1980 Chevrolet Camaro 2d HT, Sun roof, without drivetrain, to crush    $325    6
1984 Chevrolet Camaro 2d HT, V-8    $350    5

1951 Chrysler Windsor 4d Sed, to crush    $325    5
1953 Chrysler Windsor Deluxe 4d Sed, to crush $325    5
1955 Chrysler Windsor Deluxe 4d Sed, to crush $325    5
1965 Chrysler Newport 4d Sed, to crush    $325    5

1950 Dodge 2d PU, Stepside, 5-window, to crush $325    5
1959 Dodge 100 2d PU, 6-cyl    $425    4
1962 Dodge Dart 4d Sed, Roof cut off, to crush $325    6
1965 Dodge Coronet 4d Sed, to crush    $325    6
1966 Dodge Coronet 440 4d Sed, to crush    $325    5
1973 Dodge Charger 2d HT, to crush    $325    5
1974 Dodge Charger 2d HT, V-8    $330    6

1927 Ford Model T, Partial body only    $200    6
1939 Ford Super Deluxe 4d Sed, to crush    $325    5
1940 Ford Deluxe 4d Sed, to crush    $325    6
1941 Ford 2d Stake, Without bed, to crush    $325    6
1942 Ford 2d 3/4T Tow Truck, Stepside, boom disassembled    $350    5
1949 Ford F6 2d, Cab only, to crush    $325    6
1950 Ford Custom 2d Sed, 6-cyl, to crush    $325    5
1951 Ford Custom 2d Sed, Flathead V-8, to crush $325    5
1955 Ford Ranch Wagon 2d Sta Wag, 6-cyl    $330    6
1956 Ford Customline 2d Sed,     $330    6
1957 Ford Country Sed 4d Sta Wag, V-8    $1,050    6
1957 Ford Fairlane 500 4d HT, Without drivetrain or rear bumper    $425    6
1957 Ford Country Sed 4d Sta Wag, V-8    $350    6
1958 Ford Custom 300 4d Sed, V-8    $330    6
1959 Ford F-100 2d 1/2T PU, Custom cab, V-8, to crush    $325    6
1960 Ford Country Sed 4d Sta Wag,     $350    6
1960 Ford Fairlane 2d Sed, 6-cyl    $375    5
1961 Ford Fairlane 500 4d Sed, V-8    $350    4
1962 Ford Galaxie 500 4d Sed, V-8, to crush    $325    4
1962 Ford Galaxie 500 2d Conv, V-8    $500    6
1962 Ford Galaxie 500 4d Sed, V-8    $525    4
1963 Ford Falcon Ranchero 2d PU     $350    5
1963 Ford Falcon 4d Sed, to crush    $325    5
1964 Ford Fairlane 4d Sed, Without drivetrain, to crush    $325    5
1965 Ford Galaxie 500 4d Sed, V-8, to crush    $325    5
1965 Ford F-100 1/2T PU, Without drivetrain, to crush    $325    6
1966 Ford F-100 2d 1/2T PU, Long box, to crush $325    6
1966 Ford F-100 2d 1/2T PU, Without drivetrain, to crush    $325    6
1966 Ford F-100 2d 1/2T PU, 6-cyl, long box, to crush    $325    5
1969 Ford Mustang 2d HT, Without drivetrain & front clip    $330    6
1969 Ford Thunderbird 2d HT, to crush    $325    5

1957 GMC 2d PU, V-8, long box, to crush    $325    6
1974 GMC Sprint 2d PU, Without drivetrain, to crush $325    6
1977 GMC Sprint 2d PU, Without drivetrain & front clip, to crush    $325    6

1934 International 2d Stake, Without bed    $350    6
1954 International R-110 2d PU, to crush    $325    6

1954 Mercury Monterey 4d Sed, to crush    $325    5
1960 Mercury Monterey 4d Sed, V-8    $330    6

1955 Nash Ambassador Sup 4d Sed, to crush $325    5

1955 Oldsmobile Super 88 4d Sed,     $375    5
1958 Oldsmobile 88 4d Sed     $525    6
1958 Oldsmobile 88 4d Sed    $400    5
1965 Oldsmobile 98 2d Conv     $330    6
1979 Oldsmobile Cutlass 2d HT Mod, V-8, a/c, aftermarket wheels    $330    5

1958 Opel Rekord 2d Sed, to crush    $325    5

1939 Plymouth Road King 2d Sed, Ex-police car, without driver’s door & hood    $350    6
1949 Plymouth Special Deluxe 4d Sed, 6-cyl, 3-spd, to crush    $325    5
1952 Plymouth Cranbrook 2d Sed, to crush    $325    6
1954 Plymouth Belvedere 4d Sed, Without drivetrain, to crush    $325    5
1955 Plymouth Savoy 4d Sed, V-8, to crush    $325    4
1959 Plymouth Belvedere 4d Sed, V-8, to crush $325    5
1959 Plymouth Plaza 2d Sed, to crush    $325    5
1959 Plymouth Savoy 4d Sed, to crush    $325    5
1959 Plymouth Fury 4d Sed, to crush    $325    5
1966 Plymouth Fury III 4d Sed     $500    4
1972 Plymouth Satellite 4d Sed, to crush    $325    5

1962 Pontiac Star Chief 4d Sed, Without drivetrain, to crush    $325    6
1963 Pontiac Catalina 4d Sta Wag, to crush    $325    5
1965 Pontiac Bonneville 2d Sed, V-8, to crush $325    6
1966 Pontiac Bonneville 2d Conv, to crush    $325    6
1966 Pontiac Catalina 2d HT, V-8    $330    5
1967 Pontiac Catalina 4d Sed, to crush    $325    4
1968 Pontiac Catalina 4d Sed, to crush    $325    6

1953 Studebaker 2R 2d PU     $425    6
1959 Studebaker Lark 2d Sed, to crush    $325    5

19? Willys PU, Partial cab & chassis, to crush
$325    6
1961 Chevrolet Corvair Deluxe 700 4d Sed, to crush
$325    5

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