Record prices: Lambrecht Chevrolet sale living up to hype

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PIERCE, Neb. – Bidding started strong in the Lambecht Chevrolet collection auction in Nebraska today. VanDerBrink Auctions, with assistance from Proxibid, started off selling NOS Chevy parts higher than market value. Hub cap sets sold for $400 and other ridiculous prices were paid.

“Lambrecht” yard sticks sold for $200+ plus each before they were bundled into sets of five, then selling for $400 or more a set. It set the stage for the record car and truck prices set by vehicles stored inside by Ray Lambrecht.

1958 Chevy Cameo sold for $145,000 at the VanDerBrink Auction of the Lambrecht Collection in Pierce, Neb.

1958 Chevy Cameo sold for $145,000 at the VanDerBrink Auction of the Lambrecht Collection in Pierce, Neb.

First off was the top seller thus far – the 1958 Chevrolet Cameo pickup with 1.3 miles and a dented roof, which sold for $145,000.  Next up, a 1958 Chevrolet Apache stepside truck with 5 miles sold for $85,000. Then the ’78 Corvette pace car with 4 miles sold for $80,000.

This 1963 Impala with 11 miles and a 327 auto sold by VanDerBrink Auctions in Pierce, Neb., sold for $97,500.

This 1963 Impala with 11 miles and a 327 auto sold by VanDerBrink Auctions in Pierce, Neb., sold for $97,500.

 

“Late Great Chevy” Impalas also did exceptionally well: a ’63 impala two-door hardtop with 11 miles and a v-8 automatic sold for $97,500; followed by a ’64 Impala two-door hardtop with 4 miles and a v-8 3-speed manual selling for $75,000; and a 1965 Impala two-door hardtop with 396-V8 automatic and 12 miles sold for $72,500.

VanDerBrink Auctions sold this and a red twin Corvair - both with 17 miles - for $42,000 and $40,000.

VanDerBrink Auctions sold this and a red twin Corvair – both with 17 miles – for $42,000 and $40,000.

 

Corvairs set records when two 1963 Monza coupes with 17 miles each sold for $42,000 and $40,000.

The outdoor-stored cars that were never sold went for more-reasonable prices. The five never-sold 1959 Chevrolet four-doors that were stored outside for a period went for $11,000-$19,000 each.

Few cars went for below auction prices. Watch the History Channel tonight for highlights. (Check your local listings for times.) Old Cars Weekly will also continue its coverage here and on Facebook.

In the meantime, photos of a few more gems:

This 1964 Impala with 4 miles sold by VanDerBrink Auctions at the Lambrecht went for $75,000.

This 1964 Impala with 4 miles sold by VanDerBrink Auctions at the Lambrecht sale went for $75,000.

This 1966 Chevy Bel Air sold for its first time - with 7 miles - sold for $14,500 to a Virginia buyer by VanDerBrink Auctions at Pierce, Neb.

This 1966 Chevy Bel Air sold for its first time – with 7 miles – sold for $14,500 to a Virginia buyer by VanDerBrink Auctions at Pierce, Neb.

VanDerBrink Auctions sold this 1965 Impala 396 and automatic and with 12 miles and no radio went for $72,500 in Pierce, Neb., to a CT buyer.

VanDerBrink Auctions sold this 1965 Impala 396 and automatic and with 12 miles and no radio went for $72,500 in Pierce, Neb., to a CT buyer.

This 1959 Chevrolet Impala 4dr HT with 2 miles sold for $16,000 today in Pierce, Neb, by VanDerBrink Auctions.

This 1959 Chevrolet Impala 4dr HT with 2 miles sold for $16,000 today in Pierce, Neb, by VanDerBrink Auctions.

 

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