If your oil pressure rises for unrestored-originals like mine does, you’re in a very special time right now, especially if you like low-mileage Chevrolet cars and trucks. In more than 30 years of reading car publications old and new, I can never recall a stash of so many cars with so few miles surfacing as the never-sold Chevrolets in the Lambrecht Collection (Old Cars Weekly, July 4 and July 11).
In case you’re still catching up on past issues, nearly 50 vehicles with odometers registering between 1 and 50 miles and still on the manufacturer’s statement of origin (MSO, the document included from a new car dealer), will be offered Sept. 28 by VanDerBrink Auctions in Pierce, Neb.
Yvette VanDerBrink has been shooting images of the cars as she unearths them, and they're a treat so far: a 1958 Chevrolet Apache Cameo with 1.3 miles; a 1964 Impala Sport Coupe with 4 miles; a 1963 Impala Sport Coupe with 11 miles; first-generation Corvair coupes with less than 20 miles. Many of them still have the window stickers on the side glass and Chevy-poured oil in the crankcases.
Here are some of the latest pictures from VanDerBrink Auctions: