During the history
making event, thousands of bids were placed.
While they don't have a total yet on how much money the auction brought
in, they estimate it's between $2.7 and $3 million.
There were about 5,000 registered bidders for the
The cars are going all over the world to countries like Japan, Brazil,
South America, and Australia.
But, many of the cars are staying near Nebraska.
Even though many are leaving Pierce, they'll be close to
The Lambrecht family said they hope all their cars will
go to good families that will love them as much as they have. One man, who bought a truck at the auction,
has plans for it that is sure to please the Lambrechts.
He came, he saw, he bid, and he bought but Mike Kossack never
intended to take home a '64 C-10 Chevy pickup truck.
"No, it was a spur
of the moment purchase," said Kossack.
But, when he saw it, he
just had to have it.
"I've got 30-some
shiny old new cars, but I've never had one that I've been the original owner
on," explained Kossack. "I was
born in '70 and this was made in '64 so it's kind of neat being the original
owner on something."
The odometer reads just
26.3 miles on it. It's in good shape.
"This one has the
best body. It still had the wood floors
in tact. The interior is immaculate even
though it's been sitting outside for 50 years," he added.
Even the original
paperwork survived to show the sticker price of $1800. Mike paid $20,000 and plans to put a few
thousand into it, but he doesn't want to change too much.
"I don't think I
want to do much more than make it drivable and safe again, but I want to clean
it up the best I can and try to preserve it's natural state," he said.
The car won't be
collecting dust anymore.
"There's no sense
in owning a car like this and not at least driving it a little bit," he
He plans to add a few
more miles to it, once he gets new tires.
For those who don't have
a car to take home, at least they took home memories of this historical event
and the unique story of the Lambrecht Chevy collection.
All the cars have to be
moved out of the field within 10 days, otherwise they will be scraped.