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Car sellers try to ditch their rides near auction

PIERCE, Neb. (KTIV/US92) -

The Lambrecht Auto Auction gave car-lovers around the world the chance to see history, but it also gave Siouxland car owners a chance to make some money of their own.

Before attendees reached the site of the Lambrecht Auto Auction in Pierce, Nebraska, they drove by a veritable treasure trove of classic cars, lining the roads from Norfolk to Pierce, all of them for sale.

"There's cars for sale anywhere you go around here. From here to Norfolk, everything came out. The people that came a long way are just enjoying driving around looking at them," said Pierce resident Rick Prince.

Prince allowed car owners to park their for-sale vehicles in the yard next to his business. He says it was surprising how many classic car owners there are right in his backyard.

"They're mainly from the local area," he said.

Auction officials say they don't have too much a problem with others in Pierce taking advantage of having tens of thousands of potential buyers in their hometown. They do say some dealers got a little too close for comfort.

"As long as they're a half a mile from here I don't care. But when they park it on the road outside my auction, that's very disrespectful," explained auctioneer Yvette Vanderbrink.

"There's been a few sold here, but I don't think it affected the auction. Everybody wanted to go out to the auction and people were happy with the stuff out there," said Prince.

Whether it was on the auction block, or a downtown city block, potential buyers had ample opportunity to go back home with the car of their dreams.


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