Chevrolet Dealer's Old, Undriven Cars Auctioned Off

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carauction Some were damaged, but many were saved and moved elsewhere. The models at the dealership were among the best preserved, even as the building gave way to bats and holes in the roof. Ray and his wife, Mildred, retired in 1996. Ray, 95, and Mildred, 92, still live in Pierce, but their health has declined. They decided to sell the collection so others could enjoy the cars and pickups, said their daughter, Jeannie Stillwell, who lives in Florida. Potential bidders look over vintage 1959 Chevrolets lined up in a field near the former Lambrecht Chevrolet car dealership in Pierce, Neb. An estimated 25,000 bidders from around the U.S. and the world converged on the small town of 1,700 for a two-day auction Saturday and Sunday that featured 500 old cars and trucks, mostly Chevrolets, that went unsold during the dealership's five decades in business. People also could bid online. Nati Harnik AP Fullscreen A 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air, right, sits in the showroom of the former Lambrecht Chevrolet car dealership. To the left is a 1957 Bel-Air. At right rear is a 1963 Chevy and at left is a Corvair.
Source: http://www.usatoday.com/story/driveon/2013/09/30/lambrecht-chevrolet-auction-nebraska/2894401/

It's A 187 On The Carbon Motors Cop Car Dream, E7 Up For Auction

auto auction up for sale again Saved 2013-11-15T08:16:00Z 2013-11-15T09:44:05Z Some cars from Pierce, Neb., auto auction up for sale again Sioux City Journal November 15, 2013 8:16 am Lambrecht Chevrolet Auct VanDerBrink Auctions, LLC will be conducting the amazing Lambrecht Chevrolet Company Auction 9-28,29th of September 2013 in Piercve, NE. This is ana amazing collection of NEW Chevrolets from the 60's and more along with hundreds of survivor cars. Amazing! See you there! | Some of the vintage cars that sold at a September auction in Nebraska are up for sale again, after the bidders backed out. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that one New York bidder who bought 14 cars at the Lambrecht Chevrolet auction in Pierce defaulted on the deal, claiming a truck driver disappeared with his money. Auction organizers say one Nebraska buyer apparently died before a sale was completed. Another person admitted to lying about a promise to pay, and a buyer from Illinois has not responded to repeated phone calls. Auctioneer Yvette VanDerBrink says she is accepting online bids on 18 holdover vehicles. The vehicles up for bid include a 1949 Chevy http://carauctiono.wordpressy.pl pickup, a 1957 Chevy wagon, seven Impalas and a Corvair with 1.7 miles on the odometer. ___ Information from: Lincoln Journal Star, http://www.journalstar.com
Source: http://siouxcityjournal.com/ap/state/some-cars-from-neb-auto-auction-up-for-sale-again/article_cf7ee7f7-5eb4-5ef2-8087-1d415e1d66dc.html

Car auctions: A look back at most expensive models sold

Car auctions: A look back at most expensive models sold About the 1998 Ferrari F300, Verret remarked, "This F1 car looks like it goes 200 miles an hour standing still. And to have your hands on the same steering wheel Michael Schumacher held onto is really something amazing. It's going to be hard to let go of the car, but it's for a great cause." While it will be among 75 other collector cars, such as a 1977 Shadow Formula 1 DN8-4A and a 1996 Benetton Formula 1, Milton Verret's F1 Ferrari F300 was a welcome addition to the Motostalgia auction. An October 29 press release from Motostalgia noted that the "recent addition of the 1998 Ferrari F300 F1 Racing Car driven by Michael Schumacher in 1998 makes serious car collectors break a sweat." The Motostalgia live auction, "Auction d'Eelegance," will take place on Saturday, November 16 from 4-10 p.m. at the Austin Convention Center. A portion of all proceeds will go to charities such as the Wounded Warrior Project, Whole Planet Foundation, Daily Bread Ministries and Babyanne's Mansion. The auction is just one of many events surrounding the 2013 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix. More information on the auction can be found at Motostalgia.com; VIP bidder registration is available by calling (800) 834-3100. About Milton Verret Milton Verret is an Austin businessman and philanthropist who works with a number of charities, both locally and nationally. Nearly a dozen non-profit organizations, including the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and South Texas and the Superhero Kids Fund of the Children's Blood and Cancer Center atDellChildren's Medical Center, have benefitted from Mr. Verret's generous contributions.
Source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/milton-verret-adds-ferrari-formula-143000026.html

Insurance Auto Auctions Recognized By Enterprise Holdings For Service

The car will be sold at auction by RK Motors, with a presale estimate of $1.2 million to $1.8 million. (RK Motors) Also See more stories X By David Undercoffler October 22, 2013, 9:58 a.m. His talent on the track and antics off it were depicted in the film "Rush." Now deep-pocketed fans of the late James Hunt will be able to buy the last F1 race car he ever drove to victory. RK Motors Collector Car Auctions has announced it will be selling the 1977 McLaren M26 F1 race car that Hunt drove the season after winning his only world championship title in 1976. It was that season that Hunt's rivalry with Austrian racer Niki Lauda came to a head, the events of which were chronicled in the recent Ron Howard film. The car is the last F1 racer Hunt drove to a victory in his career and has a pre-sale estimate of $1.2 million to $1.8 million. PHOTOS: James Hunt's McLaren and other auction highlights Hunt drove this car -- chassis number 3 -- to victory over a sparse field of competitors in the final race of the 1977 season, the Japanese Grand Prix in Fuji, Japan. Despite competing in F1 racing the following two seasons, Hunt's 1977 win in Japan would be his last. The car is powered by a Ford Cosworth V-8 that makes 525 horsepower at a screaming 10,600 rpm. It's built with an aluminum monocoque chassis and is in full running order.
Source: http://www.latimes.com/business/autos/la-fi-hy-autos-rare-f1-car-rush-james-hunt-auction-20131022,0,5895509.story

These swanky vehicles are famed for the reason that drivers like Phil Hill and Olivier Gendebien twice won the coveted 24 Hours of Le Mans race, in these cars. Another line-up catalogued in the list is 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder. This model of the sports car maker was bought by Oscar-winning actor James Coburn, bought and was owned by him until 1988. It was in 2008 that the English radio personality Chris Evans set a record at the time by bidding nearly $11 million for the car. Car auctions: A look back at most expensive models sold Bugatti is another sought-after name that is indexed in the list of most expensive cars ever sold at an auction. Built with the dream of manufacturing the biggest and most luxurious cars, 1931 Bugatti Royale Type 41 Kellner Coupe was meant for royal buyers. It was in November 1987 at London, England that this car was sold-off for $9800000. Another extremely well-preserved example of the Atalante road-going sports car designed by Jean Bugatti, Ettore's son, '1937 Bugatti Type 57 Atalante Coupe' has also been auctioned. The company's renowned collector Dr. Peter Williamson owned this car initially, however post his death it was sold for nearly $8 million at the auction. Notably, the money from that sale went to the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in New Hampshire.
Source: http://www.cartrade.com/car-bike-news/car-auctions-a-look-back-at-most-expensive-models-sold-122271.html

Milton Verret Adds Ferrari Formula 1 Race Car to Motostalgia Auction

Milton Verrethttp://carauctiono.wordpressy.pl Texas.' style='float:left;padding:5px' /> ET Insurance Auto Auctions Recognized By Enterprise Holdings For Service Text Dallas/Fort Worth Auction Is Among Winners of 2013 Auction Achievement Awards WESTCHESTER, Ill., Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Insurance Auto Auctions, Inc. (IAA), the leading live and live-online salvage auto auction company and wholly-owned subsidiary of KAR Auction Services, Inc. (NYSE: KAR), today announced that its Dallas/Fort Worth, TX facility received the Enterprise Holdings 2013 Auction Achievement Award in the Damaged Vehicle category. "We are excited to receive this award from an industry partner such as Enterprise Holdings in acknowledgement of our work," said John Kett, president of Insurance Auto Auctions. "We take great pride in our staff and their outstanding contributions which make this award possible. Enterprise has a high bar for others to follow and we are honored to be recognized for our efforts in providing Enterprise with the best value possible." Enterprise Holdings, which operates the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands, recognizes auctions across the U.S. for their excellence in strategic planning, communication, operational success, customer service, marketing and reconditioning. The awards are presented in two categories: whole car auctions and damaged vehicle auctions. This marks the second year in a row that IAA has received noteworthy recognition from Enterprise Holdings for achievements of its branches in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. IAA had previously increased its footprint to a total of 12 IAA auction locations in the state of Texas, giving providers more locations to sell their vehicles and global buyers more cars on which to bid and win.
Source: http://online.wsj.com/article/PR-CO-20131112-909461.html

Rare F1 car raced by James Hunt of 'Rush' headed to auction

Hunt Take, for example, the police car. For decades, the Ford Crown Victoria has been the king of the cop cruiser hill. Unfortunately, the Panther platform was retired, which mean't no new Crown Vics were on the way. Other automakers stepped to the plate to provide the next police vehicle, and quite a few options exist currently. From the Dodge Charger to the Ford Explorer, there are many vehicles to choose from. One that police departments around the country won'tget to choose is from Carbon Motors. The Carbon Motors story started in 2008 , when the upstart company produced a prototype police car called the E7. It's a purpose-built machine designed to make the lives of patrol men and women easier. After showing the E7 off, the company began a hunt to find funding of all sorts. There were talks of a $310 million dollar federal loan as well as interest from investors, but it ultimately never came to pass.
Source: http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1088519_its-a-187-on-the-carbon-motors-cop-car-dream-e7-up-for-auction

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