1926 Model T
Avenger Kit Car
I have never seen so many pristine eyebrows. No, not on the girls; on the ’55-’57 Chevys. Usually, they are all rusted out, but as you can see there were many in great shape. It was really cool to see all the sheet metal with a minimum of rust. Yes, there was some badly rusted cars as well, but overall these cars were parked “before salt” and therefore did not suffer the usual areas that salt and dirt accumulated together and totally ate up the metal.
There is a lot of info out there about the sale and one of the best sources is the Proxibid pages with all the results. I attended both days and missed a few sales prices so I enjoyed checking out the final prices at their web site.
Another thing that was interesting was the crowds. There were a lot of people there for the circus. And, when you hype something to the extent this was promoted, you need to be ready for the circus. I think that VanderBrink Auctions, LLC did a great job, along with the help of Proxibid. Overall the show was better and the job more well done than smaller auctions I have attended. So, well done to all involved, including the residents of Pierce, NE.
One of the cars that I was interested in was this 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 tudor hardtop. Again, check out the rust free eyebrows, something you rarely see on 57 Fords. On the other hand, notice the trunk is partly off, because there was a bunch of rust and damage there. I thought maybe $2,500 but (nearly the last car) buyers were still enthused and the car brought $7250. So I didn’t get a Lambrecht car, but I had a couple of great days watching those that did.
So much for that fun, now I am back in the shop with the 1965 Comet Cyclone. There will be more on this car soon. Stay tuned, check in and e-mail any thoughts on the Lambrecht Auction or the prices set there.