The Lambrecht Chevrolet auction in September 2013 brought 15,000 people and TV's "Top Gear" to the small Nebraska town of Pierce, where nearly 500 Chevrolet models, mostly from the 1950s, '60s and '70s, were auctioned off to the tune of an estimated $2.8 million. The vehicles were the unsold inventory of Lambrecht Chevrolet -- founded by Ray and Mildred Lambrecht -- which closed in 1996 after 50 years.
Jeannie Lambrecht Stillwell, the daughter of dealership founders Ray and Mildred Lambrecht, told the crowd that it was always her father's plan to have an auction because he never wanted to throw anything away. Instead, he put unsold inventory into storage. Photo credit: REUTERS/Jim Urquhart