(Here’s another off the “top 10″ most viewed blogs list for 2013….we wish we had some dough to attend this auction with!) So this is straight out of a movie. A small town Nebraska Chevy dealer took every unsold new car from every model year he was in business and just about every single car he ever took as a trade in and saved them all. Sounds cool, right? It is, especially when you know that there are 500 of these cars and they they’re all heading for auction at the end of August. According to the auction house the vast majority of these cars are original survivors that have not been altered much from their stock configuration. The truly wild angle on this thing is the quantity of new cars that were never sold and include their MSO (Manufacturer Statement of Origin).
These cars must have less than 20 miles on them if they came on the truck, went into the dealer, and never left the lot outside of a test drive or two. The auction listing shows a Vega wagon with 17 miles, a Corvair with 14 miles, a Corvair Monzza with ONE mile, a 1980 Monza with nine miles, a 1976 Chevy truck with four miles, a 1975 Caprice with 7 miles (equipped with a 400), a ton of mid 1960s Chevy trucks with less than 10 miles, a Chevy C70 tractor truck with five miles, a 1957 Be Air with a 265 and 4bbl, two 1965 Impalas with 396 engines and less than 1o miles, and on and on and on.
The trade in list has a SLEW of awesome stuff on it. You need to check the photos below and then hit the link under them to see the whole story. This is absolutely incredible and that auction is going to be a mad house full of guys looking for original iron that they can either clean up and flip, or clean up and drive. We hope more for the second than the first!
Thanks for the tip, Matt!