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Anybody goin to the Lambrecht Chevrolet auction?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by clean cut creations, Jun 5, 2013.

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  1. ...this auction is literally a junkyard being sold off one car at a time.
  2. Model T1
    Joined: May 11, 2012
    Posts: 3,309

    Model T1

    Is it over yet ?
    In a short time the HAMB is going down for upgrades. Hopefully all of the cars will be scrapped by then.
  3. F&J
    Joined: Apr 5, 2007
    Posts: 13,223


    There was an old saying here in the Northeast about rusty cars : "It's got rust up to the door handles".

    Well, that almost sound "mint condition" compared to these cars :)

    I have never seen that much rust up into the entire roof sections before.
  4. uncle buck
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
    Posts: 1,638

    uncle buck

    Buy the cars yourself and you can pull all the parts off them you want.
  5. old1946truck
    Joined: Apr 9, 2008
    Posts: 685


    This auction is going to screw up trying to buy a old car that has been sitting in someones yard. Because "It went for big money on the tv."
  6. waynejell
    Joined: Jun 29, 2006
    Posts: 510

    from USA

    I am planning to pull parts off if I can score a few cars and send the rusty shell to the crusher...if the crusher doesn't buy them all...:D
  7. Torkwrench
    Joined: Jan 28, 2005
    Posts: 2,514


    Kind of like McKays auction in Mount Carrol ILL in 1989. :(:(:(
  8. uncle buck
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
    Posts: 1,638

    uncle buck

    That's the way to go about dealing with these scrappers. Unfortunately the average Joe is up against a deficit in regards to the scrap value per ton. Go in smart and maybe talk to a couple of scrappers you see bidding and see if you can get an offer per car or ton prior to bidding. The price per ton they pay at the auction will most likely be higher than what they would pay you if you hauled a car in for scrap.
  9. henry29
    Joined: Sep 5, 2007
    Posts: 2,835


    I'm sure a lot of them are rusted pieces of junk, but some of them look like nice solid cars.

  10. Hot Rods Ta Hell
    Joined: Apr 20, 2008
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    Hot Rods Ta Hell

    I have a non auction question on the dealership. I'm wondering how old man Lambrecht could financially swing "eating" the cost of a new car by never selling it and just parking/holding it.
    This happened repeatedly. There's dozens of 'new' cars with less than 100 miles on them that were never sold. Complete debits on the book keeping ledger.
    I've read that he would sell, but held out for list price, even when the model year was up, therefore many (obviously) never sold.
    Not selling one car had to have really ate into the profit of the other dealership. The sale/profit of multiple cars would be required just to float one unsold car.
    Seems to be a very poor business practice. An eccentric kook? Possibly, the business did well enough that he could afford to play his game of "I'll either sell the car at my price, or let it rot into the ground".
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    Joined: Apr 21, 2009
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  12. ETwagon
    Joined: Apr 6, 2007
    Posts: 97

    from Arizona

    Nah, People over pay at auctions every day of the week.
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2013
  13. Southern Motors
    Joined: Dec 29, 2008
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    Southern Motors

    If anything this auction may help save old cars in other parts of the country. I can't tell you how many old car lots I have seen fenced off and locked up and they won't sell anything, then one day you go by and the whole place has been crushed out. Frustrating isn't it? Maybe this auction will make these folks realize that they can get more than crush price for old cars, even if they are only parts cars. Hopefully we will see more auctions like this in the future, none of these old junk guys are getting any younger.
  14. Dick Stevens
    Joined: Aug 7, 2012
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    Dick Stevens

    Ray Lambrecht never asked sticker price for any vehicle, to my knowledge, but if the model year was done, he would not discount the price to sell them off. He was one of the largest Chevrolet dealerships in Nebraska, by volume sold, and also owned a car leasing business out of state and was rumored to have invested in oil which made it possible to keep these cars back for whatever reason. For example, when I bought my first new car from Ray, 1963 Impala SS, he totaled the price and told me that sticker price was $3600 and then ran a new set of figures and said he would sell it to me for $2996. The rumors I heard were that he believed we would have another world war and go through rationing again and he would have cars to sell.

    I've known Ray for 50 years and my Mom taught school in Pierce and had both of Ray's kids in her class, I originally thought that was why he gave me the deal he did, but found out that was his regular way of doing business.
  15. von zipper
    Joined: Nov 23, 2008
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    von zipper

    Just set my DVR tonight on the History channel!
  16. Lobucrod
    Joined: Mar 22, 2006
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    Alliance Vendor
    from Texas

    Airs on the History channel tonight. I better get to the store and buy some popcorn.
  17. mlewis114
    Joined: Aug 24, 2006
    Posts: 119

    from Omaha, Ne

    Good luck today for those going online to Proxibid. I you haven't read through this entire thread click carefully. :)

  18. henryj1951
    Joined: Sep 23, 2012
    Posts: 2,304

    from USA

    tag for NEW vids -n- pictures

    Last edited: Sep 30, 2013
  19. goatboy
    Joined: May 9, 2009
    Posts: 617

    from kansas

    this is on the history channel right now, stupid ignorant prices
  20. so_dak_kid
    Joined: Oct 12, 2010
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    A buddy of mine is there and said there are a lot of great deals outside the auction of people who have brought their cars and hung "for sale" signs on!

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    Crazy money there. Can you say "buyer's remorse" towing that crap home sunday ?
  22. nwbhotrod
    Joined: Oct 13, 2009
    Posts: 1,243

    from wash state

    Crazy thats all i can say
  23. slammed
    Joined: Jun 10, 2004
    Posts: 8,151


    Brilliant! LOTS of hungry eyes, and if they run and drive a sure sale.
  24. 1964countrysedan
    Joined: Apr 14, 2011
    Posts: 1,131

    from Texas

    Very insane indeed...
  25. goatboy
    Joined: May 9, 2009
    Posts: 617

    from kansas

    what are these idiots thinking they will do with these cars?
  26. fanspete
    Joined: Oct 22, 2006
    Posts: 686


    The coverage by the history channel is total crap. Show the dad-burn auction, that's what is 'MAKING HISTORY' not all the jibberish yakity-yak!
  27. goatboy
    Joined: May 9, 2009
    Posts: 617

    from kansas

    140 K for a pickup? for a cameo pickup?
    Joined: May 6, 2012
    Posts: 325

    :DI heard one guy saying those no-mile cars would never see the highway. Yea, right. Fix it and drive like you stole it.:D

  29. Blah, blah, blah. You're watching the Aussie Chick. :D
  30. jhaas63
    Joined: Jan 15, 2013
    Posts: 136


    The economy is bad? Hard to believe watching this on History right now.
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