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I don't know what anyone else thinks but "brand new" old cars?

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Vintage Car Auction Will Sell Off Low-Mileage Gems
Some cars in this weekend's auction have less than 20 miles on the odometer

The two-day auction will feature mostly unsold Chevrolets that have sat untouched for decades. They'll go on the block in as-is condition. About 50 have fewer than 20 miles on the odometer, and some are so rare that no one has established a price.
....The two least-driven cars, a 1959 Bel Air and a 1960 Corvair Monza, each have one mile on their odometer. The oldest vehicle with fewer than 20 miles dates to 1958; the newest is a 1980 Monza with nine miles....
.... In the corner sat the sky-blue 1958 Cameo with 1.3 miles....
....a red-and-white 1963 Impala waits with 11.4 miles logged. Manufacturer's plastic covers the seats. The car was never titled. A yellowed, typewritten window sticker touts its original price: $3,254.70.....

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Makes me want to take a trip to Nebraska and take a look. But seriously, I'd rather have an old car that was driven once in a while than rarely driven for decades.

Some parts, such as seals, require driving to stay lubricated and kept from cracking. It would be better to have 2000 miles from regular driving than less than 20 in long-term storage.


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True as far as it goes and an entire car's seals, tires, etc will need to be replaced but cars that old with almost 0 miles are essentially priceless because  they literally are one of a kind and there never will be any others.

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There appears to be a list of all the vehicles at the auctioneer's website (PDF file).

And then several videos showing the cars at YouTube.


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The rest of the cars sat under trees at a nearby farm the Lambrechts owned, in the company of trade-in vehicles he didn't want to resell. Years passed, and trees started to poke through fenders and rusted pickup beds. The dealership's longtime mechanic lived on the farm, but when he died, his family moved away. Vandals and thieves pounced.


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Very cool - I'm from Nebraska originally, curious to hear if anyone I know went to check it out!
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Yesterday, some of the higher prices according to this article:
    The biggest ticket item: A 1958 sky blue Chevy Camaro with a mere 1.3 miles on its odometer. The vintage vehicle sold for $140,000. A red-and-white 1963 Impala sold for an impressive $97,500 — well above its suggested retail price of $3,254.70, still visible on a window sticker.


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Some of those low mile vehicles were in pretty rough shape.  It would have been a very exciting sale indeed if the auction would have taken place a few decades ago, before the cars lost so much sheen.
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Some of those low mile vehicles were in pretty rough shape.  It would have been a very exciting sale indeed if the auction would have taken place a few decades ago, before the cars lost so much sheen.

Ummm... "a few decades ago" they would have been almost new....  :cool:

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Yesterday, some of the higher prices according to this article:
    The biggest ticket item: A 1958 sky blue Chevy Camaro with a mere 1.3 miles on its odometer. The vintage vehicle sold for $140,000. A red-and-white 1963 Impala sold for an impressive $97,500 — well above its suggested retail price of $3,254.70, still visible on a window sticker.

It was a Chevy Cameo not Camaro. It was a pickup.

The wife was this hometown and new some of the family. Guess it was pretty crazy there.
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Yesterday, some of the higher prices according to this article:
    The biggest ticket item: A 1958 sky blue Chevy Camaro with a mere 1.3 miles on its odometer. The vintage vehicle sold for $140,000. A red-and-white 1963 Impala sold for an impressive $97,500 — well above its suggested retail price of $3,254.70, still visible on a window sticker.

It was a Chevy Cameo not Camaro. It was a pickup.

The wife was this hometown and new some of the family. Guess it was pretty crazy there.

Evidently it was a typo error at that website, then — kind of like the two typos you made in this one sentence: "The wife was this hometown and new some of the family."

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Yesterday, some of the higher prices according to this article:
    The biggest ticket item: A 1958 sky blue Chevy Camaro with a mere 1.3 miles on its odometer. The vintage vehicle sold for $140,000. A red-and-white 1963 Impala sold for an impressive $97,500 — well above its suggested retail price of $3,254.70, still visible on a window sticker.

Wait, what?  A 1958 Chevy Camaro?  There's no such thing.  The Camaro was Chevy's reponse to Ford's Mustang and the first Camaro was built in late '66 for the '67 model year.

The Chevy El Camino was built starting with the 1959 model year in response to Ford's Ranchero.  Could that be what this is, a '59 model year El Camino built in '58?  But the El Camino had a pick up body on a sedan chassis.  Very different than a Camaro.

EDIT:  Aaah, I see it was a Cameo.  Should have read further down the thread.  I forgot all about the fiberglass fendered Cameo pick ups.
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Sometimes best to read the entire thread.

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Sometimes best to read the entire thread.

Yep. Nothing worse than repeating info.

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