The collection belonged to Ray Lambrecht and his wife, Mildred, who ran a Chevrolet dealership in downtown Pierce for five decades before retiring in 1996. Unlike most dealers, Ray Lambrecht stashed many of his unsold cars in a warehouse, at his farm and other spots around town if they didn't sell in the first year.


The row of Chevrolet trucks with less than 10 miles each – from the well-used examples that sat next to them nearly as long. Whether new or used, exposure to the wide climate variations typical to northeastern Nebraska has left exteriors rough and sometimes rusty or damaged and interiors faded and tattered. Any car that once had a vinyl or convertible top had succumbed to the elements years ago. It also isn’t uncommon to find that rodents had nested under the hood or within the interior while weeds or trees had grown through the rusted floor boards.

Lambrecht Chevrolet Dealership