This collection of over a 120 classic cars was discovered hiding in an old arsenal building in Hastings, Nebraska. The collection is composed primarily of ’40s and ’50s American iron, but there are a few cars from the ’60s and ’70s as well. This massive collection is being auctioned off by VanDerBrink Auctions on July 20th. If you can’t make it for the auction, you can bid here on ProxiBid. Special thanks to Jim S. for sharing another great find with us!
This collection has something for everyone, from trucks to sedans and even a couple of muscle cars. As you can see, most of the cars in this collection are in rough shape and missing components. The auction house didn’t offer any history on this collection, but perhaps one of you knows more about how it came to be.
In preparation for the auction, the auction house has pulled most of the cars from their resting places and parked them outside. While most of the cars are American, there are a couple foreigners in the mix, including an orange Nissan 280Z.
While a large number of these cars were parked inside, many appear to have been outside for a number of years. Given the condition of most of these cars, it seems likely that this was at one time a salvage yard where the owner parked the stuff they liked inside and left everything else outside.
This collection includes a couple of desirable muscle cars, including a 1970 Pontiac GTO and a 1968 Mercury Cougar GT-E. The Cougar is one of only 357 built and came from the factory with a 390 hp 427. Most of the cars in this collection should go cheap, but a few will draw serious attention. If you’re in the Hastings area in July, be sure to stop by and take a look.