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Field Find: 200 Car Auction In Nebraska

Maxwell Auction

Anyone up for a road trip? We might be after getting this tip from reader Pat T about an upcoming salvage yard auction in Nebraska. The auction contains about 200 classic cars, ranging in age from the 30s up to the 70s.

Maxwell Auction Henry J

Some of the more notable cars being offered include: 1952 Henry J. Corsaire Deluxe, 1952 Pontiac Woody Wagon, 1958 Chevrolet Yeoman 2 door wagon, and a 1972 Toyota LandCrusier. We are sure there are a few more good finds at this auction, since this salvage business has been accumulating cars for the last 50 years. Can you guys name any of the other notable cars in the pictures?


There appear to be quite a few cars that are in fair condition, but given that it’s a salvage yard don’t be surprised if many of the cars have been picked over. However, if you’re looking for a parts car or a new project this auction might be the place to get one.


The auction will be held on July 17th in Maxwell, NE which is a few miles east of North Platte. More information on the auction can be found at Fowlkes-Roys Auctions. Thanks to Pat T for submitting this information. Please let us know if any of you make it over there for the auction.


Below we have included a few of the photos that the acution company took of the emblems. Not particually useful if you are wanting to purchasing a car, but they are interesting to look at none the less. Enjoy.

Emblem 1961 Impala

Emblem 327

Emblem Greenbrier

Emblem Biscayne

Emblem Chevy

Emblem Parkwood


  1. Ohio AMC Guy

    What a great story! Love all these old cars! Amazing how many of these cars are still out there in collections!

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  2. C Doyle in SF

    Only American?

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  3. greg

    looking for side moldings for a 1961 impala wagon, right rear window channel & tail gate

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  4. Thomas Bean

    Great story…love those photos. There is something compelling (from the shutterbug’s perspective) about shooting photos of rusted, patina cars from the 50-60’s. At dusk and dawn you get the softer, lower in the sky light from the sun……….and long shadows.

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  5. Robert D Hale

    It’s amazing! A field of dreams! I almost cryed!

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  6. Steve

    I almost bought this place back in 1995! But only bought a few parts for my 50 chevy pickup.

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  7. Don

    God bless the people who saved all of these old cars, I love restoring old cars.

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  8. Doug Kielian

    I was there at this sale to promote my new rotisserie the ROLLER-HOOP I didn’t need any more project cars! i had to many already! But the auction wasn’t going all that well no bids on the first five cars minamun of $250.00 if it had an eng the 6th car was a 59 Rambler wagon (with title!) I was 50 yards away but my hand went up and I won it for 350.00. Well if your there and you buy one….. you might as well make it worth your time I bought no wait I saved 13 cars and trucks that day! i stopped the auctioneer twice and addressed the crowd to BUY these cars don’t let them go to the crusher! I stayed away from the Impalas figuring they would sell for sure! about 4 of them got crushed they had perfect grills bumpers and not very rusty, dry western Neb. cars. it was a long couple weeks getting some of the cars back home 3 hrs away lucky for me i found buyers for a few before i even left that day to some guys showed up late. Hemmings published my report of the auction with some pictures of the after sale stack of unsold units waiting to get crushed! Sad times.

    Auto Kraft body & paint Inc.
    Lincoln, Nebraska

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