Publish date: 2016-06-22 13:15:41
Most of you have probably heard about the Lambrecht Chevrolet dealership barn find that contained over 500 cars that 50 included unsold cars from the 50s, 60s, and 70s. Some of the unsold cars include a 1956 Chevrolet Cameo pickup truck, a 1964 Chevrolet Impala, a 1978 Corvette, a 1960s Chevrolet Corvair, and many more. Most of the unused cars have less than 10 miles on the odometer. The number of cars and quality of each one was unheard of that it earned the title of “the ultimate bard find”. The auction for the Lambrech Chevrolet dealership was so successful that it wouldn’t take long before another old dealership was opened and sold to the market.
General Motors saw the potential of old dealership finds and went out to look for some and they found the Bullock GM dealership. Although the Bullock dealership did not have any unused cars like the Lambrecht collection, it does have lots of cars and spare parts. Several of the metal works have signs of rust but it is still worth to check everything and assess the value of each car. The Bullock dealership auction was be managed by VanDerBrink who also managed the Lambrecht dealership auction.
The total cars is more than 200, dusty and a little bit rusty as well these cars will need a lot of attention. Fortunately, the Bullocks family also owns a restoration shop which means that several of the cars have already been taken care off and others will soon follow.
The Bullock Chevrolet, like most of the old business oriented families, has an extensive history and an interesting one at that. The Bullock family business has been around for 5 generations with farm and other small businesses Grant, Nebraska. Over time, there businesses grew and branch out to different markets. It was not surprising for them to eventually enter the car business, the one who founded the Bullock dealership was Wayne Bullock with an Oldsmobile franchise at the young age of 19. Wayne’s son, Noel, helped with the dealership and eventually took over. Noel’s sons also helped with the dealership but during 2002, the Bullock family cancelled and GM franchise and turned their attention to reselling used cars and also classic car restorations.
Most of the car in this collection are 50s and 60s GM models and some special pre-WWII cars that will need to be restored such as the very rare 1931 Ford Model A, 1934 Ford School Bus, 1936 and 37 Ford Pickup, 1941 Ford 2-Door Sedan, 1938 Cadillac Model 60 4-Door Sedan, and a 1925 Buick 2-man race car.