VanDerBrink auctions got the world’s attention in 2013 when it sold the more than 500 cars that remained after the closing of Lambrecht Chevrolet in Pierce, Nebraska. Since then, the auction team, led by Yvette VanDerBrink, hasn’t slowed down one bit, and continues to bring large swaths of barn-find and long-term-storage cars to auction on a nearly annual basis. The latest is a massive collection of cars in barn-find condition that will be auctioned August 9–10 in Beardsley, Minnesota.
The assemblage of vintage cars belongs to James Graham, a farmer who seemingly piled away classic after classic on his property. From antique tractors to retractable hardtop Fords, this auction is set to have something of interest for even the pickiest bidder. In case you needed any more motivation to go, all of the lots will be sold without reserve.
The first day will be a mix of antique toys, Jim Beam decanters, and 40 tractors. From the selection highlighted in videos posted by VanDerBrink, Graham had a favorite brand of tractor and the colors were green and yellow. A wide array of John Deere models, from row-crop models to front-end loaders, fill the docket for the opening day of sales.
The following day will be all classic cars, many of which have been stored inside but still show the dust and flat tires of years in storage. A great number of the lots are convertibles, with bright colors peeking out from under the farm soil that has landed atop the rounded silhouettes. Condition on many of the vehicles is largely unknown, and the catalog has yet to be fully completed to tell us exactly what is going to be selling.
If you’ve been hunting for a barn find of your very own to resurrect and enjoy, this could be your chance. Mark your calendar now, and if you buy one be sure to let us know just how it went.