Thursday, May 26, 2011
Once proud new cars, they were left for dead. Maxwell, Neb., auction may give them a new life
Here is a collection of rusted, faded metal that has been quietly braving the harsh, mid-Nebraska climate changes for untold years. The heat of the summer. The cold of a Midwestern blizzard. No one was worried about car polish or engine swaps out here. These are the cars that time forgot.
But somewhere along the way, those speakers were silenced. Maybe a mechanical failure caused an owner to sell their once prized possession for scrap. Maybe another just decided it was too old. Maybe someone died, and their car was neglected to the point of no return.
Or that’s the conclusion one would have reached. But fate has a way of changing what once seemed inevitable, and in this case, some of these forgotten machines may get a second chance.
Fowlkes claims that there are 200 vehicles in this field, including 85 Chevrolets, 39 Fords, two International Scouts, and one Henry J.
If you are curious on the details, or if you would like to head north for a chance to be a part of history, check out the auction bulletin.
If you can’t go, or if you want a sneak peek, we’ve got you covered there, too. Becky Dunlap and auctioneer Dennis Fowlkes were kind enough to provide us with some pictures, which you can see in the slideshow below.