Monday, August 1, 2011
Chrysler man Rich Suhr lets go of some of his treasures. We take one last look at his collection during the Lincoln auction
We were in Lincoln, Neb., this weekend to visit some of my wife’s family, so before we took off, I got on the old Googler and searched for a cool car thing to do there. Isn’t that how everyone prepares for travel? Anyway, I’m glad I did, because it took us to Rich Suhr’s house in southeastern rural Lincoln, on the day he was auctioning off a huge collection of 42 old cars and a whole bunch of parts.
There were also no less than five 1955 Cadillacs tucked away in the lineup, including what was once a yellow-over-red Deville convertible. I tried to get Rich to open up on why he had so many of this particular car, as it didn’t really mesh with the Chrysler collection, but his only rationale was that, “the price was right.”
Don’t feel sorry for Rich for liquidating his collection, though. He isn’t out of the game by any means. He still has a Town & Country convertible, s 1910 Maxwell, a 1910 Cadillac, and a 1912 Imperial that he’s working on. Plus, he has a whole bunch of parts cars in the back-forty that somehow didn’t make it to the auction.
The slideshow below contains just shy of 200 pictures from the Fowlkes Realty Auction of Rich Suhr’s cars and parts collection. I really enjoyed looking at all this stuff, and I think you will too.