Skip to comments.The Bullock GM Dealership Auction
Posted on 08/02/2014 11:10:59 PM PDT by Impala64ssa
After the Lambrecht Auction, we figured it was only a matter of time before more old dealerships like it would hit the market. What we didnt realize was how soon they would come up for sale. It goes to show you, once one family sells and makes a killing doing it, every other old family dealership will start doing the same. We arent particularly excited to see another family turn over their entire estate to an auction house, but we are glad to know that this collection is going to be given a chance to go to new homes. Unlike the Lambrecht collection, the Bullock Chevrolet dealership doesnt appear to have any unsold and never driven cars in their collection, but they do have a lot of cars and a ton of parts. There is a lot of rusted metal here, but it would be worth going and taking a look just to walk through the old shops and fields simply to take in all the sights. Like Lambrecht, this auction is also being managed by VanDerBrink. It is currently scheduled to hit the block on September 6th in Grant, Nebraska. Take a look at the complete listing here at VanDerBrink Auctions. Thanks Jim S for the tip!
Opening a restoration business seems like a natural progression for the Bullock family, as the dealership had an impressive stockpile of NOS parts, projects, and parts cars. This family didnt manage to acquire as many used cars as the Lambrechts, but they still have an impressive number of cars. The business model of taking in trades and not selling them seems like a strange idea by todays standards, but we can see how it was beneficial to the dealer and we are grateful for it,
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Oh my,I am drooling. “fireball” straight 8 and a dynaflow trans. What a car.
I know someone who restored a 1951 two-door sedan with the Dynaflow. It averages a whopping 12mpg, which was normal for those cars, but what beautiful, smooth riding cars they were. And they were quite reliable and powerful too, the first dragster Don Garlits ever built used a modified Buick straight 8.
The styling on the postwar buicks was just sublime. And the ealy fifties models were ornate without being gaudy like the late fifties cars were. Starting in ‘58 the styling went a little over the top. (IMHO)
1958 wasn’t the best year for GM style-wise. But today 58’s in any condition, especially the Chevy Impalas and Pontiac Bonnevilles are worth big $$$.
The engine would blow the head gaskets within a block from detonation unless you retarded the timing stupid amounts.
yeah, all “one year only” body styles. Chevrolet was working on a 3 year cycle back then, and the ‘58 body styling was to be carried on into ‘59 and ‘60 with minor revisions. But then GM got a look at the Virgil Exner designed ‘58 chrysler products and decided that they would accelerate their next generation designs: longer, lower, wider- less chrome, subtler styling. So all the ‘58 designs were for just that year only.