200 Vintage Barn Finds Located in a Nebraska Garage

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A stash of vintage vehicles found in a long defunct Chevrolet/Pontiac dealership could net millions of dollars. Van Der Brink Auctions, owned and operated by Yvette Van Der Brink from Hardwick, Minnesota will hail all-comers to the block for an absolute auction with no reserve bids to include approximately 200 vintage cars (in varies states of restoration), OEM parts, and other items from what was Bullock Chevrolet in Grant, Nebraska. The Bullock family was involved in buying, selling, repairing, restoring, and racing cars in and around Nebraska for nearly a century and continues to operate a car dealership under the name Bullock Motors, today.

Most of the cars were trade-ins, some were unfinished projects and all items were cherished by members of the Bullock family for one reason or the other. The auction will take place Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 9:30 am at the Rainbow Industrial Park on Highway 61 and County Road 23, Grant, Nebraska 69140.


A special preview will take place on September 5, 2014 from 10 am until 7:30 pm (don’t be late). In addition to vintage vehicles, there will be a number of antique automotive signs, custom crafted pedal cars and other toys, and original automotive parts (primarily GM) auctioned outright with no reserve minimum. See the Van Der Brink Auctions website for full inventory details.

Here are a few of the highlighted cars expected to draw bidders to Nebraska.


1949 Buick Roadmaster


Anyone who has ever watched the “Rain Man” a critically acclaimed 1988 film with Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise will recognize this car. It is identical to the car left to Tom Cruise’s character after his estranged father dies. It is cream in color, convertible, and has tan leather interior. It has had a frame-off restoration  and I am told that it runs, rides, and drives great. It is equipped with a Fireball 8 engine and Dyna Flow transmission. Definitely.

1969 Pontiac GTO Judge


This car has been fully restored to a beautiful condition. It is painted in the original Carousel Red color with complete Judge badging and striping. The interior is black with bucket seats and it has a factory hood-mounted tachometer. Although it has the Pontiac Historic Services (PHS) paper work, it does not have the numbers matching engine. The original engine was replaced with a 6.0-liter V8 mated to a four-speed manual gearbox. Gadgetry is o non-existent on the interior but it does have a Ram Air hood and power brakes. I am told that this car runs like a scalded dog.

1957 Chevrolet Cameo Pickup


This is a very unique item. It is White with red accents on the exterior and red interior. If you are looking for a project car that doesn’t line up with the crowd, this could be it. The bed features fiberglass side boxes and the original wood floor. This is a very clean truck with an upgraded 4.8-liter (283-cid) engine and four-speed manual transmission.

1935 Chevrolet 3-Window Coupe


Take a step back in time with this pre WWII car. It is fully restored to immaculate condition. The exterior is tan in color with black fenders and red wire spoked rims with wide white wall tires. It has a six-cylinder engine with manual transmission and it runs and drives like new. The interior of this beauty is brown vinyl and it has a rumble seat to match. Ready to hit the show circuit.

S.M. Darby

S.M. Darby

I am a freelance author with over 25 years of experience as a professional, ASE certified automotive technician and shop owner, muscle car enthusiast, avid street racer, and classic car restoration specialist.