Local man finds dream car at classic Chevy auction in Pierce, Neb.

Jeff and Tracy Spear stand next to the 1955 210 Post Del Ray Chevy that they bought during a classic Chevy auction in Pierce, Nebraska. (Photos by Jeff Forward, Hampton Chronicle.)

The trim and metal-work on this 1955 Chevy 210 Post Del Ray were part of the appeal for local car collector Jeff Spear. (Photos by Jeff Forward, Hampton Chronicle.)

Local resident and classic car enthusiast Jeff Spear has always wanted a classic 1950s era Chevy.

     Now, after attending a history-making car auction at Lambrecht Chevrolet in Pierce, Neb., he has that dream car – a 1955 Chevy 210 Post Del Ray with a V-8 engine and automatic transmission.

     "I've wanted a '55 Chevy since I was 15 years old," local resident Jeff Spear said. "There was one in a guy's yard and I took my dad over there (to buy it) and he said, 'absolutely not.'"

     The auction the Spear and is wife Tracy bought the car at was held at Lambrecht Chevrolet in Pierce, Nebraska, and was attended by as many as 15,000 people over several days at the end of September. 

Read the full article in the Oct. 9 edition of the Hampton Chronicle.