Can you imagine opening up your garage doors every day and seeing over 140 classic Chevrolets? What would it be like to have everything from a 1912 Little Four, to a 1969 427 Yenko Camaro? Oh we can only dream!
But, for Dennis Albaugh of Ankeny Iowa, this is a daily occurrence. What started as a simple purchase from a friend has turned into something amazing. In the span of 13 years Albaugh has created one of the most historic collections of Chevrolets. In a recent story with the Post-Gazette.com Albaugh was quoted about the collection, “”I told my wife I was just going to get the tri-series,” referring to the 1957 Chevy that started the collection. It’s safe to assume that he didn’t stop there.
According to the Post-Gazette.com, Here’s what you can expect to see at the collection:
- separate set of convertible Corvettes (1953-75) as well as Chevelles (1964-72) and Camaros (1967-69)
- Tri-Five Chevrolets, the models built for 1955, 1956 and 1957.
- 1912 Little Four — the year Chevrolet began producing cars
- ’39 Standard roadster, made by G.M.’s Holden division in Australia
- 1969 427 Yenko Camaro
- 1953 Corvette, one of only 300 made
LegendaryCollectorCars.com reported that the private collection is only opened to the public once a year for a charity event called “The Albaugh Classic”. In august of 2009 the event drew over 4,200 spectators and raised over $60,000 for charity.
If you are going to be in the area this weekend, you have to go check out the amazing collection of Dennis Albaugh. Trust us, you won’t be disappointed with what you see. You can find more about the Albaugh Classic by visiting their website at TheAlbaughClassic.com