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#393432 - 08/08/17 07:35 AM Bob Hensel Auction
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Registered: 11/22/01
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Loc: The Great State of TEXAS
There were a large number of VCCA members attending the recent Auction of Bob Hensel's "collection". Managed to see a lot of folks I don't see very often. It was both a pleasant and frustrating experience. Nice to know that much of Bob's stuff will be saved and hopefully utilized to keep old Chevys "on the road". I purchased a lot of stuff I didn't need but wanted. Missed out on much more due to the way the auction was set up. What really hurts me is that a lot of very rare items will be scrapped. Guess that is the way things will go in the future. I'll still try to do my part in the preservation of old Chevys.

There are already some parts from the auction showing up on Chat as well as eBay. Pay attention in the next few months as a part you need or want may be up for sale.
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#393434 - 08/08/17 08:27 AM Re: Bob Hensel Auction [Re: Chipper]
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Registered: 07/11/17
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Chipper,
What model years did Bob Hensel specialize in? I think I would be interested in doing as you recommend in watching on Ebay for parts.
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#393436 - 08/08/17 09:50 AM Re: Bob Hensel Auction [Re: jtroberts64]
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He was a truck guy at heart. Had a 1919 Model T (that's a Chevrolet 1 ton truck) that another VCCA member bought. Unfortunately it was under restoration and many of the parts were scattered through the auction and dispersed. He had 20 Coupe, 26 Fire Truck and many more. Several 50s and a lot of NOS parts for them. I think those will be some of the first that show up.

Fortunately much of his extensive literature collection went to the VCCA library.
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#393499 - 08/10/17 05:23 PM Re: Bob Hensel Auction [Re: Chipper]
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Registered: 08/26/12
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Loc: Sylvania, Ohio
I was there I was one that bought nos GM parts and am selling. That is one thing I like to do I prefer to actually clean out someone barn instead of having stuff scattered all over at an auction. I had that happen on a nos GM hood I actually wanted for my 48 conv. They had one section in one area I bought that then a few down they had the other section and the one guy there ran the price up way too high to justify to buy it so I only have the right section of the hood for my 48. I was the second highest bidder on the 26 fire truck I am kicking myself really hard now wishing I would of gone a little higher on it mad


Edited by 63novaandy (08/10/17 05:23 PM)
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#393760 - Yesterday at 09:07 AM Re: Bob Hensel Auction [Re: 63novaandy]
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Registered: 05/03/11
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any parts for 1954 chevy p.u.
or 1954 gmc pickup

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#393763 - Yesterday at 09:42 AM Re: Bob Hensel Auction [Re: 54pickup]
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Registered: 08/26/12
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I did not get any. The one guy that bought most of the nos GM fenders who knows what he will be doing with them all
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