VanDerBrink Auctions to Sell Famed Ron Hackenberger Car Collection at No Reserve, Online with Proxibid

OMAHA, Neb.--()--Proxibid (, the world’s most trusted way to connect buyers and sellers of highly valued items, will provide online bidding for the Ron Hackenberger Collection, conducted by VanDerBrink Auctions in partnership with JF Marketing/Auction & Real Estate Services. The private collection, assembled over decades by one man, features more than 700 orphan, unique, micro, and highly collectible cars. The sale will take place July 15-16 at 9 AM Eastern in Norwalk, OH.

Ron Hackenberger started his collection with a 1948 Studebaker, beginning a lifelong pursuit of the most unique and one-of-a-kind models in the world, including a collection of microcars, trucks, American muscle cars, motorcycles and much more. The private collection will be auctioned in its entirety at no reserve. With many of the top lots already garnering bids, this auction is sure to catch the attention of the car collecting community.

In this auction, buyers will find all types of cars, including restored, originals, project cars, and parts cars. Some of the unique items up for bid include:

  • 1965 Amphicar Model 770 Convertible: It’s a car and a boat. With less than 4,000 built in a single generation, this rare vehicle drives on both land and water via a rear motor. Production of these quirky vehicles halted in 1965, and this example was assembled in that final production year.
  • 1958 BMW Isetta 300 Coupe: As one of the most well-known microcars, the Isetta is an egg-shaped, single-cylinder car with unique flair that will attract collectors of all types.
  • 1958 Packard Supercharged Hawk: The Packard Hawk, each model assembled with a two-door hardtop body style, was produced for just one year, making it extremely rare. This example is finished in a 50s-familiar light pink.
  • 1947 Indian Chief Roadmaster Motorcycle: Indian motorcycles are a vintage piece of Americana, and the example for auction, finished in cream and black leather, comes with a sidecar.

“This one-owner collection is one of the most unique seen in years, and a can’t miss opportunity to see rare cars cross the auction block,” said Yvette VanDerBrink, owner and auctioneer of VanDerBrink Auctions, LLC. “If you are unable to bid onsite, Proxibid offers an excellent opportunity to bid – all with security and safety in mind.”

With Proxibid, buyers can place bids alongside the onsite crowd, knowing their purchase is backed by the industry’s most sophisticated risk management and fraud protection system, designed to ensure buyers are secure when transacting online. Only Proxibid offers an integrated payment and risk management system, created specifically to manage high-dollar purchases, making it the safest place to buy collector cars online.

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Proxibid will provide online bidding for the Ron Hackenberger Collection, a private collection assembled over several decades by one man.


Media Contact:
Carly Docter, 402-991-4763