Classic cars auctioned after Indiana museum closes

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A car collectors dream is up for grabs.

Nearly 70 classic vehicles hit the auction block in northeast Indiana.

Bidders had the chance to get behind the wheel of history.

Now that Hostetler’s Hudson Auto Museum has closed its doors for good, the classic cars once parked inside for over 30 years went to the highest bidders.

The opportunity to have all these rare, beautifully restored automobiles in one place, being sold at the same time, to the highest bidder, regardless of price, just doesn't happen very often. When we say it is once in a lifetime, it really truly is," explained Worldwide Auctioneers Principal John Kruse.

By the close of the auction, the entire 69 vehicle inventory was sold.

Bidders spending approximately seven point five million dollars.

The top prize was the NASCAR driver Herb Thomas’s 1952 Hudson Hornet – named the Fabulous Hudson Hornet.

The winning bid for that vehicle was $1.265 million.