Talk about flipping a automobile.

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A 1956 Chevrolet 150 that was initially used as a U.S. Army Staff automobile at the Sioux Army Depot in Sidney, Neb., by way of 1964 was auctioned twice at Saturday’s Barrett-Jackson event in Houston and raised $1 million for the Honor Flight charity, which provides veterans will free journeys to go to the battle memorials in Washington, D.C.

The automobile had beforehand been auctioned at Barrett-Jackson’s Las Vegas occasion in June for the equal set off for $70,000, nonetheless the purchaser despatched all of it via the block as a charity lot as quickly as further in Houston.

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The partially restored sedan was first acquired by a $425,000 positioned by Enduro Pipeline Services of Tulsa, Okla., nonetheless was instantly put it up for auction as shortly as additional, as sometimes occurs at charity auctions, and equipped as quickly as further to collector John Burkland of La Grange, Tex., for $400,000.

Another participant at the auction then made a straight donation of $175,000 to the charity to carry the complete raised to $1 million.

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The Chevy was bought from surplus by a neighborhood farmer who died a 12 months later and spent most of its life saved in a barn and used as a rooster coop which spent quite a few its post-Army life saved in a barn and used as a rooster coop before being resold fairly a couple of occasions and at remaining mounted and launched as soon as extra to working state of affairs in 2018.