Chevy Convertible Collection by Dennis Albaugh, Ankeny, Iowa
I recently toured the outstanding Albaugh collection of every Chevrolet Convertible built between 1913 through 1975. However, there was more! Not only has Dennis Albaugh put together an extremely impressive collection of Chevy convertibles he also has some very rare sedans and hardtops. This includes Yenkos, Australian Holdans and some one offs. As if it isn’t enough to just have one of each convertible Chevrolet ever built Albaugh is constantly on the lookout for improving his collection by ever increasing the quality of his cars. I was not only surprised by the quality but also by the rarity of many of the examples on display.
How about a 1961 SS 409 4-speed convertible or a special order orange 62 convertible. There are many more but those caught my eye.
In addition to Dennis Albaugh I need to thank his curator and master restorer, Andy Snetselaar for allowing be the distinct pleasure of touring and photographing this private collection. THIS IS A PRIVATE COLLECTION AND IS NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, DON’T ASK! However, one time a year the Albaugh Classic car show is held on site and the public is welcome to tour the collection on that day and that day only. If you want to find out more please visit the Albaugh Classic web site. At the owner’s request I can not tell you the address of the collection. I will tell you this collection is located in Ankeny, Iowa. You can find all the information you need on the Albaugh Classic web site. Here is a video of my visit you might enjoy.
The following photos are but a small sampling of the 15o cars on display. You can click on any image to see a larger view of the photo.