A basement isn’t usually regarded as an impressive area of a family home and certainly not the first spot to take guests. Bob Albrecht’s unfinished basement wouldn’t be particularly noteworthy if it wasn’t for he stores in it. “When we have friends or family over and he invites them downstairs to see the ‘cars’, they automatically assume he means, a collection of toy cars,’ said Sandra, Bob’s wife.
Heading down the family’s staircase reveals that the vehicles are indeed full size and fully functional. All six collector cars parked below the Palatine residents home are Oldsmobiles, Bob’s favorite auto brand. “I’ve been in love with them since I was 16 and had my first car, a 1950 Olds.,’ said Bob. “They were pretty fast for the day and ever since, they were the only classics I had any interest in getting into.” Bob enjoyed his Crest Blue cruiser for a few years before natural causes brought it to an early demise.
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