Fire claims 150 classic cars at Illinois dealership

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STAUNTON, Illinois -- A piece of automotive history gone forever after a fire at a car dealership neat St. Louis.

Country Classic Cars lost about a quarter of the more than 600 cars they carried from the 1920's to the 1980's.

Officials say the main building of the business and all 150 cars inside are a total loss.

The owner is working to assess the damage but says it is well into the millions of dollars.

The owner also says the fire won't stop him; he plans to reopen Thursday and buy classic cars this weekend at a car auction.


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