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.