Heberer Collection


The Heberer Collection

Verlan Heberer of Belleville, Illinois is a principal of the 1,200 acres Heberer Brothers Farms. Verlan has been a lifelong collector of cars, John Deere tractors and memorabilia, and farming related historical items. In fact he still owns the first car he ever bought.

Some claim Verlan’s collection of John Deere tractors is among the best in the world. His collection of low-mileage, rust-free cars is pretty spectacular too.

Verlan says, “My first car is a 1919 Buick. I bought it when I was a junior in High school in 1950 and became the 2nd owner.  I have owned it now longer than the original owner.  It came from a farm 6 miles from here.  It is a 7 passenger touring.  It was painted black originally.  My dad had one just like it in their family painted green, so we thought painting her green was right.  I drove it a little bit in high school, in both my Junior and senior year.  It set in the shed while I went to the service and to college. It is now fully restored to show condition.”

Over the years Verlan has bought and sold some pretty rare machinery including an ultra-rare Ford Sportsman Woody. Others, like the Buick, he has never sold. Verlan recently made the decision to liquidate his car collection and focus his efforts exclusively on his John Deere Collection.

Every car shown was personally selected by Verlan for its rarity, extreme low mileage, or overall original condition. Several cars are virtually brand-new with almost “0” miles. Now you can have an almost once in a lifetime opportunity to own collector cars of this caliber.

To Schedule an Appointment:

Heberer Collection

2941 Old Freeburg Rd.

Belleville, IL 62220

 (618) 233-8808

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Note: We have made every effort to describe each item accurately. However, a personal inspection is suggested as all cars are sold “As-Is” with no warranty of any kind, and all sales are absolutely final.

When in Belleville

Visit our Friends & Neighbors at

Eckert’s Farms & General Store

Tell ‘em Verlan Sent you!

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