Mecum’s 2017 Kissimmee sale promises to be bigger and better than ever.
More than 3,000 classic cars will cross the auction block when Mecum opens up its doors on January 6, 2017. The annual Mecum Kissimmee auction will continue its reign as the "world’s largest collector car auction" with a 10-day extravaganza that spans more than 60-acres at the Osceola Heritage Park.
Of the 3,000 cars coming up for auction, more than 150 of them will be classic Corvettes, 100 of them Camaros and Chevelles, 75 Ford Mustangs, and more than 50 Porsches, just to name a few. A triage of 1968 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet lightweights will be the centrepieces – of which only 51 examples of which were ever produced – and one example in particular has just 3,000 original miles (4,828 kilometres) to its name. It wears the "Daddy Warbucks" blue and gold livery and was raced by Phil Bonner for a number of years.
Also in attendance will be a number of pristine ‘Cudas, Coronets, and even a Pontiac Catalina or two.
A 1962 Shelby Cobra once owned by Lance Reventlow of Scarab-racer fame will also cross the block, as will a 1963 Chevrolet Impala Z11 known as "Old Reliable IV," and one stunning Superbird with just 9,000 original miles (14,484 km). Also in attendance will be a number of pristine ‘Cudas, Coronets, and even a Pontiac Catalina or two.
In addition to the 3,000 cars that will be heading for the auction block in Kissimmee, Mecum will be re-introducing its Road Art segment, which sees pristine examples of neon and porcelain signage, gas pumps, and other memorabilia from automotive brands go up for sale, as well as a collection of original and high-performance engines and parts.
The auction will last for 10 days – from January 6, 2017 to January 15, 2017 – and will hope to best 2016’s sale, which saw more than $93M (approx. $123M CAD) worth of automobiles and memorabilia moved.