Mecum Auctions

445 South Main Street, Walworth, Wisconsin 53184-9536

About Auction House

The Mecum Auction Company is the world leader of collector car, vintage and antique motorcycle, and Road Art sales, hosting auctions throughout the United States. The company has been specializing in the sale of collector cars for more than 30 years, now offering more than 20,000 lots per year and averaging more than one auction each month.

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    Several Automobiles Take the Spotlight at Chattanooga 2022 Auction

    Myron E. Scott, a newspaper photographer, named Chevrolet’s muscle car Corvette after naval warships. The name held significance to the brand’s target customers, primarily American men who had served in the military. The model would go on to become one of the most popular American automobiles in the 1970s. A 1986 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe car will be highlighted at the upcoming timed Chattanooga 2022 sale, presented by Mecum Auction Company. It has several notable features, including a V-8 engine, automatic transmission, six-way sports seat. and cruise control. While the exterior is black with a glass top, the interior is gray with full leather upholstery.   A 1969 Chrysler 300 will be on offer as well. From 1962 to 1971, Chrysler built the Chrysler 300 automobile, a full-size car that was regarded as a sumptuous “muscle car” at the time. The luxury car boasts a 440 CI L-code high-performance V-8 engine with automatic transmission. It comes in a gold exterior with a complementary tan vinyl top and tan interior finish. Find the complete automobiles catalog and register to bid online by visiting Mecum.

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    Mecum’s Upcoming Dallas 2022 Auction Features 2006 Ford GT Heritage Edition Race Car

    A bright blue and orange 2006 Ford GT Heritage edition race car is the opening lot in this Dallas 2022 Auction, offered by Mecum Auction Company. The car belongs to the Mile High collection. It has run 420 miles under one previous owner with a 5.4L/550 HP supercharged V-8 engine, Ricardo six-speed manual transaxle, and a helical limited-slip differential. The race car features a forged crankshaft, H-beam rods, BBS forged wheels, Goodyear Eagle F1 tires, and Brembo 4-wheel disc brakes. Its pistons are aluminum. The interior is covered in black ebony leather and has a McIntosh stereo. An all-green Daytona with metallic white wings is another key highlight of the auction. The 1969 Dodge Daytona is one of 503 produced. The last restoration was completed in 2002. The car ran on the Gateway International Raceway on September 8, 2002, following the restoration. It has a 440/375 HP Magnum V-8 engine with 10.1 compressions. It also features Torqueflite automatic transmission, A36 Performance Axle Package with 3.55 gears, Sure Grip, and power steering. It has rare C6W white seats and black interiors, with Music Master AM radio. The sport steering wheel segment has styled Daytona radial S/R tires with power brakes and front discs. Among motorcycles, a 2022 Indian Challenger, dark horse Jack Daniels edition is a notable lot. Proceeds from its sale will benefit Operation Ride Home working for military families. It is one of 107 motorcycles produced. The auction brings together collector cars, motorcycles, boats, and tractors alongside road art, signs, and billboards. Find the listed items and more by visiting Mecum Auction Company.

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    At Monterey 2022, Mecum Showcases a 1989 Lamborghini Countach

    A 1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary Edition is one of the main attractions of Monterey 2022, presented by Mecum Auctions.  It is equipped with a 5.2L V-12 engine rated at 455 HP, gated ZF five-speed manual transmission, single plate hydraulic clutch, independent front suspension, and ventilated disc brakes with four-piston calipers. Originally introduced as a concept car, Giuseppe Bertone’s design drew much attention, which convinced Lamborghini to start production. The offered lot comes in its original Bianco white paint and blue leather interiors with iconic scissor doors, power windows with tinted glass, polished O.Z. racing wheels, and Pirelli P-Zero tires.  Another top lot is a 1934 Packard 1108 twelve Dietrich individual custom convertible sedan. It is only one of 12 known to exist. Previously part of the Cassini and Andrews Collections, the Packard has won Best in Class at 2010 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance and the Classic Car Club of America Trophy at 2010 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. Explore more interesting lots and register to bid online on Mecum Auctions.

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    Monterey Car Week 2022 Returns Amid a Cooling Economy and Cautious Optimism

    Luxury car collectors are again flocking to California’s shore for Monterey Car Week 2022, an annual affair that promises exciting prices for the most coveted vehicles on the market. It will run from August 12 through August 21, 2022. Last year’s Monterey Car Week yielded USD 321 million and an 87% sell-through rate despite ongoing economic pressure from the COVID-19 pandemic and global instability. 1955 Ferrari 410 Sport Spider by Scaglietti. Image courtesy of RM Sotheby’s. This August, market analysts are hoping for similar success. The current schedule for Monterey Car Week 2022 includes auctions from Mecum, Bonhams, RM Sotheby’s, and Gooding & Company. The traditional Russo and Steele Auction has been canceled this year, while Broad Arrow Auctions will join the lineup for the first time.  The market for top-of-the-line luxury cars remains vibrant, especially for cars offered at prices above $100,000. The Monterey Car Week 2022 auctions will offer an unprecedented number of top-tier cars worth at least $1 million each. Hagerty’s manager of valuation analytics, John Wiley, predicts total sales to be near $400 million. A few outcomes are possible– the high-quality consignments and widespread appreciation lead to spirited bidding and a new record total for Monterey Car Week. Other factors could drag prices down. An excess of supply and a cooling global economy may turn some collectors away. 1938 Bugatti Type 57C Atalante. Image courtesy of Bonhams. Among the top lots of Monterey Car Week 2022 is a rare 1965 Shelby 427 Competition Cobra, presented by Mecum. One of just 23 produced by renowned automotive designer Carroll Shelby, the vehicle retains its original aluminum body and chassis. It was driven in Formula One races, appeared on television specials, and owned by the likes of Steven Juliano, George Staugger, and David Livingston. The auction house describes it as “the stuff of legends and requiring little, if any, introduction.”  RM Sotheby’s is offering several famous vehicles, including a 1998 Ferrari F300 that brought German Formula One racer Michael Schumacher unprecedented wins in 1998. It is the most successful undefeated Ferrari Formula One chassis of all time. It may…

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    Mecum Auction Company to Offer 1967 Ford Mustang GTA Convertible in Harrisburg

    Widely acclaimed to be the pinnacle of design for Mustang, the 1967 Ford Mustang GTA Convertible is a highlight of the upcoming Harrisburg 2022 event, presented by Mecum Auctions. This Mustang, designed for sporty performance, boasts a 390 CI V-8 engine, automatic transmission, GT equipment group, power steering, air conditioning, AM/FM radio, tachometer, and dual exhaust. It has also undergone comprehensive professional rotisserie restoration and it has a Deluxe Marti report. With great attention to detail, the red stripe tires and tinted glasses complement the dark moss green finish and its saddle interiors.  Another vehicle available in the timed auction is the 1970 Chevrolet C10 pickup, adapted by GM to be multifunctional, durable and comfortable. With a sharp blue interior and exterior, the vehicle is equipped with a 350 CI V-8 engine, column-mounted three-speed manual transmission, AM/FM cassette stereo, and power brakes. Explore the entire catalog and register to bid online on Mecum Auctions.

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    Mecum Auctions’ Orlando 2022 Event Brings a 1970 Buick GS Stage 1 Vehicle to Auction

    Founded by David Dunbar Buick in 1908, General Motors is among the most renowned American automobile companies. The firm introduced the Buick Gran Sport (GS) in 1964. This series featured a correct-specification engine built with the factory-original 10.5:1 piston, distributor and transmission, and 1970 Stage 1 carburetor, providing the model with horsepower that positioned it as the third-fastest muscle car at the time. Mecum Auctions’ Orlando 2022 event presents a 1970 Buick GS Stage 1 car. The available lot has power brakes and billet custom pistons and rods.  Also available in the auction is a 1985 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS. The model was first launched in 1970. The vehicle is powered by a 305 CI V-8 engine. According to Motor Trend magazine, “Monte Carlo is an unqualified success in every respect... The Monte Carlo has a lot of luxury, a lot of performance and a lot of value-packed under its Chevrolet marque.” Explore more of these lots and register to bid online by visiting Mecum Auctions.

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    A Ford Mustang Coupe Leads Mecum’s Forthcoming June Auction

    Henry Ford, the co-founder of Ford Motor Company, was born in Springwells Township, Michigan to Mary and William Ford. His journey into the automotive industry started at the age of 12, when he showed an innate skill for mechanics. Henry Ford’s career as an automobile builder started in the winter of 1893 when he constructed a small one-cylinder gasoline model. A Ford Mustang Coupe is a key highlight in Mecum Auctions’ upcoming Tulsa sale. The model was first launched in March of 1964.  A 2007 Cadillac XLR Convertible also leads the sale. The offered lot is powered by a 4.6L V-8 engine. Cadillac introduced the XLR Convertible at a Detroit Motor Show in 2003. It was the brand’s only automobile that featured radar adaptive cruise control at the time. Explore more lots of interest and register to bid online on Mecum Auctions.

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    Bryan Steam Tractors and TO-RO Tractors Lead Mecum’s East Moline 2022 Auction

    A bright red-wheeled 1926 Bryan Steam Tractor leads the upcoming East Moline 2022 sale from Mecum Auctions. The tractor comes from the world’s first light steam tractor manufacturers. This extensively restored beauty has a grey body atop bright red wheels and a new wood dashboard. The steam tractor has two cylinders, a single-acting piston-valve engine, and a high-pressure water-tube boiler. When the engine is running, the condenser collects the steam exhaust and returns it to reuse in the boiler. According to Motor Age magazine, the Bryan light steam tractor made it possible to use the very lowest grade of fuel. Due to its limited production, this 1926 Bryan Steam Tractor is one of only five left in the world. Another notable lot in this Mecum Auctions event is a three-wheeled 1919 Toro TO-RO Motor Cultivator. When the company introduced TO-RO, it was deemed a revolutionary farm machine. It had morphed from a two-row power cultivator to a standard farm tractor. It enabled farmers to perform multiple tasks while saving time, money, and labor. The tractor still has its rare, original Donaldson air filter. Its honeycomb-design brass radiator and tank were custom built to replace the old one. Only a few surviving TO-ROs and even fewer in running condition are available in the world. Find the mentioned items and more on Mecum Auctions and register to place a bid.

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    1929 Duesenberg Model J Murphy Convertible Coupe and 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 Highlight Mecum Auctions’ Glendale 2022

    The 2015 Ferrari 458 Speciale Aperta is one of 499 vehicles produced for the global market. With its naturally-aspirated definitive mid-engine V-8, it is the most powerful limited edition model manufactured in the history of the company. The Speciale Aperta is a key highlight of the upcoming Glendale 2022 event, presented by Mecum Auctions. Painted with Bianco Avus and Nero stripes on the exterior, the vehicle features Nero leather with yellow stitching accents for the interiors. The vehicle is equipped with navigation, cruise control, Bluetooth, and programmable suspension lift features. Another noteworthy Ferrari on offer is the 1967 275 GTB/4. This was the last dual-purpose grand touring model by the company. Giuseppe Pagni, an ex-AC Milan and Fanfulla footballer, purchased the 275 GTB/4 for ITL 6.5 million. The vehicle was fitted with a new engine block during the period of Pagni’s ownership. The auction also offers a restored 1929 Model J Duesenberg Murphy convertible coupe. Awarded AACA National First Prize and ACD Club Category One Certification, the vehicle was part of the Imperial Palace Collection and the Blackhawk Collection. To view the complete catalog and register to bid online, visit Mecum Auctions.

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    Las Vegas 2022 To Offer Pierce Four motorcycles

    When Percy Pierce came across a Belgian FN Four motorcycle, he became rather fascinated by its design. He took inspiration from the FN to create the Pierce Four motorcycle. This became the first four-cylinder motorcycle manufactured in the United States. It was only then that Pierce’s father’s company, which initially produced refrigerators, began manufacturing Pierce Four motorcycles. A model from 1912 will be showcased in the upcoming Las Vegas 2022 auction, hosted by Mecum Auctions. The Pierce engine features efficient side valves in a T-head engine configuration, unlike the atmospheric inlet valves of the FN. A 1938 Brough Superior SS100 will also be highlighted in the sale. George Brough created Brough Superior motorcycles in 1919. The brand was well known for its innovation and design. The offered bike has a twin-cylinder 1000cc engine and four-speed transmission. The sale also includes a 1935 Indian Four Cylinder Magneto and a 1936 Indian 436 Upside Down Four. Explore the entire catalog and register to bid online on Mecum Auctions.

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    2021 Auction Results From Across the Industry

    As the first month of 2022 draws to a close, the art market remains a dynamic landscape. The Omicron coronavirus variant has rekindled fears of large gatherings and events, leading to a string of art fair cancelations. Auction houses have supplemented their income with extensive online programming, sometimes to great success. Companies across the art industry have released their yearly auction results from 2021 over the last few weeks. As many expected, 2021’s revenues were not quite as dire as those in 2020. However, pandemic troubles did not affect every company equally.  How did the auction industry fare in 2021, and what do last year’s auction results mean for 2022? Auction Daily investigates. Christie’s 20th/21st Century: Evening Sale in London. Image courtesy of Christie’s. The top auction houses, Christie’s and Sotheby’s, both set new records in 2021. Sotheby’s brought in a staggering USD 7.3 billion in sales. Christie’s was not far behind; it made $7.1 billion. Blue-chip works particularly increased these figures. Both auction houses also reached aggressively into the metaverse and accommodated the tastes of increasingly younger buyers.  Though these two giants continue to lead the industry in revenues, other houses advanced significantly in 2021. Heritage Auctions of Dallas, Texas surpassed $1.4 billion in sales. This was the first time in company history when the yearly total crossed the billion-dollar threshold. Heritage dominated the collectibles market (despite news-making tensions between video game collectors in September). Phillips netted $1.2 billion in sales during 2021, a new in-house record. The company is also making moves to expand its reach in 2022. It has a growing presence in Hong Kong, and Phillips is becoming a destination for collectors of ultra-contemporary art.  Bonhams has not released its 2021 auction results but recently announced the acquisition of renowned Stockholm-based auction house Bukowskis. British private equity firm Epiris acquired Bonhams in 2018. Since then, the house has significantly expanded its footprint in Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, and the United States. Poly Auction auctioneer Jenny Lok sells Yoshitomo Nara’s Berlin Barack, Room 1 (2007). Image courtesy of Poly Auction. Mid-level auction houses also saw strong results…

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    A 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Will Cross the Auction Block with Mecum Auctions

    Founded by racer Louis Chevrolet and General Motors founder William C. Durant, Chevrolet was incepted in Detroit in 1911. Its first-ever model, Series C Classic Six, was unveiled in 1913. The Series C offered features like an electric starter and electric headlamps. Since then, the company has earned a reputation for innovation. With time, features such as safety glass, anti-lock brakes, fuel injection, and electronic stability control systems were installed on Chevrolet models. Mecum Auctions presents a 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 in the forthcoming Kissimmee 2022 sale. The offered car is one of only 199 manufactured models. A 1965 Shelby Factory Stage Iii 289 Cobra Dragonsnake is another highlighted lot. Shelby’s fascination with automobiles began at a very young age. He started his company, Shelby American, Inc., and manufactured several notable high-performance vehicles. Today, the brand is widely known for its design and durability. Look into the entire catalog and register to bid online at Mecum Auctions.

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    Mecum Auctions to Offer 1965 Lola T70 Spyder, Other Vintage Cars in Chattanooga

    Mecum Auctions will present a two-day sale of classic cars and motorcycles in Chattanooga this October. The event is part of the second annual Chattanooga Motorcar Festival. Among the featured vehicles is a 1965 Lola T70 Mk1 Spyder formerly owned by automotive designer Carroll Shelby and racing driver Dan Gurney. Lola Cars, a British racing manufacturer, launched the Lola T70 Spyder to compete in American races. The T70’s small chassis was groundbreaking in the 60s and later inspired designs from Chaparral Cars and other brands. The available T70 has a two-tone exterior with aqua accents. Several vintage cars from the 1950s are also on offer. Collectors can consider a 1958 Chevrolet Impala with a sleek black exterior. This car was an Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) Grand National winner. General Motors launched the first generation 1958 Impala to celebrate 50 years of production. The design helped Chevrolet return to the top of the market. Also from 1958 is a Chevrolet Corvette convertible with a white exterior and recently restored interior. Bidders will find vintage cars from Toyota, BMW, Porsche, Jaguar, and Pontiac in the auction catalog. For the listings and to register to bid, visit Mecum Auctions.

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    Mecum Auctions to Offer Pontiac GTO Convertible and Chevrolet Impala

    The Oakland Motor Car Company, established in Pontiac, Michigan by Edward Murphy, produced carriages before General Motors it bought out. In the 1920s, General Motors introduced the first Pontiac model as part of the Oakland line. Pontiac models, including the GTO, were popular by the 1960s. Designed by John DeLorean, the GTO was named after a Ferrari coupe, the Gran Turismo Omologato. According to The New York Times, “More than any other G.M. brand, Pontiac stood for performance, speed and sex appeal.” Mecum Auctions’ upcoming Las Vegas 2021 auction brings a 1966 Pontiac GTO convertible. The black car still has its original 389/360 HP engine and four-speed manual transmission.  A 1959 Chevrolet Impala is also highlighted in the upcoming live sale. It was first introduced in 1958 as the Bel Air Impala. It features a 1959 Rochester fuel injection system. The exterior of the car is polished black while the interior is red. Find a range of available cars and register to bid online on Mecum Auctions.

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    Around the Auction World: August 2021

    Photos from around the auction world in August 2021. Image credit from left to right: Saffronart, Bonhams, and Morton Subastas. Collage by Heemin Moon (Auction Daily). The summer auction season drew to a gentle close in August 2021. The month offered many opportunities to encounter contemporary art and 20th-century collectibles, as well as dedicated sales of Outsider Art, LGBTQ+ art, and celebrity memorabilia. The art world also showed signs of recovery after more than a year of pandemic-related losses. California’s Monterey Car Week returned in full force after an extended break, and Christie’s announced ambitious plans to expand its presence in Hong Kong.  From American pewter to beluga whales, here are the top headlines from around the auction world in August 2021. 1970 Porsche 917K. Image from RM Sotheby’s. Industry Trends August opened with the long-awaited 2021 edition of Monterey Car Week in California. The event signaled the health of the car collecting market with enthusiastic buying across all ten days. RM Sotheby’s alone brought in USD 148.5 million. The other participating auction houses, including Bonhams and Mecum Auctions, saw strong results as well.  Celebrity collectibles dominated headlines this month. Heritage Auctions offered the game-worn baseball jersey associated with Hank Aaron’s 3,000th hit in mid-August. It sold for $540,000, well above its starting estimate of $200,000. Julien’s Auctions featured a selection of Lucille Ball memorabilia in its summer Hollywood sale, held at the end of the month. Auction houses continued to embrace NFTs this August. Christie’s Hong Kong announced plans for a dedicated NFT auction in Asia this September. The company will become the first international auction house to formally enter the region’s digital art market. It particularly hopes to attract millennial collectors in Hong Kong, many of whom helped sustain revenues during the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the Mystic Aquarium’s beluga whales. Image courtesy of the Mystic Aquarium. Auction Highlights Guernsey’s brought an unprecedented opportunity to the auction block this August. Bidders competed to win the naming rights for three beluga whales that were recently transferred to Connecticut’s Mystic Aquarium. The sale of two names yielded $1.5 million for…