Mecum Auctions

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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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    Vintage 1937 Packard Super 8 Touring Sedan and Rare 1957 Ford Thunderbird E-Code Convertible Lead Mecum Auctions’ Harrisburg Sale

    Packard Motor Car Company was a US-based luxury automobile manufacturer located in Detroit, Michigan. The company was celebrated for its vehicles in the pre-World War II era. By the mid-1930s, it was producing both high-priced Senior and medium-priced Junior lines. A 1937 Packard Super 8 touring sedan is a key highlight of the upcoming Harrisburg 2024 sale, offered by Mecum Auctions. The Senior model was the bigger of the two 8-cylinder cars produced by the company. With a black exterior and light gray interior, the vehicle is geared with a three-speed manual transmission. Equipped with semi-floating rear axle and independent coil spring front suspension, the car features a fold-down luggage rack, bright hubcaps, and trim rings.  Two Dodge automobiles also lead the listings. One is a 1970 red Challenger T/A designed with a scooped hood and powered by a 340/290 HP Six Pack V-8 engine. The other is a 2021 Hellraisin-hued Charger SRT Hellcat equipped with super stock suspension and Brembo brakes with four-piston calipers. Another noteworthy lot is a 1957 Ford Thunderbird E-code convertible car. One of the 1,499 E-codes manufactured in the year, the car features power seat and windows. It is geared with dual four-barrel carburetors and Ford-O-Matic automatic transmission. Visit Mecum Auctions to view the complete catalog and register to bid in the upcoming Harrisburg 2024 sale.

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    Dodge Challenger Shakedown Widebody & TorRed Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Featured in Florida Summer Special 2024 by Mecum Auction Company

    A 2023 Dodge Challenger Shakedown Widebody is crossing the auction block this July in the Florida Summer Special 2024 Sale from Mecum Auctions. It is just one of 500 ever produced. It is the first of the last call editions. It has a 6.4L V-8 engine with a six-speed manual transmission and Mopar cold air Shaker hood. The exterior is sleek black with a red "392" fender graphic and a shakedown stripe with a red accent. It has only run 16 miles. Another Dodge Challenger is also among the featured lots. It is a 2020 TorRed Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody Hennessey HPE1000. The engine is 6.2L/1000 HP V-8 with automatic transmission, rated at 1,000 HP and 948 lb-ft of torque. Features include a power sunroof and Harman Kardon 18-speaker premium audio system with GreenEdge amplifier and subwoofer. Another notable lot in the sale is a 1999 Honda Valkyrie Tourer with a sidecar. It has a liquid-cooled 1520cc boxer with a six-cylinder engine similar to the Goldwing SE. It has a five-speed manual transmission, Keihin carburetors, and a five-speed manual gearbox with an electric start. The exterior is a shiny copper champion with matching fenders and side bags. The matching copper champion Dayton two-place sidecar has a black interior and top. The sale will offer automobiles, road art, motorcycles, tractors, boats, and trailers. To view the complete catalog and register to bid in the Florida Summer Special 2024 sale, visit Mecum Auctions. Check out Auction Daily for auction world news, previews of upcoming sales, and more. 

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    1963 Prototype Ford Galaxie 500XL Convertible Leads Mecum’s Houston 2024 Sale

    A 1963 Ford Galaxie 500XL convertible is an early introduction prototype leading the upcoming Houston 2024 auction, offered by Mecum Auctions. It is a 1966 NASCAR with a 427/425 CI FE big block side oiler V-8 engine built by Braden Engineering and has worked with Gordon Johncock and Patrick Racing, the two-time Indianapolis 500 winner. The available car was produced three months before factory introduction at the Los Angeles plant on February 14, 1963. The eye-catching blue interior has a power driver's seat and power steering, carpeted inner trunk quarter panels. Additional features include Dual Holley four-barrel carburetors and heavy-duty four-speed manual transmission. The exterior is Wimbledon white with stainless rear quarter trim. It is the only R-code car known to exist. Another notable lot is a 1956 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing, one of only 308 produced. This model was completed on July 9, 1956 and imported immediately to the U.S. It has been part of two premier collections since the 1980s, previously owned by four-time Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Best of Show winners Sam and Emily Mann. The winners have participated in the Colorado Grands, California Mille, and Tejas Turismo rallies with this Mercedes-Benz Gullwing. It has a 2996cc Inline six-cylinder engine, four-speed manual transmission, a silver exterior, and a red leather interior. The air conditioning has been installed by Hjeltness Restoration of Escondido, California. The auction will showcase over 1,000 cars, motorcycles, boats, works of road art, and more. Visit Mecum Auctions to view the complete catalog and register to bid on the upcoming Houston 2024 sale. 

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    2002 Nissan Skyline GT-R M Spec Nür and 2003 Ferrari Enzo Driven by Michael Schumacher Lead the Glendale 2024 Auction by Mecum

    A 2003 Ferrari Enzo in Rosso Corsa red, one of just 111 imported to the U.S., is leading the Glendale 2024 sale at Mecum Auctions. It is one of 400 Enzos ever produced. The car has run 16,833 miles. It has a 6.0L/651 HP DOHC fuel-injected V-12 engine with an automatic transmission. The exterior is in an eye-catching Rosso Corsa color, classic for a Ferrari. Michael Schumacher won four consecutive World Driver’s Championship titles with Ferrari Enzo since its resurgence under President Luca di Montezemolo. He envisioned a worthy successor to the revolutionary F50 supercar. The making of Enzo challenged the company’s technical expertise in every area. This car celebrates Ferrari’s growing success bearing the name of the company’s legendary founder, Enzo. A 2002 Nissan Skyline GT-R M Spec Nür will also be available in the sale. This car had never officially been released in the U.S. until now. It earned its nickname, “The Godzilla of Cars,” for its legendary performance. Also notable for car collectors is the 2021 Ford GT Studio Collection Series. This car is one of 20 produced in the Studio Collection series for the 2021 model. It has been run 753 miles by the current owner. It has a twin-turbocharged 3.5L/660 HP EcoBoost V-6 engine. Added features include Akrapovic titanium exhaust, seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, and frozen White with Ingot Silver graphics. The exterior is a unique black with 20-inch satin diamond silver wheels. The Glendale 2024 sale will commence on March 5 and end on March 9, 2024. It will offer over 2,000 automobiles, motorcycles, road artworks, trailers, and boats. View the full Glendale 2024 catalog to find the listed items and register to place a bid.

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    A 1911 Harley-Davidson 7D Twin Will Be Highlighted in Mecum’s Las Vegas Motorcycles 2024 Sale

    The 1911 Harley-Davidson 7D Twin is considered the forefather of the iconic Harley-Davidson V-Twin. An example of this motorcycle will lead the upcoming Las Vegas Motorcycles 2024 sale, offered by Mecum Auctions. The four-day long event is offering the best of bikes. Harley-Davidson and its Big Twins are one of the most iconic marques on the planet. To add to the rarity, the available 7D Twin is one of only four known to exist from 1911, the first year of Harley V-Twin production. It has the original 7D 811cc/7 HP V-twin engine and sheet metal intact. This bike was also displayed at the Guggenheim Museum’s Art of the Motorcycle exhibit in 1998. It is finished in Renault gray, with dark blue ribbons and red and gold pinstriping.  From the Museo Moto Italia Collection of John Goldman comes a 1957 Mondial 250 Bialbero Grand Prix Racer. The 1957 Mondial Grand Prix Racer was the Best of Show winner at the 2017 Quail Motorcycle Gathering. The Mondial Grand Prix bike and engine were constructed in late 1956. It has a 250cc double overhead cam engine. The bike, which has a bevel gear type head engine, is believed to be the one Tarquinio Provini raced to second place in the 1957 Grand Prix World Championship in the 250cc class. Provini also raced on this bike to win the 1957 Italian National Championship. The bike has also been featured in the 2023 book Ultimate Collector Motorcycles edited by Charlotte and Peter Fiell. Its restoration took place over ten years by Giancarlo Morbidelli in his Pesaro museum’s restoration shop. View the catalog of the Las Vegas Motorcycles 2024 auction by visiting Mecum Auctions.

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    Mecum Auctions’ Kissimmee 2024 Sale Showcases 1966 Ford GT40 MkI Road Car and 1972 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Coupe

    A 1966 Ford GT40 MkI road car is a leading lot in the Kissimmee 2024 auction, presented by Mecum Auction Company. This GT40 MkI stands out among automotive rarities as a fine example of an original road car. With 13,442 miles on the odometer, this vehicle is one of only 30 GT40 road cars manufactured in the original series. The car has not been in an accident and has never been damaged in its lifetime. In the past, Umberto Maglioli, a famed Porsche and Ferrari Works driver, owned the car. A 289 CI V-8 engine powered by Weber carburetors powers the GT40. Borrani wire wheels and a high-pressure oil pump complement the five-speed manual transmission from ZF. Another notable lot in the catalog is a 1972 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Coupe. Third-generation Corvettes were produced from 1967 to 1982, making them the brand's longest-running models. One of 20 1972 ZR1 Corvettes built, this vehicle has fewer than 25,000 original miles. A pewter silver tan exterior is paired with a saddle interior. Aside from the LT1, the ZR1 was equipped with a four-speed heavy-duty transmission, four-wheel power brakes, transistorized ignition, a special heavy-duty aluminum radiator, and an F41 HD suspension. Among motorcycles, a 1970 Harley-Davidson FLH and a 1982 Honda ATC70 are notable lots. Visit Mecum Auctions for more information on the upcoming Kissimmee 2024 auction and to place a bid.

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    Classic Red & White 1965 Ford F100 Pickup Highlight Mecum’s Chattanooga 2023 Auction

    Highlighted in the upcoming Chattanooga 2023 Auction from Mecum Auctions is a 1965 Ford F100 Pickup. The Ford's distinct features are the rare crew cab model, only available by special order, and the two-tone red and white exterior. The car boasts a turbocharged 4.0L V-6 engine with six-speed automatic transmission. It has custom teak bed floor panels and custom rails. Its comprehensive restoration was completed in 2022. A scarlet red 1948 Chevrolet 3100 pickup and a rally red 1965 Chevrolet Corvette convertible are also among the top picks offered in the auction.  Another standout lot is a 1995 Jaguar XJS convertible. It is an exclusive car, one of only 17 XJS convertibles with rare rose-bronze paint. It was built by Jaguar Cars Ltd. of Coventry, England in 1994. The odometer reads 57,686 miles. The XJS convertible has a 4.0L inline six-cylinder engine with automatic transmission. An added feature is the power-operated Burgundy convertible top. The interior with a bucket seat is covered in cream leather. Apart from automobiles, the auction will also offer a 2015 Panther Airboat. View the catalog of the Chattanooga 2023 auction and find other online auctions by visiting Mecum Auctions. 

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    A 1967 Shelby GT500 Fastback in Night Mist Blue Leads Indy Fall Special 2023 Auction

    A 1967 Shelby GT500 Fastback in Night Mist Blue is the main attraction in the Indy Fall Special 2023 Auction from Mecum Auction Company. It is a Shelby no. 00706, with 428 CI, V-8 engines. The Fastback has a four-speed manual transmission. The engine was built by Barry Rabotnick of Survival Motorsports, one of the few remaining ones from his commercial shop. The car was repainted in Night Mist blue with White LeMans stripes adding to its allure. The paint and bodywork were done by noted Shelby specialists Legendary Motorcar using the original early VIN-style fiberglass steel-frame hood and deck lid. The car bears original Ford and Shelby VIN stampings in place. Moreover, the interior has the rare parchment comfort weave that only 8% of all Shelby production in 1967 had. Collectors will also receive SAAC registry information from Dave Mathews, including past owners. Another distinct lot is a 1964 Chevrolet Malibu SS Tribute. This Malibu has a 383 CI stroker V-8 automatic engine. It is from the American Speed Racing powerplant collection. This Malibu Tribute has a Turbo 350 automatic transmission, aluminum heads, and Demon 650 cfm carburetor. The interior has custom Innovative Audio AM/FM stereo, MSD ignition, Be Cool aluminum radiator, and dual electric fans. Other notable lots include a 1966 Candyapple Red Ford Mustang convertible and a 1965 Shelby Cobra replica. View the catalog of the Indy Fall Special 2023 auction and find other events by visiting Mecum Auctions. 

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    2020 McLaren Speedtail & Raven Black 1957 Ford Thunderbird F-Code Convertible Available With Mecum

    A 2020 McLaren Gray Speedtail is a leading lot in the Dallas 2023 Auction, presented by Mecum Auction Company. It is number 77 of 106 produced in England. It has a 4.0L/1,035 HP Hybrid, twin-turbocharged V-8 engine. The McLaren Speedtail has a central driving position and three-seat configuration, with elongated carbon fiber bodywork. An additional feature is a seven-speed Graziano dual-clutch transmission. It has run 1,237 miles and has a factory-rated top speed of 250 MPH. The auction will also offer a 1965 Ford Mustang in original Wimbledon White with Guardsman Blue stripes. A raven black 1957 Ford Thunderbird F-Code convertible with Torch Red interior is also a noteworthy item on offer. It is one of 196 F-Code Thunderbirds ever produced. It is an F-series supercharged 312/300 HP V-8 engine car with Ford-O-Matic three-speed transmission. It has received professional body-off restoration. This one comes from the Amos and Justin Minter Collection. On February 4, 1957 at Daytona, a supercharged Thunderbird set a speed record of 160.356 miles per hour for a standing mile, outperforming the fuel-injected 1957 Corvette. Among bikes, a 1957 Harley Davidson Panhead and a 2006 Honda CRF 100F in pink are notable lots. View the catalog of the Dallas 2023 Auction and find other online auctions by visiting Mecum Auction Company. 

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    Mecum Auctions’ Monterey Sale Showcases 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster and 1963 Ferrari 250GT/L Lusso

    A 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster is a highlight of Mecum Auctions’ Monterey sale. Mercedes-Benz introduced a new incarnation of its 300SL at the 1957 Geneva Motor Show, the fleet-footed 300SL Roadster (W 198 II series). The vehicle was designed in response to the growing demand for performance-driven open-top sports cars. A vertical arrangement of the headlamp lenses and a redesigned front end set the roadster apart from its predecessor. In addition, the new version included upgraded running gear, a modified coupe space frame, lower entry sills for easier access, and front-hinged doors. This example is equipped with a 2996cc/215 HP inline 6-cylinder and a four-speed manual transmission. The car recently received a professional, two-year body-off restoration by the Mercedes-Benz Classic Center of Irvine, California. Mecum’s Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Roadster was the very first 300SL Roadster to feature Strawberry red metallic color. In 2012, this car won the Amelia Award at the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance.  A 1963 Ferrari 250GT/L Lusso with a 2953cc V-12 engine is another leading lot. During the 1962 Paris Motor Show, Ferrari unveiled the 250 GT Berlinetta 'Lusso'— a model that filled a gap between Ferrari's race cars and its high-end luxury cars. Designed to replace the 250GT coupe, the 250GT/L incorporated a four-speed manual transmission and a leather interior. The available Ferrari 250 GT/L was one of the 350 cars built between 1963 and ‘64, making it an extremely rare vehicle. Visit Mecum Auctions for more information on the upcoming Monterey auction and to place a bid.

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    1977 Ford Bronco Leads Harrisburg 2023 Sale at Mecum Auctions

    The Harrisburg 2023 sale, presented by Mecum Auctions, will take place in late July. Leading the auction is a 1977 Ford Bronco, serial no. U154GLY63311. As first-generation models, the 1977 Broncos offered plenty of features. A major selling point of the 1977 Ford Bronco was its fuel storage capacity.  The available car features a 14.4-gallon fuel tank instead of a 12-gallon tank. Additionally, unlike most first-generation Broncos, this model has a gas door rather than a cap. The front axles on this 1977 Bronco are Dana 44s, while the rear axles are Ford 9's. The vehicle is also equipped with a 6.2L/525 HP V-8 engine, automatic transmission, a hydro-boost brake system, four-piston brake calipers, locking hubs, and hydraulic steering. Documentation includes restoration receipts totaling $161,000. A 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT-8 with a 7.2L Elephant L V-8 engine is another leading lot. It is powered by a 6.1-liter V8 engine that delivers 1,100 horsepower and 1,200 pound-feet of torque. Other notable features include a limited-slip rear differential and the firmest suspension. Offering comfort, style, and impressive performance, the Challenger is an example of what an old muscle car could look like in a modern form. Visit Mecum Auctions for more information on the upcoming Harrisburg 2023 auction and to place a bid.

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    Pioneering & Spirited 1915 Flying Merkel Twin and 1923 Indian Scout Hillclimber From America’s First Motorcycle Company Lead Mecum Auctions’ Kissimmee Summer Special 2023 Sale

    A 1915 Flying Merkel twin is leading the Kissimmee Summer Special 2023 Auction, presented by Mecum Auctions. The available motorcycle has a V-twin engine, an orange tank with a white script, matching frame, fenders, oil tank, and front suspension. It has the famed Merkel rear mono-shock suspension, tank shift manual gearbox, and Logo foot boards. This iconic 1915 V-Twin motorcycle is an original. It is known for its groundbreaking design, pioneering spirit, and classic detailing. The Flying Merkel was one of the leading racing and road machines of the 1910s, earning numerous victories in many contests of the day. Merkel also came up with dozens of innovative designs, many of which were copied by other motorcycle makers. Joseph Merkel is considered one of the finest engineers in U.S. motorcycling history. A 1923 Indian Scout Hillclimber with a 45 CI V-twin engine is another leading lot. It has a red tank with gold lettering and a matching red front suspension, frame, and rear fender. Other notable features include a Linkert carburetor and an in-out gearbox with a foot-operated clutch. The story of this legendary motorcycle began in 1897 when industry pioneer George M. Hendee founded the Hendee Manufacturing Company along with co-founder and chief engineer Oscar Herdstrom. Hendee opened the company’s first factory in downtown Springfield in 1901. It was America's first motorcycle company that shattered industry records in performance, drawing on the legacies of Indian Motorcycle's early leaders and pioneers like Erwin “Cannon Ball” Baker. View the complete catalog of the Kissimmee Summer Special 2023 Auction and register to bid by visiting Mecum Auctions. 

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    Select-O-Vend Candy Vending Machine & Trojan Batteries Single-Sided Tin Sign Showcased at The World’s Largest Road Art Auction 2023

    The World’s Largest Road Art Auction 2023, presented by Mecum Auction Company, will commence this June. Leading the auction is the Select-O-Vend candy vending machine, serial no. 5213. The vending machine is missing one leg. The first vending machine was built in the first century by a Greek mathematician and engineer, Hero of Alexandria. It dispensed holy water in exchange for coins. Modern vending machines began in London in the 1880s with coin-operated postcard dispensers and quickly spread worldwide. The first candy vending machine in the US appeared on a New York subway platform in 1888. The vending machine sold gum to commuters. The available Select-O-Vend model, with multiple selectable goods, first appeared in the mid-20th century.   The Falstaff Brewing Corporation was an American brewery in St. Louis, Missouri. Falstaff Brewery was named after a comedic character named Sir John Falstaff in Shakespeare’s play Henry IV. Falstaff is a boastful knight, heavy and vain, who spends most of his time drinking with petty criminals, living on stolen or borrowed money at the Boar’s Head Inn. He leads the wayward Prince Hal into trouble and is ultimately repudiated after Hal becomes king. A 1971 recreated Falstaff Beer work of road art is available in the sale. It is a single-sided tin sign. It depicts a Falstaff-like character sitting while a lady pours him Falstaff beer. View the complete catalog of The World’s Largest Road Art Auction 2023 and register to bid by visiting Mecum Auction Company.

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    Carroll Shelby Royal Maroon GT500 to Sell in Indy 2023 Sale by Mecum

    Carroll Shelby’s original GT350 Convertible was uncompromising and victorious in the 1965-66 SCCA competition. Its high performance and reputation define its essence. In 1967, with the release of the second-series Mustang, built with Ford’s FE-Series big-block engine, Shelby took things further by adding the larger Police Interceptor 428 to create the GT500. A 1969 Shelby GT500 Convertible is leading the upcoming Indy 2023 auction from Mecum Auction Company. It is a royal maroon-colored GT500 with a 428 Cobra Jet (CI V-8) engine developed by Rhode Island’s Tasca Ford at the suggestion of Eric Dahlquist, Hot Rod magazine editor. The Cobra Jet was purpose-built to perform and proved itself soon after release at its 1968 NHRA Winter Nationals debut with Al Joniec taking Super Stock Eliminator in the all-Cobra Jet Mustang final round. The sale will also offer a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS. Refinished in silver and black by Body Work, this Chevrolet had a rotisserie restoration. It has a 540 CI V-8 automatic engine and 700R4 overdrive automatic transmission. It comes with a detailed engine bay with painted inner fenders and smoothed firewall. It was upgraded with Vintage Air Power windows, locks, lock power steering, and brakes. It also comes with original build pictures, documents, and receipts. The automobile auction will be held in Indianapolis starting May 12, 2023. Visit Mecum Auction Company for more information on the upcoming Indy 2023 auction and to place a bid. 

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    Chevrolet and Cadillac Automobiles Lead Upcoming Mecum Auctions Sale

    For the 1967 model year, Chevrolet launched the first-generation Chevrolet Camaro, a muscle car, in late 1966. A rear-wheel drive hardtop or convertible was available on this model. There were several packages offered on the first generation, but only three of them were standard: RS, SS, and Z/28. A performance package, the SS featured a 350 cubic inch or 396 cubic inch V8 engine, suspension, and drivetrain upgrades, along with 'SS' lettering and side stripes. The first-generation Camaro was manufactured by Chevrolet until 1969 before being replaced with the second-generation version. A 1969 Chevrolet Camaro L89 will be a key highlight in the upcoming Houston 2023 sale, presented by Mecum Auction Company. The 1969 Camaro offered several engine options, but the L89 aluminum head big-block engine stood out as the most uncommon. By using aluminum heads, NHRA Super Stock race cars can deliver more horsepower while reducing front-end weight, improving front-rear weight distribution. Another striking vehicle on offer is a 951 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible Coupe. There were a number of Cadillac models produced between 1940 and 1964 under the Cadillac Series 40-62. As a complement to the Cadillac Series 61, in 1959, it was renamed Cadillac Series 6200 before being changed to Cadillac Calais in 1965. Explore the complete collection of automobiles available in the Houston 2023 sale and register to bid online by visiting Mecum.