1966 Shelby 427 Cobra Roadster

1,000 Collector Cars to be Auctioned at Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center

Walworth, Wis. – Sept. 30, 2015 – The return of the Mecum Chicago auction this Oct. 8-10 to the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center will feature an estimated 1,000 collector cars headlined by American muscle cars, classics, Corvettes, hot rods, Resto Mods and more.

The auction is open to buyers, sellers and spectators. Bidder registration is $100 and includes admission for the bidder and one guest for all three auction days; registration can be completed in advance at Mecum.comor on-site at the auction. General admission tickets are available in advance and at the gate for $25 per person, per day, and children 12 and younger receive complimentary admission.

Main attractions at this year’s event include a stunning bold-red 1966 Shelby 427 Cobra Roadster (Lot S148) boasting a rich history on the race track; the offering will mark the first time in nearly 30 years that the car has been made available to the public. A four-speed 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback (Lot S147) sporting its original Grabber Blue paint will also be on offer accompanied by its original and well-preserved build sheet as well as two original shipping invoices. Four classic and coveted Pontiacs from the Scott Shaffer Collectionwill give buyers the opportunity to take ownership of an iconic example of the American supercar. Among them is an original unrestored 1969 Ram Air III Firebird Trans Am (Lot S98) that is one of 697 built and one of just 14 with Parchment Paper interior. Another is a frame-off concours-restored 1970 GTO Judge Ram Air IV(Lot S99) with a matching-numbers 400/370hp engine and a rare factory black-on-black color combination. Also on offer from the Scott Shaffer Collection is a 1970 GTO Judge (Lot S101) that features a 400/366hp engine, four-speed transmission and 19 factory options.

The Mecum Chicago auction is Chicagoland’s only collector and classic car auction. Doors open each day at 8 a.m. The auction will be begin on Thursday, Oct. 8 at 1 p.m. and at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 9 and Saturday, Oct. 10. Road Art begins 30 minutes prior to the auctioning of cars.

NBC Sports Network will broadcast a total of 20 hours of auction coverage, and a live stream of the entire auction will be presented at Mecum’s website is updated daily with the latest consignments including detailed descriptions and photographs of the vehicles. To view the list, to consign a vehicle or to register as a bidder for the Chicago auction, visit or call (262) 275-5050.

Mecum Chicago 2015
Schaumburg Convention Center
1551 Thoreau Dr. N.
Schaumburg, IL 60173
Oct. 8-10, 2015
Admission: $25 per person
Preview: Gates open daily at 8 a.m.
Auction: Vehicles start at 1 p.m. on Thursday and 10 a.m. Friday and Saturday with Road Art 30 minutes prior
TV Schedule (NBCSN): Thursday, Oct. 8 from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. (Same Day Delay); Friday, Oct. 9 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Live) and 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. (Same Day Delay); Saturday, Oct. 10 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. (Next Day Delay), and 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Live); Sunday, Oct. 11 from 9 to 11 a.m. (Delay), and 6 to 9:30 p.m. (Next Day Delay); and on Sunday, Oct. 15 from 7 to 9 p.m. (Delay).
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More than $13 Million in Total Sales Achieved

WALWORTH, Wis. – Oct. 14, 2015 – The Mecum Chicago 2015 auction held this past weekend at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center achieved $13,267,564 in total sales as 494 cars changed hands over three days, Oct. 8-10.

Muscle and horsepower ruled on the Chicago auction block with the top 10 sales dominated by both classic and modern American muscle cars. A red-on-black 2005 Ford GT (Lot S177.1) with 6,941 miles claimed the top sales honors at $230,000, and a four-speed 1970 Pontiac GTO Judge Ram Air IV (Lot S99) from the Scott Shaffer Collection came in next with a $160,000 sale. In fact, another vehicle from the Scott Shaffer Collection followed in top sales with his 1969 Pontiac Trans Am (Lot S98) hammering at $127,500. Representing the variety that was available at the Chicago auction, a Bloomington Gold-certified 1961 Chevrolet Corvette Big Brake Fuelie (Lot S161) found its way among top sales with a $115,000 sale, and a 1966 Batmobile Replica(Lot S139) with functioning smoke screen and flamethrower turbine hammered at $110,000.

“As the area’s only classic and collector car auction, we consistently see a great turnout for our annual Chicago auction,” reports Frank Mecum, Mecum Auctions’ director of consignments. “This year was no exception. It was also exciting to see that Illinois-local Scott Shaffer’s collection was received so positively. All five of his cars sold for a combined total closing in on a half-million dollars.”

The complete top 10 sales at the Mecum Chicago 2015 auction include (all individual sales reflect hammer prices):

  1. 1d5851032005 Ford GT (Lot S177.1) at $230,000
  2. 1970 Pontiac GTO Judge Ram Air IV (Lot S99) at $160,000
  3. 1969 Pontiac Trans Am (Lot S98) at $127,500
  4. 1953 Buick Skylark Convertible (Lot S131) at $127,500
  5. 1961 Chevrolet Corvette Big Brake Fuelie (Lot S161) at $115,000
  6. 1987 Buick GNX (Lot S105.1) at $112,500
  7. 1966 Batmobile Replica (Lot S139) at $110,000
  8. 2005 Ferrari F430 Spider (Lot F168.1) at $110,000
  9. 1970 Buick GSX (Lot S79) at $80,000
  10. 1970 Dodge Challenger T/A (Lot S124) at $80,000

For access to complete auction results and other member benefits, sign up for the free InfoNet service offered at Mecum’s next classic and collector car auction will be a 750-car auction in Anaheim, Calif., Nov. 12-14 followed by the Dec. 11-12 Austin, Texas, auction to close out 2015. Mecum will kick off the New Year with an offering of 700 vintage and antique motorcycles in Las Vegas, Jan. 7-9, followed by the world’s largest classic and collector car auction in Kissimmee, Fla., Jan. 15-24. For more details on an upcoming auction, to consign a vehicle or to register as a bidder, visit or call (262) 275-5050.

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