World’s Largest Collector-Car Auction Returns to Kissimmee, Florida, with Massive Lineup
WALWORTH, Wis. – Nov. 21, 2017 – Mecum Auctions, the world’s largest collector-car auction company, will return to Kissimmee, Florida, for the world’s largest annual collector-car auction offering more than 3,000 classic and collector cars at Mecum Kissimmee 2018 this Jan. 5-14.
Now in its 12th year at Osceola Heritage Park, Mecum Kissimmee will once again be the focus of the collector-car market as 60 acres are taken over by a fantastic showcase of 3,000 vehicles ranging from entry-level collector vehicles to multimillion-dollar investment pieces. The mega auction with its massive car-show-style layout will be complemented by thousands of Road Art offerings—including automobilia, petroliana and more—as well as the “Dodge Thrill Ride” and other attractions that add to the festival-like atmosphere of the immense auction.
This year’s auction lineup includes an amazing array of vehicles headlined by world-class drag cars and top-shelf vintage American muscle. With nearly two months still left until the auction, the current roster is already loaded with an abundance of Porsches, Shelbys, Yenkos and Hemi-equipped Mopars. Hundreds of Corvettes, Chevelles, Camaros and Mustangs are also set to cross the auction block, highlighted by some of the finest vintage original examples along with professionally restored and Resto Modded vehicles as well. No-reserve offerings number into the hundreds, and throughout the 10-day event, dozens of well-known and renowned private-collection offerings from all over the country will also be offered for sale.
In addition to the 3,000 cars, Mecum’s Road Art segment will bring a whole added aspect of excitement to the auction block with two full Road Art-only auction days and thousands of items, this year highlighted by the Flexlume Sign Collection—the holy grail of pre-neon and neon lighted signs.
Mecum Kissimmee 2018 is open to buyers, sellers and spectators. Bidder registration is available online in advance for $100, $200 after auction start, and includes admission for two to all 10 auction days. General admission tickets are available in advance online for $20 per person, per day, and for $30 at the door and online once the auction begins; children 12 and younger receive complimentary admission. Doors open daily at 8 a.m., with the vehicle auction beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 5 through Thursday, Jan. 11, at 9 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 12-13, and at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 14. Mecum Kissimmee 2018 will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network a total of 24.5 hours, including several hours of live coverage. A live stream of the entire auction will be presented at Mecum.com.
Persons interested in consigning a vehicle to be auctioned at Mecum Kissimmee 2018 should visit Mecum.com or call (262) 275-5050 for complete details about the consignment process and pricing. 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 this and all Mecum auctions, visit www.mecum.com or call (262) 275-5050.
Osceola Heritage Park
1875 Silver Spur Lane
Kissimmee, FL 34744
Jan. 5-14, 2018
Admission: $20 in advance online, and $30 at the door and online once auction starts—per person, per day; children 12 and younger receive complimentary admission.
Preview: Gates open daily at 8 a.m.
Auction: Vehicle auction begins at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 5 through Thursday, Jan. 11, at 9 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 12-13, and at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 14
TV Schedule on NBC Sports Network: From noon-8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 11; from noon-7 p.m. and midnight-2:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 12; from 7-10 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 13; and from 7-11 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 14
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MECUM’S LAS VEGAS COLLECTOR-CAR AUCTION REACHES $22 MILLION
Top-Selling 1968 Yenko Camaros Make Strong Statement on Behalf of Muscle Cars
WALWORTH, Wis. – Nov. 21, 2017 – Mecum Auctions’ first time holding a collector-car auction in Las Vegas was an undeniable success as 557 vehicles changed hands in just three auction days, Nov. 16-18, and total auction sales soared to $22 million. Offering collector cars in the City of Lights was long on Mecum’s to-do list, and the warm reception from the great city along with the auction’s subsequent strong sales results verified the veracity of the auction house’s predicted success.
Bidder and spectator turnout were excellent, and the healthy hammer prices achieved among the top 10 sales and beyond served as a testament to that interest. Two 1968 Chevrolet Yenko Camaros topped all sales in Vegas with the first (Lot S73), from the Les Quam Collection, selling for an incredible $600,000. Fewer than 20 of the original 64 1968 Yenko Camaros prepared by Yenko Chevrolet are known to exist today, and this highly awarded Fathom Blue example boasts a place among them. The other Yenko (Lot S268), an RS/SS version, is one of just 11 Rally Sport Yenko Camaros built, and presenting fresh from a full restoration, the Matador Red Camaro demanded a $450,000 sale price. Two 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastbacks (Lots F141 and S176) also landed among top sales as each gaveled for $200,000, and a one-owner, 514-mile 2006 Ford GT (Lot S74) claimed the third highest sale price at $290,000.
The complete top 10 sales at the Las Vegas 2017 auction include (individual prices do not include buyer’s premiums):
- 1968 Chevrolet Yenko Camaro (Lot S73) at $600,000
- 1968 Chevrolet Yenko Camaro RS/SS (Lot S268) at $450,000
- 2006 Ford GT (Lot S74) at $290,000
- 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback (Lot F141) at $200,000
- 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback (Lot S176) at $200,000
- 1932 Packard 902 Eight Roadster Coupe (Lot S90.1) at $164,000
- 1958 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible (Lot S55) at $160,000
- 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air Resto Mod (Lot S221) at $151,000
- 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe (Lot S130) at $145,000
- 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split Window Coupe (Lot S127) at $135,000