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Mecum offers 1,100 classic cars at Dallas auction

The 1967 Camaro has been restored to authentic Yenko Super Camaro specifications | Mecum Auctions

The 1967 Camaro has been restored to authentic Yenko Super Camaro specifications | Mecum Auctions

Mecum Auctions, which now conducts 17 sales of classic cars, motorcycles and farm tractors per year and refers to itself as “the largest collector car auction company in the world,” holds its fourth annual Dallas auction September 2-6 with more than 1,100 vehicles crossing the block.

The Dallas sale, one of three annual Mecum auctions in Texas, takes place at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center and will be broadcast live and same-day delay on NBC Sports Network and streamed live at Mecum.com.

The 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing | Mecum Auctions

The 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing | Mecum Auctions

“We’re looking forward to returning to Dallas for our second of three Mecum Auctions in Texas this year and continuing to grow what has become one of the largest Mecum Auctions events,” Dana Mecum, founder and president of Mecum Auctions, said in a news release.

Headlining the Dallas auction is the first 1967 Chevrolet Camaro  delivered to the famed Yenko Chevrolet nearly 50 years ago, built on the first day of production and now completely restored to true Yenko Super Camaro specifications by one of the leading lights in the Yenko community, collector Gary Holub, according to its catalog description.

A 425-horsepower 1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda | Mecum Auctions

A 425-horsepower 1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda | Mecum Auctions

Fully documented and decoded, the Camaro coupe packs a date-correct 427/450 big block, Muncie four-speed transmission. 12-bolt Positraction rear, fiberglass stinger hood and correct Granada Gold finish.

Another headline car is an iconic 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing coupe, freshly renewed to concours condition, according to Mecum.

Other featured cars include a Bloomington Gold Benchmark 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible, a rare 1969 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Convertible, a 1969 Chevrolet Yenko Camaro and a 1971 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda.

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About the Author:

Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle. He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs. A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.

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