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Mecum’s inaugural Harrisburg auction tops $21 million

Mecum’s inaugural Harrisburg auction tops $21 million

Buyers paid more than $21 million for cars and motorcycles at Mecum Auctions’ inaugural sale in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in the company’s first foray into the Northeast collector-car market. A total of 735 cars and bikes went to new owners out of 1,056 offered, for a solid 70-percent sell-through rate, especially strong for a first-time event. […]

By July 31, 2014 Read More →
Behind-the-scenes auction action: ‘Mecum Dealmakers’ debuts on NBCSN

Behind-the-scenes auction action: ‘Mecum Dealmakers’ debuts on NBCSN

For the uninitiated, a classic car auction can seem a confusing array of fast-paced bidding and auctioneer harangues, plus mysterious tactics by veteran buyers and sellers, sometimes with hundreds of thousands of dollars at stake. A new reality series, Mecum Dealmakers, premiering Thursday at 10 p.m. (Eastern time) on NBCSN, is designed to take the […]

By July 30, 2014 Read More →
‘Reborn’ 1963 Corvette Z06 race coupe going to Mecum auction in Monterey

‘Reborn’ 1963 Corvette Z06 race coupe going to Mecum auction in Monterey

A 1963 Corvette Sting Ray Z06 race car with a storybook tale of loss and rebirth will be up for auction during Mecum Auctions’ Monterey sale in August. The Z06 was originally owned by Oakland, California, racer Paul Reinhart, who was a powerful force among Corvette competitors during the late 1950s and early 1960s. In […]

Rare and mighty 1970 Chevelle LS6 454 convertible featured at Mecum auction in Harrisburg

Rare and mighty 1970 Chevelle LS6 454 convertible featured at Mecum auction in Harrisburg

The 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS LS6 454 is a true holy grail of the muscle-car era, a one-year-only confluence of ingredients that produced the mightiest Chevelle ever as the decade of unbridled performance drew to a close. Powered by a race-bred 454 cid big block V8 with an advertised 450 horsepower, though contemporary test drivers […]

Historic Ferrari 375 MM Spider to be auctioned by Mecum in Monterey

Historic Ferrari 375 MM Spider to be auctioned by Mecum in Monterey

Among the many beautiful and wildly valuable vintage Ferraris that will be up for auction next month on the Monterey Peninsula is Mecum Auctions’ terrific headliner, a rare 1954 Ferrari 375 MM Spider with an evocative racing history and back story. Built for the rigors of endurance racing, the V12-powered Ferrari 375 MM is also […]

By July 8, 2014 Read More →
Breaking News: Hemi ’Cuda convertible scores record $3.5 million winning bid at Mecum auction in Seattle

Breaking News: Hemi ’Cuda convertible scores record $3.5 million winning bid at Mecum auction in Seattle

An exceptionally rare and original 1971 Plymouth Hemi ’Cuda 4-speed convertible soared to a record-breaking sale with a winning bid of $3.5 million Saturday at Mecum’s first Seattle auction. In about eight minutes of heated phone bidding, with the seller standing on stage and holding fast to his reserve price, the authentically restored muscle car […]

Mecum cancels Bloomington Gold Corvette auction

Mecum cancels Bloomington Gold Corvette auction

Mecum Auctions has canceled its all-Corvette auction at Bloomington Gold, one of the nation’s largest and most-famous Corvette gatherings. Mecum had been scheduled to host its 18th annual all-Corvette sale during the June 27-29 weekend. In a posting on the Mecum.com website, the auction company said the decision was made to close the Corvette auction […]

Rare muscle cars rule at Mecum’s Indy auction

Rare muscle cars rule at Mecum’s Indy auction

Some major muscle will lift Dana Mecum’s 27th Original Spring Classic collector-car auction May 13-18 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, with a number of rare American performance icons rumbling across the block. This is Mecum’s big-dog auction, with nearly 2,000 classic and collector cars lined up for six days of bidding in the […]

By May 12, 2014 Read More →
Mecum launches ‘super yacht’ auction in Florida

Mecum launches ‘super yacht’ auction in Florida

After more-than a quarter century of classic car sales, Mecum Auctions takes the plunge this week with what it is calling the world’s first Super Yacht Auction. Super yachts – the massively opulent luxury vessels that can sail the Seven Seas and cost multi-millions of dollars – will be featured May 2-3 in the South […]

By April 28, 2014 Read More →
$7 million GT40 goes to Utah motorsports museum

$7 million GT40 goes to Utah motorsports museum

The Ford GT40 prototype racecar that hammered sold at a record $7 million April 12 at the Mecum auction in Houston will be put on permanent display at the Larry H. Miller Total Performance Museum in Tooele, Utah. GT40 chassis No. P-104 will join five other GT40s – one of each variant of the Ferrari-beating […]

By April 22, 2014 Read More →