Mecum Kissimmee 2017 Auction Coverage: Saturday 1-14

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It’s time! Saturday is here! The big money cars are ready to roll across the block! We hope you’ve enjoyed our week long look at Mecum! Be sure and stay tuned to the site, Barrett-Jackson coverage is about to get fired up next week!

 

 

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Picking cars for Saturday is always hard, I usually start with a list of like 20 and then just narrow them down. Too many to choose from!

Be sure and check them all out at the link below!

https://www.mecum.com/auctions/kissimmee-2017/lots/01/14/

 

 

Lot S73 features my favorite look of all the C1 Corvette’s, a big brake fuelie! Black is just an added bonus!

 

Lot S95 features what I have always thought as one of the most collectible Mustang’s of the modern era, the first recreation of the GT350. This is a prototype car owned by the man Mr. Shelby himself!

Lot S121 gives us another Mustang. Although they may not have been the most popular body style in the Boss line up, performance wise, having owned both a 70 and a 71, I think these cars run much better than the 1969 and 1970 302 versions.

 

If you’ve been following our coverage all week, you are probably wondering by now why I haven’t mentioned any of the dozens of awesome factory race cars going across the blocks this week, well the reason is simple, there are so many they got their own article! If you missed it, click the link below to read it!

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With that being said, there was one factory drag car so awesome, it had to be mentioned in here. Lot S126, a factory Hemi Dart. The even cooler thing about this car, as if it could get any cooler, it was bought in the next town over, Sylva, NC from where I live! I’m currently researching to see if anyone remembers the car as it appears to have spent most its life in the area!

 

Everyone knows I love four doors, Lot S132 is a great example of a rare factory four door! Check it out!

If you’ve looked at anything Mecum Kissimmee, you’ve saw Lot 146.1, this rare black & blue Corvette has to catch your eye! I also imagine it is going to catch a ton of money for the seller!

Lot S151 to me is THE look that defines the C3 Corvette. Bought new at Yenko Chevrolet, Baldwin Motion style hood, big block, etc, etc, it has it all!

Often times when you see a “tanker” Vette, its a Bloomington Gold restored trailer queen, nothing wrong with that at all, but it sure is nice to see one that was used for what it was built for! To race!! Check out Lot S235.

Mecum Kissimmee 2017 Auction Coverage: Tuesday 1-10

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Tuesday! The big money cars are getting close on the horizon! But still should be some bargains to be had today!

 

All of Tuesday’s lots at the link below.

https://www.mecum.com/auctions/kissimmee-2017/lots/01/10/

 

 

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I’m assuming Lot G165.1 is a a real Boss and not a tribute car, assuming it is, I really like this. You’ve got the Boss name, but not a super original car, so you could take it out and enjoy it!

 

It’s always interesting to see old tow vehicles sitting around in the back of lots, you hardly ever see them still in great condition or restored. Lot G33 & Lot G22 are two very nice examples of a roll back and wrecker. These trucks both still have a lot of great use left to the individual private collector, but it will be interesting to see if they are viewed as work horses, or collectibles.

 

 

While on the subject of trucks, lets look at Lot G105. These trucks never really took off, but I was always a big fan!

 

It’s hard to beat the classic look of a 56-57 Corvette. Lot G181 delivers just that. My dad had a 56 in the same color, so this one caught my eye right away.

 

 

 

 

 

Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale 2015: Thursday Cars To Watch

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Lot 616: 1996 Ford Mustang Shinoda Boss

What makes this one cool: I’ve always been a big fan of the SN95 Shinoda cars, although they’ve never really brought big money. Curious to see what this one does, it might set an upward trend for the cars.

 

Lot 626: 1949 Plymouth Suburban

What makes this one cool: I saw one of these a few years ago at a show for sale and fell in love with it. It was still in its original glory, not built like this one. I thought then, what a cool car that would make. I guess someone else had the same idea!

Lot 756: 1972 Chevrolet Corvette LT1

What makes this one cool: This is one of several 1972 LT1’s going across the blocks on Thursday. The LT1 in my opinion may be or is the best performing Corvette ever built pre-modern era. Especially in small block form. What makes this one cool is its a factory air car and a rare color. In fact my dad had an identical car a few years back, same color and all.

Lot 770.2 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

What makes this one cool: These cars are all the fuss in the media and very hard to get right now. I’d imagine someone will pay a premium price to put this one in their garage.

Lot 791: 2007 Shelby GT Coupe

What makes this one cool: Aside from this being an EPA test car, these Shelby GT’s are probably the most well balanced car ever built on the S197 chassis and are actually closer to the Shelby heritage than the more popular GT 500’s.

 

All photos credit Barrett-Jackson

Russo and Steele Scottsdale Auction 2013 Results

Another auction we discussed last month that was going on at the same time as Barrett-Jackson was the Russo and Steele Scottsdale Auction. Here is a look at the results from that auction!

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Top Five Sellers

1.  1958 Mercedes Benz 300 SL Roadster- $727,100

2. 1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Coupe- $605,000

3. 1969 Chevrolet Douglass Yenko Camaro Coupe- $253,000

4. 1940 Packard Darrin Convertible Custom- $242,000

5. 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429- $233,750

The Mecum Experience: Kissimmee 2013

Every year on Speed you here the announcers talk about how you’ve got to go to Barrett-Jackson if you are a car guy, you’ve got to go, you’ve got to go. Well for most of us east coast guys driving across the country isn’t really an option. But what we can do is make the trip south to Kissimmee, Florida to the Mecum Auction. A place by the way that had more cars this year than Barrett-Jackson. So I agree with the commentators on the Barrett-Jackson, you’ve got to go, but as the  Mecum has take says, you’ve got to go #WhereTheCarsAre #MecumKissimmee!

When you first drive up at Mecum you are in too much awe to worry about the cost of admission. With $8 dollars to park and $20 dollars a head to get in its kind of pricey but I wouldn’t have cared if they had said $100 dollars I would have still gladly paid it to walk through those gates.

We were kind of a late arrival on Thursday night so we jumped on the shuttle and headed straight to the main building where the auction is held.

Greeted at the door by a rare ZR2 Corvette along with an L88 Corvette I figured we must be in the right place!

The auction itself is truly a spectacle, the lights, the setting, it just makes you want to spend money!

Watching auctions are nice, but if you’ve been to as many as I have, and just spent 30 hours of your life watching Barrett-Jackson on TV, they get old quick. So with darkness setting in quickly I decided we had better hit the cars if we were going to take much of it in tonight.

Our first stop was the main tent right outside the door, when I walked in I got dizzy for a moment trying to look at all the rare cars. Here are a few shots.

From there we headed for the memorabilia tent.

Once out of that tent we were left with a choice, try and start walking through all the other tents full of cars or head to the “Catalog Cars” and see the best of the best. I chose the greedy route and we headed for the best! Walking into this building will literally take your breath away.

This is where our day one journey ended, I could have stayed there all night, but we had been on the road since 4 am so we figured a little shut eye was in order.

For all of the pictures from Thursday at Mecum CLICK HERE

We went back around 2 pm to Mecum on Friday, I wanted to be sure I had plenty of time to see everything. I was a little bummed right off that bat that you couldn’t access the cars that were already sold unless you had bought one of them. I completely understand why I just wish I could have looked from the other side of the fence!

So we started our walk in zig-zaging through the tents, trying not to miss anything! By the time we left I felt sure I had saw 75% of it, there is just so much to take in at Mecum, you really need to be there earlier in the week before the auction really starts to see everything when its in line and in place.

Here are a few of my favorite shots from the day.

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Here is a look at the Top Ten Sellers for 2013

1. 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster- $735,000

2. 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429- $417,000

3. 1966 Ford Mustang SCCA Group 2 A/Sedan- $400,000

4. 1970 Plmouth Hemi ‘Cuda- $320,000

5. 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Z06- $310,000

6. 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split Window- $275,000

7. 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible- $250,000

8. 1962 Chevrolet Corvette Big Brake Tanker- $242,000

9. 2005 Ford GT- $220,000

10. 1955 Ford Convertible Resto Mod- $210,000