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Day three of our Barrett-Jackson coverage!
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Lot 623- I know what your thinking? 1985 Dodge Truck?? But look a little deeper, this is a sweet ride!
Lot 624- Every time I see one of these cars it will be on my list! I love these!
Lot 701– Usually I’m not a big fan of chopped trucks, but this Mercury, yes I said Mercury is just way too cool not to mention!
Lot 730– You want a Z28? Forget the 69’s, get a real Z, get a 1970! This is a great example! One owner car!
Lot 775.3– A Superbird Convertible? Huh? Pretty cool even for a clone!
Lot 839– Factory 150 Business Coupe, Fuelie too, it will take an awfully impressive car to top this one on my list this year!
Lot 840.1– Check this thing out! Factory crew cab! Rare!Rare! Rare!
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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!
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!
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.
Fuel injected, barn find? This thing is too cool not to be the Ebay Find Of The Week!
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Below is the article from the ad.
We are selling a 61 project that one of our clients has been putting together for several years. When he bought this 61 it had a 327 in it, the one you can see in the pics. He bought a 283 and a set of 461 heads and had it stamped but never built it. He has a original fuel injection unit and an original intake and an original distributor and the correct exhaust manifold with no boss drilled in it sitting in a box on the side. The unit has a a serial num of 1408 and a part num of 7017320. Look at the pic and see what you think. The body is very dirty but appears unhit. The area around the heater box will need repair, otherwise good shape. The frame has surface rust from sitting in the barn for 20+ years but not structural. The car is sitting on rollers but I found 5 wheels in the barn that appear original. We have a soft top frame and a hard top. There are the two seats in the car and two more on top. It is plain to see the car was not a fuelie from the factory, check the pics. There are several new parts, mostly grill and trim type things. So to recap, two engines, 5 wheels, FI unit, intake, dist, 461 heads, 4 seats, hardtop, soft top frame, many boxes of old and some new parts, generator, starter, bell housing, tranny all appear correct.
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.
For all the pictures from Friday CLICK HERE
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
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BE WARNED, Vette fan’s will need a towel!!
But wait! There is more! Who can forget one of the most famous Vette’s of all time, the 1954 “Entombed” Corvette.
CLICK HERE to read about it.
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