Historic and modern Bugattis to lead Mecum Las Vegas II
The second Mecum Las Vegas Sale is filled by collection entries, but it's two Bugattis that will steal the show
Mecum returns to the Las Vegas Convention Centre in November for its second annual Las Vegas sale, and its set to attract almost 1000 vehicles, from muscle cars to classics, and restomods to a record holding supercar.
There is a huge number of cars from The Academy of Art University, which is selling off a substantial part of its collection ahead of the creation of the San Francisco Automobile Museum in 2019.
All 50 of its vehicles are pre-war luxury offerings, and include two Talbot-Lagos - a 1938 T120 Roadster and a 1939 T150-C Coupe - several Packards, a 1930 Duesenberg Model J Dual Cowl Phaeton, a 1930 Bugatti Type 46 Faux Cabriolet, a 1935 Pierce-Arrow Model 1245 Silver Arrow (Lot S93.1) and several British luxury tourers.
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Joining the Bugatti Type 46 is its supercar descendant, the 2012 Veyron Grand Sport 16.4, which appeared at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. This targa top version of the Veyron is capable of 229mph with the roof down, and is one of only 150 made. Prices started at €1.4 million when the car was new.
The Ardell Brown Estate is another bringing a large number of cars to the auction, with over 130 lots being filled, all at no reserve. Highlights include a lilac 1930 Cord L-29 Cabriolet, which has been restored by a specialist, a 1968 Shelby GT500KR convertible, one of just 518 made one of an even fewer 43 with a Special Yellow exterior, and a 1955 Cadillac Eldorado convertible.
‘Our first-ever collector-car auction in Las Vegas last year established an extremely high standard for quality consignments and strong sales,’ said Sam Murtaugh, Mecum’s vice president of marketing and presentation.
‘Frank Mecum and the consignment team have consigned remarkable collections for this year’s auction including the Academy of Art University Collection and the Ardell Brown Estate, plus other smaller collections and individual consignments from more than 30 states that are sure to result in eager bidding and further strengthen Mecum’s brand presence in Las Vegas and the Southwest.’
The auction will be open to buyers, sellers and spectators, and registration and price details can be found on Mecum’s website. The auction begins at 10am on November 15, and ends two days later. For those wishing to see the cars without making their way to Las Vegas, they can watch the auction on NBS Sports Network or on Mecum’s own livestream.
Classic Cars for Sale
Only 1450 were produced, approximately 75-90 cars exist today. So it is rare to find one of these. It has a 390 Motor, Jetaway Transmission and Rochester Carb. Here is some of the restoration that was performed: 1. Paint - stripped to bare metal and painted Alpine White. 2. Transmission rebuilt by and carb resealed. 3. Brake system replaced and alignment performed. 4. Chrome, stainless,
This MGA is restored to a level that is rare this days Modified to meet with road standard of today More than 200 pictures from the restoration Complete and numbered invoices from the restoration The car is absolutely stunning and must be seen. https://web.min-sky.no/a/T7bOB2rwREC2-30yhej5iQ#se
Daily driver, very good unrestored original condition, clean title, California current licensed. Drive or trailer away. This is the first postwar all-new styling change for Chrysler, being Chrysler's 25th Anniversary model. No major rust anywhere. The paint is the original enamel Pearl Tan, and the interior is the original, intact, great condition Highlander Trim. The strong running "Spitfire" 323
This amazing Australian complied and delivered Mercedes-Benz W180/220 salon. This was sold new by York Motors Sydney (were the Factory authorized Mercedes-Benz dealer). Enameled in black with Red leather interior. Traveled only 6513 miles with D/L Number 12859783 and the car comes with the original service books. with a 4-speed manual. This car is absolutely stunning and really must be seen. It