2000 collector cars on offer at Mecum Indianapolis auction. Wow!
Big-Tank Corvettes, NASCAR-powered Boss Mustang and Jim Street’s estate to star at huge Indy sale on May 15-20
Looking to buy a very special Corvette? With an incredible line-up including a 1967 L88, a complete set of N03-optioned ‘Big Tank’ examples from every year of production and Keith Busse’s Indianapolis 500 Pace Car collection, Mecum’s forthcoming event at Indiana State Fairgrounds will be just the place.
In its 31st consecutive year, the Collector Car Auction will take place on May 15-20 and feature 2000 items from 30 private collections across 49 states.
Further highlights come from the Jim Street Estate Collection offered at no reserve, containing vehicles such as The Golden Sahara and Kookie’s Kar alongside more than 300 vintage wooden and motor boats. In excess of two dozen lots will be included from the collections of Reggie Jackson and Adam Vinatieri.
- Richard Teague: American automobile design’s unsung hero
- Ever wanted to buy a car owned by Carol Shelby? Now is your chance!
- Great American classics for sale!
For those seeking investment-grade American muscle cars, a 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback powered by the 820-S NASCAR engine, and an ultra-rare 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle LS6 Convertible, will pass under the hammer.
Surf City Garage’s Tim Miller will offer a total of 20 vehicles, which includes a selection of iconic Pontiac GTO Judges, also at no reserve.
Not only American muscle is set for the sale, however; foreign exotics are represented by a one-owner, 300-mile, 2004 Lamborghini Murcielago and a 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona. A pre-war 1933 Pierce-Arrow Model 836 Sport Coupé completes the stateside haul.
Mecum’s Road Art department will present an array of offerings throughout the five-day event on a dedicated stage. These will include ultra-rare vintage dealership neon signs, decorative and collectible gas pumps, pedal cars, coin-operated kiddie rides plus tin and porcelain signs.
Advance bidder registration is now available for $100, or $200 after May 14. This includes admission for two to each auction day. General admission tickets are available in advance online for $20 per person, per day, and for $30 at the door as well as online on or after May 15. Children under 12 go free!
Doors open at 7.30am each day, with the auction commencing at 10.00am per morning. A live stream of the sale will be presented at Mecum.com.
Mecum’s website is updated daily with the latest consignments. You can see it here.
Classic Cars for Sale
Unique Autocraft "Python" Cobra Pete Gottlieb, Martin De'Ath and Kris Brown founded the company in 1981 in Harlow Essex. The production ran until 1993.The total created was about 99 cars. This superb example was correctly Q registered in 16/10/1986. This Cobra has just had a extensive mechanical and cosmetic restoration. Finished in unmarked Tahiti blue coachwork Detailed with clear indicator
RAM SC Cobra This stunning Cobra by RAM is finished in Silver coachwork and is correctly registered 2001 with only 16449 recorded miles from new It currently retains historic status (Tax exempt) Beautifully detailed with chrome lifter jacks front and rear, Cobra badge set, Chrome bullet mirrors, Smoked sun visors and clear wind deflectors, Classic black three leg drivers side roll bar, Large As
Fabulous Grand Tourer. UK car, Heritage Cert, Electronic Fuel Injection, 5 spd gearbox, alloy flywheel, uprated springs and GAZ dampers. RADTEC aluminium radiator, electronic ignition, SS big bore exhaust, hydraulic power steering, Fosseway Front brakes, recon diff, axle, brakes. New wheel bearings all round, Sealed for life ball joints and UJs, High torque starter, polyurethane suspension bushes
A very attractive example of this increasingly popular model which was originally completed and first registered in January 1991. Finished in royal blue with a dark blue mohair hood and a magnolia leather interior piped dark blue. Complete with good service history with Bentley main dealers and recognised specialists, this car has travelled 38,800 miles from new. Original handbooks and tools compl