Tag: Mecum

Massive 100+ Car Barn Find Collection in Chicago – Jeremy Cliff @YouTube

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A massive 100+ car barn find collection in Chicago, IL that I photographed for Mecum Auctions. Inside the building was dozens of amazing finds. So many Shelby Mustangs, Z28 Camaros, even a couple Rolls Royce cars were stashed inside and forgotten about. This video shows a good majority of the cars that were present but from what I was told there were additional cars elsewhere that I didn’t get to see.

See Jeremy’s JEREMY CLIFF AUTOMOTIVE PHOTOGRAPHY page for more great shots!

 

Bullitt hammers for $3.4MM at Mecum Kissimmee — A new record! – Tom Stahler @ClassicCars.com

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Everyone said it would set the new record for Mustangs and possibly muscle cars alike. The Steve McQueen Bullitt Mustang GT certainly raised the bar for Mustangs. At the end of the bidding the hammer price of $3.4 Million not only broke records, but wowed the throngs of spectators that crowded the Osceola Heritage Park Hall in Kissimmee, Florida. There’s been a lot of speculation. Now we know.

The pricey 1968 Highland Green GT was walked in like a prizefighter. Known as the the “hero” car used in filming. It was used for closeups and driving scenes, while an identical Mustang was setup as a stunt car. That stunt car was essentially wrecked from an arduous schedule of “gags” on set.

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Related – Bullitt Mustang to be Sold in January 2020 Despite Won’t Sell Pledge

The last of the first Corvettes heads to auction in Monterey – Kurt Ernst @Hemmings

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Of all the ‘Vettes you’ve loved before

It was Harley Earl that sold GM on the need to produce an all-American sports car, and to test the waters, his Special Projects team created the EX-122 concept for display at the 1953 Motorama display in New York City. Less than six months later, the car – now named the Corvette – was in production, hand-built by a team of workers in Flint, Michigan. Just 300 examples were built that year, and this August, chassis E53F001300, the final 1953 Corvette built, heads to auction at Mecum’s Monterey sale.

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Dearborn dune buggy – Ford’s 2001 EX concept Kurt Ernst @Hemmings

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In the early years of the 21st century, concept cars were still an essential component of an automaker’s portfolio. In 2001 alone, Ford debuted such memorable show cars as the retro-themed Forty-Nine, the Urban Explorer, the Explorer Sportsman, and the F150 Lightning Rod. None, however, was more audacious than Ford’s shot across the Jeep Wrangler’s bow, the go-anywhere EX off-roader. On March 16, the drivable-but-not-road-legal 2001 Ford EX Concept crosses the block in Phoenix, Arizona, part of Mecum’s upcoming four-day sale.

Read the rest of Kurt’s article here

This is the 1932 Ford that made hot rods famous is heading for auction with Mecum on January 12, 2019 – Calum Brown @Autoclassics

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The world’s most iconic hot rod – the ’32 Ford Roadster originally owned by Tom McMullen – is heading for auction with Mecum on January 12, 2019

Read the rest of Calum’s article on the history of this wonderful car here

 

Ford built five GT40 roadsters, but only one raced in the 24 Hours of Le Mans – Kurt Ernst @Hemmings

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After disappointing performances in 1964 and 1965, Ford’s GT40 coupes dominated the 24 Hours of Le Mans from 1966-’69. The automaker experimented with GT40 roadsters, too, building five prototypes for endurance racing before abandoning the project. Four of these open-top variants raced at various venues worldwide, but only one, chassis GT/109, ever competed at Le Mans. On January 12, 2019, this 1965 Ford GT roadster will cross the block in Florida, very likely the star attraction at Mecum’s 2019 Kissimmee sale.

Read the rest of Kurt’s article here on Hemmings

An El Camino, Pontiac style – the 1959 “El Catalina” prototype – Kurt Ernst @Hemmings

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Read Kurt Ernst’s article about the Pontiac El Catalina prototype going across the block at Mecum in January 2019  here

HIGHLIGHTS

  • El Catalina prototype produced by Pontiac for testing, show and consideration for a new El Camino style model for 1960 Pontiac regular production
  • POCI National 1st Jr. Gold at Bowling Green, Kentucky July 2007 with a score of 400/400
  • Concours Award at POCI Nationals July 2011 with a score of 400/400
  • AACA National 1st Junior at Santa Rosa, California August 2011
  • AACA National Senior at Oakbrook, Illinois September 2011
  • AACA Grand National 1st at Moline, Illinois June 2013
  • AACA Grand National Senior at Lebanon, Tennessee June 2014
  • Concours of the Americas Otto Rosenbusch Memorial Award-Spirit of the Automobilist July 2014
  • 389/300 HP V-8 engine
  • 4-speed Super Hydra-Matic automatic transmission
  • Power steering, brakes and seat
  • Air conditioning
  • Sportable AM radio
  • Tissue dispenser

The car was restored in 2011 and has a really interesting history, the Mecum listing is here

Benny Parsons’ 1973 NASCAR Winston Cup championship car crosses the block in Florida – Kurt Ernst @Hemmings

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It was consistency, not race wins, that carried Benny Parsons to the 1973 NASCAR Winston Cup Championship. The story of the season’s last race, where Parsons wrapped up his sole NASCAR Cup title, is the stuff of legend, and on January 12, 2019, the 1973 Chevrolet Chevelle Laguna that propelled him to victory will cross the auction stage as part of Mecum’s Kissimmee sale.

Read the rest of Kurt’s article her at Hemmings