|Mecum Kicks Off Spring With $25 Million Auction In Houston|
|More than 1,000 Cars Hit the Block during Second Annual Sale at the Reliant Center It was not a quiet weekend for Houston's Reliant Center as Mecum Auctions brought the sounds of revving engines and falling hammers echoing through the venue packed with collector vehicles and car enthusiasts from across the nation. The three-day auction held April 4-6 saw 1,034 cars cross the block and nearly 200 pieces of Road Art and memorabilia. With a sell-through rate of 72 percent, auction sales reached a $25,062,931 total. The cars were the stars filling the Reliant Center to capacity with an incredible 'something for everyone' mix of muscle cars, classics, hot rods and more. Discovery's Velocity Network broadcast the auction action live all three days as a total of 740 cars exchanged hands. Hammering at $220,000 and garnering the top sale was a 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback (Lot S134) with its original drivetrain and interior. The local-to-Texas restoration is a low-mile and extensively documented example of its breed, one of only 499 built and a one-owner vehicle for the past 20 years – all coveted features that helped drive the desirability of this already revered muscle car. Bringing a $185,000 sale and grabbing the second seat on the top 10 sales list was an extremely rare-production Cadillac, a 1931 V-12 Roadster (Lot S159.1) complete with accessory trunk and rumble seat complementing its distinguished vintage flair. The complete top 10 sales for Mecum's second annual Houston auction include (all sales reflect hammer prices): 1. 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback (Lot S134) at $220,000 2. 1931 Cadillac V-12 Roadster (Lot S159.1) at $185,000 3. 1954 Buick Skylark (Lot S130) at $140,000 4. 1959 Chevrolet Corvette Resto Mod (Lot S227) at $135,000 5. 2009 Dodge Challenger (Lot S258) at $130,000 6. 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe (Lot F190) at $125,000 7. 1972 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS (Lot S254) at $125,000 8. 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split Window Coupe (Lot F233) at $122,000 9. 1958 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible (Lot F203) at $107,500 10. 1970 Plymouth Superbird (Lot S251) at $107,000 For access to complete auction results and other member benefits, sign up for the free InfoNet service offered at www.Mecum.com. Not only was Houston a marked success, but Mecum proved once again that two auctions in one weekend isn't too much for the world leader in collector car and Road Art sales. As more than 1,000 cars crossed the block in Houston, nearly 200 tractors simultaneously went under the hammer at the Spring Gone Farmin' Vintage Tractor Auction in Davenport, Iowa, April 5-6 achieving an astonishing 98 percent sell-through rate. Full results for the tractor auction are also available via the Mecum InfoNet. The gavel never rests for long in Mecum hands and in just weeks the next event will be held in Kansas City, Mo., April 25-27 followed by Dana Mecum's 26th Original Spring Classic this May 14-19 in Indianapolis. To consign a vehicle or to pre-register to bid at one of Mecum Auctions' upcoming events, visit www.Mecum.com or call (262) 275-5050. About Mecum Auctions Nobody sells more than Mecum. Nobody. The Mecum Auction Company is the world leader of collector car and Road Art sales, hosting auctions throughout the United States. The company has been specializing in the sale of collector cars for 26 years, now offering more than 15,000 vehicles per year and averaging more than one auction each month. Established by President Dana Mecum in 1988, Mecum Auctions remains a family-run company headquartered in Walworth, Wis. For further information, visit www.mecum.com or call (262) 275-5050. Follow along with Mecum's social media news and join us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram.|
| Houston, We Have An AuctionFormer Astronauts' Collector Cars Crossing the Block April 10-12 at Reliant Center|
Walworth, WI - April 1, 2014 --
Houston, we have an auction. Mecum Auctions will launch its third-annual sale at Houston's Reliant Center this April 10-12 with a 1,000-car offering encompassing coveted collector cars from all genres. Among the outstanding headliners ranging from American and European racers, to Pre-War Classics and Corvettes, Mecum will also offer two collector rides formerly ow....
| Record-Setting Sale For Mecum's Gone Farmin' Vintage Tractor AuctionsThe April 4-5 Event Exceeded $2 million in Sales for the First Time in Four-Year History|
Walworth, WI - April 8, 2014 --
This past weekend's Gone Farmin' Tractor Spring Classic hosted by Mecum Auctions saw more than 200 vintage tractors and 350 signs and farm relics cross the auction block at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds in Davenport, Iowa. The auction house's highest tractor sell-through rate to date was reached with 88 percent hammering sold. Total sales for the auctio....
| Headliners Abound At Mecum's Houston AuctionApril 10-12 Collector Car Auction Set to Feature Several Vintage Greats|
Walworth, WI - February 24, 2014 -- Mecum Auctions will amass a 1,000-car offering encompassing coveted collector cars from all genres at Houston's Reliant Center this April 10-12. With outstanding headliners ranging from American and European racers, to Pre-War Classics and Corvettes, Mecum's third annual event is certain to be more than memorable.
The Houston event will make its way into nearly 80 milli....
| Mecum MidAmerica Motorcycle Auction Set For Houston Debut At Reliant CenterOver 200 Vintage Bikes from Ariel to Zundapp will Cross the Block Sunday, April 13|
Walworth, WI - February 26, 2014 -- Mecum Auctions will present the next MidAmerica Vintage and Antique Motorcycle Auction Sunday, April 13 at the Reliant Center in Houston. The offering of more than 200 vintage and collector bikes will immediately follow the auction house's third-annual Houston classic and collector car auction April 10-12.
Following the record-breaking motorcycle-exclusive au....
| Mecum Marathon – Results From Kissimmee 2014Walworth, WI - January 31, 2014 -- The largest collector car auction in the world lived up to its moniker once again with Mecum's Kissimmee, Fla., event, held Jan. 17-26, offering a grand total of 2,750 cars and more than 3,000 items of Road Art throughout the 10 days of heated bidding and hard-hammering sales. Auction sales reached a hefty $63,435,490 in total with 1,759 of the vehicles exchanging hands for a sell-through rate of 64 percent.|
Despite nationwide weather conundrums resul....