Mecum To Auction Private Museum Collection Of Eddie Vannoy June 26-30
June 8, 2020 by MecumMecum to Auction Private Museum Collection of Eddie Vannoy June 26-30
Massive Collection of Road Art and Collector Cars in Jefferson, North Carolina
Walworth, Wis. – June 8, 2020 –
An amazing museum collection of classic cars and countless vintage collectibles that took one man more than a quarter century to assemble will now be offered at a live, on-site auction in Jefferson, North Carolina, approximately 2 hours from Charlotte, this June 26-30, hosted by Mecum Auctions, the world's largest collector car auction company. In total, an estimated 80 cars—nearly all offered at no reserve—six motorcycles and 5,000 Road Art items from collector Eddie Vannoy's museum assemblage will cross the auction block.
For more than 30 years, Vannoy strategically hand-selected high-quality cars, Road Art and relics to build this extraordinary collection, and it's taken on a life of its own. The vast selection of pristine collector cars includes a wide variety of American muscle, including two of the classic Aero Warriors, both with 440/375 HP V-8 engines: a 4-speed 1970 Plymouth Superbird (Lot V25) with just 21,838 original miles and a 1969 Dodge Daytona (Lot V24) in a bold red over black with contrasting white wing. Another attractive muscle car pairing from Vannoy's collection is a set of 1970 Buick GSXs: one 4-speed in yellow with a black interior (Lot V4) and the other wearing Apollo White (Lot V5) and boasting factory air conditioning. For fans of America's Sports Car, Vannoy's collection further includes a handful of Corvettes, including a pair of the desirable 1967s. One is a tri-power 427/400 HP V-8-equipped 4-speed with factory air conditioning and dressed in classic Ermine White with a black stinger and black interior (Lot V17), and the other is a highly customized Resto Mod (Lot V26) built by American Speed Shop and featuring a 525 HP LS3 V-8 engine and Tremec 5-speed manual transmission nestled in a specially fabricated tube steel chassis.
The massive selection of memorabilia from Vannoy's museum includes approximately 5,000 items of Road Art that were used strategically throughout the space to recreate eras gone by. From soda pop signs, '50s diner goods and an entire arcade worth of pinball machines and more, to gas pump islands, pedal cars, bicycles and both neon and porcelain signs, the assemblage is an encompassing one that successfully delivers viewers right back into the heart of Midcentury America with its overwhelming nostalgic appeal, and all of it is up for grabs.
The Eddie Vannoy Collection auction is open to registered bidders only. Bidder registration remains open, and those planning to attend and bid in-person are encouraged to preregister in advance to help determine the level of need for PPE and to accurately prepare for proper social distancing as deemed necessary at the time of the event. Those unable to attend and bid in-person are encouraged to register for telephone and internet bidding, which allow for convenient bidding from the comfort of home. Bidder registration is available online in advance for $150, $200 after June 25, and includes admission for two to each auction day. Doors open each day at 8 a.m. with the vehicle auction beginning daily at 10 a.m. To view the list or to register as a bidder for this and all Mecum auctions, visit www.Mecum.com, or call (262) 275-5050 for more information.
The Eddie Vannoy Collection
Jefferson, NC 28640
Preview: Gates open daily at 8 a.m.
Auction: Vehicles and Road Art® will begin at 10 a.m. daily
(All times Eastern)