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Mecum Kissimmee 2012 – Auction Preview

Mecum Auctions will hold its newly expanded, six-day Kissimmee Auction on January 24-29, 2012 at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida. More than 2,000 collector cars will cross the auction block, in addition to 1,500+ pieces of automotive memorabilia.

“Since the final gavel fell at last year’s event, enthusiasts and collectors have been anxiously awaiting our larger-than-life Kissimmee Auction, which we have expanded once again to encompass six full days,” said President Dana Mecum. “Collectors flock to Florida for Mecum’s fast-paced, customer-centered auctions, and as last year proved and this year promises, Kissimmee will again be the must-attend collector car event in January.”

At an auction that features an untold number of important Corvettes, the headline consignment at the 2012 Mecum Kissimmee Auction is undoubtedly the 1961 Chevrolet Corvette Gulf Oil Race Car, a SCCA B-Production National Championship winner driven by Dr. Dick Thompson. Other notable entries include the 1969 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Convertible, 1957 Chevrolet Corvette Big Brake Fuelie, Miller-powered Miss America VIII boat, 1968 Shelby GT500 Fastback, 1963 Shelby Cobra DragonSnake, among others. These vehicles join a list of an astounding 2,000+ consignments that will be offered at Kissimmee, which has expanded to six days and become the largest classic car auction held in January.

The 2012 Mecum Mecum Kissimmee Auction will take place on January 24-29 at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida with tickets available in advance or at the door for $15. The auction will broadcast with four days of live national TV coverage on Discovery’s Velocity network during the “Mecum Auto Auctions: Muscle Cars & More” show.

For more information, visit or call 262.275.5050.

Mecum Kissimmee Auction 2011 – Preview (Note: Mecum does not provide estimates)

1961 Chevrolet Corvette Gulf Oil Race Car
1961 Chevrolet Corvette Gulf Race Car - Winner of the 1961 SCCA B-Production National Championship with driver Dr. Dick Thompson; raced at the 1961 12 Hours of Sebring; 2011 NCRS American Heritage Award; Bloomington Gold Special Collection.
1969 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Convertible
1969 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Convertible - 4-speed with 20,000 original miles; 2005 Bloomington Gold certification; inducted into the Bloomington Gold Corvette Hall of Fame; 2009 NCRS Top Flight award.
1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible - Fuel Injected 283 CI engine; 3-speed transmission; 1 of 319 Polo White/Silver 1957 Corvettes built.
1957 Chevrolet Corvette Big Brake
1957 Chevrolet Corvette - Fuel injected 283/283 HP engine; 1 of 47 big brake cars; Heavy duty racing suspension; radio and heater delete.
1958 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible
1958 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible - 283/290 HP Fuelie; 2004 NCRS score of 92.5.
Miss America VIII boat
1929 Gar Wood Miss America VIII - Winner of the Harmsworth Trophy in 1929 and 1931; fitted with its original twin, one-off Miller V16 engines, which were specially designed for Miss America VIII by Harry Miller to break the World's Speed Record.
1930 Duesenberg Model J Limousine
1930 Duesenberg Model J Limousine - Coachwork by Willoughby; ACD certified Category 1 Original.
1953 Jaguar XK120
1953 Jaguar XK120 - Numbers matching; riginal Colorado "barn rescue" vehicle which underwent a ground-up restoration; retains all original panels.
1968 Shelby GT500 KR Convertible
1968 Shelby GT500 KR - Matching numbers; 1 of 518 GT500 KR convertibles built; fully documented.
1981 Ferrari 512 BB
1981 Ferrari 512 Berlinetta Boxer - 17,900 miles since new; engine out service in 2009.
1934 Packard Super 8 1104 Tourer
1934 Packard Super 8 1104 Tourer - Interesting history includes log book from 1949 indicates passengers including General Dwight D. Eisenhower, Admiral Chester William Nimitz and many others; Secret Service jump seats.
1972 De Tomaso Pantera
1972 De Tomaso Pantera - Original, unrestored Pre-L Pantera; 18,916 actual miles.
1972 Ferrari 365 GTB-4 Daytona
1972 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona - Barn find with 9,752 miles; remained in a Texas storage facility for over 30 years; original and unrestored.
1968 Shelby GT500 Fastback
1968 Shelby GT500 Fastback - Matching-numbers 428 CI Police Interceptor engine; 3-year restoration completed in 2006.
1967 Sunbeam Tiger Hot Rod
1967 Sunbeam Tiger Hot Rod - 427 Windsor engine and Tremec 6-speed.
1963 Shelby Cobra DragonSnake
1963 Shelby Cobra DragonSnake - CSX2093 is the winningest competition Cobra in history; won 7 NHRA National events with Bruce Larson or Ed Hedrick driving; won the 1966 NHRA World Championship; authenticated and certified by AACA as a correct original car, and has also won that organization’s Senior Award and Race Car Certification badges.

Mecum Kissimmee Auction 2012 – Information

Date: January 24-29, 2012
Location: Osceola Heritage Park, 1875 Silver Spur Lane, Kissimmee, FL 34744
Preview: Gates open Tuesday-Sunday at 7:30 a.m.
Auction: Memorabilia begins at 8 a.m. daily and Vehicles begin at 11 a.m. daily
Live TV Times: Wednesday- Friday 5-9 p.m. Saturday 2-8 p.m.

[Source: Mecum Auctions]