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Mecum Kissimmee 2013 – Auction Preview

The Mecum Auctions Kissimmee 2013 sale will be staged January 18-27 at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida. The expanded, ten-day Kissimmee auction will see more than 3,000 vehicles and 1,200 items of automotive memorabilia cross the stage in Florida.

Last year’s Mecum auction at Kissimmee proved a resounding success, with in excess of 1,500 vehicles selling for a grand total of over $58 million in sales with a 73% sell-through rate.

The 2013 event is set to be no less impressive, with thousands of cars, motorcycles, and pieces of automobilia available in this highly anticipated event on the collector car calendar. This year’s auction, likely to be the largest single offering of collector cars in the world, will likely set the pace for another year of exciting sales, as more and more interesting cars resurface to go to new homes.

The Mecum Kissimmee 2013 auction features a broad group of hundreds of Corvettes and more than 30 Shelby Mustangs – including the 1966 Shelby Mustang Group II Trans Am Racer from the Florida collector Rick Davis. Also taking bids will be an impressive selection of Corvettes and unrestored muscle cars offered from the John Justo Collection, in addition to many important selections from the Collins Collection such as the 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster.

Other notable consignments at the Mecum Kissimmee sale include an all-original 1970 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda; 1968 Ford Mustang Lightweight; 1962 Chevrolet Corvette Big Brake Tanker; 1971 Chevrolet Corvette ZR2 Convertible; 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Z06; 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 and a factory lightweight 1963 Pontiac Tempest Lemans; among many others.

Mecum will also introduce Road Art Monday into the 2013 lineup, with Monday, January 21st dedicated to the auctioning of automotive road art and memorabilia. Each of the other nine days will still begin with 20 to 30 of these auction starters and two investment-grade pieces per hour after that; Monday is an added bonus. Road Art Monday will feature over 500 pieces bringing the auction total to over 1,200 pieces of memorabilia to choose from over the course of the 10-day event.

The Mecum Kissimmee Auction will be held January 18-27, 2013 at Osceola Heritage Park, located at 1875 Silver Spur Lane in Kissimmee, Florida. Tickets are available in advance or at the door for $20. Gates open daily at 8:00am and the auction starts at 10:00am. A total of 32 hours of the auction will be broadcast live on Discovery’s Velocity network. For more information, call (262) 275-5050 or visit

Mecum Kissimmee 2013 – Auction Preview

1971 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 6.3 Liter
Lot K208 1971 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL – Estimate Unavailable. 6.3 liter engine with air suspension; extensive maintenance and restoration receipts; featured in Feb. ’09 Automobile Magazine.
1956 BMW Isetta Coupe
Lot W237 1956 BMW Isetta Coupe – Estimate Unavailable. Bubble window Isetta; Concours quality frame-off restoration.
1963 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
Lot F242 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Split Window Coupe – Estimate $200,000 – $250,000. All original car, unrestored with 5,500 miles; 1997 Bloomington Gold Hall of Fame; NCRS Top Flight Award; original invoice, window sticker, title copy.
1962 Chevrolet Corvette Big Brake Fuelie Tanker
Lot F245 1962 Chevrolet Corvette – Estimate $275,000 – $325,000. Big Brake Fuelie Tanker; 1996 and 2001 Bloomington Gold Special Collections; Bloomington 24k Gold Certified; NCRS Duntov and Top Flight awards.
1957 Chevrolet Corvette Race Car
Lot F246 1957 Chevrolet Corvette – $150,000 – $200,000. RPO 684 car; Bloomington Gold Special Collection; NCRS Special Interest Award; campaigned by Dave King through the 1960; setup for historic racing.
1956 Cadillac Coupe Deville Pro Street
Lot F256 1956 Cadillac Coupe Deville Pro Street – Estimate $60,000 – $80,000. 2011 SEMA show vehicle; 468 big block Chevy with 8-71 supercharger produces 850hp.
1949 Mercury Woody Station Wagon
Lot S112 1949 Mercury Woody Station Wagon – Estimate $95,000 – $135,000. Restored low mileage car; Show-prepped Merc flathead V8; Rick Davis Collection.
1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429
Lot S116 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 – Estimate $425,000 – $500,000. KK #1391; early production NASCAR S-Code engine; All original, unrestored with 8,064 miles; Shelby Originality award; John Justo Collection.
1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427-435 Convertible
Lot S117 1967 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435 Convertible – Estimate $300,000 – $350,000. All original, unrestored with 8,000 miles; documented with the tank sticker, Protect-O-Plate and original title; Bloomington Gold Benchmark; NCRS Top Flight; Al Greening CCAS certified; John Justo Collection.
1962 Corvette Big Brake Fuelie Tanker
Lot S120 1962 Chevrolet Corvette – Estimate $250,000 – $300,000. Big Brake Fuelie Tanker; documented restoration and racing history; John Justo Collection.
1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda
Lot S123 1970 Plymouth Hemi ‘Cuda – Estimate $300,000 – $350,000. Original, unrestored with 12,000 miles; Bloomington Gold ZZenith Originality award; John Justo Collection.
1968 Ford Mustang Lightweight
Lot S124 1968 Ford Mustang Lightweight – Estimate $275,000 – $325,000. Restored Mustang Lightweight; 1 of 50 Lightweight Mustangs and 1 of 11 Tasca cars; John Justo Collection.
1963 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
Lot S128 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 – Estimate Available Upon Request. 1 of 199 Z06 Corvettes produced in 1963; 2010 Bloomington Gold Certified and Survivor; 2002 NCRS Top Flight award; matching numbers 327/360 HP Fuelie engine; one owner for first 43 years, receipts date back to 1963; Rick Davis Collection.
1966 Ford Mustang Trans Am
Lot S132 1966 Ford Mustang – Estimate Available Upon Request. 12th of 16 Shelby Group II Racers built in 1966; first at Pan American Trans-Am and Continental Divide SCCA National; Shelby American 289 racing engine; Rick Davis Collection. (See Full Profile)
1957 Jaguar XK140 Roadster
Lot S136 1957 Jaguar XK140 Roadster – Estimate $95,000 – $135,000. Ordered new with the optional C-Type cylinder head; restored and comes complete with a near-perfect top and a Heritage Certificate; Rick Davis Collection.
1963 Pontiac Tempest Lemans
Lot S137 1963 Pontiac Tempest Lemans – Estimate $475,000 – $550,000. One of six factory lightweight 421 SD coupes; known as the “World’s Fastest Tempest” after 11.93 ET at 123.95 MPH pass; restored by Scott Tiemann’s Super Car Specialties.
1967 Austin-Healey 3000 MKIII Convertible
Lot S153 1967 Austin-Healey 3000 MKIII Convertible – Estimate $125,000 – $160,000. One owner with 18,053 miles; completely restored. (See Full Profile)
1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster
Lot S155 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Roadster – Estimate $700,000 – $850,000. CSX3301 was the first car in the third production group of 427 Cobras; delivered new to Paris, France; arrived in the US in New Jersey August 1977.
1971 Chevrolet Corvette ZR2 Convertible
Lot S164 1971 Chevrolet Corvette ZR2 Convertible – Estimate $525,000 – $625,000. ZR2 Special Purpose LS6 Engine Package; 1 of 12 produced in both Coupe and Convertible and 1 of 2 known ZR2 Convertibles; last known LS6 and ZR2 car built by Chevrolet.

[Source: Mecum]