1963 Shelby Cobra DragonSnake Mecum Auctions will hold its expanded, five-day Kissimmee Auction 2011 on January 26-30 at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida.

“The Kissimmee Auction is Mecum’s fastest growing event as witnessed by the huge success of last year’s event, which boasted a very high sell-through rate, more than 4,000 registered bidders and total sales over $25 million,” said President Dana Mecum. “We already see the momentum building for an even more impressive turn out at this year’s event, and it’s all taking place east of the Mississippi – it’s where the cars are.”

Highlights of the Mecum Kissimmee Auction 2011 include a pair of drag racers, the 1963 Shelby Cobra DragonSnake and the Sox & Martin 1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda Pro Stock, a 1983 March 83C Indy Car driven by Bobby Rahal and a 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4, among others. These vehicles join a list of 1,750 that will cross the block at Kissimmee, which has expanded to five days and become the industry’s largest classic car auction held in January.

Also featured at Mecum Kissimmee Auction 2011 are a variety of first and second generation Corvettes, a 1953 Corvette Roadster, a ’68 L88 Convertible and a ’69 L89 427/435 HP Coupe – many of which are offered at no reserve.

“Our annual Kissimmee event started as an all Corvette sale 11 years ago and remains a natural location for collectors to buy and sell Corvettes,” said President Dana Mecum.

Mecum’s Kissimmee Auction takes place on January 26-30, 2011 at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida with tickets available at the door for $15. The auction will broadcast with four days of live national TV coverage on “Mecum Auto Auction: Muscle Cars & More” on Discovery Communications’ HD Theater.

For more information, visit www.Mecum.com or call 815.568.8888.

Mecum Kissimmee Auction 2011 – Preview

1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda Pro Stock
1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda Pro Stock - Sox & Martin Hemi Cud was piloted by Ronnie Sox to 14 wins in the 1971 NHRA season; restored to its 1971 race configuration; finished in the red, white and blue Sox & Martin livery.
1957 Ford Thunderbird DF Phase 1
1957 Ford Thunderbird DF Phase 1 - Last of 15 cars specially built to participate at the 1957 Daytona Speedweek for flying mile; comes with documentation that includes the original build sheet and paperwork.
1964 Mercury A-FX Comet
1964 Mercury A/FX Comet - 'Countdown 3' is one of the 21 Detroit Steel Tubing-built factory A/FX lightweight 427 Comets. Driven by Jess Woodman and sponsored by Laughlin Miles Lincoln Mercury of Alton, Illinois, it comes with the original data tag with company DSO and manufacturing date of 12/31/63 and is accompanied with extensive documentation from Lincoln Mercury Racing Division about the Comet Race Program.
1968 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Convertible
1968 Chevrolet Corvette L88 Convertible - One of just 80 built in 1968; features L88 427 CI with M22 4-speed, heavy-duty power disc brakes and positraction differential.
1969 Chevrolet Corvette L89 Coupe
1969 Chevrolet Corvette L89 Coupe - Restored by Proteam Corvette in 1990, this L89 Corvette coupe retains its original all-numbers-matching drivetrain, including the M21 close-ratio manual and 4.11 Positraction differential.
1969 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435 Coupe
1969 Chevrolet Corvette 427/435 Coupe - Numbers-matching; 43,105 actual mileage with all mileage statements; original tank sticker and Protecto-O-Plate.
1941 Cadillac Convertible
1941 Cadillac Convertible - Restored Black-on-Saddle example; powered by the mono-block V-8 mated to 3-speed manual.
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.
1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4
1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 - Finished in Rosso Corsa with a Cappuccino leather interior; well preserved both mechanically and cosmetically; includes factory tool kit.
1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible
1957 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible - Freshly restored; Alpine White with a two-tone Red and White interior; one of only 1,800 produced.
1983 March Type 83C Indy Car
1983 March Type 83C Indy Car - Bobby Rahal drove this March 83C for Jim Trueman’s Truesports team under the sponsorship of Red Roof Inns and Cribari Wines. After crashing in the first race at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Rahal took the car to a solid season record, qualifying 6th at the Indianapolis 500, winning at Riverside and finishing 5th in points; restored by Race Car Restorations; equipped with a freshly-rebuilt turbocharged 2.65 liter Cosworth DFX V-8 engine.

[Source: Mecum]