Original Spring Classic Auction Preview – Mecum Auction

Mecum Auction will hold its 2009 Original Spring Classic Auction on May 13-17th in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Mecum’s 22nd annual Original Spring Classic Auction will feature more than 1,250 cars, headlined by the 1965 Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupe, 1964 Cooper Monaco King Cobra, 1938 Indy Blue Crown Special Racecar, 1964 Shelby Cobra 289, 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 and 1966 Ford GT40 MK I Coupe, among many significant collector cars.

Mecum anticipates the 1965 Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupe could garner the highest bid ever paid at public auction for an American automobile, estimated to reach well into the eight figure mark.

“Our Spring Classic Auction has drawn so many spectacular cars and collections that we’ve added an extra day to satisfy the overwhelming demand,” explained Dana Mecum, president of Mecum Auction. “Most notably, the 1965 Shelby Daytona Cobra has garnered incredible attention and will be a historic event when it crosses the auction block. With additional Shelby race cars and our selection of investment-grade Corvettes – among countless other vehicles – we have built on the success of the initial Spring Classic in Indy and are thrilled with the 2009 collection of high-dollar cars we have to offer.”

The Original Spring Classic Auction will be broadcast live on HD Theater over three days starting May 14th at 6:00pm ET, with the Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupe scheduled to cross the block at 8:05pm on Friday, May 15th. “We’re delighted to be back with HD Theater for Season Two in the town where it all began,” said Mecum, adding the show will highlight many of the Spring Classic’s 1,250 cars to be offered for sale.

Mecum’s Original Spring Classic Auction will take place at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis on May 13-17, 2009. Tickets will be available at the door for $10.

For more information, visit www.mecum.com.

Notable 2009 Mecum Original Spring Class Auction Consignments:

<strong>1965 Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupe</strong> – CSX2601, FIA Championship Winner
1965 Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupe – CSX2601, FIA Championship Winner
<strong>1964 Cooper Monaco King Cobra</strong> – Serial # CM 6/64, 1964 L.A. Times GP Winner
1964 Cooper Monaco King Cobra – Serial # CM 6/64, 1964 L.A. Times GP Winner
<strong>1966 Ford GT40 MK I Coupe</strong> – Alan Mann Lightweight AMGT40/2 Ex-Hawkins
1966 Ford GT40 MK I Coupe – Alan Mann Lightweight AMGT40/2 Ex-Hawkins
<strong>1964 Shelby Cobra 289</strong> – CSX2430; Ex-Tom Payne Competition Roadster
1964 Shelby Cobra 289 – CSX2430; Ex-Tom Payne Competition Roadster
<strong>1966 Shelby Cobra 427</strong> – CSX3020; Ex-Tom Payne Competition Roadster
1966 Shelby Cobra 427 – CSX3020; Ex-Tom Payne Competition Roadster
<strong>1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1</strong> – First ZL1 Produced, Fred Gibb-Dick Harrell
1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 – First ZL1 Produced, Fred Gibb-Dick Harrell
<strong>1938 Indy Blue Crown Special Racecar</strong> – Five Time Indy 500 Participant
1938 Indy Blue Crown Special Racecar – Five Time Indy 500 Participant
<strong>1962 Ford Galaxie 427 cubic inch</strong> – Lightweight Phil Bonner Drag Car
1962 Ford Galaxie 427 cubic inch – Lightweight Phil Bonner Drag Car
<strong>1965 Shelby Mustang GT350 R</strong> – The Essex Wire Car
1965 Shelby Mustang GT350 R – The Essex Wire Car
<strong>1952 Allard J2 Roadster</strong> – Raced by Carroll Shelby
1952 Allard J2 Roadster – Raced by Carroll Shelby
<strong>1951 Allard K2 Roadster</strong>
1951 Allard K2 Roadster
<strong>1947 Allard K1 Roadster</strong> – 1993 Mille Miglia Participant
1947 Allard K1 Roadster – 1993 Mille Miglia Participant
<strong>1955 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster</strong> – Duntov Test Mule EX-87
1955 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster – Duntov Test Mule EX-87
<strong>1970 Pontiac GTO Judge Ram Air IV</strong>
1970 Pontiac GTO Judge Ram Air IV
<strong>1966 Ford Mustang Holman Moody 427 SOHC Funny Car</strong>
1966 Ford Mustang Holman Moody 427 SOHC Funny Car

[Source: Mecum Auction]