Last year was the debut of the Mecum Austin auction. It rolled over 600 cars in two days, which was nothing new for the brand. The Mecum Auction Company hosts events throughout the country and is the world’s leader of collector cars, motorcycles, and Road Art sales. Here is a look at this year’s most popular offerings and tips to learn how to enjoy the auction experience.
1969 Chevrolet Camaro
A 1969 Chevy Camaro will be auctioned from the Dawn and Tony Lehoski Collection. The car is documented with a Protect-O-Plate and has a “Daytona” yellow exterior. Under the hood is a Big Block V8 engine that provides 375 horsepower. In addition, it includes power steering, front disc brakes, rally wheels, and a custom Z87 interior.
1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda
This unrestored Plymouth is sure to bring bidders out in fury. It contains its original black interior and Jamaica Blue exterior. This vehicle was garage-kept for 43 years, so it is in top condition. The original 426 cubic-inch Hemi engine produces 425 horsepower and was repaired in 1986. Other key features include power brakes, a TorqueLite automatic transmission, and an A32 performance rear axle. The newest additions include tires purchased in 2006, factory shocks and a braking system, and touch-up paint in the engine compartment.
Tips for Buying a Car at the Mecum Auction
Public auctions are exciting, but they can also be overwhelming. Mecum auctions offer a variety of vehicles, but key classics sell for high amounts of money. If interested in making a purchase, a person should arrive early and stay late. The deals are usually at the beginning and end of the day. Arriving early allows a person to inspect the cars as well. It is vital to research the offerings before the big day. Mecum catalogs all vehicles, which makes it easy to find the perfect car.
Mecum auctions are great places to find unique vehicles and automotive memorabilia. Arriving prepared helps a person enjoy the event without feeling pressured. The headliner cars always attract a large audience and bring the most money. However, a person does not have to spend a fortune to walk away with a new toy. The Austin auction begins December 11, 2015 and ends December 12, 2015. Visit the Austin Convention Center or watch the fun live on NBCSN both days from noon to 5:30 p.m.
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