From the Joe McMurrey Collection
WALWORTH, WI – April 1, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Just an hour away from the birthplace of Carroll Shelby—arguably one of greatest names in automotive history—resides a dedicated enthusiast and admirer of the American icon. Noted collector Joe McMurrey of Longview, Texas, has an appetite for great cars, especially those with ties to Shelby and his legacy. His private collection boasts a healthy-sized lineup of automobiles that hit all the high notes: rarity, drivability, documentation and collectability. McMurrey has spent a long time and put in considerable effort to bring together history-rich vehicles that drive like new.
McMurrey has been collecting vehicles as long has he can remember, and his collection is focused. It’s primarily Fords and derivatives, as well as some General Motors and Mopar. The constant is quality with an undertone of Shelby influence—a majority of the vehicles relate back to the man who shook the American automotive scene with his revolutionary designs and innovations. This impressive assemblage even caught the attention of Carroll Shelby himself, who personally visited the McMurrey Collection in October 2011.
McMurrey says he’s thoroughly relished his time spent building this group of vehicles and has enjoyed each and every one of them. He’s excited to pass on a little piece of the Shelby legacy to the next caretakers of these cars and is ready to take that leap. On behalf of the Joe McMurrey Collection, Mecum will proudly offer 17 prized and desirable vehicles this May 2016 at Dana Mecum’s 29th Original Spring Classic auction.
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