Mecum Chicago 2016 Collector Car Auction Set For Oct. 6-8

13 09 2016

1,000 Vehicles Slated to be Auctioned at
Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center

WALWORTH, WI – September 13, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –  In 1988, Mecum Auctions held its first-ever auction at the Rockford Airport, and the company’s presence in Chicagoland has since grown. Today, Mecum Auctions stands as the host of the area’s only annual collector-car auction. Mecum Chicago 2016 will return to the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center on Oct. 6-8 featuring an estimated 1,000 collector cars headlined by American muscle cars, classics, Corvettes, hot rods, Resto Mods and more.

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1957 Ford Thunderbird (Lot S124)
Dual Quad 312/270 HP, CTCI Concours Gold

Signature cars at this year’s event include an award-winning 1957 Ford Thunderbird E-Code (Lot S124), a 1969 Chevrolet COPO Chevelle (Lot S125), one of only 323 produced in 1969, a 1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T (Lot S96) with a pistol-grip 4-speed and a Chicago sports fan’s dream in the form of a 1988 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet (Lot S101) finished in Chicago Bulls red and black that was previously owned by Scottie Pippen.

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1969 Chevrolet COPO Chevelle (Lot S125)
L72 427/425 HP, 4-Speed

The auction is open to sellers, buyers, and spectators. Anyone interested in consigning a vehicle to be auctioned at Mecum Chicago 2016 should visit Mecum.com or call (262) 275-5050 for complete details about the consignment process and pricing. Mecum Auction’s website is updated daily with the latest consignments including detailed descriptions and photographs of the vehicles.

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1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T (Lot S96)
Same Owner Since 1983, Broadcast Sheet

Bidder registration is $100 in advance and $200 at the auction and includes admission for the bidder plus one guest during the three auction days. To view the list of consigned vehicles or to register as a bidder for this and all Mecum auctions, visit www.mecum.com or call (262) 275-5050. General admission tickets are available at the gate for $30 per person per day or $60 for a three-day pass; children 12 and younger receive complimentary admission.

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1988 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet (Lot S101)
Previously Owned by Former Chicago Bulls Forward, Scottie Pippen

Doors open each day at 8 a.m. with the auction beginning with Road Art at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6 and at 8:30 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 7-8. The cars will begin crossing the auction block at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6 and at 10 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 7-8. NBC Sports Network will broadcast a select schedule of auction coverage, and a live stream of the entire auction will be presented at Mecum.com.

About Mecum Auctions

Nobody sells more than Mecum. Nobody. The Mecum Auction Company is the world leader of collector car, vintage and antique motorcycle, and Road Art sales, hosting auctions throughout the United States. The company has been specializing in the sale of collector cars for 29 years, now offering more than 20,000 lots per year and averaging more than one auction each month. Established by President Dana Mecum in 1988, Mecum Auctions remains a family-run company headquartered in Walworth, Wis. For further information, visit Mecum.com or call (262) 275-5050.

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Schedule:

Mecum Chicago 2016

  • Schaumburg Convention Center, 1551 Thoreau Drive North, Schaumburg, IL 60173
  • Oct. 6-8, 2016
  • Admission: $30 per person
  • Preview: Gates open daily at 8 a.m.
  • Auction: Vehicles start at 1 p.m. on Thursday and 10 a.m. Friday and Saturday with Road Art beginning 30 minutes prior
  • TV Schedule (NBCSN): To be announced
    (All Times Central)

Source: Mecum Auction, Inc.

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