Big-Tank Corvettes, Jim Street’s Estate and more among Auction’s 30 Private Collections
WALWORTH, WI – May 2, 2018 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Staged at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis since 2006, Dana Mecum’s Original Spring Classic was Mecum Auction’s first-ever collector-car auction in 1988 at the Rockford (Illinois) Airport and is today among the world’s largest such events. Now in its 31st consecutive year, the Spring Classic auction will take place May 15-20 featuring an estimated 2,000 consignments from 49 states highlighted by nearly 30 private collections—many among the highest caliber of their kind.
The massive lineup includes a plethora of Corvettes, among which are a 1967 L88, a complete set of N03-optioned “Big Tank” examples from every year of production and Keith Busse’s complete set of Corvette Indianapolis 500 Pace Car editions. No-reserve offerings from the Jim Street Estate Collection will serve as another auction highlight encompassing iconic vehicles such as The Golden Sahara (Lot S113) and Kookie’s Kar (Lot S114), as well as vintage wooden boats like the “Maltese Falcon” (Lot S168), and more than 300 vintage and collectible boat motors. More than two dozen other private collections from well-known collectors and sports icons such as Reggie Jackson and Adam Vinatieri will also be offered.
Canada’s Rob Blair will bring a wide selection of investment-grade American muscle complete with a 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback (Lot S123) with the 820-S NASCAR engine and the ultra-rare 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle LS6 Convertible (Lot S124), and Surf City Garage’s Tim Miller will offer 20 vehicles—including a selection of his gorgeous GTO Judges and more—all at no reserve. Foreign exotics will cross the auction block as well, represented by vehicles like a one-owner 300-mile 2004 Lamborghini Murcielago (Lot S104.1) and a 1973 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona (Lot S130); and even prewar classics, such as a 1933 Pierce-Arrow Model 836 Sport Coupe (Lot S108.1), will be available among the 2,000-vehicle selection.
Mecum’s Road Art department will additionally present an array of offerings both before the vehicles each day as well as throughout the week on its own dedicated stage. Offerings will include ultra-rare vintage dealership neon signs, decorative and collectible gas pumps, pedal cars, coin-operated kiddie rides, tin and porcelain signs, and more.
The auction is open to buyers, sellers and spectators. Bidder registration is available online in advance for $100, $200 on or after May 15, and includes admission for two to each auction day. General admission tickets are available in advance online for $20 per person, per day, and for $30 at the door and online on or after May 15. Children 12 and younger receive complimentary admission. Doors open each day at 7:30 a.m. with the vehicle auction beginning daily at 10 a.m. and Road Art® beginning prior to vehicles. NBC Sports Network will broadcast the auction for a total of 24.5 hours including 14.5 hours of live auction coverage of the event; a live stream of the entire auction will be presented at Mecum.com.
Mecum’s website is updated daily with the latest consignments including detailed descriptions and photographs of the vehicles. To view the list, to consign a vehicle or to register as a bidder for this and all Mecum auctions, visit www.mecum.com, or call (262) 275-5050 for more information.
Dana Mecum’s 31st Original Spring Classic
Date: May 15-20, 2018
Location: Indiana State Fairgrounds, 1202 E 38th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46205
Admission: $20 in advance online, and $30 at the door and online after May 15—per person, per day; children 12 and younger receive complimentary admission
Preview: Gates open daily at 7:30 a.m.
Auction: Vehicles begin at 10 a.m. daily
Road Art Auctions: Begin at 9 a.m. daily
TV Schedule: (NBC Sports Network) from noon to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16 (Live); noon to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 17 (Live); noon to 3 p.m. on Friday, May 18 (Live); noon to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 19 (Live); and 4 to 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. to 3:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 20.
(All times Eastern)
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 30 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, Wisconsin. For further information, visit Mecum.com or call (262) 275-5050. Follow along with Mecum’s social media news and join us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and Instagram.
Source: Mecum Auction, Inc.