1,000 Muscle Cars, Classics and Collector-Grade Rides to Hit Harrisburg Auction Block
WALWORTH, WI – July 17, 2018 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Mecum Auctions, the world’s largest collector-car auction company, will return to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Aug. 2-4 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex with an estimated 1,000 classic and collector cars expected to cross the auction block. This is the fifth year that Mecum Auctions has staged a collector-car auction in Harrisburg, with last year’s event generating $21 million in sales after drawing bidders from 41 states.
Among the featured lots consigned for Mecum Harrisburg 2018 are a 2017 Dodge Viper ACR Dealer Edition (Lot S93), a pair of 4-speed ’63 Ford Galaxie 500s (Lots F63 and F64) to be offered at no reserve, a 2006 Ford GT (Lot S133) and a 1959 Mercedes-Benz 190SL Roadster (Lot S108). Others include a rare bench-seat-equipped 4-speed 1967 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 (Lot S98) that won Concours Gold at last year’s Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals and was also awarded Senior Grand National in 2016 by the AACA, as well as a custom-built 1966 Ford Bronco (Lot S88) that was selected as a Top 21 Finalist in the SEMA Battle of the Builders and was featured in “Truck Trend” in November 2016.
Four collections comprising nearly 80 consignments will provide a wide variety of options for collectors. The Special Early Bird Offering at No Reserve consists of more than 30 lots of a variety of American muscle cars, classics, pickup trucks and newer luxury rides that will begin the auction day on Friday, August 3. An equally diverse assemblage of consignments from the Peery Family Collection includes 11 vehicles that the consignor describes as “a bit of a cross-section” of classics and customs, with everything from a ’63 Split Window Corvette (Lot S54) and a 1971 Dodge Challenger R/T (Lot S52) to a 1941 Chevrolet Monster Truck (Lot S53).
The auction’s headlining North East Collection includes 18 lots, with nine at no reserve, of a variety of muscle cars, classics, Street Rods and pickup trucks slated to be offered on Friday, August 3. Saturday will see The Prior Barris East Coast Representative’s Collection cross the auction block, which consists of 23 lots. Among them are memorable vehicles such as a 1966 Batmobile (Lot S142) that is one of five known promotional Batmobiles created by the Barris Group, a 1964 Drag-U-La (Lot S148) that was initially constructed by Dick Dean in 1964 for “The Munsters” TV show and debuted in the episode “Hot Rod Herman,” and a 1965 Aston Martin DB5 (Lot S141) that was created as a special effects promotional vehicle.
Mecum Harrisburg 2018 is open to buyers, sellers and spectators. Bidder registration is available online in advance for $100, $200 after Aug. 1, and includes admission for two persons to the three auction days. General admission tickets are available in advance online for $20 per person, per day, and for $30 at the door and online after Aug. 1; children 12 and younger receive complimentary admission. Doors open daily at 8 a.m. with the vehicle auction beginning at 10 a.m. Mecum Harrisburg 2018 will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network with a live stream of the entire auction 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.
Mecum Harrisburg 2018
Date: August 2-4, 2018
Location: Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex, 2300 North Cameron Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110
Admission: $20 in advance online, and $30 at the door and online after Aug. 1—per person, per day; children 12 and younger receive complimentary admission
Preview: Gates open daily at 8 a.m.
Auction: Vehicles begin at 10 a.m. each day
TV: to be announced
(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.