World’s Largest Collector-Car Auction Company to Offer a
Dozen Private Collections and More
WALWORTH, WI – August 27, 2019 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – Mecum Auctions, the world’s largest collector-car auction company, returns to the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas this Sept. 4-7 with an estimated 1,000 American muscle cars, classics, exotics, Hot Rods, Resto Mods, vintage trucks and more set to cross the auction block, all headlined by a dozen desirable private collections.
Gorgeous main attractions are sure to entice the eyes of every auction-goer at Dallas, including the vehicles from Canada’s Peter Swainson Collection. An assemblage of 10 rare and exclusive Mopar cars, the collection was built around Swainson’s lifelong adoration for the cars that furnished the dealership his father purchased in 1971—the same one he would eventually come to own and operate in adulthood. Swainson’s collection is highlighted by a restored, one-of-503 1969 Dodge Daytona (Lot F136) adorned by the lowest serial number designated for Daytona production and a 1971 Plymouth Hemi GTX (Lot F140) with a matching-numbers 426 Hemi V-8 engine that is one of just 19 GTXs produced with an automatic transmission for that model year.
Among the nearly 100 consignments comprising the 11 other collections are the 20 vehicles from The Tommy Cronk Collection of Odessa, Texas, with such features as a one-of-80 1968 Dodge Hemi Dart LO23 Super Stock (Lot S113); the four-vehicle feature dubbed The Buick GS Quartet; seven restored Chevrolets from The Hugh Sieck Collection offered at no reserve; and the Henry Lewis Collection offering 28 lots, of which 17 are meticulously cared-for Corvettes. Other collections include the mostly no-reserve Double Trouble Collection, an assemblage of 17 vehicles from the Red Dirt Collection, and The Get Out And Ride Collection presenting a wide array of vintage Honda motorcycles and a lone 1979 Yamaha YZ250 (Lot S10).
In addition to the auction action and the display of consigned vehicles, the 1968 Ford Mustang hero car driven by Steve McQueen in “Bullitt” will be on display at the auction for fans to fawn over. The display follows the August announcement of the “Bullitt” Mustang’s impending sale at Mecum Kissimmee 2020, which will take place Jan. 2-12 at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida.
Mecum Dallas 2019 is open to buyers, sellers and spectators. Bidder registration is available online in advance for $100, $200 after Sept. 3, and includes admission for two to the four-day event. General admission tickets are available in advance online for $20 per person, per day, and for $30 at the door and online after Sept. 3; children 12 and younger receive complimentary admission. Doors open daily at 8 a.m. with the vehicle auction beginning at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 4 and at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 5-7. Mecum Dallas 2019 will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network for 27.5 hours.
Persons interested in consigning a vehicle to be auctioned at Mecum Dallas 2019 should visit Mecum.com or call (262) 275-5050 for complete details about the consignment process and pricing. 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 Dallas 2019
Date: Sept. 4-7, 2019
Location: Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, 650 S. Griffin Street, Dallas, TX 75202
Admission: $20 in advance online, and $30 at the door and online after Sept. 3—per person, per day; children 12 and younger receive complimentary admission
Preview: Gates open daily at 8 a.m.
Auction: Vehicles begin at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 4 and at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Sept. 5-7
TV (NBC Sports Network): from 1-4 p.m. (Live) and from 11 p.m.-2 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 4; from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (Live) and from 6-11 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 5; from 8-10 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 6; from midnight-2 a.m. and from 7 p.m.-midnight on Saturday, Sept. 7; and from 7:30-10 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 8
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.