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Mecum Auctions, Monterey, August 17-19, 2023

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Mecum Auctions is Walmart among the five Monterey car week auctions: There’s an ample selection, much of the inventory is relatively inexpensive, some of it is seriously out of the ordinary and there is enough premium product to keep buyers intrigued. Mecum has gradually transitioned to offering more high end, expensive, cars including late model […]

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Mecum Harrisburg 072923_S113_Pontiac_1964_GTO_Convertible_824P56726_Engine_900

Mecum Auctions, Harrisburg, PA, July 26-29, 2023

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Many auctions over the years have assayed the auction market in the Northeast. All but RM Sotheby’s annual auction at the AACA Hershey swap meet and Bonhams who persists with Greenwich and Newport, RI at Audrain have recognized defeat and tucked their tails between their legs and retreated to more rewarding settings. That is, until […]

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Mecum Houston 041523_S150.1_Chevrolet_1958_Bel Air Impala_Convertible_F58S206311_900

Mecum Auctions, Houston, April 13-15, 2023

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Mecum’s press release states this year’s sale brought in a total of $37 million and a 77% sale rate. Unfortunately, Mecum has declined to provide a complete post-sale auction report so it’s not possible to separate the cars and trucks from the Road Art and miscellany. Still, $37 million is not to be sneezed at […]

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Mecum Kissimmee 011523_F142_Dodge_1969_Charger Daytona_2-Dr. Hardtop_XX29J9B412548_900

Mecum Auctions, Kissimmee, Florida, January 4-15, 2023

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Mecum Kissimmee is a remarkable story. From its start in 2010 Kissimmee has always had a 1,000 plus car consignment. It passed 2,000 lots only two years later in 2012 and has never looked back. The car count exceeded 3,000 in 2019 and after retrenching during Covid popped back over 3,000 in 2022 before reaching […]

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Lot # F108 1968 BMW-Glas 3000 V-8, an unknown wonder.

Mecum Auctions, Del Monte Golf Course, Monterey, August 18-20, 2022

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Mecum Auctions has in the past deluged its Monterey auction with truckloads of consignments, both cars and motorcycles. In only the third year here in 2011 there were 743 lots offered. There were 735 in 2013 and from 2014 through 2018 there were over 600 each year. That emphasis on volume seems to have tapered […]

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Mecum Harrisburg 073022 S132.1 Pontiac 1977 Trans Am SE Coupe 2W87Z7N202963_900

Mecum Auctions, Harrisburg, PA, July 27-30, 2022

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The onset of inflation became top-of-mind at Mecum’s Harrisburg sale over four days at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg. Many prices during the height of the action on Friday and Saturday were beyond generous, almost as if bidders were disposing of current dollars for inflation-protected physical assets that would inflate along with gasoline […]

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Dana Mecum’s Spring Classic, State Fairgrounds, Indianapolis, May 13-21, 2022

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Although Dana Mecum’s Spring Classic auction at Indianapolis is now consistently overshadowed by the January extravaganza in Kissimmee it is still a gargantuan presentation with a nearly unparalleled consignment of cars. There is, literally, something for everyone scattered among the Fairgrounds’ many buildings (some aptly named for their agricultural origins with designations like “Sheep” and […]

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Mecum Kissimmee 011622_F138_Plymouth_1970_'Cuda_Convertible_BS27V0B133363_900

Mecum Kissimmee 2022, Where Records Fell

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“Pent up demand”? If there was ever such a thing it was at Mecum’s Kissimmee auction in January. First, the total: $204,267,329, a bit different from Mecum’s PR but this number is based upon their post-sale results list exclusive of “Road Art”, but still by a material amount beyond this year’s record-setting Barrett-Jackson vehicle auction […]

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Mecum Las Vegas 100921_F071_Chevrolet_1970_Monte Carlo SS 454_Coupe_138570B155829_900

Mecum Auctions, Las Vegas, October 7-9, 2021

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Since coming to Las Vegas a few years ago Mecum has established this venue as one of its more successful, turning in $20 million total sales and impressive sell-through rates consistently. In relative terms 2021 is a modest consignment of under 600 cars but it returned record average and median transaction values. Part of that […]

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Mecum Dallas 091121_S136_Chevrolet_1969_Camaro Z~28_Sport Coupe_124379N632792_900

Mecum Auctions, Dallas, September 9-11, 2021

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Mecum Auctions’ Dallas appearance fluctuates between September and October, probably depending more upon the availability of the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center than any other reason. This year’s thousand-car consignment is a return to track for this sale which has had over a thousand cars in all but two years (2017 and, for obvious reasons, […]

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