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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 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 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 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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Mecum Auctions, Del Monte Golf Course, August 12-14, 2021

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Mecum came off a lowball year in 2019 to score its highest sale total in the Monterey sale’s thirteen year history as well as the highest sell-through rate at 77%, 15 points higher that the best-ever performance in 2012. The seven-figure lots were equally impressive with sixteen lots bid to a million dollars or more […]

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Mecum Auctions, Orlando Summer Special, July 28-31, 2021

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Mecum Auctions never misses an opportunity. Having made a monster success of the auction at Kissimmee, Florida in January (the Anti-Scottsdale) they seized an opportunity to put on another auction in Orlando in August. Central Florida in August, however, is brutally hot and humid. Mecum’s solution was to secure the air conditioned Orlando Convention Center […]

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Mecum Auctions, Tulsa, OK, June 11-12, 2021

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Mecum held its first Tulsa auction at the River Spirit Expo Center. Aside from being the site of the annual Chili Bowl dirt racing celebration River Spirit Expo also is the longtime home of Leake Auctions. And by longtime, we mean LONG time: 40+ years in Tulsa or nearby Muskogee. That string ended in 2017 […]

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Mecum Spring Classic, Indianapolis, May 14-22, 2021

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If there was any doubt whatsoever that the collector car market was weathering Covid the results for Mecum’s Spring Classic at Indianapolis should put that to rest. Not only in dollar terms but also in the quantity and variety of vehicles offered Mecum Indy was an unalloyed success. Coming after the blockbuster success at Kissimmee […]

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