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Top Corvettes Go Unsold at Mecum Kissimmee

by Rick Tavel on February 9, 2014

Top Corvettes Go Unsold at Mecum Kissimmee

The “Real McCoy” $2.3M Sale Postponed During Dispute of Ownership on Parts

More than the weather failed to cooperate for the world’s largest collector car auction, Dana Mecum’s 2700 car Kissimmee event held January 17th through January 26th. Each year hundreds of Corvettes change hands during the ten day event as thousands of collectors and enthusiasts leave the cold weather blanketing most of the country and make their pilgrimage to the event in sunny, warm Florida. This year, though hundreds of airline flights were cancelled due to the weather, the pilgrimage still managed to take place even though the pilgrims were greeted with sunny but not very warm weather in Florida, the attendance slipped by over 6% and sales dropped by over $8M, down 11.4%.

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Mrs. Harley J. Earl's 1963 Corvette to be Offered at Mecum Kissimmee

Most Corvette enthusiasts are probably aware of the 1963 Corvette built for GM’s design boss Harley Earl. The blue roadster has traded hands a couple of times in recent years most recently selling for $1.5 million in October 2013. But did you know that GM also built a special car at the same time for his wife, Sue? The pink 1963 coupe hasn’t been seen in nearly 40 years, and it’s being sold at Mecum Kissimmee sale later this month.

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Corvette Auction Preview: The Real McCoy Heading to Mecum Kissimmee

We’ve already talked about some of the high end Corvettes being offered at the January 2014 auctions including a 1967 L88 coupe, the George Barris Asteroid Corvette, and The Rebel L88 racer. Potentially the most significant Corvette up for grabs next month is The Real McCoy 1956 racer. If it wasn’t for this C1, the aforementioned ‘vettes may not have even existed.

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Mecum to Sell the Famous Callaway Sledgehammer at Kissimmee Auction

Here some exciting news from Mecum that is sure to make collectors sit up and take notice.

We recently learned that the most famous Callaway Corvette ever made – the 254 MPH Sledgehammer – will be offered for sale at Mecum’s annual January event in Kissimmee, Florida.

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[VIDEO] 1962 Corvette Fuelie Big Brake Tanker Sells for $245,000 at Mecum's 2013 Kissimmee Auction

Another classic Corvette from the John Justo collection was this Black 1962 Corvette roadster that crossed Mecum’s Kissimmee auction block on Friday, January 25th. Highly optioned and a multiple award winner, the last year C1 Corvette sold for $242,000.

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[VIDEO] 1963 Corvette Split Window Sells for $275,000 At Mecum's 2013 Kissimmee Auction

One of the most iconic Corvette designs of all time is the 1963 Split Window Corvette Coupe. 1963 was the first year for a fixed roof coupe for Corvette and it was also the only year that the rear window was separated into two. It is sought after by collectors everywhere and always generates a crowd when a special one is available for sale.

And when we say special, its no wonder that collector John Justo had this ’63 Split Window as the crown jewel in his collection. An unrestored original with a mere 5,500 miles on the odometer, its also the winner of the most prestigious awards in the Corvette hobby.

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The Top 11 Corvette Sales of Mecum Kissimmee 2013

by Steve Burns on February 4, 2013

The Top 11 Corvette Sales of Mecum Kissimmee 2013

Mecum Auctions’ occupation of central Florida wrapped up last weekend after a 10-day bender of sunshine and vehicle sales. Their first event of 2013 tallied 2,610 cars traversing the red carpeted auction block with roughly 70% of those going to new homes. A total of 402 Corvettes (15% of the total docket) were available and 62 of them drew bids of $100,000 or more.

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Mecum's 3,000 Car Kissimme Auction Proves that Size Does Matter

As Barrett-Jackson and five other of the most prestigious collector car auctioneers in the world wrapped up their elaborate events in Scottsdale, Arizona last weekend, the largest collector car auction in the world was just getting started. Though there are differing opinions on the subject, in Mecum Auctions’ case, Size Does Matter!

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Corvette Auction Preview: Mecum Kissimmee 2013

by Steve Burns on January 23, 2013

Corvette Auction Preview: Mecum Kissimmee 2013

We’ve taken a look at all of the January auctions so far except one, Mecum’s 10 day, 3,000-car uber-auction in Kissimmee, Florida. Their first event of 2013 kicked off Friday, January 18th and runs all the way through next Sunday, January 27th. The Velocity network will have 32 hours of live coverage starting on Wednesday the 23rd.

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1971 ZR2 Corvette to be offered at Mecum Kissimmee

by Steve Burns on January 3, 2013

1971 ZR2 Corvette to be offered at Mecum Kissimmee

Mecum Auctions continues to release details on some of the outstanding Corvettes they’ve got lined up for their Kissimmee auction later this month. In addition to a Survivor 1963 Z06 and the ‘entombed’ 1954 Corvette, this mega rare 1971 ZR2 will be crossing the block on Saturday January 27th around 4pm EST.

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