Mecum Returns To Kissimmee

With health and safety protocols that exceed national standards and enhanced bidding options available in-person, online and via telephone, Mecum’s Kissimmee Summer Special collector car auction will kick off at the Osceola Heritage Park grounds in Kissimmee, Florida, this Aug. 27-29 featuring an estimated 1,000 vehicles.

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The auction lineup will be highlighted by the renowned 14-car collection of auto enthusiast Marty Nelson, featuring standouts like a restored 4-speed 1968 Chevrolet Camaro RS Z28 (Lot S95) and a Nassau Blue 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible (Lot S96) with Hurst shifter. The varied collection includes an array of high-quality classics, from three vintage, split-bumper Camaro Z28s (Lots S93, S93.1 and S94) and a 1969 Oldsmobile 442 Convertible (Lot S92) to a 1938 LaSalle Coupe Street Rod (Lot S100) and a 1958 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner (Lot S91), and all of it is set to cross the auction block on Saturday, Aug. 29.

Another highlight of the Summer Special lineup is a 1969 Dodge Daytona (Lot S108) wearing an arresting coat of B5 Blue Fire Metallic paint over a matching blue bucket-seat interior. The boldly styled aero-warrior exists as one of just 503 Daytonas built in 1969, and beneath the hood it hides a 440 CI V-8 engine mated to the car’s TorqueFlite automatic transmission. The auction will also feature a wide variety of other muscle cars and Corvettes—such as a 1970 Shelby GT500 Fastback (Lot S127) and a 1963 Corvette Split Window Coupe (Lot S72), to name a few.

Following the positive response to the safety standards employed at the recent Mecum auction in Indianapolis, where record sales were set, the Kissimmee Summer Special will utilize similar procedures, including mandatory daily temperature checks for all staff, vendors and attendees, required facemasks, plentiful hand sanitizing stations and a layout that encourages social distancing throughout the event and among the auction seating to ensure customer safety and comfort. The venue’s massive 200-acre grounds will allow ample space for both the vehicles and those in attendance to spread out safely.

The auction is open to the public for participation, and vehicle consignments are still being accepted. Advanced bidder registration is highly encouraged and is available online for $200, which includes admission for two on each auction day. Those unable to attend and bid in-person are encouraged to register for internet and/or telephone bidding, which allow for convenient bidding from the comfort of home. Doors open each day at 8 a.m. with the vehicle auction beginning daily at 10 a.m. Portions of the auction will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network.

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See here the top lots of the Kissimmee auction (27-29 August):


1968 Chevrolet Camaro RS Z28


  • 11-month restoration completed in 2011
  • 302/290 HP V-8 engine
  • Winters aluminum intake
  • 4-barrel carburetor
  • 4-speed manual transmission
  • Power steering
  • Power brakes with front discs
  • Ermine White with Black striping
  • Black vinyl top and interior
  • Bucket seats and center console with gauges
  • AM radio with FM added
  • Hurst shifter
  • Front and rear spoilers
  • Bumper guards
  • Rally wheels
  • Goodyear Wide Treat GT tires


1965 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible


  • 327 CI V-8 engine
  • Aluminum intake manifold
  • 4-barrel carburetor
  • 4-speed manual transmission
  • 4-wheel disc brakes
  • Nassau Blue with Blue interior
  • Hurst shifter
  • AM/FM radio
  • Power antenna
  • Spinner wheel covers
  • White stripe tires


1938 LaSalle Coupe Street Rod


  • 500 CI V-8 engine
  • Turbo 400 transmission
  • Camaro front and rear suspension
  • 4-wheel power disc brakes
  • Black pearl paint with custom Black and Green leather interior
  • Power windows
  • Air conditioning
  • Banjo steering wheel
  • Tilt steering column
  • Power seat
  • Omega Kustom gauges
  • Custom Billet Specialties wheels


1969 Dodge Daytona


  • One of 503 produced in 1969
  • 440 CI V-8 engine
  • 4-barrel carburetor
  • 10:1 compression
  • Torqueflite automatic transmission
  • A32 Axle Package with 4.10 gears
  • Power steering
  • Power brakes
  • B5 Blue Fire Metallic with Black wing
  • Bucket seats and center console
  • Thumbwheel AM radio
  • Woodgrain steering wheel and interior accents
  • Rallye gauges
  • A01 Light Group
  • Styled road wheels
  • Firestone F70-14 Redline tires


2018 Ford GT


  • Please note that the two-year resale restriction period for this Ford GT has expired
  • 97 miles
  • Twin turbocharged and intercooled 3.5L/647 HP DOHC 24-valve EcoBoost engine
  • 7-speed dual clutch automatic transmission with paddle shifters
  • Akrapovic titanium exhaust, $10,000 option
  • Brembo carbon ceramic disc brakes with Silver calipers
  • Active multi-mode suspension
  • 0-60 MPH in 3.0 seconds
  • Top speed of 216 MPH
  • Frozen White with gloss carbon fiber exterior upgrade, $15,000 option
  • Dark Energy interior, $30,000 option
  • Black Sparco Alcantara carbon fiber racing seats
  • 6-point harness anchors
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • F1 styled steering wheel with functional controls and tilt/telescopic column
  • 10.1-inch digital instrument cluster
  • 6.5-inch touchscreen with Navigation, Bluetooth and Sync 3 infotainment system
  • LED headlamps
  • Automatically adjustable rear wing
  • 20 inch gloss exposed carbon fiber wheels, $15,000 option
  • Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires
  • Outdoor and indoor car covers
  • Locking lug nut kit
  • Books and manuals
  • Two keys


1970 Chevrolet Camaro RS Z28


  • Period correct 350/360 HP V-8 engine
  • Winters aluminum intake
  • 4-barrel carburetor
  • Finned valve covers
  • Dual snorkel air cleaner
  • Headers and dual exhaust
  • M22 4-speed manual transmission
  • 12 bolt rear end
  • Power steering
  • Power brakes with front discs
  • Hugger Orange with White stripes
  • Original Black vinyl interior
  • Hurst shifter
  • AM/FM radio
  • Argent 5-spoke wheels
  • Goodyear F60-15 Polyglas GT tires


1965 Ford Mustang GT Fastback


  • A-Code Mustang GT Fastback
  • 289 CI V-8 engine
  • Dual exhaust
  • 4-speed manual transmission
  • Power steering
  • Front disc brakes
  • Black with Black Pony interior
  • Bucket seats and console
  • Air conditioning
  • Rally Pac
  • Wood-rimmed steering wheel
  • Fold-down rear seat
  • Red lower rocker striping
  • Styled steel wheels
  • Dual Redline tires


1962 Chevrolet Corvette Resto Mod Convertible


  • Conventional shift with push button quick shift
  • SR-III full tube chassis
  • 6.2L/500 HP engine with hot cam
  • 4L60E transmission
  • C4 suspension
  • Borla custom exhaust system
  • QA1 adjustable shocks
  • 4-wheel disc brakes
  • Vintage Air system
  • Power windows
  • Power steering
  • Clarion sound system with video options
  • Dakota Digital gauge dash package
  • Z06 chrome wheels
  • Al Knoch custom interior
  • 50th Anniversary Ruby Red Stayfast soft top
  • PPG Patriot Red exterior
  • Shoreline Beige Corvette interior


2004 Saleen S7


  • One owner car
  • 1 of 3 produced in Beryllium
  • 11 stages of boost
  • 11 levels of traction control
  • Two liquid-to-air intercoolers added by Nth Moto
  • Coolant system modified
  • 427 CI produces 1,212 horsepower
  • Racing headers
  • 5-speed sequential manual transmission
  • Featured article “Zero to 200 and Back” in Car and Driver February 2008 issue
  • Last naturally aspirated 550 HP produced
  • 3,000 mile break-in period performed
  • Only stock featured car the performed in the 0 to 200 MPH event
  • Original OEM 427 engine and heads
  • Cold air induction added
  • Intake piping was upgraded and made larger
  • 60,000 Volt racing coil packs
  • Upgraded turbos and turbo housing
  • Camshaft upgraded to match engine modifications
  • AEM Infinity ECU engine management system added
  • Upgraded fuel pumps and fuel injectors
  • OEM gauges
  • Equal length stainless steel 4-1 merge collector headers
  • Billet compressor wheel turbo charges with large AR turbine housing
  • Tilton triple disc clutch with revised hydraulics
  • Sequential lever for forward/back movements and down/up shifting
  • Instrumental shifter lever for no lift wide open throttle upshifts
  • LED gear display
  • Shift lift mounted in a custom machine housing on top of steering column


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