World’s Largest Collector Car Auction Continues Through Jan. 13 in Kissimmee
- January 10, 2019
- Posted by Marc Enger
The World’s Largest Collector Car Auction kicked off in Kissimmee, Florida, on Jan. 3 and will span 11 days in total as Mecum Auctions offers more than 3,500 classic and collector cars and more than 3,000 items of Road Art at Osceola Heritage Park. The massive auction covers more than 60 acres and additionally features the Mecum Midway of food, exhibitors and various live entertainment acts on the Midway stage, the Dodge Thrill Ride, and a large selection of private collections to cross the auction block; details on select Main Attraction collections to be offered in the coming week are included below.
The auction is open to buyers, sellers and spectators. Bidder registration is available online and on-site for $200, which includes admission for two to all remaining auction days.General admission tickets are available for $30 at the door and online, per person, per day; children 12 and younger receive complimentary admission.
Doors open daily at 8 a.m. with the vehicle auction beginning at 10 a.m. Tuesday through Thursday, Jan. 8-10, and on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 12-13; it will start at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 11. Road Art will be offered daily at 9 a.m. through Friday, Jan. 11, and at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12. Mecum Kissimmee 2019 will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network for a total of 28.5 hours, including 21.5 hours of live coverage. A live stream of the entire auction will be presented at Mecum.com.
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.
Main Attraction Collections to be Offered
The Wayne Davis Collection: World-class and rich with variety, the Wayne Davis assemblage includes some stunning vehicles from a collector who has spent the better part of his life restoring these truly amazing machines. Among the approximately 20 investment-grade vehicles on offer, Davis’ 1955 Imperial Convertible (Lot F98), 1966 Shelby GT350 Fastback (Lot F101) and 1958 Oldsmobile 98 Convertible (Lot F103) are just a few that stand out.
From the Michael Fux Collection: Entrepreneur Michael Fux is well-known for his massive collection of modern-day supercars, and he’ll be bringing 25 from his private assemblage including two LaFerraris—a 2014 with 418 miles (Lot S114) and a 2016 Aperta edition with just 174 miles (Lot S113)—and a handful of desirable Porsches including a 2016 Porsche 911R (Lot S134) with just 57 miles. A couple of Fux’s vintage beauties will join the lineup as well, such as his 1937 Packard 1508 Twelve Convertible Sedan (Lot S131) and his 1931 Cadillac Series 370 Phaeton (Lot S118).
The BMF Muscle Car Collection: This mean and muscular group includes nine significant and celebrated vintage American muscle cars, such as a 1971 Dodge Hemi Charger R/T (Lot F121) and a 1970 Buick GSX (Lot F122), as well as a stunning 1930 Bentley Blue Train Replica (Lot F122.1) modeled after the illustrious Gurney Nutting Coupe and built to exacting standards by a renowned coachbuilding firm in the UK.
The Paul Offutt Yenko Collection: This amazing selection includes five vehicles that bare the iconic Yenko badging and one rare Canadian COPO Camaro—a 1969 wearing Daytona Yellow (Lot F173). Among Offut’s Yenkos are four 1969 Camaros—two 4-speeds and two automatics—and a 1970 Chevrolet Yenko Deuce (Lot F174).
The Petty’s Garage Collection: Richard Petty and Petty’s Garage will offer a selection of eight cars and three motorcycles, all of which are desirable vehicles hand-selected by Petty himself and set to be offered at absolute no reserve. The majority of the assemblage is from Petty’s private collection, and the outliers are from the Petty Museum. Standouts include a 1971 Plymouth Road Runner (Lot S93) dressed as a Richard Petty NASCAR replica and a 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon (Lot S100).
The Best in Black Corvettes: Among this group are some of the most desirably optioned, rarest and/or most awarded and well-known examples of their given breeds. From a pair offering of two L88s—one with just 2,000 miles and one a special-ordered convertible (Lot F151)—to the only known Tuxedo Black 1965 Big Tank Fuelie (Lot F150) and the last first-generation Corvette produced (Lot F149), this is a lineup that would be truly impossible to recreate with its countless one-of-a-kind boasts.
The Waterford Collection: This unique group includes an impressive variety for an 11-car lineup; highlights include the only 1980 Mercury Cosworth Capri ever produced (Lot F197), a 1970 AMC Rebel Machine (Lot F200.1) and a 1969 Oldsmobile Hurst/Olds (Lot F200).
From the Ronnie Rains Collection: Collector Ronnie Rains of Granite Ranch will offer nearly 100 vehicles from his sprawling private collection, and all but six will be offered with no reserve. The selection is as varied as it is large, but it includes many Corvettes—such as a 1957 Convertible to be sold with a custom matching boat (Lot T207), a 1970 ZR1 Convertible (Lot F135) and a 4-speed ’67 Coupe (Lot T215)—as well as a host of classic American muscle cars like his 1970 Plymouth Barracuda Convertible (Lot T218), 1969 Plymouth Hemi Road Runner (Lot T212) and his 440 Six Pack-equipped 1970 Dodge Super Bee (Lot T242).
The Wilson McMillion Estate Collection: Set to highlight the last day of the 11-day auction, the collection includes more than 50 cars to be offered entirely at no reserve. From low-mile pace cars like a 1998 Chevrolet Corvette Pace Car Edition with just 6 miles (Lot U57) and a 1996 Dodge Viper GTS with just 41 miles (Lot U110), to cars like a 1915 Ford Model T Runabout (Lot U60), an ’81 DeLorean DMC-12 (Lot U95) and a 1965 Ford Mustang (Lot U80), this is a group with a little bit of everything.
Osceola Heritage Park
1875 Silver Spur Lane
Kissimmee, FL 34744
Jan. 3-13, 2019
Admission: $30 at the door and online, per person, per day; children 12 and younger receive complimentary admission.
Preview: Gates open daily at 8 a.m.
Auction: Vehicle auction begins at 10 a.m. Tuesday through Thursday, Jan. 8-10, and on Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 12-13; it will start at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 11
TV Schedule on NBC Sports Network: “Mecum: Countdown to the Block” from 5-6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 8; from noon-6 p.m. (live) on Wednesday, Jan. 9; from 12:30-3 a.m. and from noon-6 p.m. (live) on Thursday, Jan. 10; from 1-3 a.m., from noon-6 p.m. (live) and from 11 p.m.-12:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 11; from 12:30-4 p.m. (live) and from 8-9 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12; from midnight-1 a.m. and from 7:30-11:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 13
Report by mecum.com