Day One Update
Excitement builds for the Mecum Kissimmee Auction
Andy Bolig - January 24, 2012 11:18 PM
Today's featured collection from Tommy Gibson sold at no reserve, highlighted by this 1962 Corvette Convertible (Lot G116) selling for $50,000Photo Credit: Mecum Auctions
#1 Top Seller, 1970 Plymouth Road Runner (Lot G237) with the fierce 426 CI Hemi engine. This brute hammered sold for $90,000.Credit: Mecum Auctions
Other top sellers included a 1966 Corvette Coupe (Lot G30), 427/390 HP with A/C, power brakes, and more that sold for $54,000Credit: Mecum Auctions
A 1956 Ford Thunderbird (Lot G201.1) equipped with a 312/245 HP V-8 and finished in Buckskin Tan that earned a “Sold” sticker for $48,000Credit: Mecum Auctions
The annual Kissimmee event kicks off the 2012 auction season for Mecum as they celebrate 25 years in business.
“Since the final gavel fell at last year’s event, enthusiasts and collectors have been anxiously awaiting our larger-than-life Kissimmee Auction, which we have expanded once again to encompass six full days,” said President Dana Mecum. “We are off and running with an incredible inventory of cars for this year’s event, including a staggering group of investment-grade Corvettes, muscle cars and several collections offered at no reserve. Collectors flock to Florida for Mecum’s fast-paced, customer-centered auctions, and as last year proved and this year promises, Kissimmee will again be the must-attend collector car event in January.” In addition to the high-quality Corvettes, muscle cars and exotics being offered, Mecum will present more than 1,500 pieces of automotive memorabilia.
The auction is broadcast for four days of live national TV coverage on Discovery’s all new Velocity network during the “Mecum Auto Auctions: Muscle Cars & More” show. Today's sales recorded slightly more than 70% sell through rate with total sales surpassing $4 Million. More than 2,100 bidders registered today alone with thousands of spectators on hand. Auction action starts again tomorrow morning with Road Art under the gavel at 8:30 AM, followed by vehicles at 9:00 AM. Live TV coverage on Discovery’s Velocity Network will begin tomorrow at 1:00 PM (Eastern). For additional information, call 262.275.5050 or visit www.mecum.com.