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World’s Greatest Chevrolet Collector Offering the Heart of His Collection






The World's Greatest Chevrolet Collector


Bob McDorman Chevrolet Canal Winchester, OH (near Columbus)

Bob McDorman offers the heart of his Collection, the final 150 Cars Including the World’s Most Complete Corvette Collection Hundreds of Collectibles, Signs, Neons and Parts Pre-Register to Bid Today and Receive the Bob McDorman Auction Catalog (A $25 Value)

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Car Auction News OCTOBER 2010 Collector from MECUM AUCTIONS



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Mecum provides three ways to become a registered bidder and purchase vehicles at our auctions. In addition to conventional onsite bidding (recommended), we also offer absentee services to bid online or via the telephone. For complete bidder registration information, visit, click on the Bidder info tab at the top of the home page. For any questions contact the bidder department at 815-568-8888.

Mecum Auctions has been specializing in the sale of collector cars for over 23 years, and has become America’s largest Collector Car Auction Company offering nearly 5,000 vehicles per year. With auctions spanning coast to coast, Mecum is able to provide the utmost in customer service while giving both buyers and sellers the greatest of options.

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DANA SAYS The Fall season is upon us, and the cooler temperatures and beautiful scenery provide a great opportunity to enjoy motoring in our classic automobiles with family and friends! And speaking of opportunities, the upcoming sale of the Bob McDorman Collection on November 6th represents a very rare opportunity to either begin or add to your current collection. Mecum will offer the final 150 cars from the world’s greatest Chevrolet collector at No Reserve… this auction will feature Chevrolets produced as early as 1915 and will include the world’s most complete Corvette collection, as well as neon signs, memorabilia, and vintage parts. Among the cars to be sold are 11 serial #1 Corvettes, Bunkie Knudsen’s 1963 Sting Ray and many celebrity cars. Mecum’s Kansas City event at Bartle Hall has been expanded from two days to three, and some of the early consignments are featured in this newsletter. Look for 750 vehicles to be offered for sale at this HD Theater televised event, broadcast from the spacious and climate controlled interior of one of the finest facilities in the country. And just one month later … Mecum will present the largest January auction in the U.S. -- Kissimmee 2011! Mecum will offer 1500 to 2000 classic and vintage automobiles for this epic, week long (Jan 26-30) gathering “East of the Mississippi”. Hope to seen you in Ohio, Missouri, and Florida!

More Cars, Higher Sales = Success A rare 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge Convertible topped the list of cars sold during the Mecum St. Charles Auction, Sept. 16-19, 2010, at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Illinois. More than 950 collector cars went up for bid on the Mecum auction block during the four-day event, which had a 56% sell-through rate. Total gross sales (excluding buyer’s premium) were $13.1 million. “We are very proud of the success of our St. Charles auction, which boasted more cars and higher sales than last year’s event and drew an enthusiastic crowd to bid on these high-quality vehicles,” said President Dana Mecum. “From the top-selling triple Black GTO Judge to a 1968 Chevrolet pickup owned by Jordanaires musician Ray Walker - who rubbed elbows with such celebrities as Elvis Presley, Don Gibson and Chuck Howard - there were numerous vehicles for car lovers to enjoy.”

Mecum’s St. Charles Top 10 Sales (hammer prices)

1. 1969 Pontiac GTO Judge Convertible (Lot F245) at $220,000 2. 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback (Lot S82) at $220,000 3. 1958 Chevrolet Impala Convertible (Lot S125) at $102,000 4. 1969 Plymouth Road Runner 2-Door Hardtop (Lot S105) at $96,000 5. 1959 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible (Lot S72) at $90,000 6. 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle Coupe (Lot S118) at $87,000 7. 2002 Ferrari Modena 360 (Lot T227) at $86,000 8. 1987 Buick Grand National GNX 142 (Lot S123) at $80,000 9. 1964 Chevrolet Malibu Custom (Lot S119) at $76,000 10. 1958 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible (Lot S193) at $74,000

Complete St. Charles’10 Auction results are available to Mecum InfoNet members, which is free to join at InfoNet members can log in to see car-by-car results by visiting the Results Page. M

MECUM101 Telling Your Car’s Story... Many collector cars have factory documents, such as a protect-o-plate or a window sticker, that increase an automobile’s value because of the story behind the documents. Significant because they document the vehicle’s heritage, these documents are transformed into a part of the car’s history and are highlighted as bullet points when the car crosses the auction block. The reason these documents can add value to the automobile is because they are part of its history. And buyers like to learn about a car’s history, even if it’s just the history that you have with the car. When you consign an automobile for auction with Mecum, you have the opportunity to write the car’s story. The key here is to enhance rather than embellish the history of your car. The fact is that buyers enjoy learning honest information about your

personal association with the car, and a true story often allows the automobile to bring more money when it crosses the auction block. As long as your story is accurate, a potential buyer would be pleased to hear that you bought the car for your spouse who only drove it on Sunday afternoons… or you purchased the car from your cousin because it was a good buy and you planned to make a little money on the car. One paragraph about why you bought the car and what makes it a great car can go a long way. So reach deep into your memory bank the next time you consign a car with Mecum and do your best to present an honest story about the great times you and your family have experienced behind the wheel of your collector car. M

the Last Riva 1996 Riva Aquarama Special ”

Hull# 774

The Last Aquarama Special Sold to the Public


Osceola Heritage Park • Kissimmee, FL

FL Auction License # AB1919

Auction Results Just In. Full results of the Warner Collection Vintage Boat Auction are available online now to Mecum infoNet subscribers. A full report coming next month.

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The World's Greatest Chevrolet Collector

Selling The Final 150 Excitement continues to grow for the upcoming sale of The Bob McDorman Collection, a special event where Mecum Auctions will offer the final 150 cars from the world’s greatest Chevrolet collector at No Reserve on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010. This once-in-a-lifetime auction will feature Chevrolets produced as early as 1915 and will include the world’s most complete Corvette collection, as well as neon signs, memorabilia and vintage parts all gathered over the years by leading Chevrolet dealer and collector Bob McDorman. Among the cars to be sold are 11 serial #1 Corvettes, Bunkie Knudsen’s 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray and many celebrity cars, such as a 1986 Corvette Coupe previously owned by late-night legend Johnny Carson. Vehicles and memorabilia will all sell to the highest bidder, so don’t miss this excellent opportunity to add that rare or previously unavailable Corvette to your collection. Interested bidders can register and view the complete auction lineup now at M


Bob McDorman Chevrolet Canal Winchester, OH (near Columbus)

The McDorman Dozen

S36 - 1970 Chevrolet Camaro Coupe, Serial #1

S74 - 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe, Serial #1

S115 - 1996 Corvette Coupe Pace Car, Serial #1

S128 - 2000 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe, Serial #1

S140 - 2006 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe, Serial #1

S141 - 2007 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe, Serial #1

The World's Greatest Chevrolet Collector

Serial#1’s to be Offered

S84 - 1972 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe, Serial #1

S99 - 1986 Corvette Convertible Pace Car, Serial #1

S129 - 2001 Corvette Hardtop Z06, Serial #1

S131 - 2002 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe, Serial #1

S144 - 2008 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe, Serial #1

S145 - 2009 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe, Serial #1


Bob McDorman Chevrolet Canal Winchester, OH (near Columbus)

The World’s Most Complete Corvette Collection

More Cars and More TV at KC Featuring a record 750 collector cars expected to cross the auction block, the Mecum Kansas City Auction, which takes place Dec. 2-4, 2010, at the Kansas City Convention Center/Bartle Hall in Kansas City, Mo. is already highlighted by great consignments, including a rare 1957 Ford Thunderbird F Code Convertible. One of just 212 factory supercharged models produced for 1957, this multiple award-winning “F Bird” features a full nut and bolt frame off restoration. All of the vehicles are conveniently displayed indoors under one roof, making Mecum Kansas City a fun, easyto-navigate auction for buyers and enthusiasts.

Attendees can be part of a live television audience as the auction will be broadcast for three days on Mecum’s TV series, “Mecum Auto Auction: Muscle Cars & More” on Discovery Communications’ HD Theater. “After the success of last year’s event, we decided to add a third day of TV broadcasting to the Kansas City Auction in order to feature even more outstanding vehicles and the eager buyers we had onsite,” said President Dana Mecum. “From classic muscle cars to neon signs and memorabilia – an ever-growing market among collectors and enthusiasts – everyone’s favorite marque is represented at this event.” M

T136 1981 Mercedes-Benz T145 1992 Pontiac Firebird T146 1969 Rolls-Royce 380SL Roadster Convertible

T160 1971 Lincoln T183 1968 Chevrolet Nova II Continental Mark III Coupe

F78 1978 Chevrolet Corvette Pace Car

F89 1948 Oldsmobile Street F90 1971 Chevrolet Chevelle F95 1974 Ford Bronco

Rod Sedan

Heavy Chevy

F101 1966 Chevrolet Caprice 2-Door Hardtop

F137 1992 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

F151 1972 Chevrolet

Cheyenne Pickup

F157 1962 Chevrolet Biscayne 2-Door

F162 1931 Ford Model A Sedan

F167 1961 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

F200 1980 Chevrolet Camaro Z-28

F202 1938 Buick


F211 1994 Chevrolet S10 Pickup

F214 1965 Ford Mustang Convertible

F215 1968 Pontiac GTO Convertible

S47 1932 Ford Street Rod

S53 1965 Chevrolet

S64 1957 Ford Thunderbird S69 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air S74 1957 Ford Thunderbird F Bird Convertible Sport Coupe E Bird Convertible

Corvette Convertible


T187 1962 Ford Thunderbird T201 1989 Ford Bronco

T210 1973 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe

T211 1972 Chevrolet C-10 Pickup

F111 1957 Ford

Thunderbird Convertible

F115 1971 GMC C1500 Pickup

F123 1955 Chevrolet Pickup

F127 2001 Ford Mustang F132 1965 Ford Mustang Roush Stage 3 Convertible GT350 Replica

F169 1969 Ford Ranchero

F171 1972 Chevrolet Nova 2-Door

F178 1965 Shelby GT350 Fastback

F179 1968 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe

F198 1969 Shelby GT500

F221 1966 Chevrolet

S17 1934 Ford Phaeton

S24 1972 Chevrolet Nova 2-Door

S37 2009 Shelby Mustang Terlingua

S41 1974 Chevrolet

S83 1969 Dodge Dart GTS

S88 1968 AMC AMX

S102 1968 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

S106 2000 Chevrolet Corvette AAT Conversion

S108 1971 Plymouth

Sport Roadster

Corvette Big Tank Coupe

F64 1964 Chevrolet El



Corvette Convertible


MEET THE MECUM TEAM DENNIS VAN BUREN first met Dana Mecum in 1981 at the greater Chicago auto auction. After striking a deal on a Black 1980 Corvette, Dana came to visit Dennis at his used car dealership in Fond du lac, Wisconsin and an instant friendship was formed. Dennis recalls buying five cars at the very first Mecum Auction in Rockford, Illinois. Since the 2006 Kissimmee Auction, Dennis has worked as our Vehicle Check-in Greeter. He enjoys meeting every Mecum customer with a warm welcome and vital auction information. Dennis and his wife, Catherine (also a member of the Mecum team) take pleasure in meeting new people and reuniting with old friends at each Mecum event. M

MATT MORAVEC grew up in a car auction family, accompanying his father to auctions since he was a youngster. In 2001, Matt joined Mecum Auction as a ringman and debuted as an auctioneer at the 2009 Indianapolis sale. An avid outdoorsman, Matt likes to hunt and fish when not occupied with the three dealer auctions he works in Nebraska and Iowa full time. Matt contributes his dedication to Mecum Auction in part to the great relationships he has built over the years. He told us, “The camaraderie among the Mecum staff makes coming to each auction like a family reunion for me.� M

KELLY MRKVICKA began her career with Mecum in 1998 and started full time after graduating from Northern Illinois University in 2002. As our Bidder Manager, Kelly helps buyers with bidder registration, sends out our bidder mailings, and answers questions about the bidding process. At the auction sites, she sets up the bidder information booths, manages the onsite staff and establishes an efficient system to help bidders register. Kelly is delighted when customers tell her how much they enjoyed our service and the entire Mecum Auction experience. After working for the auction house for over a decade, Kelly truly admires how the Mecums always put family first, which she believes is the secret to their success. M





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MECUM SPECIAL EVENT World’s Greatest Chevrolet Collector

NOVEMBER 6 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible “The Bunkie Knudsen Car”

Bob McDorman Chevrolet Canal Winchester, OH (near Columbus) 150 Cars Including the World’s Most Complete Corvette Collection Hundreds of Collectibles, Signs, Neons and Parts


DECEMBER 2-4 1957 Ford Thunderbird


Bartle Hall Kansas City Convention Center Kansas City, MO 750 VEHICLES

F Bird Convertible 312/300 HP BROADCAST LIVE ON


KISSIMMEE 2011 JANUARY 26-30 175 0 V E H I C L E S

1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS/SS

L-78 396/375 HP, 4-Speed

Osceola Heritage Park

Kissimmee, FL FL Auction License # AB1919

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KISSIMMEE 2011 JANUARY 26-30 175 0 V E H I C L E S

Osceola Heritage Park


Kissimmee, FL

Time to Consign

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Mecum Monthly October 2010