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May/June 2010

BacktoBack June 18-19 400 VEHICLES

AUCTION NOW 2 DAYS EXPANDED

June 25-26 400 CORVETTES


MAY-JUNE 2010

Collector Car Auction News from MECUM AUCTIONS

CONTACT

MECUM AUCTION?

Via Mail, E-mail, Phone or Fax: Mecum Collector Car Auctioneers 950 Greenlee Street Marengo, Illinois 60152 Website: www.MECUM.com Office: (815) 568-8888 Fax: (815) 568-6615 E-mail: info@mecum.com

SELL A VEHICLE

AT A MECUM AUCTION?

Download a “Request for Position” form today. Visit www.MECUM.com. Click on the Seller info tab at the top of the home page to download all forms. Print out and fax completed forms to 815-568-6615. Be sure to fill out separate forms for each vehicle when requesting positions.

BUY A VEHICLE

AT A MECUM AUCTION?

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 www.MECUM.com, 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.

Copyright © 2010 Mecum Auction, Inc. All rights reserved.

DANA SAYS

The summer auction season kicks off with Mecum’s spectacular back to back June events -- St. Paul’10 at MSRA’s Back to the 50’s on June 18-19 and Bloomington Gold’10 at Bloomington Gold Corvettes USA on June 25-26. This month’s newsletter is geared toward highlighting some special vehicles that are already consigned to both St. Paul and Bloomington Gold. Enjoy the photos of these wonderful cars that will be offered for sale in June, and be sure to keep checking the website as more vehicles are being added every day! Finally, I would like to thank each and every one of you who helped take Indy’10 to new heights and make it the Largest Collector Car Auction event in the world! Our expanded television coverage on the Discovery network brought the “Mecum Auction: Muscle Cars and More” Indy experience into even more homes across the globe, and we are very excited about the second half of the 2010 season!


N O ED I T D C N U A PA X E

Lot S103 1932 Ford Hi Boy Roadster

There’s Still Time to Consign.

Positions Are Still Available.

Act Now to be Included. AUCTION OPEN TO ALL COLLECTOR CARS

JUNE 18-19

at MSRA’s 37th Back to the 50’s Minnesota State Fairgrounds • St.Paul, MN

NOW 2 DAYS 400 VEHICLES

Watch Mecum Auctions Every Saturday Night on HD Theater

w w w.M E C U M.c o m Nobody Sells More Collector Cars Than Mecum. Nobody.

SM


R W E T NO S I G ID E R B TO

S30 1962 Chevrolet Impala SS 283 CI, Automatic

F25 1999 Ford Taurus SHO 4-Door

F27 1979 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible 4-Speed

F39 1939 Pontiac Silver Streak 2-Door Sedan 221/85 HP, 3-Speed

F44 1938 Diamond T Flatbed Street Rod F47 1931 Ford Model A

F67 1970 Plymouth Cuda

F76 1976 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible F102 1977 Ford Ranchero Pickup

S36 1956 Ford Thunderbird

350 CI

500 CI, Automatic

383 CI, 4-Speed


for complete auction details see our website

www.MECUM.com

JUNE 18-19

at MSRA’s 37th Back to the 50’s Minnesota State Fairgrounds St.Paul, MN

LOCATION

FOR YOUR GPS:

MINNESOTA State Fairgrounds 1265 North snelling avenue st.paul, mN 55108

AUCTION SCHEDULE Friday June 18 1PM ____________________________________________ 10AM Saturday June 19 ____________________________________________

VIRTUAL CATALOG Use the new Mecum Auction WebApp on your Apple® iPhone® or iPod touch® devices to preview the entire auction, search the Mecum consignment database for specific cars by make, model, year or lot number, view pictures and descriptions of vehicles going up for bid, see live auction results, use the built-in telephone or email feature to contact Mecum staff, and get convenient driving directions to upcoming auctions

LODGING

Days Inn University (6 mi. away) 2407 University Ave SE Minneapolis, MN 55414 Reservations: 612-623-3999 www.DaysInn.com

Ask for MECUM Rate: $104 + tax

Homewood Suites – New Brighton (8 mi. away) 1815 Old Highway 8 NW Ask for MECUM New Brighton, MN 55112 Rate: $119 + tax Reservations: 651-631-8002 www.minneapolisnewbrighton.homewoodsuites.com Holiday Inn Minneapolis Metrodome (8 mi. away) 1500 Washington Avenue South Ask for MECUM Minneapolis, MN 55454 Rate: $99 + tax Reservation: 612-638-4676

using the iPhone Maps application. The Mecum WebApp is FREE to all Mecum infoNet members. Subscribing to the infoNet is also FREE. More information can be found at www.MECUM.com.

S37 1949 Willys Station Wagon

S50 1973 Lincoln Mark IV 2-Door

S59 1989 Cadillac Allante

S61 1956 Chevrolet Post Coupe

S70 1952 GMC 1/2 Ton Pickup

S72 1952 Ford F1 Pickup

3-Speed

265 CI, 3-Speed

3-Speed


EARLY CONSIGNMENTS TO ST. PAUL AUCTION

S74 1940 Chevrolet 4-Door

S80 1935 Chevrolet Cabriolet Street Rod S82 1957 Pontiac Superchief 2-Door 468/470 HP, Automatic Hardtop

S88 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air Convertible S91 1958 Pontiac Starchief

S96 1970 GMC Fleetside Pro Street

S103 1932 Ford Hi Boy Roadster

S106 1954 Chevrolet 1500 Street Rod

370/285 HP, Automatic

302 CI

S105 1968 Chevrolet Camaro SS 396/350 HP, Automatic

S110 1935 Chevrolet 3 Window Coupe

S115 1954 Ford F100 Pickup

S113 1940 Lasalle 2-Door


2010

AUCTION SCHEDULE IT’S TIME TO CONSIGN!

JUNE 18-19

at MSRA’s 37th Back to the 50’s Minnesota State Fairgrounds 1265 N. Snelling Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55108

JUNE 25-26

400 VEHICLES NOW TWO DAYS!

IT’S TIME TO CONSIGN!

400 CORVETTES

Pheasant Run Resort 4051 E. Main Street, St. Charles, IL 60174

IT’S TIME TO CONSIGN!

JULY 16-17

Iowa State Fairgrounds East 30th & East University Avenue Des Moines, IA 50317

500 VEHICLES

Broadcast LIVE on HD Theater

VINTAGE TRACTORS NEW AUCTION

AUGUST 7

Tractors@Mecum.com Vintage Tractor Auction

Accepting Consignments beginning Thursday, May 27th

445 S. Main Street Walworth, WI

AUGUST 13-14

200 TRACTORS

IT’S TIME TO CONSIGN!

Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa 1 Old Golf Course Rd. Monterey, CA 93940

On Del Monte Golf Course

400 VEHICLES

Broadcast LIVE on HD Theater

NOW TWO DAYS!

SEPTEMBER 16-19 Pheasant Run Resort

DECEMBER 3-4

Watch Mecum Auctions every Saturday night on HD THEATER

800 VEHICLES

4051 E. Main St., St. Charles, IL 60174

Broadcast LIVE on HD Theater

Bartle Hall - Kansas City Convention Center 301 W. 13th Street, Kansas City, MO 64105

Broadcast LIVE on HD Theater

500 VEHICLES

w w w.M E C U M.c o m Nobody Sells More Collector Cars Than Mecum. Nobody.

SM


MECUM101 RESEARCH: A Key to Making Sound Buying and Selling Decisions Part of the goal of the MECUM 101 series is to help potential buyers and sellers better understand the fundamentals of car collecting and to have the best possible experience at a Mecum Auction. This issue touches on the basics of vehicle research and where to find useful information. While some manufacturers maintain their production records, others do not. Some records are actually in private hands as a result of being destroyed or misplaced over the years. In the spirit of the Pontiac invasion that took place at Dana’s Mecum’s 23rd Annual Spring Classic where over 170 Pontiacs crossed the block, we felt it was best to cover that marque first. Ford, Chevrolet, Chrysler, and other makes will be in future editions. Pontiac production records are available from two different sources depending on the vehicle model year. For model years 1961 thru 1986, factory production records are available from PHS Automotive Services, Inc. For a nominal fee, PHS can provide color, trim, engine, transmission, and optional equipment ordered for a specific vehicle and determine

exactly how a car left the factory. Production statistics and other information important to the particular car are also included in the package. (contact info below) For model years 1987 and newer, GM Media Archives can provide a copy of the dealer invoice and other information pertaining to a specific vehicle. The GM Media Archives website is www.gmmediaarchive.com. Whether you are studying a potential acquisition or getting ready to bring your car to market, researching your vehicle is an important step in making sound buying and selling decisions. M

PHS Automotive Services, Inc P.O. Box 183251 Shelby Twp. MI, 48318 www.phs-online.com (586) 781-5164 - office (586) 781-5167 - fax


S100 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe 427/400 HP, 4-Speed

There’s Still Time to Consign. Positions Are Still Available.

Act Now to be Included.

JUNE 25-26

@ Bloomington Gold Corvettes USA Pheasant Run Resort • St.Charles, IL

400 CORVETTES

Watch Mecum Auctions Every Saturday Night on HD Theater

w w w.M E C U M.c o m Nobody Sells More Collector Cars Than Mecum. Nobody.

SM


R W E T NO S I G ID E R B TO

S81 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 427/400 HP, 4-Speed

F46 1988 Chevrolet Corvette

F82 2001 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

F84 1995 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

F96 1973 Chevrolet Corvette

S47 1971 Chevrolet Corvette

S50 2000 Chevrolet Corvette Custom Nomad Sport Wagon

Indy Pace Car

S55 1970 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

S51 1969 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 350/350 HP, 4-Speed

S57 1957 Chevrolet Corvette 270 HP, 4-Speed


VIRTUAL CATALOG

JUNE 25-26

at Bloomington Gold Corvettes USA Pheasant Run Resort, St.Charles, IL for complete auction details see our website

Use the new Mecum Auction WebApp on your Apple® iPhone® or iPod touch® devices to preview the entire auction, search the Mecum consignment database for specific cars by make, model, year or lot number, view pictures and descriptions of vehicles going up for bid, see live auction results, use the built-in telephone or email feature to contact Mecum staff, and get convenient driving directions to upcoming auctions

www.MECUM.com

LOCATION FOR YOUR GPS:

Pheasant Run Resort 4051 East Main Street St. Charles, IL 60174

Located on Illinois Route 64, three miles West of Illinois Route 59. Next to the DuPage County Airport.

AUCTION SCHEDULE Friday June 25 11AM ____________________________________________ 11AM Saturday June 26

LODGING

using the iPhone Maps application. The Mecum WebApp is FREE to all Mecum infoNet members. Subscribing to the infoNet is also FREE. More information can be found at www.MECUM.com.

Need help finding a room? 1. Contact the St. Charles Convention and Visitors Bureau at 800-777-4373. 2. For real-time information, go on-line to www.orbitz.com. 3. Contact your favorite hotel brand using their website or 800 number. 4. If you don’t know the website of your favorite hotel brand, go to www.Google.com and enter in the hotel name.

S59 1969 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe 427/435 HP

S65 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 327/365 HP, 4-Speed

S66 1966 Chevrolet Corvette

S67 1967 Chevrolet Corvette COPO Convertible 327/300 HP, Automatic

S68 1968 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 500 HP, 4-Speed

S70 1961 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

S74 1966 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe 327/300 HP, 4-Speed


EARLY BLOOMINGTON GOLD CONSIGNMENTS

S83 1959 Chevrolet Corvette

S91 1958 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 283/250 HP, Automatic

S80 1956 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

S87 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Resto Mod S88 1972 Chevrolet Corvette LT1 5-Speed

S90 1970 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

S79 1961 Chevrolet Corvette

S93 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe S95 1969 Chevrolet Corvette ZL1 396/425 HP, 4-Speed Replica

S96 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

S106 1958 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible 283/290 HP, 4-Speed

S108 1966 Chevrolet Corvette 427 CI S126 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible

S107 1969 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe 427/435 HP, 4-Speed

S131 1971 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe


MEET THE MECUM TEAM GREG SMELTZER joined the Mecum Auction road team back in 1998. Along with his wife Lynn, Greg worked in customer service at Bloomington Gold Corvettes USA when Dana began hosting auctions in conjunction with the event. From there, Greg and Lynn have remained on the Mecum circuit and have worked every auction since. With an organized and dedicated personality, it’s fitting that Greg is the longest lasting member of the vehicle coordination team. After vehicles are checked in, Smeltzer carefully and accurately positions the vehicles in their proper parking areas to be viewed by potential buyers. As a hobbyist, Greg is an avid Camaro enthusiast and owns a ’67 Convertible and a ’69 Coupe. M

DAWN VOIE, as head of the consignment department, ensures every vehicle consigned is properly entered into our system. Cross checking titles, VINs, descriptions, etc. and getting all paperwork organized and entered for each event are Dawn’s domain. Starting with Mecum Auction over 7 years ago answering phones and entering data by hand, she’s played a key role in setting up the automated data technology in place at Mecum today. When asked about Mecum and the future, she replies, “As we continually automate, I’m excited to see how our consignment process continues to get easier and more user friendly for our customers. We pride ourselves on customer service, and I’m happy that we keep working to make it even better.” M

PAUL WEGNER. A little over 10 years ago, “Big Paul” Wegner walked onto the Mecum auction block. A grinder from Day 1, Paul works closely with every seller to help get their car sold. As the liaison between the the seller, the auctioneer on the podium, and Dana Mecum himself, he could be considered the “Dealmaker’s” right hand man. “This is a serious business, but its all about having fun,” says Wegner. When asked what has been the biggest change seen since starting with Mecum Auctions, Wegner replies, “Going from the little, one day sales in a pop up tent, to the megaevents we put on today has been a wild ride to the top.” M


Previous Lot Shown. Not Available at this Auction.

Time To Consign. JULY 16-17

Iowa State Fairgrounds Des Moines, IA

500 VEHICLES

Broadcast LIVE on HD Theater

Watch Mecum Auctions Every Saturday Night on HD Theater

w w w.M E C U M.c o m Nobody Sells More Collector Cars Than Mecum. Nobody.

SM


950 Greenlee Street Marengo, Illinois 60152

N O ED I T C ND U A PA X E

1959 Ferrari 250 GT TdF (S/N 1321) 1st in Class, 3rd Overall at the 1959 24 Heures du Mans

Time to Consign. AUGUST 13-14

Hyatt Regency Resort & Spa On Del Monte Golf Course • Monterey, CA

NOW 2 DAYS 400 VEHICLES

Broadcast LIVE on HD Theater

w w w.M E C U M.c o m Nobody Sells More Collector Cars Than Mecum. Nobody.

SM

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