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Mecum returns to Las Vegas with 1,000 muscle, collector cars

1967 Chevrolet Chevelle SS

(September 10, 2021) Mecum Auctions will return to the Las Vegas Convention Center for its fifth annual collector car auction at the venue this Oct. 7-9 with an estimated 1,000 American muscle cars, classics, Corvettes, exotics, trucks, Hot Rods, customs and more to cross the auction block. The auction is the first of three to be held by Mecum on back-to-back weekends throughout October in what’s been dubbed the October Takeover.  The two auctions to follow will be held in Chattanooga, Tenn., and the Chicago region.

Petersen Automotive Museum to exhibit vehicles from James Bond movies

1985 Aston Martin V8 from The Living Daylights

(September 9, 2021) LOS ANGELES — The Petersen Automotive Museum will present a new exhibit celebrating the 60th anniversary of the James Bond film franchise through a highly diverse selection of iconic screen-used vehicles. Opening Sept. 25 in the Mullin Grand Salon gallery, Bond in Motion will be the largest official Bond vehicle display to date in the U.S., and will feature more than 30 cars, motorcycles, boats, submarines, helicopters and even scale filming models of aircraft from an array of both classic and contemporary Bond films. 

American muscle to be featured at Dallas auction

1963 Ford Falcon Futura

(August 30, 2021) WALWORTH, Wis. — Mecum Auctions will return to the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas Sept. 8-11 with an estimated 1,000 American muscle cars, classics, Corvettes, trucks, exotics, customs and more set to cross the auction block. With an annual auction held in Dallas dating back to 2011, Mecum has consistently found the Texas market to be a strong and welcoming one year after year.

Meet the Volkswagen Basis-Transporter, the spartan VW utility truck

(August 25, 2021) Over the years, Volkswagen has produced some recognizable vehicles that have earned their iconic places in the automotive industry. The Volkswagen Basis-Transporter lives at the opposite end of the spectrum as perhaps one of the rarest Volkswagen models ever produced.

Mecum Monterey Daytime Auction overall sales reach $57.4 million

1929 Dusenberg Model J

(August 18, 2021)  Mecum Auctions has been holding its annual Daytime Auction in Monterey during the famed Car Week since 2009, and this year’s return to the Del Monte Golf Course on the grounds of the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa marked the company’s most successful Monterey auction to date. As a total of 519 vehicles crossed the block throughout three auction days, Aug. 12-14, 411 cars hammered sold for an exceptional sell-through rate of 80% and total overall sales of $57.4 million.

Gateway Bronco unveils all-electric classic Ford Bronco

(August 15, 2021) ST. LOUIS — Gateway Bronco has introduced its next-generation EV powertrain with the unveil of a premium LUXE-GT Electrified classic Ford Bronco. Introduced at The Quail event during Monterey Collector Car Week, Gateway Bronco’s next-generation electric powered classic Ford Bronco boasts an astounding 300+ miles of range while going from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.7 seconds.

Momentum continues for Mecum Monterey 2021 auction Aug. 13-24

1969 Chevrolet Corvette L88

(August 6, 2021) Mecum Auctions continues to add stellar consignments to its lineup for the Monterey 2021 Daytime Auction, to be held Aug. 12-14 on Del Monte Golf Course at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa in Monterey, Calif. In total, an estimated 600 classic and collector vehicles are expected to cross the auction block along with approximately 100 vintage and antique motorcycles.

The Fridolin — A Volkswagen-engineered mail truck

(August 5, 2021) Every Volkswagen car has a story, but not all have a historic significance quite like the Volkswagen Fridolin. Originally known as the Type 147 Kleinlieferwagen, the oddly tall wagon has become a rare collector car but was once a common sight on German and Swiss roads — as a sign that the mail was on its way.

Barrett-Jackson expanding, acquires, Collector Car Network

(July 31, 2021) SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Barrett-Jackson Holdings, the parent company of Barrett-Jackson Auction Company has announced the acquisition of the Phoenix-based Collector Car Network Inc., including its well-known properties, AutoHunter, The Journal and the Future Collector Car Show. The acquisition furthers Barrett-Jackson’s mission to grow the collector car market through strategic alignment of best-in-class brands and world-class customer service.

The first of the British electric AC Cobra fires up

(July 23, 2021) LONDON — Heralding a new generation of iconic sports cars, the first AC Cobra Series 1 electric is undergoing final development work ahead of the delivery of the first customer cars. A faithful recreation of the AC Cobra, but with a modern, emissions-free electric powertrain, the Series 1 electric is the start of the next chapter for the famous British marque.