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Mecum Kissimmee 2023 eclipses record with $234 million in sales

1992 Ferrari F40

First auction ever
to exceed $200 million
in back-to-back years

(January 21, 2023) WALWORTH, Wis. — Mecum Kissimmee, The World’s Largest Collector Car Auction, became the first ever to exceed $200 million in consecutive years with $234 million in total sales achieved at Mecum Kissimmee 2023, concluding a 12-day run on Sunday, Jan. 15, at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Fla.

1973 Chrysler Town & Country wagon is ultimate family hauler

By Jim Donnelly
Photos by Matthew Litwin and David Conwill

(January 16, 2023) In the late 1980s, Chrysler transformed its Town & Country, and most other station wagons it produced, by reimagining them into its first-generation minivans, built on the front-wheel-drive S platform and sharing powertrain with Lee Iacocca’s ubiquitous K-cars. That’s notable because for most of the time leading up to then, the Town & Country was a massive, luxury-packed conventional station wagon with a longitudinal layout and an overall length that stretched right out of sight. 

Historic street racing legend 'Black Ghost' consigned to Mecum Auctions

(January 7, 2023) The legendary 1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T SE, known as the “Black Ghost” in the Detroit street racing scene of the 1970s, was unveiled Friday at Mecum Kissimmee 2023 as the headlining consignment for Dana Mecum’s 36th Original Spring Classic, which will be held May 12-20 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis

Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction to offer resto-mod Broncos and Blazers

(December 28, 2022) SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. —  Barrett-Jackson is highlighting the unprecedented demand for Resto-Mod SUVs with an array of spectacularly built Ford Broncos and Chevy Blazers as part of the 2023 Scottsdale Auction at WestWorld of Scottsdale, Jan. 21-29, 2023. Among the most impressive builds crossing the auction block with No Reserve include a custom 1970 Ford Bronco nicknamed “Maverick” that was a collaboration between Tre5 Customs, Ikandy Paintworks and Paradise Customs, as well as a custom 1972 Chevrolet K5 Blazer finished in PPG “Mint my Mind” and Mercedes Cirrus White.

Hollywood, TV tribute vehicles featured at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale

Recreation of turbine-powered Batmobile

(December 26, 2022) SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Barrett-Jackson is rolling out the red carpet for a group of iconic vehicle designs made famous on television and the big screen during its annual Scottsdale Auction at WestWorld of Scottsdale, Jan. 21-29. Included in the docket of star car re-creations is the world's only turbine-powered Batmobile re-creation based on the 1989 Batman film, a Ford Galaxie re-creation driven in the film “Fast Five” and a re-creation of the 1930 Pontiac “Munster Koach.” 

1969 Mustang Boss 429 is 4,000th consignment to Mecum Kissimmee 2023

1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback

(December 24, 2022) Last year, at the close of the most successful World’s Largest Collector Car Auction in history, Dana Mecum declared that Mecum Kissimmee 2023 would play host to a record-setting 4,000 vehicles. Slated for a Jan. 4-15 return to Osceola Heritage Park, Mecum Kissimmee 2023 has officially reached that goal with the consignment of its 4,000th vehicle — a 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 Fastback.

Mecum Kansas City 2022 collector car auction hits $14.9 million sales

2018 Dodge Challanger SRT Demon

(December 14, 2022) Mecum Auctions’ most recent classic and collector car auction was held in Kansas City, Mo.,  Dec. 1-3, and with 701 vehicles crossing the auction block in total, a 74% sell-through rate was achieved as overall sales reached $14.9 million. Seven of the top 10 highest-dollar sales in Kansas City were nearly new rides with low miles and high style.

Hyundai, designer collaborate to rebuild original 1974 Pony Coupe Concept

(November 25, 2022) SEOUL — Hyundai Motor Company has announced it will work with Italian design firm GFG Style, notably its father and son founders Giorgetto and Fabrizio Giugiaro, to rebuild the influential 1974 Pony Coupe Concept that young Giorgetto created for Hyundai’s debut at the 1974 Turin Motor Show. The rebuilt concept will be shown in the springtime.

Mecum Kissimmee 2023 Auction climbs to 4,000 collector cars

The Rick Grant III Estate collection

(November  23, 2022)  With the recent addition of 50 investment-grade vehicles from the main attraction Rick Grant III Estate Collection, along with several other private collection offerings, the tally board of consignments for Mecum Kissimmee 2023 continues its climb to 4,000 vehicles, all of which will be offered at The World’s Largest Collector Car Auction Jan. 4-15 at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Fla.

Mecum Las Vegas Auction brings in record $27.5 million in total sales

2021 Mercedes AMG GT Black

(November 18, 2022) WALWORTH, Wis. — Mecum Auctions has been expanding upon its sturdy foundation built from decades of achievement with its most successful year to date, and the Las Vegas 2022 collector car auction kept the momentum going strong with another record total attained. Total sales in Las Vegas reached $27.5 million, exceeding the 2021 event total by $5.2 million and eclipsing the previous Las Vegas high water mark by more than $2.3 million.