Mecum Auctions

  • 2016 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta

    After failing to sell at auction, the owner of this 2016 Ferrari LaFerrari Aperta is still keen to offload the exclusive supercar. The limited-run variant of Ferrari's most-recent halo car, which also helped the company celebrate its 70th birthday, failed to meet its reserve at the 2019 Mecum Kissimmee (Florida) auction last month. Now, the car has been posted via Mecum as part of its "The Bid Goes On" program. Any buyer can purchase the car as it stands for the low, low price of $7 million. The seller will also consider best offers, car-for-car, or car-for-collection trades. Ferrari only...

  • 2017 Ford GT sold at Mecum auction for $1,815,000
    Ford and Mecum settle over controversial 2017 GT sale

    After nearly a year, Ford and Mecum Auctions announced the two parties have settled litigation over the sale of a 2017 GT supercar. Details of the settlement are confidential, but the automaker said on Thursday settlement funds paid by Mecum will be donated to the Ford Motor Company Fund, the...

  • 2001 Chevrolet Corvette retro rebody by AAT
    Rebodied C5 Corvette Z06 is retro in all the right places

    Back in 2001, a company by the name of Advanced Automotive Technologies (AAT) built a small number of coach-built cars based on the C5 Chevrolet Corvette platform, and one of them will soon head to auction. This is a 2001 Corvette Z06 with a completely new fiberglass body that recalls the original...

  • 1969 Chevrolet Corvette with L88 big-block V-8
    Pair of aces: Two 1969 L88 Corvettes head to auction as a matched set

    Big-block-powered Corvettes always fetch healthy sums at classic-car auctions, but rarely does an L88 cross the auction block, let alone two. Mecum will sell off a pair of C3 L88 Corvettes at its upcoming Kissimmee (Florida) auction. A 1969 Corvette coupe and a 1969 Corvette convertible, both...

  • four classic American cars that stood outside the replica 1955 McDonald’s restaurant
    McDonald’s Collection cars set for Mecum’s Chicago auction block

    The four classic American cars that stood outside the replica 1955 McDonald’s restaurant – known by the company as Store No. 1 – in Des Plaines, Illinois, have been consigned to Mecum’s auction in nearby Chicago. All 1955 models, the cars are lavishly restored, Mecum says...

  • Crashed 1987 Porsche 959 heads to auction
    Crashed 1987 Porsche 959 sold for $467,500 in Monterey

    A Porsche 959 is worth more than a million dollars in today's classic car market. How much is someone willing to pay for one that's been in an accident? The answer is $467,500 as a banged-up example crossed the Mecum auction block during Monterey Car Week over the weekend. The auction house...

  • 2017 Ford GT heading to Mecum auction again

    The controversial 2017 Ford GT that sold at Mecum's Indianapolis auction this past May is up for sale yet again. It's once again being sold by Mecum, this time at the auction house's Monterey Car Week sale. To recap this particular GT's story, the supercar sold at auction for $1.8 million in May and somehow skid past Ford's buyer agreement promising not to sell the car for at least two years. We learned this week that the sale in May was done by the car's second owner, Michael J. Flynn, and that Ford had attempted to block it. But since Ford missed the chance to stop the car's first owner...

  • Ferrari Bueller's Day Off "Ferrari" from Modena GT
    Ferrari replica from “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” heads to auction

    No, it's not a real 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder. This one has the potential to be more fun than the real deal, because this beautiful red machine is one of three 1985 Modena GTs built for the film "Ferris Bueller's Day Off." Modena GT did an amazing job replicating the real deal Ferrari...

  • 2017 Ford GT sold at Mecum auction for $1,815,000
    Ford missed chance to stop sale of GT sold for $1.8M at auction

    Buyers of the modern Ford GT supercar had to agree on not selling their cars for at least two years. This came after a stringent application process to even be allowed to buy the car. Nevertheless, here we are after not one, but two GTs being sold before the two-year period with Ford's blessing...

  • 2016 winning Honda IndyCar at 100th Indianapolis 500
    Honda IndyCar that won 100th Indy 500 heads to auction

    Auction house Mecum always manages to consign some incredible machines for its sale events, but the latest is a little more special than your average collector car. IndyCar fans will have all eyes on Mecum's sale during next month's 2018 Monterey Car Week. The event will see the victorious Honda...

  • 2017 Ford GT sold at Mecum auction for $1,815,000
    2017 Ford GT sells for $1.8M at auction

    Ford made buyers of its modern GT supercar sign an agreement promising not to sell for at least two years in an attempt to curb the cars from being flipped for huge profits. It hasn't worked because some GT buyers have already sold their cars, with the latest example selling at Mecum's auction in...

  • 2017 Ford GT for sale at Mecum Auctions
    Flouting possible legal agreement, somehow there's a new Ford GT heading to auction

    Ford has been very particular about who can and cannot purchase a second-generation Ford GT, and how long owners must hang onto the car before it trades hands. Such scrutinizing conditions has us wondering why there's a new Ford GT heading to auction at Mecum Indianapolis this week. Ford has...

  • Bart Starr's Super Bowl I MVP 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray convertible

    On January 15, 1967, Green Bay Packers quarterback Bart Starr completed 16 of 23 passes for 250 yards, with two touchdowns and one interception as the Packers rolled over the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10 in the first AFL-NFL World Championship game (which would later become known as Super Bowl I). For his efforts, Starr was named the game's MVP and was awarded a shiny new 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray convertible. That Corvette is now going up for auction. The car is documented with a tank sticker that says "Courtesy Delivery - B. Starr." It presents with its original and patinated Goodwood...

  • Reggie Jackson's 1966 Chevy Nova SS
    Reggie Jackson to sell 19 of his cars at Indy auction

    Reggie Jackson is known as Mr. October for a reason. The Major League Baseball Hall of Famer has 2,584 hits, 563 home runs, and five World Series titles to his name. He's also a massive lover of American cars. Jackson has plucked 19 rides out of his massive collection, and he's bringing them to...

  • 1970 Plymouth Superbird for auction at Mecum Houston
    All-original 1970 Plymouth Superbird heading to Mecum auction

    It's not every day a Plymouth Superbird crosses our screens, and it's certainly once in a blue moon that one crosses an auction block. Well, that day is coming soon because Mecum a 1970 Plymouth Superbird is part of this weekend's Mecum Houston auction. Better yet: the car is all original, too...

  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series
    Buy these four Mercedes-Benz AMG Black Series cars in one shot

    For those who love all things Affalterbach, the holy grail is Mercedes-Benz vehicle that's been given the Black Series treatment. The engineers at AMG rarely roll out such special machines, but they make a large, loud splash when they do. Just five models have been given the Black Series goods, and...

  • 2004 Porsche Carrera GT for sale at Mecum Auction
    A 2004 Porsche Carrera GT with only 25 miles heads to auction

    Porsche cars from all eras are rising in value at a brisk pace. Certain 911 Carreras from the 1970s can fetch high six- and even low seven-figure sums. Few Porsche cars from the modern era command that sort of dollar. One such car that does is the mighty Carrera GT, and an incredibly clean example...

  • 1961 Ferrari 250 GTE owned by J. Geils
    Late rock legend J. Geils' collection of cars and bikes to be auctioned at Pebble Beach

    J. Geils may be best known for some of his band's iconic rock hits of the 1980s, but he was also absolutely an automotive and motorcycle enthusiast with exquisite taste. Specifically, he had quite a penchant for high-end Italian cars and motorcycles. The J. Geils Band guitarist passed away in his...

  • 1996 Porsche 911 GT2

    Porsche creates some fine sports cars today, but arguably some of its best came from yesteryear. Case in point: the Porsche 993 911 GT2. For those looking for the ultimate expression of performance from the air-cooled era, the 911 GT2 is a one-stop shop, and one is heading to the Mecum Auction during Monterey Car Week August 16-19. The 993 generation of 911 brought many improvements to the sports car, such as twin turbochargers and all-wheel drive for various road-going models. However, it's the 911 GT2 that really caused a ruckus. The 993-generation 911 GT2 was built for racing in FIA GT2...

  • One of the Ron MacWhorter Corvettes auctioned at Mecum in Dallas
    One man's massive collection of American iron heads to Dallas Mecum auction

    Ron MacWhorter is a real estate developer who was clearly pretty darn good at developing real estate. The man loves cars and was able to amass a collection of nearly 300 vehicles. Now he's ready to part with a large chunk of them and he's turned to Mecum to help him offload. What's he selling? More...

  • ex-Jackie Kennedy 1961 Lincoln Continental
    Mecum to auction '61 Lincoln Continental loaned to Jackie Kennedy by Ford

    Flash back to 1961 and imagine the most glamorous First Lady ever to take up residence in the White House: Jacqueline Kennedy. To capitalize on her elegance and popularity, executives at Ford Motor Company loaned Jackie a gleaming white 1961 Continental four-door convertible for tooling around...

  • Jim McMurrey collection, 1999 Shelby Series 1
    Impressive Shelby collection headed to auction

    Joe McMurrey is a Carroll Shelby fan. He appreciates Shelby as the American who made American race cars competitive on the world stage. In fact, he likes the old chicken farmer so much that he has assembled one of the most impressive collections of Shelby cars you'll ever see. After owning most of...

  • 1965 Ford Shelby GT350
    1965 Ford Shelby GT350 among rare muscle headed to Mecum Indianapolis auction

    We’re fast approaching Mecum Auction’s Spring Classic event which once again is taking place in Indianapolis. The event runs May 19-21 and is set to include some very rare muscle including this 1965 Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] Shelby GT350. It’s one of the original 100 1965 Shelby...

  • 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona barn find - Image via Mecum Auctions
    Two Hemi Cuda Convertibles And A Dodge Charger Daytona Go Under The Hammer

    Mecum’s mega auction that ran in Kissimmee, Florida this month came to an end on Sunday and during the 10 days of furious bidding we saw total sales come close to $93 million. There was everything from pre-war cars to classic muscle to the latest supercars. The real highlight, though, was a...

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