1,000 muscle cars and classics up for sale at Mecum's Dallas auction

1971 Plymouth Hemi GTX

(August 28, 2019) WALWORTH, Wis. — Mecum Auctions returns to the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas this Sept. 4-7 with an estimated 1,000 American muscle cars, classics, exotics, Hot Rods, Resto Mods, vintage trucks and more set to cross the auction block, all headlined by a dozen desirable private collections.

Gorgeous main attractions are sure to entice the eyes of every auction-goer at Dallas, including the vehicles from Canada’s Peter Swainson Collection.

An assemblage of 10 rare and exclusive Mopar cars, the collection was built around Swainson’s lifelong adoration for the cars that furnished the dealership his father purchased in 1971—the same one he would eventually come to own and operate in adulthood. Swainson’s collection is highlighted by a restored, one-of-503 1969 Dodge Daytona adorned by the lowest serial number designated for Daytona production and a 1971 Plymouth Hemi GTX with a matching-numbers 426 Hemi V-8 engine that is one of just 19 GTXs produced with an automatic transmission for that model year.

Among the nearly 100 consignments comprising the 11 other collections are the 20 vehicles from The Tommy Cronk Collection of Odessa, Texas, with such features as a one-of-80 1968 Dodge Hemi Dart LO23 Super Stock; the four-vehicle feature dubbed The Buick GS Quartet; seven restored Chevrolets from The Hugh Sieck Collection offered at no reserve; and the Henry Lewis Collection offering 28 lots, of which 17 are meticulously cared-for Corvettes.

Other collections include the mostly no-reserve Double Trouble Collection, an assemblage of 17 vehicles from the Red Dirt Collection, and The Get Out And Ride Collection presenting a wide array of vintage Honda motorcycles and a lone 1979 Yamaha YZ250.

1969 Dodge Daytona

In addition to the auction action and the display of consigned vehicles, the 1968 Ford Mustang hero car driven by Steve McQueen in “Bullitt” will be on display at the auction for fans to fawn over. The display follows the August announcement of the “Bullitt” Mustang’s impending sale at Mecum Kissimmee 2020, which will take place Jan. 2-12 at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Fla.

Mecum Dallas 2019 is open to buyers, sellers and spectators. Bidder registration is available online in advance for $100, $200 after Sept. 3, and includes admission for two to the four-day event. General admission tickets are available in advance online for $20 per person, per day, and for $30 at the door and online after Sept. 3.