Dana Mecum's 32nd Original Spring Classic auction draws 2,000 cars

Shelby Cobras from Steven Juliano Collection

(April 19, 2019) WALWORTH, Wis. — Now in its 32nd year, Dana Mecum’s Original Spring Classic auction is slated to make its grand annual return to the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis this May 14-19. Considered a “bucket-list” must for enthusiasts across the country and from dozens of foreign countries, the Indy auction today boasts a 2,000-car lineup spread out over six auction days, and this year’s roster is among the most significant and compelling to come out of the event’s 32-year history.

Main attraction consignments include four Shelby Cobras from The Steven Juliano Estate Collection, all of which exist as best-of-breed examples. Likely the most authentic and correct Cobras in the world, the selection includes a 1967 427 S/C Roadster, a 1964 289 Roadster, a 1966 427 Roadster and a 1965 Factory Stage III 289 Dragonsnake.

Other offerings from the collection include a group of cars used in Plymouth’s Rapid Transit System Caravan traveling road show, a one-of-11 1963 Cheetah Race Car and nearly 2,000 items of Road Art primarily composed of Chrysler, Dodge and Plymouth promotional items and awards from the 1960s and 1970s.

1957 Ford Thunderbird F-Code

A selection of the Road Art will be offered via Mecum’s all-new timed online auction platform at ontime.mecum.com.

Famed restoration artists Amos and Justin Minter will offer a selection of cars at the Indy auction as well, including nine desirable F-Code 1957 Ford Thunderbirds, two E-Code versions and more.

A selection of iconic American muscle cars from the Canada-based Zandee Collection will also join the Indy lineup, as will an array of classic ‘50s favorites from The Vintage Dream Car Collection; and the well-known Waterford Collection will return to the Indy stage this May with another assemblage of investment-grade Shelbys and Mustangs.

Other featured offerings slated to cross the Mecum auction block include a well-documented 1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda Convertible, the only 1970 Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T factory-equipped with a sunroof, a 1971 440 Six Pack Plymouth Cuda Convertible, a 1967 Chevrolet Yenko Camaro and a 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder Weissach with 999 miles, to name just a few.

The auction is open to buyers, sellers and spectators. Bidder registration is available online in advance for $100, $200 after May 13, and includes admission for two to each auction day. General admission tickets are available in advance online for $20 per person, per day, and for $30 at the door and online after May 13. Children 12 and younger receive complimentary admission.