Mecum Auctions returns to Indiana State Fairgrounds for 2023 fall auction

1929 ord Model AA stake pickup truck

1,500 muscle cars, classics, Corvettes
to cross the auction block Oct. 5-7

(September 22, 2023) WALWORTH, Wis. — Inspired by the continued growth in consignments and sales at Dana Mecum’s Original Spring Classic — an annual destination for collector car hobbyists each May in Indianapolis — Mecum Auctions established the Indy Fall Special to cater to the strong demand of its customers and fans.

This year’s Fall Special will take place Oct. 5-7 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, with an estimated 1,500 American muscle cars, classics, Corvettes, trucks, exotics, Hot Rods, customs and more set to cross the auction block and live TV coverage of the event to air on MotorTrendTV and MotorTrend+.

1942 Lincoln Contential convertible

Among featured offerings slated for this year’s auction is the Burbach Collection of more than 70 Ford cars and trucks, many of which will be sold at no reserve, ranging from a 1929 Ford Model AA Stake Bed Pickup  to a 2016 Ford Mustang GT. Among the vast selection are four 1960s Broncos, approximately 30 pickup trucks comprising F100s from 1957-1970, F150s from 1988-2014, four F250s and three F350s, as well as a 1967 Shelby GT500 Fastback  and two GT500s from 1969.

The most prolific model represented in Burbach’s collection is easily Ford’s venerable Mustang, with approximately 30 variations ranging from a 1966 model up through 2016 and including a 1970 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Fastback, a 2001 Ford Mustang Bullitt and an array of GT models.

More than 30 vehicles of the two-, three- and four-wheel variety and an array of Road Art items are included in The Schneider’s Garage Collection, with much of the Road Art to be offered at no reserve. Among the featured vehicles is a 1942 Lincoln Continental Convertible that is one of 136 produced for 1942, a 1963 Ford Thunderbird Custom built by Rick Dore that boasts a 390 CI V-8 and was featured in Custom Rodder Magazine, and a 2013 Bentley Continental GTC Le Mans Edition Convertible that is one of just 48.

1970 Dodge Challenger R/T

The featured Road Art items include a Frigidaire Single-Sided Porcelain Neon Sign measuring 24 by 156 inches to be offered at no reserve, a restored Ice Cream Cart Tricycle  and a King Amusement Boat Carnival Ride that was manufactured by King Amusement Co. and will also be offered at no reserve.                     

From The Joel Hipp Collection of 15 no-reserve vehicles is a 1999 Shelby Series 1 Convertible that is one of 249 produced and shows just 1,114 miles on its odometer, a 2009 Dodge Viper SRT-10 ACR with 360 miles, and a 2014 McLaren MP4-12C Spider  with just 3,049 miles. Other noteworthy cars include a 2001 Ferrari 360 Spider with 6,006 miles and a 1937 Packard Super Eight Limousine with AACA National First Prize and CCCA First Prize awards.

1963 Ford Thunderbird Custom

The Spin Motorsports Collection of nine no-reserve offerings includes a tandem of unique pairings of classic Mopars: a 1970 Dodge Challenger R/T in red over black and a 1970 Plymouth Road Runner Coupe in orange over black, as well as a 1970 Plymouth AAR Cuda  with a Sassy Grass Green exterior and green interior and a 1974 Plymouth Duster with a green-over-black color scheme.

Those interested in consigning a vehicle for auction at Mecum’s Indy Fall Special 2023 can find complete details about the consignment process and pricing at and are encouraged to submit a Request for Position form now to take advantage of pre-auction marketing opportunities.

Options for  in-person, telephone and internet bidding start at $100, offering bidders the opportunity to get in on the auction action in whichever way suits them best. General admission tickets can be purchased in advance online for $20 per person, per day, and for $30 at the door and online after Oct. 4; children 12 and younger receive complimentary admission.