Team Penske to offer private car collection at Mecum auction May 10-18

1979 Ford Mustang Pace Car

(May 2, 2024) The winningest team in Indy 500 history and its visionary owner will take the Mecum Auctions stage in Indianapolis by storm this May with a wide selection of vehicles on offer from their private collection of pace cars and more. Roger Penske and the Team Penske racing organization have consigned an assemblage of 17 cars for auction at Dana Mecum’s 37th Original Spring Classic, May 10-18, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, joining an estimated 3,000 collector vehicles to be offered in total throughout the nine-day auction event.

The city of Indianapolis turns into the car enthusiast capital of the world each May, as both the Indy 500 and the original, largest and best muscle car auction return to the city year after year to cater to the fuel-pumping hearts of car people all over the globe.

2006 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Pace Car

This year, Dana Mecum’s 37th Original Spring Classic auction will feature this extra special collection that serves as a multifaceted celebration of The Greatest Spectacle in Racing, and its accomplished owner Roger Penske is scheduled to be in attendance on Thursday, May 16, to see it off to its next round of caretakers.

Roger Penske started in IndyCar racing in 1968, when his team entered a stock block-powered Eagle driven by Mark Donohue. The crew first competed at Indianapolis in 1969, where Donohue earned rookie of the year status, and by 1971, he’d scored the first IndyCar win for Team Penske at the Pocono 500. In 1972, Donohue secured the team's first victory at the Indianapolis 500, and today, Team Penske stands as a 19-time victor of the Indy 500 race, boasting more wins than any other team in the history of the iconic Brickyard competition.

2010 Chevolet Camaro Pace Car

The assemblage of vehicles brings together a wide array of the many pace cars that have held the honor over the years along with a diverse selection of other low-mileage, unrestored and limited-edition collector vehicles, and the group includes some seriously desirable standouts. A 1979 Ford Mustang Pace Car Edition that was awarded to Rick Mears after his dominating run in the 1979 Indianapolis 500 stands in unrestored condition showing just 1,633  miles, while a pair of Z06 Corvette Coupes from 2006 and 2015 share status as Indianapolis 500 Pace Car Replica Conversions and show shockingly low miles of 239 and 88, respectively.

Other top lots from the collection include a pair of 2010 Chevrolet Camaro Pace Car Editions (Lots T139 and T140) and a 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Coupe (Lot T142) with just 50 miles, to name a few.