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Mecum car auction in Austin realizes sales of $14.66 million

(December 17, 2014) AUSTIN, Texas — Mecum’s first-ever Austin, Texas, collector car auction held this past weekend was well-received by enthusiasts from the live-music capital of the world evidenced by excellent sales results with a near-70 percent sell-through rate and $14,668,347 in total sales.

Video shows all-new 1960 Chevy Corvair going through its paces

(December 11, 2014) The compact Chevrolet Corvair was a truly revolutionary car when it hit the market as a 1960 model, the first modern American car powered by a rear-mounted air-cooled horizontal six cylinder engine made almost entirely of aluminum driving the rear wheels.

The unique design was conceived by Chevrolet Chief Engineer Ed Cole and became an instant success selling more than 200,000 in its first year. In fact, sales exceeded 200,000 for six straight years.

Astronaut Gus Grissom's '67 Vette to highlight Mecum Auctions in Austin

(December 8, 2014) Mecum Auctions will debut its first Austin, Texas, collector car auction at the Austin Convention Center Dec. 12-13 when an estimated 600 collector cars will cross the auction block. The consignment list of cars includes an excellent selection of American muscle cars, classics, hot rods, Resto Mods and more.

Land Rover collection begins fund raiser for museum building in UK

(December 4, 2014) DUNSFOLD, England — The world-renowned Dunsfold Collection of historic Land Rovers has achieved Charitable Trust status and is launching a fundraising campaign to secure a suitable museum building that will allow regular public access to its collection of Land Rover vehicles.

A 'cool' and historic breakthrough for Packard

(November 29, 2014) One of the comforts most Americans take for granted while driving was displayed for the first time this month (Nov. 4) in 1939 at the 40th Automobile Show in Chicago.

Photos of 1900 motor car run in England acquired by museum

(November 27, 2014) LONDON — The National Motor Museum Trust has acquired an important photographic album documenting the 1000 Mile Trial of 1900, a pivotal moment in motoring history which John Montagu, father of the current Lord Montagu, famously took part in.

Mecum Kansas City auction to feature 750 American classic cars

(November 25, 2014) WALWORTH, Wis. — Mecum Auctions returns to the Kansas City Convention Center Dec. 4-6 with an estimated 750 classic and collector cars expected to cross the auction block. The consignment list of cars, representing 15 states, includes a selection of American muscle cars, classics, hot rods, Resto Mods and more.        

Mecum Anaheim auction grosses $15.2 million; 1965 Ferrari tops list

(November 20, 2014) WALWORTH, Wis. — Reaching $15,238,429 in total sales, the 2014 Mecum Auction in Anaheim, Calif., claimed the title of top-grossing Mecum auction in that locale since the event’s inception in 2012. With 758 cars offered throughout the three-day event, Nov. 13-15, the top sale price was achieved by a 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Short Nose, pictured above, that hammered at a strong $2.15 million.

Dinah Shore, Chevrolet and 'See the U.S.A.'

(November 19, 2014) The 1953 Chevrolet lineup got a heavy makeover — although it didn't go on sale until just after the new year — with three trim levels and 16 models, according to a Chevrolet publicity chart. The three trims included the base One-Fifty, the new-for-53 mid-level Two-Ten and the top-of-the-line Bel-Air.

Classic 1939 Buick that survived Pearl Harbor set for auction

(November 12, 2014) MARTINSVILLE, Va. — When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, naval officer Dee Venter worried that his new car would be among the victims. The 1939 Buick Model 46C was parked by the dock while Venter was away on the USS Pensacola, which had left six days earlier.

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